Staples (SPLS)

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Staples Price to Book Value:

1.163 for July 29, 2014

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July 29, 2014 1.163
July 28, 2014 1.148
July 25, 2014 1.153
July 24, 2014 1.174
July 23, 2014 1.172
July 22, 2014 1.158
July 21, 2014 1.175
July 18, 2014 1.172
July 17, 2014 1.156
July 16, 2014 1.175
July 15, 2014 1.171
July 14, 2014 1.159
July 11, 2014 1.144
July 10, 2014 1.147
July 9, 2014 1.160
July 8, 2014 1.164
July 7, 2014 1.177
July 3, 2014 1.181
July 2, 2014 1.160
July 1, 2014 1.155
June 30, 2014 1.137
June 27, 2014 1.128
June 26, 2014 1.146
June 25, 2014 1.147
June 24, 2014 1.162
   
June 23, 2014 1.178
June 20, 2014 1.174
June 19, 2014 1.175
June 18, 2014 1.175
June 17, 2014 1.172
June 16, 2014 1.159
June 13, 2014 1.153
June 12, 2014 1.165
June 11, 2014 1.162
June 10, 2014 1.168
June 9, 2014 1.168
June 6, 2014 1.178
June 5, 2014 1.175
June 4, 2014 1.149
June 3, 2014 1.145
June 2, 2014 1.172
May 30, 2014 1.180
May 29, 2014 1.193
May 28, 2014 1.190
May 27, 2014 1.198
May 23, 2014 1.222
May 22, 2014 1.228
May 21, 2014 1.235
May 20, 2014 1.229
May 19, 2014 1.405

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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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Office Depot 1.374
Amazon.com 13.94
Best Buy 2.440

SPLS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.071 Aug 28 2012
Maximum 2.807 Jan 8 2010
Average 1.785

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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