LHC Group (LHCG)

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37.49 -0.01  -0.03% NASDAQ Jul 7, 8:00PM Delayed 2m USD

LHC Group PS Ratio (TTM):

0.8543 for July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015 0.8543
July 6, 2015 0.8541
July 2, 2015 0.8416
July 1, 2015 0.8548
June 30, 2015 0.8712
June 29, 2015 0.878
June 26, 2015 0.8853
June 25, 2015 0.8689
June 24, 2015 0.8459
June 23, 2015 0.8726
June 22, 2015 0.9111
June 19, 2015 0.9249
June 18, 2015 0.8842
June 17, 2015 0.865
June 16, 2015 0.8539
June 15, 2015 0.8343
June 12, 2015 0.8254
June 11, 2015 0.842
June 10, 2015 0.8307
June 9, 2015 0.827
June 8, 2015 0.824
June 5, 2015 0.8262
June 4, 2015 0.8252
June 3, 2015 0.8256
June 2, 2015 0.8416
June 1, 2015 0.8436
   
May 29, 2015 0.8373
May 28, 2015 0.8149
May 27, 2015 0.8179
May 26, 2015 0.799
May 22, 2015 0.7872
May 21, 2015 0.7887
May 20, 2015 0.82
May 19, 2015 0.801
May 18, 2015 0.7926
May 15, 2015 0.7762
May 14, 2015 0.776
May 13, 2015 0.7651
May 12, 2015 0.7755
May 11, 2015 0.7833
May 8, 2015 0.7801
May 7, 2015 0.7589
May 6, 2015 0.6954
May 5, 2015 0.6867
May 4, 2015 0.72
May 1, 2015 0.7206
April 30, 2015 0.7302
April 29, 2015 0.7594
April 28, 2015 0.8013
April 27, 2015 0.7753
April 24, 2015 0.8213

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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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Chemed 1.588
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LHCG PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.3515 Nov 25 2011
Maximum 0.9249 Jun 19 2015
Average 0.6201

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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