General Motors (GM)

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35.79 +0.20  +0.56% NYSE Apr 27, 4:59PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

General Motors Price to Book Value:

1.583 for April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015 1.583
April 24, 2015 1.574
April 23, 2015 1.589
April 22, 2015 1.644
April 21, 2015 1.644
April 20, 2015 1.642
April 17, 2015 1.621
April 16, 2015 1.640
April 15, 2015 1.627
April 14, 2015 1.607
April 13, 2015 1.603
April 10, 2015 1.611
April 9, 2015 1.598
April 8, 2015 1.590
April 7, 2015 1.574
April 6, 2015 1.615
April 2, 2015 1.608
April 1, 2015 1.618
March 31, 2015 1.652
March 30, 2015 1.711
March 27, 2015 1.694
March 26, 2015 1.696
March 25, 2015 1.698
March 24, 2015 1.719
March 23, 2015 1.753
March 20, 2015 1.765
   
March 19, 2015 1.755
March 18, 2015 1.749
March 17, 2015 1.739
March 16, 2015 1.752
March 13, 2015 1.728
March 12, 2015 1.745
March 11, 2015 1.716
March 10, 2015 1.705
March 9, 2015 1.710
March 6, 2015 1.673
March 5, 2015 1.708
March 4, 2015 1.706
March 3, 2015 1.717
March 2, 2015 1.708
Feb. 27, 2015 1.694
Feb. 26, 2015 1.706
Feb. 25, 2015 1.720
Feb. 24, 2015 1.714
Feb. 23, 2015 1.712
Feb. 20, 2015 1.71
Feb. 19, 2015 1.704
Feb. 18, 2015 1.689
Feb. 17, 2015 1.691
Feb. 13, 2015 1.709
Feb. 12, 2015 1.727

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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

Companies
Ford Motor 2.515
Toyota Motor 1.634
Honda Motor 1.160

GM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.8676 Dec 19 2011
Maximum 2.428 Dec 30 2010
Average 1.496

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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