The Price-to-Earnings to Growth (PEG) ratio is calculated easily and represents the ratio of the P/E to the expected future earnings growth rate of the company. In theory, a PEG ratio of above 1.0x seems to suggest that the stock is overvalued and vice versa. Let’s apply a modified PEG ratio to 4 countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.
Details about the PEG ratio have been well described in Read More
We have modified our PEG ratio as follows:
- P/E ratio < 12.0x (a more reasonable P/E, relatively lower than general benchmark)
- EPS growth rate > 12%, <20% (not too high growth rate to be sustainable)
- Current ratio > 1.25x (liquidity)
- Total Debt / Total Assets < 50% (not too over leveraged)
- RSI < 70% (not to be in overbought position)
Based on the above criteria, the following are the screened results, of which stocks with lower PEG ratio appear to be more attractive:
It is important to note that the PEG ratio requires expected future earnings growth rate of the company. The above screened results are based on historical earnings growth rates. Hence, for a detailed PEG computation, one needs to compute the future earnings growth rate for the company.
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