Laboratory of America (LH)

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Laboratory of America PS Ratio (TTM):

1.561 for Oct. 24, 2014

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Oct. 24, 2014 1.561
Oct. 23, 2014 1.546
Oct. 22, 2014 1.521
Oct. 21, 2014 1.525
Oct. 20, 2014 1.489
Oct. 17, 2014 1.485
Oct. 16, 2014 1.475
Oct. 15, 2014 1.479
Oct. 14, 2014 1.472
Oct. 13, 2014 1.487
Oct. 10, 2014 1.491
Oct. 9, 2014 1.482
Oct. 8, 2014 1.517
Oct. 7, 2014 1.490
Oct. 6, 2014 1.526
Oct. 3, 2014 1.543
Oct. 2, 2014 1.538
Oct. 1, 2014 1.523
Sept. 30, 2014 1.532
Sept. 29, 2014 1.552
Sept. 26, 2014 1.548
Sept. 25, 2014 1.536
Sept. 24, 2014 1.564
Sept. 23, 2014 1.550
Sept. 22, 2014 1.573
   
Sept. 19, 2014 1.597
Sept. 18, 2014 1.596
Sept. 17, 2014 1.597
Sept. 16, 2014 1.611
Sept. 15, 2014 1.593
Sept. 12, 2014 1.601
Sept. 11, 2014 1.615
Sept. 10, 2014 1.613
Sept. 9, 2014 1.629
Sept. 8, 2014 1.628
Sept. 5, 2014 1.625
Sept. 4, 2014 1.625
Sept. 3, 2014 1.627
Sept. 2, 2014 1.604
Aug. 29, 2014 1.614
Aug. 28, 2014 1.586
Aug. 27, 2014 1.592
Aug. 26, 2014 1.602
Aug. 25, 2014 1.610
Aug. 22, 2014 1.599
Aug. 21, 2014 1.608
Aug. 20, 2014 1.598
Aug. 19, 2014 1.592
Aug. 18, 2014 1.586
Aug. 15, 2014 1.565

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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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LH PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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LipoScience 1.682
Quest Diagnostics 1.271
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LH PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.389 Feb 3 2014
Maximum 2.035 May 31 2011
Average 1.653

LH PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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