LHC Group (LHCG)

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23.74 -0.03  -0.13% NASDAQ Nov 21, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

LHC Group PS Ratio (TTM):

0.5815 for Nov. 21, 2014

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Nov. 21, 2014 0.5815
Nov. 20, 2014 0.582
Nov. 19, 2014 0.5786
Nov. 18, 2014 0.5722
Nov. 17, 2014 0.5752
Nov. 14, 2014 0.5796
Nov. 13, 2014 0.5808
Nov. 12, 2014 0.5816
Nov. 11, 2014 0.5776
Nov. 10, 2014 0.5816
Nov. 7, 2014 0.5789
Nov. 6, 2014 0.5816
Nov. 5, 2014 0.5786
Nov. 4, 2014 0.5901
Nov. 3, 2014 0.5816
Oct. 31, 2014 0.5962
Oct. 30, 2014 0.5955
Oct. 29, 2014 0.5997
Oct. 28, 2014 0.5833
Oct. 27, 2014 0.5759
Oct. 24, 2014 0.5813
Oct. 23, 2014 0.572
Oct. 22, 2014 0.5683
Oct. 21, 2014 0.5811
Oct. 20, 2014 0.5816
   
Oct. 17, 2014 0.5757
Oct. 16, 2014 0.5794
Oct. 15, 2014 0.5779
Oct. 14, 2014 0.5762
Oct. 13, 2014 0.5816
Oct. 10, 2014 0.5681
Oct. 9, 2014 0.5654
Oct. 8, 2014 0.5796
Oct. 7, 2014 0.562
Oct. 6, 2014 0.5691
Oct. 3, 2014 0.5615
Oct. 2, 2014 0.5698
Oct. 1, 2014 0.5568
Sept. 30, 2014 0.5681
Sept. 29, 2014 0.5966
Sept. 26, 2014 0.5991
Sept. 25, 2014 0.5935
Sept. 24, 2014 0.6034
Sept. 23, 2014 0.6039
Sept. 22, 2014 0.5842
Sept. 19, 2014 0.5945
Sept. 18, 2014 0.6054
Sept. 17, 2014 0.6049
Sept. 16, 2014 0.6052
Sept. 15, 2014 0.6059

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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

Companies
DaVita HealthCare 1.297
Gentiva Health Services 0.3638
Almost Family 0.5502

LHCG PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.3515 Nov 25 2011
Maximum 1.248 Dec 29 2009
Average 0.6609

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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