Alere (ALR)

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48.97 +0.26  +0.53% NYSE Mar 31, 2:09PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Alere PS Ratio (TTM):

1.570 for March 31, 2015

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March 31, 2015 1.570
March 30, 2015 1.561
March 27, 2015 1.544
March 26, 2015 1.496
March 25, 2015 1.509
March 24, 2015 1.532
March 23, 2015 1.546
March 20, 2015 1.553
March 19, 2015 1.548
March 18, 2015 1.557
March 17, 2015 1.554
March 16, 2015 1.567
March 13, 2015 1.572
March 12, 2015 1.524
March 11, 2015 1.494
March 10, 2015 1.509
March 9, 2015 1.496
March 6, 2015 1.478
March 5, 2015 1.483
March 4, 2015 1.482
March 3, 2015 1.463
March 2, 2015 1.484
Feb. 27, 2015 1.457
Feb. 26, 2015 1.460
Feb. 25, 2015 1.436
Feb. 24, 2015 1.451
   
Feb. 23, 2015 1.433
Feb. 20, 2015 1.429
Feb. 19, 2015 1.407
Feb. 18, 2015 1.397
Feb. 17, 2015 1.410
Feb. 13, 2015 1.391
Feb. 12, 2015 1.404
Feb. 11, 2015 1.366
Feb. 10, 2015 1.365
Feb. 9, 2015 1.296
Feb. 6, 2015 1.312
Feb. 5, 2015 1.309
Feb. 4, 2015 1.296
Feb. 3, 2015 1.323
Feb. 2, 2015 1.306
Jan. 30, 2015 1.304
Jan. 29, 2015 1.300
Jan. 28, 2015 1.301
Jan. 27, 2015 1.320
Jan. 26, 2015 1.335
Jan. 23, 2015 1.327
Jan. 22, 2015 1.348
Jan. 21, 2015 1.352
Jan. 20, 2015 1.378
Jan. 16, 2015 1.373

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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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ALR PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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ALR PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.5135 Nov 8 2012
Maximum 1.646 May 3 2010
Average 1.036

ALR PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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