Laboratory of America (LH)

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Laboratory of America PS Ratio (TTM):

1.598 for Aug. 20, 2014

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Laboratory of America Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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Aug. 20, 2014 1.598
Aug. 19, 2014 1.592
Aug. 18, 2014 1.586
Aug. 15, 2014 1.565
Aug. 14, 2014 1.580
Aug. 13, 2014 1.560
Aug. 12, 2014 1.548
Aug. 11, 2014 1.548
Aug. 8, 2014 1.552
Aug. 7, 2014 1.536
Aug. 6, 2014 1.550
Aug. 5, 2014 1.549
Aug. 4, 2014 1.567
Aug. 1, 2014 1.554
July 31, 2014 1.561
July 30, 2014 1.594
July 29, 2014 1.586
July 28, 2014 1.591
July 25, 2014 1.596
July 24, 2014 1.597
July 23, 2014 1.59
July 22, 2014 1.590
July 21, 2014 1.579
July 18, 2014 1.558
July 17, 2014 1.587
   
July 16, 2014 1.602
July 15, 2014 1.583
July 14, 2014 1.582
July 11, 2014 1.574
July 10, 2014 1.565
July 9, 2014 1.572
July 8, 2014 1.564
July 7, 2014 1.579
July 3, 2014 1.594
July 2, 2014 1.585
July 1, 2014 1.573
June 30, 2014 1.541
June 27, 2014 1.576
June 26, 2014 1.556
June 25, 2014 1.568
June 24, 2014 1.584
June 23, 2014 1.589
June 20, 2014 1.584
June 19, 2014 1.564
June 18, 2014 1.555
June 17, 2014 1.550
June 16, 2014 1.562
June 13, 2014 1.577
June 12, 2014 1.577
June 11, 2014 1.581

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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

Companies
Quest Diagnostics 1.273
Agilent Technologies 2.941
Thermo Fisher Scientific 3.165

LH PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.389 Feb 3 2014
Maximum 2.035 May 31 2011
Average 1.655

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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