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Subject:  Future Worth Date:  9/15/1999  6:35 AM
Author:  DEAnderson Number:  348 of 2244

Good day!

Reading about Kroger and Safeway this morning and I couldn't for the life of me figure out how the future value was determined for both of their stocks.

"With Kroger trading at a 1999 P/E of 21 and a 2000 P/E of 17.7, Husson might be right. In addition, Kroger's trailing price-to-sales ratio is 0.45. In other words, each share is trading at a discount to the sales it will generate. Put another way, each share is generating $52.97 in sales, yet selling for around $24.19."

Where is that $52.97 coming from, exactly?

"Competitor Safeway (NYSE: SWY) is trading at a 1999 P/E of 23.6 and at a price-to-sales ratio of 0.91. Each share is generating $49.22 in sales and is trading around $44.56. Kroger, therefore, may be worth another look."

Same here; where's the $49.52 coming from, exactly?

Thanks in advance for an answer!


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