InvestorsObserver gives IBM Common Stock (IBM) a strong valuation score of 69 from its analysis. The proprietary scoring system considers the underlying health of a company by analyzing its stock price, earnings, and growth rate. IBM currently holds a better value than 69% of stocks based on these metrics. Long term investors focused on buying-and-holding should find the valuation ranking system most relevant when making investment decisions.
IBM has a trailing twelve month Price to Earnings (PE) ratio of 24.2 which places it above the histroical average of roughly 15. IBM is currently trading at a poor value due to investors paying more than what the stock is worth in relation to its earnings. IBM's trailing-12-month earnings per share (EPS) of 5.98 does not justify its share price in the market. Trailing PE ratios do not factor in the company's projected growth rate, thus, some firms will have high PE ratios caused by high growth recruiting more investors even if the underlying company has produced low earnings so far.
IBM currently has a 12-month-forward-PE-to-Growth (PEG) ratio of 1.64. The market is currently overvaluing IBM in relation to its projected growth due to the PEG ratio being above the fair market value of 1. IBM's PEG comes from its forward price to earnings ratio being divided by its growth rate. Because PEG ratios include more fundamentals of a company's overall health with additional focus on the future, they are one of the most used valuation metrics by analysts.
IBM' has a weak valuation at its current share price on account of a overvalued PEG ratio despite strong growth. IBM's PE and PEG are worse than the market average leading to a below average valuation score.