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30.85 +0.51  +1.68% NYSE Oct 21, 4:59PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

General Motors Price to Book Value:

1.273 for Oct. 21, 2014

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Oct. 21, 2014 1.273
Oct. 20, 2014 1.252
Oct. 17, 2014 1.248
Oct. 16, 2014 1.236
Oct. 15, 2014 1.225
Oct. 14, 2014 1.243
Oct. 13, 2014 1.229
Oct. 10, 2014 1.25
Oct. 9, 2014 1.280
Oct. 8, 2014 1.328
Oct. 7, 2014 1.311
Oct. 6, 2014 1.393
Oct. 3, 2014 1.393
Oct. 2, 2014 1.369
Oct. 1, 2014 1.341
Sept. 30, 2014 1.318
Sept. 29, 2014 1.330
Sept. 26, 2014 1.369
Sept. 25, 2014 1.373
Sept. 24, 2014 1.389
Sept. 23, 2014 1.371
Sept. 22, 2014 1.38
Sept. 19, 2014 1.401
Sept. 18, 2014 1.404
Sept. 17, 2014 1.397
   
Sept. 16, 2014 1.391
Sept. 15, 2014 1.388
Sept. 12, 2014 1.373
Sept. 11, 2014 1.387
Sept. 10, 2014 1.374
Sept. 9, 2014 1.365
Sept. 8, 2014 1.372
Sept. 5, 2014 1.427
Sept. 4, 2014 1.429
Sept. 3, 2014 1.422
Sept. 2, 2014 1.436
Aug. 29, 2014 1.436
Aug. 28, 2014 1.431
Aug. 27, 2014 1.432
Aug. 26, 2014 1.438
Aug. 25, 2014 1.431
Aug. 22, 2014 1.413
Aug. 21, 2014 1.428
Aug. 20, 2014 1.425
Aug. 19, 2014 1.427
Aug. 18, 2014 1.420
Aug. 15, 2014 1.396
Aug. 14, 2014 1.401
Aug. 13, 2014 1.401
Aug. 12, 2014 1.391

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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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GM Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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Toyota Motor 1.239
Ford Motor 2.052
Tesla Motors 30.16

GM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.8676 Dec 19 2011
Maximum 2.428 Dec 30 2010
Average 1.495

GM Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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