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56.76 -0.04  -0.07% NYSE Mar 27, 3:10PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

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2.401 for March 27, 2015

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March 27, 2015 2.401
March 26, 2015 2.402
March 25, 2015 2.417
March 24, 2015 2.444
March 23, 2015 2.491
March 20, 2015 2.513
March 19, 2015 2.478
March 18, 2015 2.493
March 17, 2015 2.492
March 16, 2015 2.517
March 13, 2015 2.510
March 12, 2015 2.533
March 11, 2015 2.447
March 10, 2015 2.443
March 9, 2015 2.496
March 6, 2015 2.491
March 5, 2015 2.500
March 4, 2015 2.509
March 3, 2015 2.536
March 2, 2015 2.549
Feb. 27, 2015 2.579
Feb. 26, 2015 2.591
Feb. 25, 2015 2.586
Feb. 24, 2015 2.570
Feb. 23, 2015 2.564
Feb. 20, 2015 2.561
   
Feb. 19, 2015 2.534
Feb. 18, 2015 2.517
Feb. 17, 2015 2.502
Feb. 13, 2015 2.544
Feb. 12, 2015 2.525
Feb. 11, 2015 2.485
Feb. 10, 2015 2.496
Feb. 9, 2015 2.494
Feb. 6, 2015 2.487
Feb. 5, 2015 2.443
Feb. 4, 2015 2.411
Feb. 3, 2015 2.395
Feb. 2, 2015 2.350
Jan. 30, 2015 2.310
Jan. 29, 2015 2.330
Jan. 28, 2015 2.338
Jan. 27, 2015 2.368
Jan. 26, 2015 2.409
Jan. 23, 2015 2.404
Jan. 22, 2015 2.435
Jan. 21, 2015 2.584
Jan. 20, 2015 2.586
Jan. 16, 2015 2.556
Jan. 15, 2015 2.553
Jan. 14, 2015 2.596

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About Price to Book Ratio

Price to book value is a financial ratio used to compare a company's book value to its current market price. Book value is an accounting term denoting the portion of the company held by the shareholders at accounting value (not market value). In other words, book value is the company's total tangible assets less its total liabilities.

The ratio has two calculation methods. In the first way, the company's market capitalization is divided by the company's total book value from its balance sheet. The second way, using per-share values, is to divide the company's current share price by the book value per share. In general, a low price to book value indicates that a stock is undervalued and thus more desirable.

In theory, if you purchased stock with a price to book value less than 1 and the company immediately went bankrupt, you would gain money on your investment. In reality, this may not be true since there are times when liquidation value, or the price at which a company's assets can be sold, is less than the book value of those assets.

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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DFS Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
MasterCard 14.87
Visa 5.237
American Express 3.869

DFS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.120 Jun 7 2010
Maximum 2.803 Nov 11 2014
Average 2.120

DFS Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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