Macys Retained Earnings vs. Price to Earnings To Growth Fundamental AnalysisMacys is rated below average in price to earnings to growth category among related companies. It is rated below average in retained earnings category among related companies . PEG Ratio indicates potential value of an equity instrument and is calculated by dividing Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio into earnings growth rate.Most analysts and investors prefer this measure to a Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio because it incorporates future growth of a firm. The low PEG ratio usually implies that equity instrument is undervalued; where as PEG of 1 may indicate that an equity is reasonably priced under given expectations of future growth.
Generally speaking, PEG ratio is a 'quick and dirty' way to measure how the current price of a firm's stock relates to its earnings and growth rate. The main benefit of using PEG ratio is that investors can compare the relative valuations of companies within different industries without analyzing their P/E ratios.Retained Earnings is a balance sheet account that refers to the portion of company income that is retained by the firm. In other words it is a part of earnings that is not paid out as dividends or otherwise distributed to owners. Retained Earnings are calculated by adding net income to last period retained earnings and subtracting any dividends paid to owners.
Retained Earnings shows how the firm utilizes its profits over time. In simple terms, investors can think of retained earnings as the amount of profit the company has reinvested in the business since its inceptions. However the methodology to make a decision over how much profit to retain is different between companies in different industries. For example growing industries tend to retain more of their earnings than more matured industries as they need more assets investment to sustain their growth.