Prospect Capital (PSEC)

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Prospect Capital Price to Book Value:

0.8156 for March 27, 2015

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March 27, 2015 0.8156
March 26, 2015 0.8262
March 25, 2015 0.8252
March 24, 2015 0.8233
March 23, 2015 0.8262
March 20, 2015 0.8271
March 19, 2015 0.8223
March 18, 2015 0.8262
March 17, 2015 0.8204
March 16, 2015 0.8233
March 13, 2015 0.8223
March 12, 2015 0.8242
March 11, 2015 0.8204
March 10, 2015 0.8223
March 9, 2015 0.8358
March 6, 2015 0.8436
March 5, 2015 0.8445
March 4, 2015 0.8474
March 3, 2015 0.8416
March 2, 2015 0.831
Feb. 27, 2015 0.8339
Feb. 26, 2015 0.8329
Feb. 25, 2015 0.8416
Feb. 24, 2015 0.8508
Feb. 23, 2015 0.8474
Feb. 20, 2015 0.8503
   
Feb. 19, 2015 0.8494
Feb. 18, 2015 0.8455
Feb. 17, 2015 0.8484
Feb. 13, 2015 0.8378
Feb. 12, 2015 0.831
Feb. 11, 2015 0.8194
Feb. 10, 2015 0.8339
Feb. 9, 2015 0.8349
Feb. 6, 2015 0.8339
Feb. 5, 2015 0.8175
Feb. 4, 2015 0.803
Feb. 3, 2015 0.8165
Feb. 2, 2015 0.7949
Jan. 30, 2015 0.7968
Jan. 29, 2015 0.7997
Jan. 28, 2015 0.8113
Jan. 27, 2015 0.8297
Jan. 26, 2015 0.8326
Jan. 23, 2015 0.8268
Jan. 22, 2015 0.821
Jan. 21, 2015 0.8152
Jan. 20, 2015 0.8084
Jan. 16, 2015 0.8133
Jan. 15, 2015 0.8026
Jan. 14, 2015 0.8162

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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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PSEC Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Main Street Capital 1.492
Pennant Park Investment 0.8727
Ares Capital 1.022

PSEC Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7155 Aug 8 2011
Maximum 1.343 Sep 17 2012
Average 1.022

PSEC Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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