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IBM PS Ratio (TTM):

1.851 for July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015 1.851
July 30, 2015 1.839
July 29, 2015 1.840
July 28, 2015 1.829
July 27, 2015 1.817
July 24, 2015 1.825
July 23, 2015 1.848
July 22, 2015 1.832
July 21, 2015 1.863
July 20, 2015 1.979
July 17, 2015 1.971
July 16, 2015 1.954
July 15, 2015 1.926
July 14, 2015 1.926
July 13, 2015 1.935
July 10, 2015 1.907
July 9, 2015 1.872
July 8, 2015 1.864
July 7, 2015 1.885
July 6, 2015 1.882
July 2, 2015 1.886
July 1, 2015 1.879
June 30, 2015 1.858
June 29, 2015 1.804
June 26, 2015 1.831
   
June 25, 2015 1.838
June 24, 2015 1.848
June 23, 2015 1.866
June 22, 2015 1.856
June 19, 2015 1.848
June 18, 2015 1.862
June 17, 2015 1.85
June 16, 2015 1.846
June 15, 2015 1.840
June 12, 2015 1.848
June 11, 2015 1.868
June 10, 2015 1.869
June 9, 2015 1.834
June 8, 2015 1.830
June 5, 2015 1.852
June 4, 2015 1.863
June 3, 2015 1.880
June 2, 2015 1.877
June 1, 2015 1.883
May 29, 2015 1.877
May 28, 2015 1.900
May 27, 2015 1.903
May 26, 2015 1.883
May 22, 2015 1.906
May 21, 2015 1.918

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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 3.172
Salesforce.com 8.253
Cisco Systems 3.015

IBM PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.625 Dec 16 2014
Maximum 2.386 Mar 14 2013
Average 2.050

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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