Main Street Capital (MAIN)

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32.06 +0.34  +1.07% NYSE Sep 19, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Main Street Capital Price to Book Value:

1.525 for Sept. 19, 2014

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Sept. 19, 2014 1.525
Sept. 18, 2014 1.509
Sept. 17, 2014 1.515
Sept. 16, 2014 1.524
Sept. 15, 2014 1.515
Sept. 12, 2014 1.548
Sept. 11, 2014 1.550
Sept. 10, 2014 1.547
Sept. 9, 2014 1.54
Sept. 8, 2014 1.545
Sept. 5, 2014 1.554
Sept. 4, 2014 1.55
Sept. 3, 2014 1.551
Sept. 2, 2014 1.553
Aug. 29, 2014 1.549
Aug. 28, 2014 1.546
Aug. 26, 2014 1.545
Aug. 25, 2014 1.542
Aug. 22, 2014 1.533
Aug. 21, 2014 1.527
Aug. 20, 2014 1.532
Aug. 19, 2014 1.532
Aug. 18, 2014 1.541
Aug. 15, 2014 1.540
Aug. 14, 2014 1.538
   
Aug. 13, 2014 1.550
Aug. 12, 2014 1.520
Aug. 11, 2014 1.518
Aug. 8, 2014 1.499
Aug. 7, 2014 1.474
Aug. 6, 2014 1.481
Aug. 5, 2014 1.482
Aug. 4, 2014 1.482
Aug. 1, 2014 1.467
July 31, 2014 1.445
July 30, 2014 1.491
July 29, 2014 1.503
July 28, 2014 1.517
July 25, 2014 1.520
July 24, 2014 1.519
July 23, 2014 1.512
July 22, 2014 1.499
July 21, 2014 1.506
July 18, 2014 1.511
July 17, 2014 1.497
July 16, 2014 1.532
July 15, 2014 1.536
July 14, 2014 1.532
July 11, 2014 1.532
July 10, 2014 1.528

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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
Ares Capital 1.041
Pennant Park Investment 0.9983
BlackRock Kelso Capital 0.9011

MAIN Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.107 Oct 30 2009
Maximum 1.858 Mar 14 2013
Average 1.486

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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