MSC Industrial Direct (MSM)

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MSC Industrial Direct Price to Book Value:

3.851 for July 28, 2014

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July 28, 2014 3.851
July 25, 2014 3.887
July 24, 2014 3.885
July 23, 2014 3.864
July 22, 2014 3.894
July 21, 2014 3.874
July 18, 2014 3.877
July 17, 2014 3.847
July 16, 2014 3.918
July 15, 2014 3.926
July 14, 2014 3.922
July 11, 2014 3.880
July 10, 2014 3.875
July 9, 2014 3.901
July 8, 2014 4.093
July 7, 2014 4.078
July 3, 2014 4.187
July 2, 2014 4.131
July 1, 2014 4.143
June 30, 2014 4.192
June 27, 2014 4.146
June 26, 2014 4.117
June 25, 2014 4.147
June 24, 2014 4.101
June 23, 2014 4.121
   
June 20, 2014 4.134
June 19, 2014 4.147
June 18, 2014 4.157
June 17, 2014 4.130
June 16, 2014 4.114
June 13, 2014 4.115
June 12, 2014 4.126
June 11, 2014 4.214
June 10, 2014 4.213
June 9, 2014 4.190
June 6, 2014 4.175
June 5, 2014 4.140
June 4, 2014 4.070
June 3, 2014 4.037
June 2, 2014 4.072
May 30, 2014 4.190
May 29, 2014 4.156
May 28, 2014 4.121
May 27, 2014 4.123
May 23, 2014 4.086
May 22, 2014 4.067
May 21, 2014 4.050
May 20, 2014 4.015
May 19, 2014 4.082
May 16, 2014 4.079

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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 7.173
W W Grainger 4.786
Applied Industrial 2.662

MSM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.966 Aug 17 2009
Maximum 5.066 Apr 6 2011
Average 3.921

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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