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16.62 -0.13  -0.78% NYSE Apr 24, 10:47AM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Alon USA Energy PS Ratio (TTM):

0.1564 for April 24, 2014

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April 24, 2014 0.1564
April 23, 2014 0.1576
April 22, 2014 0.1552
April 21, 2014 0.1535
April 17, 2014 0.1481
April 16, 2014 0.1444
April 15, 2014 0.1377
April 14, 2014 0.1358
April 11, 2014 0.1323
April 10, 2014 0.1385
April 9, 2014 0.1411
April 8, 2014 0.1342
April 7, 2014 0.1355
April 4, 2014 0.1387
April 3, 2014 0.1428
April 2, 2014 0.144
April 1, 2014 0.1474
March 31, 2014 0.1406
March 28, 2014 0.1363
March 27, 2014 0.1367
March 26, 2014 0.1385
March 25, 2014 0.1436
March 24, 2014 0.1444
March 21, 2014 0.1482
March 20, 2014 0.1482
   
March 19, 2014 0.1474
March 18, 2014 0.1496
March 17, 2014 0.1475
March 14, 2014 0.15
March 13, 2014 0.1486
March 12, 2014 0.1478
March 11, 2014 0.1404
March 10, 2014 0.1441
March 7, 2014 0.1309
March 6, 2014 0.1283
March 5, 2014 0.1257
March 4, 2014 0.124
March 3, 2014 0.1273
Feb. 28, 2014 0.126
Feb. 27, 2014 0.1279
Feb. 26, 2014 0.1356
Feb. 25, 2014 0.137
Feb. 24, 2014 0.1363
Feb. 21, 2014 0.1343
Feb. 20, 2014 0.1357
Feb. 19, 2014 0.1346
Feb. 18, 2014 0.1374
Feb. 14, 2014 0.1384
Feb. 13, 2014 0.1366
Feb. 12, 2014 0.1338

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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
Alon USA Partners 0.3247
Delek US Holdings 0.2181
Marathon Petroleum 0.287

ALJ PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.0488 Oct 3 2011
Maximum 0.1804 Mar 30 2011
Average 0.1063
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