Alon USA Energy (ALJ)

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14.90 -0.05  -0.33% NYSE Oct 24, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Alon USA Energy PS Ratio (TTM):

0.1395 for Oct. 24, 2014

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Oct. 24, 2014 0.1395
Oct. 23, 2014 0.1399
Oct. 22, 2014 0.1359
Oct. 21, 2014 0.1423
Oct. 20, 2014 0.1378
Oct. 17, 2014 0.1359
Oct. 16, 2014 0.142
Oct. 15, 2014 0.1363
Oct. 14, 2014 0.1324
Oct. 13, 2014 0.1284
Oct. 10, 2014 0.1274
Oct. 9, 2014 0.1305
Oct. 8, 2014 0.1364
Oct. 7, 2014 0.1316
Oct. 6, 2014 0.1312
Oct. 3, 2014 0.1338
Oct. 2, 2014 0.1356
Oct. 1, 2014 0.1302
Sept. 30, 2014 0.1344
Sept. 29, 2014 0.1391
Sept. 26, 2014 0.1377
Sept. 25, 2014 0.1345
Sept. 24, 2014 0.1379
Sept. 23, 2014 0.1358
Sept. 22, 2014 0.1392
   
Sept. 19, 2014 0.143
Sept. 18, 2014 0.1441
Sept. 17, 2014 0.1451
Sept. 16, 2014 0.1487
Sept. 15, 2014 0.1481
Sept. 12, 2014 0.1466
Sept. 11, 2014 0.1516
Sept. 10, 2014 0.1555
Sept. 9, 2014 0.1555
Sept. 8, 2014 0.1579
Sept. 5, 2014 0.1533
Sept. 4, 2014 0.1535
Sept. 3, 2014 0.1543
Sept. 2, 2014 0.1544
Aug. 29, 2014 0.1557
Aug. 28, 2014 0.1554
Aug. 27, 2014 0.1526
Aug. 26, 2014 0.1518
Aug. 25, 2014 0.1524
Aug. 22, 2014 0.1524
Aug. 21, 2014 0.1529
Aug. 20, 2014 0.1533
Aug. 19, 2014 0.1533
Aug. 18, 2014 0.1493
Aug. 15, 2014 0.1455

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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 0.3468
Tesoro 0.208
Clean Energy Fuels 1.618

ALJ PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.0488 Oct 3 2011
Maximum 0.1804 Mar 30 2011
Average 0.1085

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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