MSC Industrial Direct (MSM)

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MSC Industrial Direct Price to Book Value:

3.518 for March 27, 2015

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March 27, 2015 3.518
March 26, 2015 3.579
March 25, 2015 3.599
March 24, 2015 3.615
March 23, 2015 3.595
March 20, 2015 3.613
March 19, 2015 3.607
March 18, 2015 3.646
March 17, 2015 3.627
March 16, 2015 3.626
March 13, 2015 3.510
March 12, 2015 3.561
March 11, 2015 3.506
March 10, 2015 3.533
March 9, 2015 3.554
March 6, 2015 3.565
March 5, 2015 3.601
March 4, 2015 3.598
March 3, 2015 3.615
March 2, 2015 3.615
Feb. 27, 2015 3.606
Feb. 26, 2015 3.680
Feb. 25, 2015 3.730
Feb. 24, 2015 3.728
Feb. 23, 2015 3.745
   
Feb. 20, 2015 3.777
Feb. 19, 2015 3.778
Feb. 18, 2015 3.823
Feb. 17, 2015 3.810
Feb. 13, 2015 3.791
Feb. 12, 2015 3.771
Feb. 11, 2015 3.742
Feb. 10, 2015 3.752
Feb. 9, 2015 3.744
Feb. 6, 2015 3.738
Feb. 5, 2015 3.714
Feb. 4, 2015 3.706
Feb. 3, 2015 3.804
Feb. 2, 2015 3.748
Jan. 30, 2015 3.709
Jan. 29, 2015 3.736
Jan. 28, 2015 3.706
Jan. 27, 2015 3.717
Jan. 26, 2015 3.774
Jan. 23, 2015 3.755
Jan. 22, 2015 3.804
Jan. 21, 2015 3.793
Jan. 20, 2015 3.696
Jan. 16, 2015 3.705
Jan. 15, 2015 3.670

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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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MSM Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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Fastenal 6.360
W W Grainger 4.929
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MSM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 3.098 Aug 30 2010
Maximum 5.066 Apr 6 2011
Average 3.965

MSM Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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