Staples (SPLS)

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Staples Price to Book Value:

1.490 for Nov. 21, 2014

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Nov. 21, 2014 1.490
Nov. 20, 2014 1.478
Nov. 19, 2014 1.479
Nov. 18, 2014 1.356
Nov. 17, 2014 1.378
Nov. 14, 2014 1.429
Nov. 13, 2014 1.423
Nov. 12, 2014 1.421
Nov. 11, 2014 1.386
Nov. 10, 2014 1.398
Nov. 7, 2014 1.374
Nov. 6, 2014 1.372
Nov. 5, 2014 1.377
Nov. 4, 2014 1.372
Nov. 3, 2014 1.365
Oct. 31, 2014 1.356
Oct. 30, 2014 1.334
Oct. 29, 2014 1.313
Oct. 28, 2014 1.313
Oct. 27, 2014 1.324
Oct. 24, 2014 1.329
Oct. 23, 2014 1.330
Oct. 22, 2014 1.321
Oct. 21, 2014 1.324
Oct. 20, 2014 1.307
   
Oct. 17, 2014 1.266
Oct. 16, 2014 1.274
Oct. 15, 2014 1.290
Oct. 14, 2014 1.302
Oct. 13, 2014 1.287
Oct. 10, 2014 1.270
Oct. 9, 2014 1.247
Oct. 8, 2014 1.249
Oct. 7, 2014 1.221
Oct. 6, 2014 1.254
Oct. 3, 2014 1.270
Oct. 2, 2014 1.266
Oct. 1, 2014 1.260
Sept. 30, 2014 1.286
Sept. 29, 2014 1.291
Sept. 26, 2014 1.325
Sept. 25, 2014 1.338
Sept. 24, 2014 1.362
Sept. 23, 2014 1.361
Sept. 22, 2014 1.363
Sept. 19, 2014 1.386
Sept. 18, 2014 1.385
Sept. 17, 2014 1.385
Sept. 16, 2014 1.384
Sept. 15, 2014 1.371

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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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Best Buy 2.907
Office Depot 2.081
Amazon.com 14.81

SPLS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.071 Aug 28 2012
Maximum 2.807 Jan 8 2010
Average 1.700

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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