Laboratory of America (LH)

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Laboratory of America PS Ratio (TTM):

1.495 for Nov. 26, 2014

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Nov. 26, 2014 1.495
Nov. 25, 2014 1.472
Nov. 24, 2014 1.488
Nov. 21, 2014 1.471
Nov. 20, 2014 1.473
Nov. 19, 2014 1.478
Nov. 18, 2014 1.481
Nov. 17, 2014 1.465
Nov. 14, 2014 1.447
Nov. 13, 2014 1.458
Nov. 12, 2014 1.474
Nov. 11, 2014 1.465
Nov. 10, 2014 1.478
Nov. 7, 2014 1.472
Nov. 6, 2014 1.507
Nov. 5, 2014 1.496
Nov. 4, 2014 1.499
Nov. 3, 2014 1.482
Oct. 31, 2014 1.60
Oct. 30, 2014 1.572
Oct. 29, 2014 1.562
Oct. 28, 2014 1.574
Oct. 27, 2014 1.510
Oct. 24, 2014 1.519
Oct. 23, 2014 1.503
   
Oct. 22, 2014 1.480
Oct. 21, 2014 1.483
Oct. 20, 2014 1.448
Oct. 17, 2014 1.444
Oct. 16, 2014 1.435
Oct. 15, 2014 1.439
Oct. 14, 2014 1.432
Oct. 13, 2014 1.446
Oct. 10, 2014 1.450
Oct. 9, 2014 1.441
Oct. 8, 2014 1.475
Oct. 7, 2014 1.449
Oct. 6, 2014 1.484
Oct. 3, 2014 1.501
Oct. 2, 2014 1.496
Oct. 1, 2014 1.481
Sept. 30, 2014 1.490
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

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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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LH PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.389 Feb 3 2014
Maximum 2.035 May 31 2011
Average 1.649

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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