NSC Historical PE Ratio image   This NSC PE ratio history page last updated 10/28/2022
NSC Historical PE Ratio Chart
PeriodPriceAdj. EPSAnnualizedPE
Q3 2022
10/26/2022
222.123.8015.2014.6
Q2 2022
7/27/2022
243.243.4513.8017.6
Q1 2022
4/27/2022
262.532.9311.7222.4
Q4 2021
1/26/2022
269.033.1212.4821.6
Q3 2021
10/27/2021
287.063.0612.2423.5
Q2 2021
7/28/2021
256.923.2813.1219.6
Q1 2021
4/28/2021
284.092.6610.6426.7
Q4 2020
1/27/2021
235.642.6410.5622.3
Q3 2020
10/28/2020
198.112.5110.0419.7
Q2 2020
7/29/2020
192.821.536.1231.5
Q1 2020
4/29/2020
180.332.5810.3217.5
Q4 2019
1/29/2020
214.832.5510.2021.1
Q3 2019
10/23/2019
184.872.5810.3217.9
Q2 2019
7/24/2019
184.992.7010.8017.1
Q1 2019
4/24/2019
206.702.5110.0420.6
Q4 2018
1/24/2019
165.942.5710.2816.1
Q3 2018
10/24/2018
160.192.5210.0815.9
Q2 2018
7/25/2018
168.362.5010.0016.8
Q1 2018
4/25/2018
145.961.937.7218.9
Q4 2017
1/24/2018
149.941.696.7622.2
Q3 2017
10/25/2017
128.691.757.0018.4
Q2 2017
7/26/2017
116.411.716.8417.0
Q1 2017
4/26/2017
117.821.485.9219.9
Q4 2016
1/25/2017
120.531.425.6821.2
Q3 2016
10/26/2016
90.031.556.2014.5
Q2 2016
7/27/2016
90.141.365.4416.6
Q1 2016
4/21/2016
82.631.295.1616.0
Q4 2015
1/27/2016
69.891.305.2013.4
Q3 2015
10/28/2015
81.601.495.9613.7
Q2 2015
7/27/2015
82.801.415.6414.7
Q1 2015
4/29/2015
103.181.004.0025.8
Q4 2014
1/26/2015
106.111.646.5616.2
Q3 2014
10/22/2014
106.501.797.1614.9
Q2 2014
7/23/2014
106.841.797.1614.9
Q1 2014
4/23/2014
95.011.174.6820.3
Q4 2013
1/22/2014
92.941.646.5614.2
Q3 2013
10/23/2013
86.061.536.1214.1
Q2 2013
7/23/2013
76.871.465.8413.2
Q1 2013
4/23/2013
75.841.224.8815.5
Q4 2012
1/22/2013
66.941.305.2012.9
Q3 2012
10/23/2012
66.011.244.9613.3
Q2 2012
7/24/2012
71.961.606.4011.2
Q1 2012
4/24/2012
70.221.234.9214.3
NSC PE History Chart
PeriodPriceAdj. EPSTTMPE
Q3 2022
10/26/2022
222.123.8013.3016.7
Q2 2022
7/27/2022
243.243.4512.5619.4
Q1 2022
4/27/2022
262.532.9312.3921.2
Q4 2021
1/26/2022
269.033.1212.1222.2
Q3 2021
10/27/2021
287.063.0611.6424.7
Q2 2021
7/28/2021
256.923.2811.0923.2
Q1 2021
4/28/2021
284.092.669.3430.4
Q4 2020
1/27/2021
235.642.649.2625.4
Q3 2020
10/28/2020
198.112.519.1721.6
Q2 2020
7/29/2020
192.821.539.2420.9
Q1 2020
4/29/2020
180.332.5810.4117.3
Q4 2019
1/29/2020
214.832.5510.3420.8
Q3 2019
10/23/2019
184.872.5810.3617.8
Q2 2019
7/24/2019
184.992.7010.3018.0
Q1 2019
4/24/2019
206.702.5110.1020.5
Q4 2018
1/24/2019
165.942.579.5217.4
Q3 2018
10/24/2018
160.192.528.6418.5
Q2 2018
7/25/2018
168.362.507.8721.4
Q1 2018
4/25/2018
145.961.937.0820.6
Q4 2017
1/24/2018
149.941.696.6322.6
Q3 2017
10/25/2017
128.691.756.3620.2
Q2 2017
7/26/2017
116.411.716.1618.9
Q1 2017
4/26/2017
117.821.485.8120.3
Q4 2016
1/25/2017
120.531.425.6221.4
Q3 2016
10/26/2016
90.031.555.5016.4
Q2 2016
7/27/2016
90.141.365.4416.6
Q1 2016
4/21/2016
82.631.295.4915.1
Q4 2015
1/27/2016
69.891.305.2013.4
Q3 2015
10/28/2015
81.601.495.5414.7
Q2 2015
7/27/2015
82.801.415.8414.2
Q1 2015
4/29/2015
103.181.006.2216.6
Q4 2014
1/26/2015
106.111.646.3916.6
Q3 2014
10/22/2014
106.501.796.3916.7
Q2 2014
7/23/2014
106.841.796.1317.4
Q1 2014
4/23/2014
95.011.175.8016.4
Q4 2013
1/22/2014
92.941.645.8515.9
Q3 2013
10/23/2013
86.061.535.5115.6
Q2 2013
7/23/2013
76.871.465.2214.7
Q1 2013
4/23/2013
75.841.225.3614.1
Q4 2012
1/22/2013
66.941.305.3712.5
Q3 2012
10/23/2012
66.011.24NANA
Q2 2012
7/24/2012
71.961.60NANA
Q1 2012
4/24/2012
70.221.23NANA
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How should the NSC 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 Norfolk Southern. 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 NSC Historical PE Ratio page.

