Staples (SPLS)

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Staples Price to Book Value:

1.795 for Jan. 27, 2015

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Jan. 27, 2015 1.795
Jan. 26, 2015 1.792
Jan. 23, 2015 1.783
Jan. 22, 2015 1.795
Jan. 21, 2015 1.751
Jan. 20, 2015 1.741
Jan. 16, 2015 1.843
Jan. 15, 2015 1.805
Jan. 14, 2015 1.841
Jan. 13, 2015 1.803
Jan. 12, 2015 1.831
Jan. 9, 2015 1.828
Jan. 8, 2015 1.884
Jan. 7, 2015 1.875
Jan. 6, 2015 1.838
Jan. 5, 2015 1.852
Jan. 2, 2015 1.870
Dec. 31, 2014 1.924
Dec. 30, 2014 1.915
Dec. 29, 2014 1.913
Dec. 26, 2014 1.910
Dec. 24, 2014 1.893
Dec. 23, 2014 1.894
Dec. 22, 2014 1.859
Dec. 19, 2014 1.864
Dec. 18, 2014 1.874
   
Dec. 17, 2014 1.836
Dec. 16, 2014 1.832
Dec. 15, 2014 1.790
Dec. 12, 2014 1.749
Dec. 11, 2014 1.710
Dec. 10, 2014 1.574
Dec. 9, 2014 1.536
Dec. 8, 2014 1.520
Dec. 5, 2014 1.527
Dec. 4, 2014 1.512
Dec. 3, 2014 1.533
Dec. 2, 2014 1.499
Dec. 1, 2014 1.475
Nov. 28, 2014 1.493
Nov. 26, 2014 1.478
Nov. 25, 2014 1.496
Nov. 24, 2014 1.512
Nov. 21, 2014 1.492
Nov. 20, 2014 1.477
Nov. 19, 2014 1.478
Nov. 18, 2014 1.355
Nov. 17, 2014 1.378
Nov. 14, 2014 1.429
Nov. 13, 2014 1.423
Nov. 12, 2014 1.421

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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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SPLS Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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SPLS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.071 Aug 28 2012
Maximum 2.790 Feb 25 2010
Average 1.667

SPLS Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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