Alon USA Energy (ALJ)

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15.13 +0.40  +2.72% NYSE Mar 30, 10:11AM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Alon USA Energy PS Ratio (TTM):

0.1547 for March 30, 2015

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March 30, 2015 0.1547
March 27, 2015 0.1506
March 26, 2015 0.1538
March 25, 2015 0.1542
March 24, 2015 0.154
March 23, 2015 0.1538
March 20, 2015 0.1539
March 19, 2015 0.1542
March 18, 2015 0.1537
March 17, 2015 0.1505
March 16, 2015 0.1498
March 13, 2015 0.1483
March 12, 2015 0.1461
March 11, 2015 0.1462
March 10, 2015 0.1443
March 9, 2015 0.1474
March 6, 2015 0.1416
March 5, 2015 0.1432
March 4, 2015 0.1425
March 3, 2015 0.1433
March 2, 2015 0.1395
Feb. 27, 2015 0.1425
Feb. 26, 2015 0.1418
Feb. 25, 2015 0.1395
Feb. 24, 2015 0.1369
Feb. 23, 2015 0.1378
   
Feb. 20, 2015 0.1343
Feb. 19, 2015 0.1338
Feb. 18, 2015 0.1347
Feb. 17, 2015 0.1369
Feb. 13, 2015 0.1335
Feb. 12, 2015 0.1284
Feb. 11, 2015 0.129
Feb. 10, 2015 0.1318
Feb. 9, 2015 0.1359
Feb. 6, 2015 0.1345
Feb. 5, 2015 0.1342
Feb. 4, 2015 0.1313
Feb. 3, 2015 0.1308
Feb. 2, 2015 0.1279
Jan. 30, 2015 0.1235
Jan. 29, 2015 0.1232
Jan. 28, 2015 0.1228
Jan. 27, 2015 0.125
Jan. 26, 2015 0.1252
Jan. 23, 2015 0.1256
Jan. 22, 2015 0.1206
Jan. 21, 2015 0.1154
Jan. 20, 2015 0.1141
Jan. 16, 2015 0.1116
Jan. 15, 2015 0.109

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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

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Alon USA Partners 0.3562
Tesoro 0.2893
Western Refining 0.3183

ALJ PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.0488 Oct 3 2011
Maximum 0.1804 Mar 30 2011
Average 0.1126

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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