MSFT Historical PE Ratio image   This MSFT PE ratio history page last updated 10/27/2022
MSFT Historical PE Ratio Chart
PeriodPriceGAAPAnnualizedPE
Q1 2023
10/25/2022
250.662.359.4026.7
Q4 2022
7/26/2022
251.902.238.9228.2
Q3 2022
4/26/2022
270.222.228.8830.4
Q2 2022
1/25/2022
288.492.489.9229.1
Q1 2022
10/26/2021
310.112.279.0834.2
Q4 2021
7/27/2021
286.542.178.6833.0
Q3 2021
4/27/2021
261.971.957.8033.6
Q2 2021
1/26/2021
232.332.038.1228.6
Q1 2021
10/27/2020
213.251.827.2829.3
Q4 2020
7/22/2020
211.751.465.8436.3
Q3 2020
4/29/2020
177.431.405.6031.7
Q2 2020
1/29/2020
168.041.516.0427.8
Q1 2020
10/23/2019
137.241.385.5224.9
Q4 2019
7/18/2019
136.421.375.4824.9
Q3 2019
4/24/2019
125.011.144.5627.4
Q2 2019
1/30/2019
106.381.104.4024.2
Q1 2019
10/24/2018
102.321.144.5622.4
Q4 2018
7/19/2018
104.401.134.5223.1
Q3 2018
4/26/2018
94.260.953.8024.8
Q2 2018
1/31/2018
95.010.963.8424.7
Q1 2018
10/26/2017
78.760.843.3623.4
Q4 2017
7/20/2017
74.220.753.0024.7
Q3 2017
4/27/2017
68.270.732.9223.4
Q2 2017
1/26/2017
64.270.843.3619.1
Q1 2017
10/20/2016
57.250.763.0418.8
Q4 2016
7/19/2016
53.090.692.7619.2
Q3 2016
4/21/2016
55.780.622.4822.5
Q2 2016
1/28/2016
52.060.783.1216.7
Q1 2016
10/22/2015
48.030.672.6817.9
Q4 2015
7/21/2015
47.280.622.4819.1
Q3 2015
4/23/2015
43.340.612.4417.8
Q2 2015
1/26/2015
47.010.712.8416.6
Q1 2015
10/23/2014
45.020.542.1620.8
Q4 2014
7/22/2014
44.830.552.2020.4
Q3 2014
4/24/2014
39.860.682.7214.7
Q2 2014
1/23/2014
36.060.783.1211.6
Q1 2014
10/24/2013
33.720.622.4813.6
Q4 2013
7/18/2013
35.440.662.6413.4
Q3 2013
4/18/2013
28.790.652.6011.1
Q2 2013
1/24/2013
27.630.763.049.1
Q1 2013
10/18/2012
29.500.532.1213.9
Q4 2012
7/19/2012
30.670.732.9210.5
Q3 2012
4/19/2012
31.010.602.4012.9
Q2 2012
1/19/2012
28.120.783.129.0
Q1 2012
10/20/2011
27.040.682.729.9
MSFT PE History Chart
PeriodPriceGAAPTTMPE
Q1 2023
10/25/2022
250.662.359.2827.0
Q4 2022
7/26/2022
251.902.239.2027.4
Q3 2022
4/26/2022
270.222.229.1429.6
Q2 2022
1/25/2022
288.492.488.8732.5
Q1 2022
10/26/2021
310.112.278.4236.8
Q4 2021
7/27/2021
286.542.177.9736.0
Q3 2021
4/27/2021
261.971.957.2636.1
Q2 2021
1/26/2021
232.332.036.7134.6
Q1 2021
10/27/2020
213.251.826.1934.5
Q4 2020
7/22/2020
211.751.465.7536.8
Q3 2020
4/29/2020
177.431.405.6631.3
Q2 2020
1/29/2020
168.041.515.4031.1
Q1 2020
10/23/2019
137.241.384.9927.5
Q4 2019
7/18/2019
136.421.374.7528.7
Q3 2019
4/24/2019
125.011.144.5127.7
Q2 2019
1/30/2019
106.381.104.3224.6
Q1 2019
10/24/2018
102.321.144.1824.5
Q4 2018
7/19/2018
104.401.133.8826.9
Q3 2018
4/26/2018
94.260.953.5026.9
Q2 2018
1/31/2018
95.010.963.2829.0
Q1 2018
10/26/2017
78.760.843.1624.9
Q4 2017
7/20/2017
74.220.753.0824.1
Q3 2017
4/27/2017
68.270.733.0222.6
Q2 2017
1/26/2017
64.270.842.9122.1
Q1 2017
10/20/2016
57.250.762.8520.1
Q4 2016
7/19/2016
53.090.692.7619.2
Q3 2016
4/21/2016
55.780.622.6920.7
Q2 2016
1/28/2016
52.060.782.6819.4
Q1 2016
10/22/2015
48.030.672.6118.4
Q4 2015
7/21/2015
47.280.622.4819.1
Q3 2015
4/23/2015
43.340.612.4118.0
Q2 2015
1/26/2015
47.010.712.4819.0
Q1 2015
10/23/2014
45.020.542.5517.7
Q4 2014
7/22/2014
44.830.552.6317.0
Q3 2014
4/24/2014
39.860.682.7414.5
Q2 2014
1/23/2014
36.060.782.7113.3
Q1 2014
10/24/2013
33.720.622.6912.5
Q4 2013
7/18/2013
35.440.662.6013.6
Q3 2013
4/18/2013
28.790.652.6710.8
Q2 2013
1/24/2013
27.630.762.6210.5
Q1 2013
10/18/2012
29.500.532.6411.2
Q4 2012
7/19/2012
30.670.732.7911.0
Q3 2012
4/19/2012
31.010.60NANA
Q2 2012
1/19/2012
28.120.78NANA
Q1 2012
10/20/2011
27.040.68NANA
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How should the MSFT 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 Microsoft. 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 MSFT Historical PE Ratio page.

