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Biogen PS Ratio (TTM):

10.51 for March 27, 2015

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March 27, 2015 10.51
March 26, 2015 10.48
March 25, 2015 10.55
March 24, 2015 11.06
March 23, 2015 11.33
March 20, 2015 11.63
March 19, 2015 10.60
March 18, 2015 10.46
March 17, 2015 10.41
March 16, 2015 10.30
March 13, 2015 10.10
March 12, 2015 9.962
March 11, 2015 9.974
March 10, 2015 10.12
March 9, 2015 10.15
March 6, 2015 10.21
March 5, 2015 10.40
March 4, 2015 10.12
March 3, 2015 10.09
March 2, 2015 10.16
Feb. 27, 2015 10.01
Feb. 26, 2015 10.02
Feb. 25, 2015 9.994
Feb. 24, 2015 9.895
Feb. 23, 2015 9.986
   
Feb. 20, 2015 9.973
Feb. 19, 2015 9.940
Feb. 18, 2015 9.803
Feb. 17, 2015 9.725
Feb. 13, 2015 9.572
Feb. 12, 2015 9.583
Feb. 11, 2015 9.531
Feb. 10, 2015 9.657
Feb. 9, 2015 9.700
Feb. 6, 2015 9.825
Feb. 5, 2015 9.820
Feb. 4, 2015 9.559
Feb. 3, 2015 9.626
Feb. 2, 2015 9.531
Jan. 30, 2015 9.511
Jan. 29, 2015 8.633
Jan. 28, 2015 8.583
Jan. 27, 2015 8.747
Jan. 26, 2015 8.858
Jan. 23, 2015 8.738
Jan. 22, 2015 8.643
Jan. 21, 2015 8.843
Jan. 20, 2015 8.878
Jan. 16, 2015 8.621
Jan. 15, 2015 8.306

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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 6.677
Pfizer 4.472
Celgene 12.93

BIIB PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.844 Jul 1 2010
Maximum 12.10 Mar 18 2014
Average 6.823

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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