Main Street Capital (MAIN)

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31.94 +0.03  +0.09% NYSE Jul 1, 5:01PM Delayed 2m USD

Main Street Capital Price to Book Value:

1.469 for July 1, 2015

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July 1, 2015 1.469
June 30, 2015 1.468
June 29, 2015 1.461
June 26, 2015 1.499
June 25, 2015 1.490
June 24, 2015 1.487
June 23, 2015 1.472
June 22, 2015 1.462
June 19, 2015 1.443
June 18, 2015 1.452
June 17, 2015 1.449
June 16, 2015 1.444
June 15, 2015 1.455
June 12, 2015 1.456
June 11, 2015 1.449
June 10, 2015 1.437
June 9, 2015 1.430
June 8, 2015 1.430
June 5, 2015 1.439
June 4, 2015 1.426
June 3, 2015 1.438
June 2, 2015 1.430
June 1, 2015 1.419
May 29, 2015 1.420
May 28, 2015 1.416
May 27, 2015 1.411
   
May 26, 2015 1.412
May 22, 2015 1.421
May 21, 2015 1.425
May 20, 2015 1.424
May 19, 2015 1.429
May 18, 2015 1.418
May 15, 2015 1.426
May 14, 2015 1.415
May 13, 2015 1.417
May 12, 2015 1.41
May 11, 2015 1.416
May 8, 2015 1.413
May 7, 2015 1.401
May 6, 2015 1.401
May 5, 2015 1.420
May 4, 2015 1.440
May 1, 2015 1.438
April 30, 2015 1.433
April 29, 2015 1.440
April 28, 2015 1.442
April 27, 2015 1.434
April 24, 2015 1.435
April 23, 2015 1.431
April 22, 2015 1.413
April 21, 2015 1.410

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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
Pennant Park Investment 0.8569
Prospect Capital 0.7157
KCAP Financial 0.8355

MAIN Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.123 Aug 08 2011
Maximum 1.858 Mar 14 2013
Average 1.513

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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