Biogen Idec (BIIB)

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Biogen Idec PS Ratio (TTM):

9.123 for Sept. 15, 2014

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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. 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
Aug. 11, 2014 9.130
Aug. 8, 2014 9.235
   
Aug. 7, 2014 9.137
Aug. 6, 2014 9.268
Aug. 5, 2014 9.269
Aug. 4, 2014 9.307
Aug. 1, 2014 9.400
July 31, 2014 9.530
July 30, 2014 9.819
July 29, 2014 9.739
July 28, 2014 9.587
July 25, 2014 9.560
July 24, 2014 9.598
July 23, 2014 9.622
July 22, 2014 8.655
July 21, 2014 8.621
July 18, 2014 8.667
July 17, 2014 8.530
July 16, 2014 8.657
July 15, 2014 8.892
July 14, 2014 9.113
July 11, 2014 9.183
July 10, 2014 9.095
July 9, 2014 9.124
July 8, 2014 9.051
July 7, 2014 9.282
July 3, 2014 9.438

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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 10.03
Celgene 11.04
Actelion 6.565

BIIB PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.840 Oct 30 2009
Maximum 12.10 Mar 18 2014
Average 6.222

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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