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Top 5 Companies in the Tobacco Industry With the Lowest P/E Ratio (AOI, UVV, MO, PM, RAI)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Tobacco industry with the lowest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Alliance One International ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 2.47. Following is Universal with a a P/E ratio of 15.94. Altria Group ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 25.15.

Philip Morris follows with a a P/E ratio of 25.45, and Reynolds American rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 26.86.

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Ticker(s): AOI UVV MO PM RAI