Amgen (AMGN)

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161.98 -0.70  -0.43% NASDAQ Nov 21, 11:28AM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Amgen PS Ratio (TTM):

6.307 for Nov. 21, 2014

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Nov. 21, 2014 6.307
Nov. 20, 2014 6.334
Nov. 19, 2014 6.333
Nov. 18, 2014 6.317
Nov. 17, 2014 6.197
Nov. 14, 2014 6.140
Nov. 13, 2014 6.263
Nov. 12, 2014 6.305
Nov. 11, 2014 6.324
Nov. 10, 2014 6.350
Nov. 7, 2014 6.240
Nov. 6, 2014 6.244
Nov. 5, 2014 6.189
Nov. 4, 2014 6.246
Nov. 3, 2014 6.291
Oct. 31, 2014 6.315
Oct. 30, 2014 6.292
Oct. 29, 2014 6.186
Oct. 28, 2014 6.121
Oct. 27, 2014 5.771
Oct. 24, 2014 5.734
Oct. 23, 2014 5.734
Oct. 22, 2014 5.593
Oct. 21, 2014 5.611
Oct. 20, 2014 5.354
   
Oct. 17, 2014 5.206
Oct. 16, 2014 5.079
Oct. 15, 2014 5.097
Oct. 14, 2014 5.148
Oct. 13, 2014 5.200
Oct. 10, 2014 5.350
Oct. 9, 2014 5.357
Oct. 8, 2014 5.454
Oct. 7, 2014 5.297
Oct. 6, 2014 5.358
Oct. 3, 2014 5.418
Oct. 2, 2014 5.342
Oct. 1, 2014 5.405
Sept. 30, 2014 5.469
Sept. 29, 2014 5.524
Sept. 26, 2014 5.563
Sept. 25, 2014 5.516
Sept. 24, 2014 5.610
Sept. 23, 2014 5.548
Sept. 22, 2014 5.608
Sept. 19, 2014 5.680
Sept. 18, 2014 5.601
Sept. 17, 2014 5.550
Sept. 16, 2014 5.495
Sept. 15, 2014 5.442

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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

Companies
AbbVie 5.347
Celgene 12.31
Gilead Sciences 8.130

AMGN PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.981 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 6.350 Nov 10 2014
Average 4.162

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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