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Amazon.com PS Ratio (TTM):

1.775 for Oct. 23, 2014

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Oct. 23, 2014 1.775
Oct. 22, 2014 1.774
Oct. 21, 2014 1.788
Oct. 20, 2014 1.736
Oct. 17, 2014 1.721
Oct. 16, 2014 1.717
Oct. 15, 2014 1.735
Oct. 14, 2014 1.748
Oct. 13, 2014 1.737
Oct. 10, 2014 1.765
Oct. 9, 2014 1.788
Oct. 7, 2014 1.797
Oct. 6, 2014 1.827
Oct. 3, 2014 1.830
Oct. 2, 2014 1.805
Oct. 1, 2014 1.800
Sept. 30, 2014 1.828
Sept. 29, 2014 1.824
Sept. 26, 2014 1.832
Sept. 25, 2014 1.825
Sept. 24, 2014 1.861
Sept. 23, 2014 1.835
Sept. 22, 2014 1.840
Sept. 19, 2014 1.878
Sept. 18, 2014 1.842
   
Sept. 17, 2014 1.837
Sept. 16, 2014 1.858
Sept. 15, 2014 1.836
Sept. 12, 2014 1.878
Sept. 11, 2014 1.874
Sept. 10, 2014 1.878
Sept. 9, 2014 1.869
Sept. 8, 2014 1.941
Sept. 5, 2014 1.964
Sept. 4, 2014 1.961
Sept. 3, 2014 1.922
Sept. 2, 2014 1.941
Aug. 29, 2014 1.922
Aug. 28, 2014 1.928
Aug. 27, 2014 1.946
Aug. 26, 2014 1.938
Aug. 25, 2014 1.894
Aug. 22, 2014 1.880
Aug. 21, 2014 1.887
Aug. 20, 2014 1.904
Aug. 19, 2014 1.900
Aug. 18, 2014 1.896
Aug. 15, 2014 1.891
Aug. 14, 2014 1.889
Aug. 13, 2014 1.850

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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 0.2794
Barnes & Noble 0.201
eBay 3.701

AMZN PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.587 Oct 23 2014
Maximum 2.874 Dec 2 2009
Average 2.135

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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