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IBM PS Ratio (TTM):

1.649 for Dec. 18, 2014

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Dec. 18, 2014 1.649
Dec. 17, 2014 1.598
Dec. 16, 2014 1.593
Dec. 15, 2014 1.610
Dec. 12, 2014 1.635
Dec. 11, 2014 1.695
Dec. 10, 2014 1.689
Dec. 9, 2014 1.715
Dec. 8, 2014 1.703
Dec. 5, 2014 1.718
Dec. 4, 2014 1.726
Dec. 3, 2014 1.731
Dec. 2, 2014 1.711
Dec. 1, 2014 1.700
Nov. 28, 2014 1.706
Nov. 26, 2014 1.704
Nov. 25, 2014 1.702
Nov. 24, 2014 1.706
Nov. 21, 2014 1.693
Nov. 20, 2014 1.69
Nov. 19, 2014 1.698
Nov. 18, 2014 1.703
Nov. 17, 2014 1.727
Nov. 14, 2014 1.727
Nov. 13, 2014 1.713
   
Nov. 12, 2014 1.704
Nov. 11, 2014 1.718
Nov. 10, 2014 1.72
Nov. 7, 2014 1.705
Nov. 6, 2014 1.699
Nov. 5, 2014 1.702
Nov. 4, 2014 1.711
Nov. 3, 2014 1.729
Oct. 31, 2014 1.730
Oct. 30, 2014 1.729
Oct. 29, 2014 1.720
Oct. 28, 2014 1.721
Oct. 27, 2014 1.703
Oct. 24, 2014 1.705
Oct. 23, 2014 1.706
Oct. 22, 2014 1.702
Oct. 21, 2014 1.717
Oct. 20, 2014 1.779
Oct. 17, 2014 1.915
Oct. 16, 2014 1.892
Oct. 15, 2014 1.912
Oct. 14, 2014 1.934
Oct. 13, 2014 1.931
Oct. 10, 2014 1.956
Oct. 9, 2014 1.961

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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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IBM PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Apple 3.665
Oracle 4.823
Microsoft 4.183

IBM PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.593 Dec 16 2014
Maximum 2.386 Mar 14 2013
Average 2.040

IBM PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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