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I believe that the confusion about the Price/Earnings ratio is because it is a very seasonal company. If you take the last four quarters and add them up, and divide by the current price, you get a P/E of around 3.3.

I don't know anything about TCS. And, after reading this thread I'll get about as close to it as I would a porcupine unless, of course, Pro decides it's a good short. But, as for the p/e ratio, Value Line reports the last 3 quarters of eps as -.07, .14 and .13 with a projected eps of .30 for the current quarter which ends this month. Add all that up and it won't give you a p/e anywhere close to 3. I think the Fool must have a decimal point out of place.

Just my 2 cents,

Mark
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