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43.93 +0.03  +0.07% NASDAQ Aug 28, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Microsoft Price to Book Value:

4.387 for Aug. 28, 2015

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Aug. 28, 2015 4.387
Aug. 27, 2015 4.384
Aug. 26, 2015 4.266
Aug. 25, 2015 4.042
Aug. 24, 2015 4.163
Aug. 21, 2015 4.301
Aug. 20, 2015 4.560
Aug. 19, 2015 4.655
Aug. 18, 2015 4.721
Aug. 17, 2015 4.726
Aug. 14, 2015 4.694
Aug. 13, 2015 4.667
Aug. 12, 2015 4.668
Aug. 11, 2015 4.635
Aug. 10, 2015 4.727
Aug. 7, 2015 4.668
Aug. 6, 2015 4.656
Aug. 5, 2015 4.752
Aug. 4, 2015 4.748
Aug. 3, 2015 4.675
July 31, 2015 4.664
July 30, 2015 4.682
July 29, 2015 4.623
July 28, 2015 4.528
July 27, 2015 4.529
   
July 24, 2015 4.605
July 23, 2015 4.622
July 22, 2015 4.565
July 21, 2015 4.739
July 20, 2015 4.703
July 17, 2015 4.673
July 16, 2015 4.677
July 15, 2015 4.587
July 14, 2015 4.573
July 13, 2015 4.565
July 10, 2015 4.471
July 9, 2015 4.462
July 8, 2015 4.434
July 7, 2015 4.440
July 6, 2015 4.449
July 2, 2015 4.450
July 1, 2015 4.455
June 30, 2015 4.425
June 29, 2015 3.982
June 26, 2015 4.062
June 25, 2015 4.097
June 24, 2015 4.096
June 23, 2015 4.120
June 22, 2015 4.149
June 19, 2015 4.138

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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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MSFT Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Oracle 3.338
VMware 4.481
Box 7.161

MSFT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 3.053 Jan 10 2013
Maximum 5.158 Dec 23 2010
Average 3.917

MSFT Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: price_to_book_value
  • Latest data point: =YCP("MSFT", "price_to_book_value")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("MSFT", "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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