Salem Communications (SALM)

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Salem Communications PS Ratio (TTM):

0.7722 for Sept. 30, 2014

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Sept. 30, 2014 0.7722
Sept. 29, 2014 0.7737
Sept. 26, 2014 0.7752
Sept. 25, 2014 0.7793
Sept. 24, 2014 0.7558
Sept. 23, 2014 0.7589
Sept. 22, 2014 0.7793
Sept. 19, 2014 0.7783
Sept. 18, 2014 0.7967
Sept. 17, 2014 0.8069
Sept. 16, 2014 0.7946
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. 27, 2014 0.8416
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

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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 1.202
Cumulus Media 0.7524
Emmis Communications 0.473

SALM PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.2577 Oct 4 2011
Maximum 1.094 Mar 19 2014
Average 0.6047

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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