Salem Communications (SALM)

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7.84 -0.08  -1.01% NASDAQ Sep 15, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Salem Communications PS Ratio (TTM):

0.8007 for Sept. 15, 2014

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Sept. 15, 2014 0.8007
Sept. 12, 2014 0.8089
Sept. 11, 2014 0.7977
Sept. 10, 2014 0.813
Sept. 9, 2014 0.8089
Sept. 8, 2014 0.7997
Sept. 5, 2014 0.7967
Sept. 4, 2014 0.8018
Sept. 3, 2014 0.812
Sept. 2, 2014 0.8161
Aug. 29, 2014 0.8467
Aug. 28, 2014 0.8263
Aug. 26, 2014 0.8508
Aug. 25, 2014 0.8477
Aug. 22, 2014 0.8406
Aug. 21, 2014 0.8436
Aug. 20, 2014 0.8212
Aug. 19, 2014 0.8467
Aug. 18, 2014 0.8457
Aug. 15, 2014 0.8518
Aug. 14, 2014 0.8487
Aug. 13, 2014 0.8304
Aug. 12, 2014 0.8253
Aug. 11, 2014 0.8498
Aug. 8, 2014 0.8396
   
Aug. 7, 2014 0.8814
Aug. 6, 2014 0.8682
Aug. 5, 2014 0.8784
Aug. 4, 2014 0.908
Aug. 1, 2014 0.9049
July 31, 2014 0.8896
July 30, 2014 0.9182
July 29, 2014 0.8957
July 28, 2014 0.9202
July 25, 2014 0.9029
July 24, 2014 0.9202
July 23, 2014 0.957
July 22, 2014 0.9764
July 21, 2014 0.9754
July 18, 2014 0.9453
July 17, 2014 0.9427
July 16, 2014 0.9856
July 15, 2014 0.9815
July 14, 2014 0.9948
July 11, 2014 0.955
July 10, 2014 0.9723
July 9, 2014 0.9703
July 8, 2014 0.9734
July 7, 2014 0.9734
July 3, 2014 0.9928

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About Price to Sales Ratio

The price to sales ratio (PS ratio) is calculated by dividing stock price by the revenue per share. It is most useful for comparing companies within a sector or industry because "normal" values for this ratio vary from industry to industry. In general, low price to sales ratios are more appealing because they suggest that a company is undervalued.

An example illustrating why PS ratios should not be compared across industries: On June 21, 2010, Starbucks had a PS ratio of 1.12 while Yahoo! had a PS ratio of 2.56. In other words, Yahoo! shareholders were paying $2.56 for $1 of sales while Starbucks shareholders would only pay $1.12 for $1 of sales. However, at that same moment, the two companies' price to earnings ratios were virtually identical (Starbucks: 28.09 and Yahoo!: 27.78). Hence, shareholders were paying nearly the same amount for $1.00 in earnings. The PS ratios, though, are less comparable since Yahoo!'s profit margins are much higher than that of Starbucks.

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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SALM PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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Beasley Broadcast Group 1.366
Cumulus Media 0.7673
Emmis Communications 0.5584

SALM PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.2502 Sep 28 2009
Maximum 1.094 Mar 19 2014
Average 0.6003

SALM PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: ps_ratio
  • Latest data point: =YCP("SALM", "ps_ratio")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("SALM", "ps_ratio", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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