Novartis (NVS)

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Novartis Price to Book Value:

3.434 for March 30, 2015

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March 30, 2015 3.434
March 27, 2015 3.403
March 26, 2015 3.375
March 25, 2015 3.402
March 24, 2015 3.454
March 23, 2015 3.470
March 20, 2015 3.446
March 19, 2015 3.385
March 18, 2015 3.403
March 17, 2015 3.308
March 16, 2015 3.318
March 13, 2015 3.289
March 12, 2015 3.289
March 11, 2015 3.261
March 10, 2015 3.261
March 9, 2015 3.321
March 6, 2015 3.303
March 5, 2015 3.354
March 4, 2015 3.357
March 3, 2015 3.358
March 2, 2015 3.392
Feb. 27, 2015 3.471
Feb. 26, 2015 3.491
Feb. 25, 2015 3.479
Feb. 24, 2015 3.479
   
Feb. 23, 2015 3.491
Feb. 20, 2015 3.478
Feb. 19, 2015 3.466
Feb. 18, 2015 3.463
Feb. 17, 2015 3.466
Feb. 13, 2015 3.464
Feb. 12, 2015 3.470
Feb. 11, 2015 3.467
Feb. 10, 2015 3.466
Feb. 9, 2015 3.473
Feb. 6, 2015 3.347
Feb. 5, 2015 3.315
Feb. 4, 2015 3.327
Feb. 3, 2015 3.302
Feb. 2, 2015 3.310
Jan. 30, 2015 3.301
Jan. 29, 2015 3.361
Jan. 28, 2015 3.292
Jan. 27, 2015 3.353
Jan. 26, 2015 3.270
Jan. 23, 2015 3.283
Jan. 22, 2015 3.282
Jan. 21, 2015 3.347
Jan. 20, 2015 3.440
Jan. 16, 2015 3.422

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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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NVS Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Eli Lilly 5.339
Bristol-Myers Squibb 7.359
GlaxoSmithKline 19.07

NVS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.814 May 26 2010
Maximum 3.491 Feb 23 2015
Average 2.443

NVS Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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