DFS Historical PE Ratio image   This DFS PE ratio history page last updated 7/22/2022
DFS Historical PE Ratio Chart
PeriodPriceGAAPAnnualizedPE
Q2 2022
7/20/2022
109.803.9615.846.9
Q1 2022
4/27/2022
107.014.2216.886.3
Q4 2021
1/19/2022
118.503.6414.568.1
Q3 2021
10/20/2021
132.993.5414.169.4
Q2 2021
7/21/2021
125.555.5522.205.7
Q1 2021
4/21/2021
98.405.0420.164.9
Q4 2020
1/20/2021
99.892.5910.369.6
Q3 2020
10/21/2020
60.602.459.806.2
Q2 2020
7/22/2020
50.70-1.20-4.80NA
Q1 2020
4/22/2020
35.15-0.25-1.00NA
Q4 2019
1/23/2020
85.852.259.009.5
Q3 2019
10/22/2019
81.152.369.448.6
Q2 2019
7/23/2019
84.482.329.289.1
Q1 2019
4/25/2019
77.532.158.609.0
Q4 2018
1/24/2019
66.182.038.128.2
Q3 2018
10/25/2018
73.222.058.208.9
Q2 2018
7/26/2018
71.941.917.649.4
Q1 2018
4/26/2018
72.371.827.289.9
Q4 2017
1/24/2018
78.741.516.0413.0
Q3 2017
10/24/2017
67.391.516.0411.2
Q2 2017
7/26/2017
63.131.405.6011.3
Q1 2017
4/25/2017
67.281.435.7211.8
Q4 2016
1/24/2017
69.881.405.6012.5
Q3 2016
10/25/2016
56.141.566.249.0
Q2 2016
7/19/2016
56.981.365.4410.5
Q1 2016
4/19/2016
52.551.355.409.7
Q4 2015
1/27/2016
48.721.144.5610.7
Q3 2015
10/20/2015
54.721.385.529.9
Q2 2015
7/22/2015
59.501.335.3211.2
Q1 2015
4/21/2015
59.261.285.1211.6
Q4 2014
1/21/2015
60.841.194.7612.8
Q3 2014
10/21/2014
64.381.375.4811.7
Q2 2014
7/22/2014
64.061.355.4011.9
Q1 2014
4/22/2014
56.671.315.2410.8
Q4 2013
1/23/2014
52.401.234.9210.7
Q3 2013
10/21/2013
53.741.204.8011.2
Q2 2013
7/23/2013
50.711.214.8410.5
Q1 2013
4/23/2013
44.331.335.328.3
Q4 2012
12/20/2012
38.411.074.289.0
Q3 2012
9/27/2012
39.711.214.848.2
Q2 2012
6/19/2012
33.571.004.008.4
Q1 2012
3/21/2012
31.641.184.726.7
DFS PE History Chart
PeriodPriceGAAPTTMPE
Q2 2022
7/20/2022
109.803.9615.367.1
Q1 2022
4/27/2022
107.014.2216.956.3
Q4 2021
1/19/2022
118.503.6417.776.7
Q3 2021
10/20/2021
132.993.5416.728.0
Q2 2021
7/21/2021
125.555.5515.638.0
Q1 2021
4/21/2021
98.405.048.8811.1
Q4 2020
1/20/2021
99.892.593.5927.8
Q3 2020
10/21/2020
60.602.453.2518.6
Q2 2020
7/22/2020
50.70-1.203.1616.0
Q1 2020
4/22/2020
35.15-0.256.685.3
Q4 2019
1/23/2020
85.852.259.089.5
Q3 2019
10/22/2019
81.152.368.869.2
Q2 2019
7/23/2019
84.482.328.559.9
Q1 2019
4/25/2019
77.532.158.149.5
Q4 2018
1/24/2019
66.182.037.818.5
Q3 2018
10/25/2018
73.222.057.2910.0
Q2 2018
7/26/2018
71.941.916.7510.7
Q1 2018
4/26/2018
72.371.826.2411.6
Q4 2017
1/24/2018
78.741.515.8513.5
Q3 2017
10/24/2017
67.391.515.7411.7
Q2 2017
7/26/2017
63.131.405.7910.9
Q1 2017
4/25/2017
67.281.435.7511.7
Q4 2016
1/24/2017
69.881.405.6712.3
Q3 2016
10/25/2016
56.141.565.4110.4
Q2 2016
7/19/2016
56.981.365.2310.9
Q1 2016
4/19/2016
52.551.355.2010.1
Q4 2015
1/27/2016
48.721.145.139.5
Q3 2015
10/20/2015
54.721.385.1810.6
Q2 2015
7/22/2015
59.501.335.1711.5
Q1 2015
4/21/2015
59.261.285.1911.4
Q4 2014
1/21/2015
60.841.195.2211.7
Q3 2014
10/21/2014
64.381.375.2612.2
Q2 2014
7/22/2014
64.061.355.0912.6
Q1 2014
4/22/2014
56.671.314.9511.4
Q4 2013
1/23/2014
52.401.234.9710.5
Q3 2013
10/21/2013
53.741.204.8111.2
Q2 2013
7/23/2013
50.711.214.8210.5
Q1 2013
4/23/2013
44.331.334.619.6
Q4 2012
12/20/2012
38.411.074.468.6
Q3 2012
9/27/2012
39.711.21NANA
Q2 2012
6/19/2012
33.571.00NANA
Q1 2012
3/21/2012
31.641.18NANA
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How should the DFS historical PE ratio be determined?
Realizing that PE stands for Price to Earnings ratio, we need two values to compute it: stock price and earnings per share. The stock price at any given date is a known historical value, but what about the earnings number to use?

