Comparing the Relative Valuations of PFE and GSK

First-quarter performance

Pfizer (PFE) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) reported their first-quarter earnings results on April 30 and May 1, respectively.

In the first quarter, Pfizer surpassed analysts’ consensus revenue estimate by $106.48 million and their consensus EPS estimate by $0.10. GlaxoSmithKline also surpassed analysts’ consensus revenue estimate by $187 million and their consensus EPS estimate by $0.14 in the quarter.

Comparing the Relative Valuations of PFE and GSK

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Share price movements and valuations

Following its results, Pfizer stock rose only 2.58% and closed at $40.61 on April 30. On May 6, the stock closed at $41.65, 0.63% higher than its previous day’s close, 21.18% higher than its 52-week low of $34.37, and 10.37% lower than its 52-week high of $46.47. The company’s market cap is $241.20 billion, and its PE, forward PE, PEG (PE-to-growth), PS (price-to-sales), PB (price-to-book), and PC (price-to-cash) ratios are 24.23x, 13.60x, 4.42x, 4.50x, 3.80x, and 12.81x, respectively.

Pfizer’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is currently 56.58. The company’s number of outstanding shares is 5.79 billion, while its short float ratio is 1.17%.

Following the results, GlaxoSmithKline’s share price fell 1.75% and closed at $40.41 on May 1. On May 6, the stock closed at $40.53, 0.54% lower than its previous day’s close, 11.32% higher than its 52-week low of $36.41, and 4.32% lower than its 52-week high of $42.36. The company’s market cap is $100.39 billion, and its PE, forward PE, PEG, PS, PB, and PC ratios are 20.84x, 13.23x, 2.19x, 2.53x, 17.78x, and 19.67x, respectively.

GlaxoSmithKline’s 14-day RSI is currently 49.31. The company’s number of outstanding shares is 2.48 billion, while its short float ratio is 0.31%.