American Apparel (APP)

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0.7552 -0.07  -9.01% AMEX Sep 19, 1:52PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

American Apparel PS Ratio (TTM):

0.1509 for Sept. 19, 2014

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Sept. 19, 2014 0.1509
Sept. 18, 2014 0.1659
Sept. 17, 2014 0.1739
Sept. 16, 2014 0.1768
Sept. 15, 2014 0.1759
Sept. 12, 2014 0.1778
Sept. 11, 2014 0.1812
Sept. 10, 2014 0.1846
Sept. 9, 2014 0.1827
Sept. 8, 2014 0.1929
Sept. 5, 2014 0.1928
Sept. 4, 2014 0.2019
Sept. 3, 2014 0.1999
Sept. 2, 2014 0.2019
Aug. 29, 2014 0.1889
Aug. 28, 2014 0.1874
Aug. 27, 2014 0.1967
Aug. 26, 2014 0.2039
Aug. 25, 2014 0.2139
Aug. 22, 2014 0.2099
Aug. 21, 2014 0.2039
Aug. 20, 2014 0.1999
Aug. 19, 2014 0.2039
Aug. 18, 2014 0.1869
Aug. 15, 2014 0.177
   
Aug. 14, 2014 0.1771
Aug. 13, 2014 0.1719
Aug. 12, 2014 0.1818
Aug. 11, 2014 0.1869
Aug. 8, 2014 0.1719
Aug. 7, 2014 0.1764
Aug. 6, 2014 0.1837
Aug. 5, 2014 0.1712
Aug. 4, 2014 0.1699
Aug. 1, 2014 0.1799
July 31, 2014 0.1839
July 30, 2014 0.1899
July 29, 2014 0.1837
July 28, 2014 0.1827
July 25, 2014 0.2059
July 24, 2014 0.2159
July 23, 2014 0.2179
July 22, 2014 0.2179
July 21, 2014 0.2319
July 18, 2014 0.2279
July 17, 2014 0.2179
July 16, 2014 0.2299
July 15, 2014 0.2299
July 14, 2014 0.2419
July 11, 2014 0.2359

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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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APP PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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APP PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.0822 Apr 4 2014
Maximum 0.5562 Mar 25 2010
Average 0.2191

APP PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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