Biogen Idec (BIIB)

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Biogen Idec PS Ratio (TTM):

8.016 for Nov. 26, 2014

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Nov. 26, 2014 8.016
Nov. 25, 2014 8.033
Nov. 24, 2014 8.068
Nov. 21, 2014 7.984
Nov. 20, 2014 7.867
Nov. 19, 2014 7.986
Nov. 18, 2014 8.037
Nov. 17, 2014 7.955
Nov. 14, 2014 8.034
Nov. 13, 2014 8.364
Nov. 12, 2014 8.444
Nov. 11, 2014 8.538
Nov. 10, 2014 8.624
Nov. 7, 2014 8.437
Nov. 6, 2014 8.508
Nov. 5, 2014 8.405
Nov. 4, 2014 8.471
Nov. 3, 2014 8.45
Oct. 31, 2014 8.446
Oct. 30, 2014 8.444
Oct. 29, 2014 8.287
Oct. 28, 2014 8.365
Oct. 27, 2014 8.417
Oct. 24, 2014 8.461
Oct. 23, 2014 8.314
   
Oct. 22, 2014 8.130
Oct. 21, 2014 8.595
Oct. 20, 2014 8.191
Oct. 17, 2014 8.068
Oct. 16, 2014 7.963
Oct. 15, 2014 8.041
Oct. 14, 2014 7.933
Oct. 13, 2014 7.937
Oct. 10, 2014 8.289
Oct. 9, 2014 8.396
Oct. 8, 2014 8.538
Oct. 7, 2014 8.310
Oct. 6, 2014 8.550
Oct. 3, 2014 8.604
Oct. 2, 2014 8.413
Oct. 1, 2014 8.509
Sept. 30, 2014 8.702
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

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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 8.172
Celgene 12.74
Amgen 6.317

BIIB PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.844 Jul 1 2010
Maximum 12.10 Mar 18 2014
Average 6.444

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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