Biogen Idec (BIIB)

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Biogen Idec PS Ratio (TTM):

9.496 for Jan. 30, 2015

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Jan. 30, 2015 9.496
Jan. 29, 2015 8.633
Jan. 28, 2015 8.582
Jan. 27, 2015 8.746
Jan. 26, 2015 8.857
Jan. 23, 2015 8.737
Jan. 22, 2015 8.642
Jan. 21, 2015 8.842
Jan. 20, 2015 8.878
Jan. 16, 2015 8.620
Jan. 15, 2015 8.306
Jan. 14, 2015 8.523
Jan. 13, 2015 8.620
Jan. 12, 2015 8.500
Jan. 9, 2015 8.366
Jan. 8, 2015 8.559
Jan. 7, 2015 8.632
Jan. 6, 2015 8.178
Jan. 5, 2015 8.229
Jan. 2, 2015 8.358
Dec. 31, 2014 8.295
Dec. 30, 2014 9.001
Dec. 29, 2014 9.034
Dec. 26, 2014 9.006
Dec. 24, 2014 8.966
Dec. 23, 2014 8.832
   
Dec. 22, 2014 9.266
Dec. 19, 2014 9.487
Dec. 18, 2014 9.304
Dec. 17, 2014 8.756
Dec. 16, 2014 8.552
Dec. 15, 2014 8.833
Dec. 12, 2014 9.061
Dec. 11, 2014 9.004
Dec. 10, 2014 9.038
Dec. 9, 2014 9.143
Dec. 8, 2014 9.050
Dec. 5, 2014 8.966
Dec. 4, 2014 8.974
Dec. 3, 2014 9.136
Dec. 2, 2014 8.635
Dec. 1, 2014 8.113
Nov. 28, 2014 8.093
Nov. 26, 2014 8.020
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

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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 8.420
Celgene 13.17
Amgen 5.999

BIIB PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.844 Jul 1 2010
Maximum 12.10 Mar 18 2014
Average 6.626

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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