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103.72 -2.15  -2.03% NYSE Jul 31, 4:59PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Laboratory of America PS Ratio (TTM):

1.561 for July 31, 2014

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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
June 10, 2014 1.592
June 9, 2014 1.596
June 6, 2014 1.603
June 5, 2014 1.622
June 4, 2014 1.617
June 3, 2014 1.589
June 2, 2014 1.582
May 30, 2014 1.590
May 29, 2014 1.595
May 28, 2014 1.559
May 27, 2014 1.563
May 23, 2014 1.561
May 22, 2014 1.554
May 21, 2014 1.554

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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 1.278
Myriad Genetics 3.819
LipoScience 0.9614

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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