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Biogen Idec PS Ratio (TTM):

9.312 for Oct. 21, 2014

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Oct. 21, 2014 9.312
Oct. 20, 2014 8.875
Oct. 17, 2014 8.741
Oct. 16, 2014 8.628
Oct. 15, 2014 8.712
Oct. 14, 2014 8.595
Oct. 13, 2014 8.600
Oct. 10, 2014 8.982
Oct. 9, 2014 9.097
Oct. 8, 2014 9.251
Oct. 7, 2014 9.004
Oct. 6, 2014 9.264
Oct. 3, 2014 9.322
Oct. 2, 2014 9.115
Oct. 1, 2014 9.220
Sept. 30, 2014 9.428
Sept. 29, 2014 9.410
Sept. 26, 2014 9.506
Sept. 25, 2014 9.502
Sept. 24, 2014 9.870
Sept. 23, 2014 9.469
Sept. 22, 2014 9.398
Sept. 19, 2014 9.383
Sept. 18, 2014 9.405
Sept. 17, 2014 9.336
   
Sept. 16, 2014 9.316
Sept. 15, 2014 9.123
Sept. 12, 2014 9.217
Sept. 11, 2014 9.323
Sept. 10, 2014 9.464
Sept. 9, 2014 9.315
Sept. 8, 2014 9.442
Sept. 5, 2014 9.419
Sept. 4, 2014 9.543
Sept. 3, 2014 9.807
Sept. 2, 2014 9.766
Aug. 29, 2014 9.777
Aug. 28, 2014 9.725
Aug. 27, 2014 9.786
Aug. 26, 2014 9.775
Aug. 25, 2014 9.767
Aug. 22, 2014 9.689
Aug. 21, 2014 9.652
Aug. 20, 2014 9.764
Aug. 19, 2014 9.856
Aug. 18, 2014 9.821
Aug. 15, 2014 9.760
Aug. 14, 2014 9.605
Aug. 13, 2014 9.537
Aug. 12, 2014 9.261

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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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BIIB PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Gilead Sciences 9.886
Celgene 11.10
Amgen 5.423

BIIB PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.840 Oct 30 2009
Maximum 12.10 Mar 18 2014
Average 6.345

BIIB PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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