✔️Accepted answer: There are a number of different approaches when it comes to calculating a historical PE ratio for a company like Discover Financial. We like to take our measurements on each of the past quarterly earnings reports. That only leaves the question of whether the earnings number at that quarterly report should be used on an annualized basis, or some other method. We approach this question using three different methods, on this DFS Historical PE Ratio page.

What is the average historical PE for DFS based on annualized quarterly earnings?
As we look back through earnings history, what is the resulting PE calculation if at each measurement period we use that quarter's earnings result annualized?

✔️Accepted answer: The DFS historical PE ratio using the annualized quarterly earnings method works out to 9.6.

What is the average historical PE for DFS based on trailing twelve month earnings?
As we look back through earnings history, what is the resulting PE calculation if at each measurement period we use the trailing twelve months combined earnings result in the calculation?

✔️Accepted answer: The DFS historical PE ratio using the TTM earnings method works out to 10.9.

What is the average historical PE for DFS based on median TTM earnings?
As we look back through earnings history, what is the resulting PE calculation if at each measurement period we use the median earnings over the trailing twelve months and annualize that median result in the calculation?

✔️Accepted answer: The DFS historical PE ratio using the annualized median TTM earnings method works out to 15.2.

On this page we presented the DFS Historical PE Ratio information for Discover Financial' stock. The average DFS historical PE based on using the annualized quarterly earnings result at each measurement period (for the "E" in the PE calculation; and the closing price on earnings date as the "P") is 9.6. Meanwhile, using the trailing twelve month (TTM) quarterly earnings result as our method of calculation the "E" value at each measurement period, the average DFS historical PE based on this TTM earnings result method is 10.9. Note: any PE calculations involving negative earnings were discarded as not meaningful.

Let's now compare this DFS historical PE result, against the recent PE: when this page was posted on 7/21/2022, the most recent closing price for DFS had been 100.00, and the most recent quarterly earnings result, annualized, was 15.84. Meanwhile, the most recent TTM earnings summed to 15.36. From these numbers, we calculate the recent DFS PE on 7/21/2022 based on annualized quarterly EPS was 6.3. Based on DFS's history, that recent PE is low relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 34.4% lower than the historical average PE across our data set for Discover Financial. Looking at the recent DFS PE on 7/21/2022 based on TTM EPS, we calculate the ratio at 6.5. Based on DFS's history, that recent PE is low relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 40.4% lower than the average PE across our Discover Financial data set with TTM EPS used in the calculation at each period.

Another interesting DFS historical PE Ratio calculation we look at is to take the median earnings per share of the last four quarters for DFS, and then annualize the resulting value... with that annualized number then being used in the PE calculation. To walk through this math for DFS, we start with the past four EPS numbers and we first sort them from lowest to highest: 3.54, 3.64, 3.96, and 4.22. We then toss out the highest and lowest result, and then take the average of those two middle numbers — 3.64 and 3.96 — which gives us the median of 3.80. Basically the way to think about this 3.80 number is this: for the trailing four earnings reports, 3.80 marks the "middle ground" number where DFS has reported a value higher than 3.80 half the time, and has reported a value lower than 3.80 half the time. Annualizing that median value then gets us to 15.2/share, which we use as the denominator in our next PE calculation. With 100.00 as the numerator (as of 7/21/2022), the calculation is then 100.00 / 15.2 = 6.6 as the DFS PE ratio as of 7/21/2022, based on that annualized median value we calculated.

For self directed investors doing their due diligence on DFS or any other given stock, valuation analysis for DFS can greatly benefit from studying the past earnings and resulting PE calculations. This exercise can help inform an analysis as to whether the past earnings trajectory and current versus historical PE ratios justify the current stock value.

That's why we bring you HistoricalPERatio.com to make it easy for investors to investigate Discover Financial PE history or the past PE information for any stock in our coverage universe. And in your continued research we hope you will be sure to check out the further links included for earnings surprises history (beat/miss data) as well as next earnings dates for DFS. Thanks for visiting, and the next time you need to research DFS Historical PE Ratio or the ratio for another stock, we hope you'll think of our site, as your go-to historical PE ratio research resource of choice.

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