Altria Group (MO)

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44.61 +0.25  +0.56% NYSE Sep 17, 4:59PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Altria Group PS Ratio (TTM):

5.001 for Sept. 17, 2014

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Sept. 17, 2014 5.001
Sept. 16, 2014 4.973
Sept. 15, 2014 4.963
Sept. 12, 2014 4.839
Sept. 11, 2014 4.842
Sept. 10, 2014 4.917
Sept. 9, 2014 4.894
Sept. 8, 2014 4.876
Sept. 5, 2014 4.865
Sept. 4, 2014 4.837
Sept. 3, 2014 4.846
Sept. 2, 2014 4.842
Aug. 29, 2014 4.830
Aug. 28, 2014 4.811
Aug. 26, 2014 4.805
Aug. 25, 2014 4.795
Aug. 22, 2014 4.775
Aug. 21, 2014 4.774
Aug. 20, 2014 4.760
Aug. 19, 2014 4.787
Aug. 18, 2014 4.765
Aug. 15, 2014 4.731
Aug. 14, 2014 4.738
Aug. 13, 2014 4.717
Aug. 12, 2014 4.704
   
Aug. 11, 2014 4.710
Aug. 8, 2014 4.667
Aug. 7, 2014 4.614
Aug. 6, 2014 4.645
Aug. 5, 2014 4.548
Aug. 4, 2014 4.566
Aug. 1, 2014 4.541
July 31, 2014 4.552
July 30, 2014 4.610
July 29, 2014 4.657
July 28, 2014 4.670
July 25, 2014 4.680
July 24, 2014 4.713
July 23, 2014 4.677
July 22, 2014 4.701
July 21, 2014 4.710
July 18, 2014 4.728
July 17, 2014 4.662
July 16, 2014 4.689
July 15, 2014 4.682
July 14, 2014 4.860
July 11, 2014 4.869
July 10, 2014 4.815
July 9, 2014 4.798
July 8, 2014 4.788

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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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MO PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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Reynolds American 3.762
Philip Morris 4.481
Lorillard 3.129

MO PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.384 Feb 8 2010
Maximum 5.001 Sep 17 2014
Average 3.588

MO PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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