LHC Group (LHCG)

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32.32 +1.07  +3.42% NASDAQ Mar 27, 5:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

LHC Group PS Ratio (TTM):

0.7632 for March 27, 2015

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March 27, 2015 0.7632
March 26, 2015 0.7379
March 25, 2015 0.7434
March 24, 2015 0.7651
March 23, 2015 0.767
March 20, 2015 0.7651
March 19, 2015 0.7677
March 18, 2015 0.7644
March 17, 2015 0.7677
March 16, 2015 0.7717
March 13, 2015 0.7639
March 12, 2015 0.7639
March 11, 2015 0.7611
March 10, 2015 0.771
March 9, 2015 0.7885
March 6, 2015 0.7859
March 5, 2015 0.8102
March 4, 2015 0.8123
March 3, 2015 0.8121
March 2, 2015 0.8107
Feb. 27, 2015 0.7981
Feb. 26, 2015 0.7937
Feb. 25, 2015 0.6831
Feb. 24, 2015 0.6888
Feb. 23, 2015 0.6938
Feb. 20, 2015 0.6912
   
Feb. 19, 2015 0.7112
Feb. 18, 2015 0.7186
Feb. 17, 2015 0.7101
Feb. 13, 2015 0.7183
Feb. 12, 2015 0.7318
Feb. 11, 2015 0.7254
Feb. 10, 2015 0.7202
Feb. 9, 2015 0.7089
Feb. 6, 2015 0.7103
Feb. 5, 2015 0.7115
Feb. 4, 2015 0.699
Feb. 3, 2015 0.682
Feb. 2, 2015 0.6836
Jan. 30, 2015 0.7018
Jan. 29, 2015 0.7188
Jan. 28, 2015 0.7018
Jan. 27, 2015 0.7063
Jan. 26, 2015 0.7004
Jan. 23, 2015 0.7068
Jan. 22, 2015 0.7254
Jan. 21, 2015 0.7112
Jan. 20, 2015 0.7061
Jan. 16, 2015 0.7209
Jan. 15, 2015 0.7162
Jan. 14, 2015 0.7261

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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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LHCG PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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Almost Family 0.7838
Chemed 1.478
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LHCG PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.3515 Nov 25 2011
Maximum 1.225 Apr 20 2010
Average 0.6340

LHCG PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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