price earning (PE) in the consumer goods & FMCG in Europe 2020, by industry

The price to earnings ratio is a measurement often used to determine stock valuation. In short P/E is used to measure what the market is willing to pay for a company based on its earnings. The trailing P/E for consumer goods & FMCG companies operating in the soft beverages industry were far higher than industries as of January 2020.

Another formula that is used by investors to measure the value of an industry or potential target company for acquisition is the enterprise value to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EV/EBITDA).

Trailing and forward price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) in the consumer goods & FMCG sector in Western Europe 2020, by industry

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

January 2020

Number of respondents


Supplementary notes

Western Europe.
* All companies. consumer goods & FMCG= 503.

Trailing price/earnings ratio is calculated using recent, past earnings. Forward PE is a projection.

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