META Historical PE Ratio image   This META PE ratio history page last updated 2/5/2024
META Historical PE Ratio Chart
PeriodPriceGAAPAnnualizedPE
Q4 2023
2/1/2024
394.785.3321.3218.5
Q3 2023
10/25/2023
299.534.3917.5617.1
Q2 2023
7/26/2023
298.572.9811.9225.0
Q1 2023
4/26/2023
209.402.208.8023.8
Q4 2022
2/1/2023
153.121.767.0421.8
Q3 2022
10/26/2022
129.821.646.5619.8
Q2 2022
7/27/2022
169.582.469.8417.2
Q1 2022
4/27/2022
174.952.7210.8816.1
Q4 2021
2/2/2022
323.003.6714.6822.0
Q3 2021
10/25/2021
328.693.2212.8825.5
Q2 2021
7/28/2021
373.283.6114.4425.9
Q1 2021
4/28/2021
307.103.3013.2023.3
Q4 2020
1/27/2021
272.143.8815.5217.5
Q3 2020
10/29/2020
280.832.409.6029.3
Q2 2020
7/30/2020
234.501.807.2032.6
Q1 2020
4/29/2020
194.191.716.8428.4
Q4 2019
1/29/2020
223.232.5610.2421.8
Q3 2019
10/30/2019
188.252.128.4822.2
Q2 2019
7/24/2019
204.661.997.9625.7
Q1 2019
4/24/2019
182.581.897.5624.2
Q4 2018
1/30/2019
150.422.389.5215.8
Q3 2018
10/30/2018
146.221.767.0420.8
Q2 2018
7/25/2018
217.501.746.9631.2
Q1 2018
4/25/2018
159.691.696.7623.6
Q4 2017
1/31/2018
186.892.218.8421.1
Q3 2017
11/1/2017
182.661.596.3628.7
Q2 2017
7/26/2017
165.611.325.2831.4
Q1 2017
5/3/2017
151.801.305.2029.2
Q4 2016
2/1/2017
133.231.415.6423.6
Q3 2016
11/2/2016
127.171.094.3629.2
Q2 2016
7/27/2016
123.340.973.8831.8
Q1 2016
4/27/2016
108.890.773.0835.4
Q4 2015
1/27/2016
94.450.793.1629.9
Q3 2015
11/4/2015
103.940.572.2845.6
Q2 2015
7/29/2015
96.990.502.0048.5
Q1 2015
4/22/2015
84.630.421.6850.4
Q4 2014
1/28/2015
76.240.542.1635.3
Q3 2014
10/28/2014
80.770.431.7247.0
Q2 2014
7/23/2014
71.290.421.6842.4
Q1 2014
4/23/2014
61.360.341.3645.1
Q4 2013
1/29/2014
53.530.311.2443.2
Q3 2013
10/30/2013
49.010.251.0049.0
Q2 2013
7/24/2013
26.510.190.7634.9
Q1 2013
5/1/2013
27.430.120.4857.1
Q4 2012
1/30/2013
31.240.170.6845.9
Q3 2012
10/23/2012
19.500.120.4840.6
Q2 2012
7/26/2012
26.850.120.4855.9
Q1 2012
5/1/2012
NA0.090.36NA
META PE History Chart
PeriodPriceGAAPTTMPE
Q4 2023
2/1/2024
394.785.3314.9026.5
Q3 2023
10/25/2023
299.534.3911.3326.4
Q2 2023
7/26/2023
298.572.988.5834.8
Q1 2023
4/26/2023
209.402.208.0626.0
Q4 2022
2/1/2023
153.121.768.5817.8
Q3 2022
10/26/2022
129.821.6410.4912.4
Q2 2022
7/27/2022
169.582.4612.0714.0
Q1 2022
4/27/2022
174.952.7213.2213.2
Q4 2021
2/2/2022
323.003.6713.8023.4
Q3 2021
10/25/2021
328.693.2214.0123.5
Q2 2021
7/28/2021
373.283.6113.1928.3
Q1 2021
4/28/2021
307.103.3011.3827.0
Q4 2020
1/27/2021
272.143.889.7927.8
Q3 2020
10/29/2020
280.832.408.4733.2
Q2 2020
7/30/2020
234.501.808.1928.6
Q1 2020
4/29/2020
194.191.718.3823.2
Q4 2019
1/29/2020
223.232.568.5626.1
Q3 2019
10/30/2019
188.252.128.3822.5
Q2 2019
7/24/2019
204.661.998.0225.5
Q1 2019
4/24/2019
182.581.897.7723.5
Q4 2018
1/30/2019
150.422.387.5719.9
Q3 2018
10/30/2018
146.221.767.4019.8
Q2 2018
7/25/2018
217.501.747.2330.1
Q1 2018
4/25/2018
159.691.696.8123.4
Q4 2017
1/31/2018
186.892.216.4229.1
Q3 2017
11/1/2017
182.661.595.6232.5
Q2 2017
7/26/2017
165.611.325.1232.3
Q1 2017
5/3/2017
151.801.304.7731.8
Q4 2016
2/1/2017
133.231.414.2431.4
Q3 2016
11/2/2016
127.171.093.6235.1
Q2 2016
7/27/2016
123.340.973.1039.8
Q1 2016
4/27/2016
108.890.772.6341.4
Q4 2015
1/27/2016
94.450.792.2841.4
Q3 2015
11/4/2015
103.940.572.0351.2
Q2 2015
7/29/2015
96.990.501.8951.3
Q1 2015
4/22/2015
84.630.421.8146.8
Q4 2014
1/28/2015
76.240.541.7344.1
Q3 2014
10/28/2014
80.770.431.5053.8
Q2 2014
7/23/2014
71.290.421.3254.0
Q1 2014
4/23/2014
61.360.341.0956.3
Q4 2013
1/29/2014
53.530.310.8761.5
Q3 2013
10/30/2013
49.010.250.7367.1
Q2 2013
7/24/2013
26.510.190.6044.2
Q1 2013
5/1/2013
27.430.120.5351.8
Q4 2012
1/30/2013
31.240.170.5062.5
Q3 2012
10/23/2012
19.500.12NANA
Q2 2012
7/26/2012
26.850.12NANA
Q1 2012
5/1/2012
NA0.09NANA
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How should the META 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 Meta Platforms. 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 META Historical PE Ratio page.

