Main Street Capital (MAIN)

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32.30 -0.11  -0.34% NYSE Nov 25, 5:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Main Street Capital Price to Book Value:

1.532 for Nov. 25, 2014

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Nov. 25, 2014 1.532
Nov. 24, 2014 1.537
Nov. 21, 2014 1.528
Nov. 20, 2014 1.539
Nov. 19, 2014 1.532
Nov. 18, 2014 1.531
Nov. 17, 2014 1.537
Nov. 14, 2014 1.537
Nov. 13, 2014 1.536
Nov. 12, 2014 1.534
Nov. 11, 2014 1.526
Nov. 10, 2014 1.530
Nov. 7, 2014 1.531
Nov. 6, 2014 1.497
Nov. 5, 2014 1.516
Nov. 4, 2014 1.513
Nov. 3, 2014 1.511
Oct. 31, 2014 1.508
Oct. 30, 2014 1.502
Oct. 29, 2014 1.502
Oct. 28, 2014 1.484
Oct. 27, 2014 1.460
Oct. 24, 2014 1.468
Oct. 23, 2014 1.446
Oct. 22, 2014 1.444
   
Oct. 21, 2014 1.454
Oct. 20, 2014 1.432
Oct. 17, 2014 1.421
Oct. 16, 2014 1.398
Oct. 15, 2014 1.304
Oct. 14, 2014 1.347
Oct. 13, 2014 1.375
Oct. 10, 2014 1.409
Oct. 9, 2014 1.439
Oct. 8, 2014 1.446
Oct. 7, 2014 1.442
Oct. 6, 2014 1.447
Oct. 3, 2014 1.458
Oct. 2, 2014 1.452
Oct. 1, 2014 1.439
Sept. 30, 2014 1.453
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

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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 1.084
AllianceBernstein 1.714
American Capital 0.74

MAIN Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.123 Aug 8 2011
Maximum 1.858 Mar 14 2013
Average 1.498

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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