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Microsoft PS Ratio (TTM):

4.324 for Oct. 23, 2014

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Oct. 23, 2014 4.324
Oct. 22, 2014 4.288
Oct. 21, 2014 4.336
Oct. 20, 2014 4.259
Oct. 17, 2014 4.216
Oct. 16, 2014 4.130
Oct. 15, 2014 4.176
Oct. 14, 2014 4.225
Oct. 13, 2014 4.217
Oct. 10, 2014 4.254
Oct. 9, 2014 4.43
Oct. 8, 2014 4.520
Oct. 7, 2014 4.399
Oct. 6, 2014 4.453
Oct. 3, 2014 4.453
Oct. 2, 2014 4.421
Oct. 1, 2014 4.435
Sept. 30, 2014 4.479
Sept. 29, 2014 4.487
Sept. 26, 2014 4.484
Sept. 25, 2014 4.448
Sept. 24, 2014 4.549
Sept. 23, 2014 4.499
Sept. 22, 2014 4.547
Sept. 19, 2014 4.591
   
Sept. 18, 2014 4.510
Sept. 17, 2014 4.495
Sept. 16, 2014 4.518
Sept. 15, 2014 4.468
Sept. 12, 2014 4.512
Sept. 11, 2014 4.541
Sept. 10, 2014 4.526
Sept. 9, 2014 4.518
Sept. 8, 2014 4.490
Sept. 5, 2014 4.436
Sept. 4, 2014 4.373
Sept. 3, 2014 4.344
Sept. 2, 2014 4.357
Aug. 29, 2014 4.389
Aug. 28, 2014 4.336
Aug. 27, 2014 4.335
Aug. 26, 2014 4.348
Aug. 25, 2014 4.364
Aug. 22, 2014 4.362
Aug. 21, 2014 4.369
Aug. 20, 2014 4.343
Aug. 19, 2014 4.380
Aug. 18, 2014 4.358
Aug. 15, 2014 4.328
Aug. 14, 2014 4.277

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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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MSFT PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Oracle 4.471
Apple 3.450
Qualcomm 4.871

MSFT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.914 Nov 25 2011
Maximum 4.985 Dec 29 2009
Average 3.687

MSFT PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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