Whole Foods Market (WFM)

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Whole Foods Market Price to Book Value:

3.652 for Aug. 22, 2014

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Aug. 22, 2014 3.652
Aug. 21, 2014 3.593
Aug. 20, 2014 3.618
Aug. 19, 2014 3.672
Aug. 18, 2014 3.671
Aug. 15, 2014 3.650
Aug. 14, 2014 3.653
Aug. 13, 2014 3.596
Aug. 12, 2014 3.638
Aug. 11, 2014 3.625
Aug. 8, 2014 3.590
Aug. 7, 2014 3.539
Aug. 6, 2014 3.647
Aug. 5, 2014 3.645
Aug. 4, 2014 3.595
Aug. 1, 2014 3.587
July 31, 2014 3.636
July 30, 2014 3.720
July 29, 2014 3.584
July 28, 2014 3.475
July 25, 2014 3.508
July 24, 2014 3.551
July 23, 2014 3.505
July 22, 2014 3.505
July 21, 2014 3.498
   
July 18, 2014 3.53
July 17, 2014 3.496
July 16, 2014 3.468
July 15, 2014 3.505
July 14, 2014 3.540
July 11, 2014 3.577
July 10, 2014 3.580
July 9, 2014 3.655
July 8, 2014 3.634
July 7, 2014 3.687
July 3, 2014 3.775
July 2, 2014 3.755
July 1, 2014 3.741
June 30, 2014 3.724
June 27, 2014 3.524
June 26, 2014 3.544
June 25, 2014 3.560
June 24, 2014 3.547
June 23, 2014 3.574
June 20, 2014 3.572
June 19, 2014 3.693
June 18, 2014 3.809
June 17, 2014 3.801
June 16, 2014 3.815
June 13, 2014 3.836

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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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WFM Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Kroger 5.178
Safeway 1.428
Wal-Mart Stores 3.340

WFM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.828 Dec 31 2009
Maximum 6.265 Oct 25 2013
Average 4.067

WFM Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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