Main Street Capital (MAIN)

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30.94 +0.45  +1.48% NYSE Oct 24, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Main Street Capital Price to Book Value:

1.471 for Oct. 24, 2014

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Oct. 24, 2014 1.471
Oct. 23, 2014 1.450
Oct. 22, 2014 1.448
Oct. 21, 2014 1.458
Oct. 20, 2014 1.436
Oct. 17, 2014 1.425
Oct. 16, 2014 1.402
Oct. 15, 2014 1.307
Oct. 14, 2014 1.350
Oct. 13, 2014 1.378
Oct. 10, 2014 1.412
Oct. 9, 2014 1.443
Oct. 8, 2014 1.450
Oct. 7, 2014 1.446
Oct. 6, 2014 1.450
Oct. 3, 2014 1.462
Oct. 2, 2014 1.456
Oct. 1, 2014 1.443
Sept. 30, 2014 1.457
Sept. 29, 2014 1.494
Sept. 26, 2014 1.502
Sept. 25, 2014 1.484
Sept. 24, 2014 1.486
Sept. 23, 2014 1.473
Sept. 22, 2014 1.489
   
Sept. 19, 2014 1.524
Sept. 18, 2014 1.508
Sept. 17, 2014 1.514
Sept. 16, 2014 1.524
Sept. 15, 2014 1.515
Sept. 12, 2014 1.547
Sept. 11, 2014 1.549
Sept. 10, 2014 1.547
Sept. 9, 2014 1.540
Sept. 8, 2014 1.545
Sept. 5, 2014 1.554
Sept. 4, 2014 1.550
Sept. 3, 2014 1.551
Sept. 2, 2014 1.553
Aug. 29, 2014 1.548
Aug. 28, 2014 1.546
Aug. 27, 2014 1.539
Aug. 26, 2014 1.545
Aug. 25, 2014 1.541
Aug. 22, 2014 1.533
Aug. 21, 2014 1.526
Aug. 20, 2014 1.532
Aug. 19, 2014 1.531
Aug. 18, 2014 1.541
Aug. 15, 2014 1.539

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About Price to Book Ratio

Price to book value is a financial ratio used to compare a company's book value to its current market price. Book value is an accounting term denoting the portion of the company held by the shareholders at accounting value (not market value). In other words, book value is the company's total tangible assets less its total liabilities.

The ratio has two calculation methods. In the first way, the company's market capitalization is divided by the company's total book value from its balance sheet. The second way, using per-share values, is to divide the company's current share price by the book value per share. In general, a low price to book value indicates that a stock is undervalued and thus more desirable.

In theory, if you purchased stock with a price to book value less than 1 and the company immediately went bankrupt, you would gain money on your investment. In reality, this may not be true since there are times when liquidation value, or the price at which a company's assets can be sold, is less than the book value of those assets.

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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MAIN Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Fidus Investment 1.128
AllianceBernstein 1.649
American Capital 0.7261

MAIN Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.107 Oct 30 2009
Maximum 1.858 Mar 14 2013
Average 1.492

MAIN Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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