Alphabet Inc. is a listed US holding company of the former Google LLC, which continues to exist as a subsidiary. The headquarters is Mountain View in Silicon Valley. The company is led by Sundar Pichai as CEO.
With sales of $137 billion, a profit of $30.7 billion and a market value of $ 863.2 billion, Alphabet Inc. ranks 17th among the world's largest companies according to Forbes Global 2000 (as of 4th November 2019). The company had a market cap of $ 766.4 billion in early 2018. In 2019, Alphabet had annual sales of $161.9 billion and an annual profit of $34.3 billion.
According to Alphabet (Google)'s latest financial reports and stock price the company's current price-to-earnings ratio (TTM) is 22.4374. At the end of 2021 the company had a P/E ratio of 25.4.
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The Price/Earnings ratio measures the relationship between a company's stock price and its earnings per share. A low but positive P/E ratio stands for a company that is generating high earnings compared to its current valuation and might be undervalued. A company with a high negative (near 0) P/E ratio stands for a company that is generating heavy losses compared to its current valuation.
Companies with a P/E ratio over 30 or a negative one are generaly seen as "growth stocks" meaning that investors typically expect the company to grow or to become profitable in the future.
Companies with a positive P/E ratio bellow 10 are generally seen as "value stocks" meaning that the company is already very profitable and unlikely to strong growth in the future.