What is the average historical PE for NSC 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 NSC historical PE ratio using the annualized quarterly earnings method works out to 17.9.

What is the average historical PE for NSC 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 NSC historical PE ratio using the TTM earnings method works out to 18.7.

What is the average historical PE for NSC 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 NSC historical PE ratio using the annualized median TTM earnings method works out to 13.16.

On this page we presented the NSC Historical PE Ratio information for Norfolk Southern' stock. The average NSC 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 17.9. Meanwhile, using the trailing twelve month (TTM) quarterly earnings result as our method of calculation the "E" value at each measurement period, the average NSC historical PE based on this TTM earnings result method is 18.7.

Let's now compare this NSC historical PE result, against the recent PE: when this page was posted on 10/27/2022, the most recent closing price for NSC had been 223.59, and the most recent quarterly earnings result, annualized, was 15.2. Meanwhile, the most recent TTM earnings summed to 13.3. From these numbers, we calculate the recent NSC PE on 10/27/2022 based on annualized quarterly EPS was 14.7. Based on NSC's history, that recent PE is low relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 17.9% lower than the historical average PE across our data set for Norfolk Southern. Looking at the recent NSC PE on 10/27/2022 based on TTM EPS, we calculate the ratio at 16.8. Based on NSC's history, that recent PE is low relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 10.2% lower than the average PE across our Norfolk Southern data set with TTM EPS used in the calculation at each period.

Another interesting NSC historical PE Ratio calculation we look at is to take the median earnings per share of the last four quarters for NSC, and then annualize the resulting value... with that annualized number then being used in the PE calculation. To walk through this math for NSC, we start with the past four EPS numbers and we first sort them from lowest to highest: 2.93, 3.12, 3.45, and 3.80. We then toss out the highest and lowest result, and then take the average of those two middle numbers — 3.12 and 3.45 — which gives us the median of 3.29. Basically the way to think about this 3.29 number is this: for the trailing four earnings reports, 3.29 marks the "middle ground" number where NSC has reported a value higher than 3.29 half the time, and has reported a value lower than 3.29 half the time. Annualizing that median value then gets us to 13.16/share, which we use as the denominator in our next PE calculation. With 223.59 as the numerator (as of 10/27/2022), the calculation is then 223.59 / 13.16 = 17.0 as the NSC PE ratio as of 10/27/2022, based on that annualized median value we calculated.

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