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51.20 -0.77  -1.48% NYSE Sep 1, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Alere PS Ratio (TTM):

1.693 for Sept. 1, 2015

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Sept. 1, 2015 1.693
Aug. 31, 2015 1.718
Aug. 28, 2015 1.744
Aug. 27, 2015 1.751
Aug. 26, 2015 1.695
Aug. 25, 2015 1.67
Aug. 24, 2015 1.627
Aug. 21, 2015 1.757
Aug. 20, 2015 1.760
Aug. 19, 2015 1.789
Aug. 18, 2015 1.811
Aug. 17, 2015 1.817
Aug. 14, 2015 1.806
Aug. 13, 2015 1.831
Aug. 12, 2015 1.782
Aug. 11, 2015 1.744
Aug. 10, 2015 1.719
Aug. 7, 2015 1.645
Aug. 6, 2015 1.653
Aug. 5, 2015 1.711
Aug. 4, 2015 1.742
Aug. 3, 2015 1.656
July 31, 2015 1.607
July 30, 2015 1.606
July 29, 2015 1.628
   
July 28, 2015 1.627
July 27, 2015 1.654
July 24, 2015 1.684
July 23, 2015 1.693
July 22, 2015 1.726
July 21, 2015 1.698
July 20, 2015 1.712
July 17, 2015 1.708
July 16, 2015 1.730
July 15, 2015 1.709
July 14, 2015 1.711
July 13, 2015 1.737
July 10, 2015 1.745
July 9, 2015 1.732
July 8, 2015 1.723
July 7, 2015 1.750
July 6, 2015 1.766
July 2, 2015 1.784
July 1, 2015 1.777
June 30, 2015 1.744
June 29, 2015 1.686
June 26, 2015 1.696
June 25, 2015 1.680
June 24, 2015 1.660
June 23, 2015 1.688

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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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Cepheid 6.567
Analogic 1.907
Bio-Rad Laboratories 1.867

ALR PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.5135 Nov 08 2012
Maximum 1.831 Aug 13 2015
Average 1.061

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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