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Apple PS Ratio (TTM):

3.521 for Sept. 16, 2014

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Sept. 16, 2014 3.521
Sept. 15, 2014 3.549
Sept. 12, 2014 3.550
Sept. 11, 2014 3.542
Sept. 10, 2014 3.527
Sept. 9, 2014 3.422
Sept. 8, 2014 3.435
Sept. 5, 2014 3.456
Sept. 4, 2014 3.426
Sept. 3, 2014 3.455
Sept. 2, 2014 3.607
Aug. 29, 2014 3.579
Aug. 28, 2014 3.570
Aug. 27, 2014 3.566
Aug. 26, 2014 3.523
Aug. 25, 2014 3.546
Aug. 22, 2014 3.538
Aug. 21, 2014 3.512
Aug. 20, 2014 3.512
Aug. 19, 2014 3.510
Aug. 18, 2014 3.463
Aug. 15, 2014 3.421
Aug. 14, 2014 3.405
Aug. 13, 2014 3.396
Aug. 12, 2014 3.351
   
Aug. 11, 2014 3.352
Aug. 8, 2014 3.308
Aug. 7, 2014 3.299
Aug. 6, 2014 3.316
Aug. 5, 2014 3.322
Aug. 4, 2014 3.338
Aug. 1, 2014 3.357
July 31, 2014 3.338
July 30, 2014 3.427
July 29, 2014 3.435
July 28, 2014 3.458
July 25, 2014 3.411
July 24, 2014 3.388
July 23, 2014 3.394
July 22, 2014 3.308
July 21, 2014 3.280
July 18, 2014 3.297
July 17, 2014 3.251
July 16, 2014 3.310
July 15, 2014 3.328
July 14, 2014 3.368
July 11, 2014 3.325
July 10, 2014 3.318
July 9, 2014 3.331
July 8, 2014 3.330

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About Price to Sales Ratio

The price to sales ratio (PS ratio) is calculated by dividing stock price by the revenue per share. It is most useful for comparing companies within a sector or industry because "normal" values for this ratio vary from industry to industry. In general, low price to sales ratios are more appealing because they suggest that a company is undervalued.

An example illustrating why PS ratios should not be compared across industries: On June 21, 2010, Starbucks had a PS ratio of 1.12 while Yahoo! had a PS ratio of 2.56. In other words, Yahoo! shareholders were paying $2.56 for $1 of sales while Starbucks shareholders would only pay $1.12 for $1 of sales. However, at that same moment, the two companies' price to earnings ratios were virtually identical (Starbucks: 28.09 and Yahoo!: 27.78). Hence, shareholders were paying nearly the same amount for $1.00 in earnings. The PS ratios, though, are less comparable since Yahoo!'s profit margins are much higher than that of Starbucks.

For more information on evaluating valuation multiples similar to this, please see our original white paper research : Making Sense Of Valuation Multiples.
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AAPL PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Salesforce.com 7.360
Qualcomm 4.922
Oracle 4.891

AAPL PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.187 Apr 19 2013
Maximum 4.914 Jun 18 2010
Average 3.558

AAPL PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: ps_ratio
  • Latest data point: =YCP("AAPL", "ps_ratio")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("AAPL", "ps_ratio", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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