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IBM PS Ratio (TTM):

2.086 for Sept. 19, 2014

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Sept. 19, 2014 2.086
Sept. 18, 2014 2.083
Sept. 17, 2014 2.073
Sept. 16, 2014 2.074
Sept. 15, 2014 2.062
Sept. 12, 2014 2.056
Sept. 11, 2014 2.061
Sept. 10, 2014 2.059
Sept. 9, 2014 2.042
Sept. 8, 2014 2.044
Sept. 5, 2014 2.056
Sept. 4, 2014 2.050
Sept. 3, 2014 2.064
Sept. 2, 2014 2.059
Aug. 29, 2014 2.067
Aug. 28, 2014 2.064
Aug. 27, 2014 2.067
Aug. 26, 2014 2.075
Aug. 25, 2014 2.055
Aug. 22, 2014 2.047
Aug. 21, 2014 2.056
Aug. 20, 2014 2.044
Aug. 19, 2014 2.043
Aug. 18, 2014 2.036
Aug. 15, 2014 2.014
   
Aug. 14, 2014 2.020
Aug. 13, 2014 2.021
Aug. 12, 2014 2.014
Aug. 11, 2014 2.015
Aug. 8, 2014 2.006
Aug. 7, 2014 1.981
Aug. 6, 2014 1.999
Aug. 5, 2014 2.011
Aug. 4, 2014 2.039
Aug. 1, 2014 2.034
July 31, 2014 2.061
July 30, 2014 2.086
July 29, 2014 2.092
July 28, 2014 2.105
July 25, 2014 2.090
July 24, 2014 2.099
July 23, 2014 2.082
July 22, 2014 2.087
July 21, 2014 2.052
July 18, 2014 2.070
July 17, 2014 2.069
July 16, 2014 2.068
July 15, 2014 2.026
July 14, 2014 2.041
July 11, 2014 2.021

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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 3.525
Oracle 4.727
Microsoft 4.591

IBM PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.656 Sep 29 2009
Maximum 2.386 Mar 14 2013
Average 2.039

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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