Alon USA Energy (ALJ)

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18.90 -0.15  -0.79% NYSE Jul 7, 8:00PM Delayed 2m USD

Alon USA Energy PS Ratio (TTM):

0.2129 for July 7, 2015

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Alon USA Energy Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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July 7, 2015 0.2129
July 6, 2015 0.2145
July 2, 2015 0.214
July 1, 2015 0.2119
June 30, 2015 0.2128
June 29, 2015 0.2081
June 26, 2015 0.2108
June 25, 2015 0.2117
June 24, 2015 0.2108
June 23, 2015 0.2114
June 22, 2015 0.2078
June 19, 2015 0.2079
June 18, 2015 0.211
June 17, 2015 0.2047
June 16, 2015 0.2045
June 15, 2015 0.1981
June 12, 2015 0.2003
June 11, 2015 0.203
June 10, 2015 0.20
June 9, 2015 0.1974
June 8, 2015 0.2026
June 5, 2015 0.2023
June 4, 2015 0.1958
June 3, 2015 0.1971
June 2, 2015 0.1979
June 1, 2015 0.195
   
May 29, 2015 0.1985
May 28, 2015 0.19
May 27, 2015 0.1864
May 26, 2015 0.184
May 22, 2015 0.1899
May 21, 2015 0.1912
May 20, 2015 0.1909
May 19, 2015 0.1921
May 18, 2015 0.1967
May 15, 2015 0.1921
May 14, 2015 0.1932
May 13, 2015 0.1894
May 12, 2015 0.1819
May 11, 2015 0.1829
May 8, 2015 0.1868
May 7, 2015 0.1832
May 6, 2015 0.1831
May 5, 2015 0.1857
May 4, 2015 0.1862
May 1, 2015 0.1898
April 30, 2015 0.1812
April 29, 2015 0.1852
April 28, 2015 0.1886
April 27, 2015 0.1863
April 24, 2015 0.1895

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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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ALJ PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Delek US Holdings 0.3086
Marathon Petroleum 0.3351
Alon USA Partners 0.4624

ALJ PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.0488 Oct 03 2011
Maximum 0.2145 Jul 06 2015
Average 0.1182

ALJ PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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