What is the average historical PE for META 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 META historical PE ratio using the annualized quarterly earnings method works out to 30.9.

What is the average historical PE for META 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 META historical PE ratio using the TTM earnings method works out to 34.1.

What is the average historical PE for META 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 META historical PE ratio using the annualized median TTM earnings method works out to 14.72.

On this page we presented the META Historical PE Ratio information for Meta Platforms' stock. The average META 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 30.9. Meanwhile, using the trailing twelve month (TTM) quarterly earnings result as our method of calculation the "E" value at each measurement period, the average META historical PE based on this TTM earnings result method is 34.1.

Let's now compare this META historical PE result, against the recent PE: when this page was posted on 2/2/2024, the most recent closing price for META had been 474.99, and the most recent quarterly earnings result, annualized, was 21.32. Meanwhile, the most recent TTM earnings summed to 14.9. From these numbers, we calculate the recent META PE on 2/2/2024 based on annualized quarterly EPS was 22.3. Based on META's history, that recent PE is low relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 27.8% lower than the historical average PE across our data set for Meta Platforms. Looking at the recent META PE on 2/2/2024 based on TTM EPS, we calculate the ratio at 31.9. Based on META's history, that recent PE is low relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 6.5% lower than the average PE across our Meta Platforms data set with TTM EPS used in the calculation at each period.

Another interesting META historical PE Ratio calculation we look at is to take the median earnings per share of the last four quarters for META, and then annualize the resulting value... with that annualized number then being used in the PE calculation. To walk through this math for META, we start with the past four EPS numbers and we first sort them from lowest to highest: 2.20, 2.98, 4.39, and 5.33. We then toss out the highest and lowest result, and then take the average of those two middle numbers — 2.98 and 4.39 — which gives us the median of 3.68. Basically the way to think about this 3.68 number is this: for the trailing four earnings reports, 3.68 marks the "middle ground" number where META has reported a value higher than 3.68 half the time, and has reported a value lower than 3.68 half the time. Annualizing that median value then gets us to 14.72/share, which we use as the denominator in our next PE calculation. With 474.99 as the numerator (as of 2/2/2024), the calculation is then 474.99 / 14.72 = 32.3 as the META PE ratio as of 2/2/2024, based on that annualized median value we calculated.

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