The idea of the price-earnings ..... is that it tells you how many years you would have to wait to get your money back on your investment; if, for example: Goodco's current share price is 1.08 and the EPS is 6p, its P/E is 18 - this means that if you buy a share, and its EPS stays at 6p, you will 'get your money back' over 18 years.
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This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://english.best/questions/10405,the-idea-of-the-price-earnings-___-is-that-it-tells-you-how-many-years-you-would-have-to-wait-to-get-your-money-back-on-your-investment-if-for-example-goodcos-current-share-price-is-108-and-the-eps-is-6p-its-pe-is-18-this-means-that-if-you-buy-a-share-and-its-eps-stays-at-6p-you-will-get-your-money-back-over-18-years/