Amgen (AMGN)

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140.18 -0.53  -0.38% NASDAQ Sep 18, 11:42AM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Amgen PS Ratio (TTM):

5.529 for Sept. 18, 2014

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Amgen Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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Sept. 18, 2014 5.529
Sept. 17, 2014 5.550
Sept. 16, 2014 5.495
Sept. 15, 2014 5.442
Sept. 12, 2014 5.438
Sept. 11, 2014 5.481
Sept. 10, 2014 5.490
Sept. 9, 2014 5.419
Sept. 8, 2014 5.493
Sept. 5, 2014 5.438
Sept. 4, 2014 5.443
Sept. 3, 2014 5.466
Sept. 2, 2014 5.441
Aug. 29, 2014 5.497
Aug. 28, 2014 5.470
Aug. 27, 2014 5.436
Aug. 26, 2014 5.414
Aug. 25, 2014 5.316
Aug. 22, 2014 5.238
Aug. 21, 2014 5.227
Aug. 20, 2014 5.233
Aug. 19, 2014 5.246
Aug. 18, 2014 5.254
Aug. 15, 2014 5.238
Aug. 14, 2014 5.200
   
Aug. 13, 2014 5.022
Aug. 12, 2014 4.982
Aug. 11, 2014 5.022
Aug. 8, 2014 5.007
Aug. 7, 2014 4.960
Aug. 6, 2014 5.012
Aug. 5, 2014 5.044
Aug. 4, 2014 5.074
Aug. 1, 2014 4.952
July 31, 2014 5.024
July 30, 2014 5.128
July 29, 2014 4.863
July 28, 2014 4.837
July 25, 2014 4.845
July 24, 2014 4.822
July 23, 2014 4.812
July 22, 2014 4.777
July 21, 2014 4.694
July 18, 2014 4.666
July 17, 2014 4.551
July 16, 2014 4.642
July 15, 2014 4.609
July 14, 2014 4.693
July 11, 2014 4.724
July 10, 2014 4.691

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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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AMGN PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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Celgene 11.13
Gilead Sciences 10.04
Merck 4.071

AMGN PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.981 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 5.550 Sep 17 2014
Average 4.097

AMGN PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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