Prospect Capital (PSEC)

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8.64 +0.01  +0.12% NASDAQ Dec 19, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Prospect Capital Price to Book Value:

0.8352 for Dec. 19, 2014

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Dec. 19, 2014 0.8352
Dec. 18, 2014 0.8342
Dec. 17, 2014 0.8168
Dec. 16, 2014 0.8042
Dec. 15, 2014 0.7897
Dec. 12, 2014 0.7839
Dec. 11, 2014 0.7926
Dec. 10, 2014 0.7878
Dec. 9, 2014 0.8052
Dec. 8, 2014 0.7994
Dec. 5, 2014 0.8593
Dec. 4, 2014 0.8593
Dec. 3, 2014 0.8777
Dec. 2, 2014 0.8825
Dec. 1, 2014 0.8748
Nov. 28, 2014 0.9115
Nov. 26, 2014 0.9134
Nov. 25, 2014 0.9164
Nov. 24, 2014 0.9308
Nov. 21, 2014 0.9279
Nov. 20, 2014 0.9337
Nov. 19, 2014 0.9333
Nov. 18, 2014 0.9357
Nov. 17, 2014 0.9337
Nov. 14, 2014 0.9366
   
Nov. 13, 2014 0.9328
Nov. 12, 2014 0.9366
Nov. 11, 2014 0.9279
Nov. 10, 2014 0.925
Nov. 7, 2014 0.9212
Nov. 6, 2014 0.9028
Nov. 5, 2014 0.9048
Nov. 4, 2014 0.9028
Nov. 3, 2014 0.9192
Oct. 31, 2014 0.9153
Oct. 30, 2014 0.92
Oct. 29, 2014 0.922
Oct. 28, 2014 0.9363
Oct. 27, 2014 0.9344
Oct. 24, 2014 0.9306
Oct. 23, 2014 0.921
Oct. 22, 2014 0.9239
Oct. 21, 2014 0.9267
Oct. 20, 2014 0.9248
Oct. 17, 2014 0.921
Oct. 16, 2014 0.8923
Oct. 15, 2014 0.8675
Oct. 14, 2014 0.8933
Oct. 13, 2014 0.8962
Oct. 10, 2014 0.8952

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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 1.429
Ares Capital 0.952
Pennant Park Investment 0.8888

PSEC Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7155 Aug 8 2011
Maximum 1.343 Sep 17 2012
Average 1.040

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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