Amazon.com (AMZN)

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Amazon.com PS Ratio (TTM):

1.983 for Feb. 27, 2015

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Feb. 27, 2015 1.983
Feb. 26, 2015 2.008
Feb. 25, 2015 2.010
Feb. 24, 2015 1.975
Feb. 23, 2015 1.983
Feb. 20, 2015 2.002
Feb. 19, 2015 1.977
Feb. 18, 2015 1.948
Feb. 17, 2015 1.959
Feb. 13, 2015 1.992
Feb. 12, 2015 1.968
Feb. 11, 2015 1.957
Feb. 10, 2015 1.946
Feb. 9, 2015 1.933
Feb. 6, 2015 1.953
Feb. 5, 2015 1.951
Feb. 4, 2015 1.903
Feb. 3, 2015 1.897
Feb. 2, 2015 1.901
Jan. 30, 2015 1.850
Jan. 29, 2015 1.626
Jan. 28, 2015 1.586
Jan. 27, 2015 1.600
Jan. 26, 2015 1.616
Jan. 23, 2015 1.630
   
Jan. 22, 2015 1.619
Jan. 21, 2015 1.551
Jan. 20, 2015 1.51
Jan. 16, 2015 1.517
Jan. 15, 2015 1.497
Jan. 14, 2015 1.53
Jan. 13, 2015 1.538
Jan. 12, 2015 1.520
Jan. 9, 2015 1.549
Jan. 8, 2015 1.568
Jan. 7, 2015 1.557
Jan. 6, 2015 1.540
Jan. 5, 2015 1.576
Jan. 2, 2015 1.610
Dec. 31, 2014 1.619
Dec. 30, 2014 1.693
Dec. 29, 2014 1.702
Dec. 26, 2014 1.686
Dec. 24, 2014 1.653
Dec. 23, 2014 1.671
Dec. 22, 2014 1.672
Dec. 19, 2014 1.636
Dec. 18, 2014 1.624
Dec. 17, 2014 1.630
Dec. 16, 2014 1.610

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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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AMZN PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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Best Buy 0.3217
Staples 0.4785
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AMZN PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.497 Jan 15 2015
Maximum 2.751 Sep 19 2011
Average 2.085

AMZN PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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