Mela Sciences (MELA)

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Mela Sciences PS Ratio (TTM):

9.375 for April 20, 2015

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April 20, 2015 9.375
April 17, 2015 9.259
April 16, 2015 9.838
April 15, 2015 10.07
April 14, 2015 11.40
April 13, 2015 12.85
April 10, 2015 13.72
April 9, 2015 14.00
April 8, 2015 13.89
April 7, 2015 13.83
April 6, 2015 13.19
April 2, 2015 14.12
April 1, 2015 14.35
March 31, 2015 14.87
March 30, 2015 16.09
March 27, 2015 17.30
March 26, 2015 16.55
March 25, 2015 15.62
March 24, 2015 17.77
March 23, 2015 17.77
March 20, 2015 18.29
March 19, 2015 19.21
March 18, 2015 19.56
March 17, 2015 20.08
March 16, 2015 20.66
March 13, 2015 17.59
   
March 12, 2015 18.58
March 11, 2015 19.21
March 10, 2015 12.04
March 9, 2015 12.90
March 6, 2015 10.60
March 5, 2015 10.47
March 4, 2015 10.53
March 3, 2015 10.59
March 2, 2015 10.76
Feb. 27, 2015 10.24
Feb. 26, 2015 10.65
Feb. 25, 2015 11.46
Feb. 24, 2015 11.11
Feb. 23, 2015 11.05
Feb. 20, 2015 12.09
Feb. 19, 2015 12.50
Feb. 18, 2015 11.46
Feb. 17, 2015 9.316
Feb. 13, 2015 8.970
Feb. 12, 2015 8.449
Feb. 11, 2015 8.680
Feb. 10, 2015 8.565
Feb. 9, 2015 8.391
Feb. 6, 2015 7.928
Feb. 5, 2015 8.102

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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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MELA PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 6.944 Dec 31 2014
Maximum 234.59 Jan 15 2013
Average 55.65

MELA PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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