Centrica
CNA.L
#1883
Rank
$6.93 B
Marketcap
$1.18
Share price
1.81%
Change (1 day)
37.21%
Change (1 year)

P/E ratio for Centrica (CNA.L)

P/E ratio at the end of 2021: 2.82

According to Centrica's latest financial reports and stock price the company's current price-to-earnings ratio (TTM) is 4.1873. At the end of 2021 the company had a P/E ratio of 2.82.

P/E ratio history for Centrica from 2001 to 2021

PE ratio at the end of each year

Year P/E ratio Change
20212.82-94.68%
202053.0-1343.78%
2019-4.26-111.89%
201835.891.77%
201718.7180.43%
20166.67-160.35%
2015-11.012.97%
2014-9.78-177.52%
201312.633.27%
20129.46-62.31%
201125.1294.9%
20106.36-45.45%
200911.7-119.53%
2008-59.7-1204.37%
20075.41-111.66%
2006-46.3-876.1%
20055.97-35.1%
20049.20
200127.4

How to read a P/E ratio?

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.