What is the average historical PE for MSFT 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 MSFT historical PE ratio using the annualized quarterly earnings method works out to 21.7.

What is the average historical PE for MSFT 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 MSFT historical PE ratio using the TTM earnings method works out to 23.6.

What is the average historical PE for MSFT 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 MSFT historical PE ratio using the annualized median TTM earnings method works out to 9.16.

On this page we presented the MSFT Historical PE Ratio information for Microsoft' stock. The average MSFT 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 21.7. Meanwhile, using the trailing twelve month (TTM) quarterly earnings result as our method of calculation the "E" value at each measurement period, the average MSFT historical PE based on this TTM earnings result method is 23.6.

Let's now compare this MSFT historical PE result, against the recent PE: when this page was posted on 10/26/2022, the most recent closing price for MSFT had been 231.32, and the most recent quarterly earnings result, annualized, was 9.4. Meanwhile, the most recent TTM earnings summed to 9.28. From these numbers, we calculate the recent MSFT PE on 10/26/2022 based on annualized quarterly EPS was 24.6. Based on MSFT's history, that recent PE is elevated relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 13.4% higher than the historical average PE across our data set for Microsoft. Looking at the recent MSFT PE on 10/26/2022 based on TTM EPS, we calculate the ratio at 24.9. Based on MSFT's history, that recent PE is elevated relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 5.5% higher than the historical average PE across our Microsoft data set with TTM EPS used in the calculation at each period.

Another interesting MSFT historical PE Ratio calculation we look at is to take the median earnings per share of the last four quarters for MSFT, and then annualize the resulting value... with that annualized number then being used in the PE calculation. To walk through this math for MSFT, we start with the past four EPS numbers and we first sort them from lowest to highest: 2.22, 2.23, 2.35, and 2.48. We then toss out the highest and lowest result, and then take the average of those two middle numbers — 2.23 and 2.35 — which gives us the median of 2.29. Basically the way to think about this 2.29 number is this: for the trailing four earnings reports, 2.29 marks the "middle ground" number where MSFT has reported a value higher than 2.29 half the time, and has reported a value lower than 2.29 half the time. Annualizing that median value then gets us to 9.16/share, which we use as the denominator in our next PE calculation. With 231.32 as the numerator (as of 10/26/2022), the calculation is then 231.32 / 9.16 = 25.3 as the MSFT PE ratio as of 10/26/2022, based on that annualized median value we calculated.

For self directed investors doing their due diligence on MSFT or any other given stock, valuation analysis for MSFT 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 Microsoft 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 MSFT. Thanks for visiting, and the next time you need to research MSFT 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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