Laboratory of America (LH)

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121.22 +1.83  +1.53% NYSE Jun 30, 8:00PM Delayed 2m USD

Laboratory of America PS Ratio (TTM):

1.677 for June 30, 2015

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Laboratory of America Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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June 30, 2015 1.677
June 29, 2015 1.652
June 26, 2015 1.682
June 25, 2015 1.673
June 24, 2015 1.641
June 23, 2015 1.659
June 22, 2015 1.670
June 19, 2015 1.674
June 18, 2015 1.663
June 17, 2015 1.661
June 16, 2015 1.667
June 15, 2015 1.650
June 12, 2015 1.658
June 11, 2015 1.676
June 10, 2015 1.670
June 9, 2015 1.659
June 8, 2015 1.667
June 5, 2015 1.651
June 4, 2015 1.656
June 3, 2015 1.624
June 2, 2015 1.632
June 1, 2015 1.642
May 29, 2015 1.632
May 28, 2015 1.645
May 27, 2015 1.652
   
May 26, 2015 1.658
May 22, 2015 1.680
May 21, 2015 1.665
May 20, 2015 1.654
May 19, 2015 1.637
May 18, 2015 1.643
May 15, 2015 1.622
May 14, 2015 1.628
May 13, 2015 1.612
May 12, 2015 1.609
May 11, 2015 1.625
May 8, 2015 1.638
May 7, 2015 1.638
May 6, 2015 1.621
May 5, 2015 1.623
May 4, 2015 1.649
May 1, 2015 1.657
April 30, 2015 1.654
April 29, 2015 1.669
April 28, 2015 1.708
April 27, 2015 1.738
April 24, 2015 1.756
April 23, 2015 1.748
April 22, 2015 1.747
April 21, 2015 1.742

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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 1.406
Myriad Genetics 3.567
BRLI 1.303

LH PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.389 Feb 03 2014
Maximum 2.035 May 31 2011
Average 1.641

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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