Applied Industrial (AIT)

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Applied Industrial PS Ratio (TTM):

0.7009 for May 3, 2016
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May 3, 2016 0.7009
May 2, 2016 0.7132
April 29, 2016 0.7097
April 28, 2016 0.7094
April 27, 2016 0.71
April 26, 2016 0.7049
April 25, 2016 0.6965
April 22, 2016 0.7075
April 21, 2016 0.7007
April 20, 2016 0.7001
April 19, 2016 0.6965
April 18, 2016 0.6967
April 15, 2016 0.695
April 14, 2016 0.6911
April 13, 2016 0.6906
April 12, 2016 0.6714
April 11, 2016 0.6705
April 8, 2016 0.6738
April 7, 2016 0.6666
April 6, 2016 0.67
April 5, 2016 0.6707
April 4, 2016 0.6762
April 1, 2016 0.6832
March 31, 2016 0.6721
March 30, 2016 0.676
   
March 29, 2016 0.6729
March 28, 2016 0.6603
March 24, 2016 0.6543
March 23, 2016 0.6404
March 22, 2016 0.6455
March 21, 2016 0.6472
March 18, 2016 0.6397
March 17, 2016 0.6427
March 16, 2016 0.6307
March 15, 2016 0.6132
March 14, 2016 0.6158
March 11, 2016 0.6175
March 10, 2016 0.6129
March 9, 2016 0.6181
March 8, 2016 0.6224
March 7, 2016 0.6261
March 4, 2016 0.6121
March 3, 2016 0.6141
March 2, 2016 0.6032
March 1, 2016 0.6033
Feb. 29, 2016 0.5927
Feb. 26, 2016 0.595
Feb. 25, 2016 0.5852
Feb. 24, 2016 0.5839
Feb. 23, 2016 0.5961

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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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AIT PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
MSC Industrial Direct 1.638
HD Supply Holdings 0.8671
Wesco Aircraft Holdings 0.9433

AIT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.4957 Oct 03 2011
Maximum 0.9247 Aug 01 2013
Average 0.7268

AIT PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: ps_ratio
  • Latest data point: =YCP("AIT", "ps_ratio")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("AIT", "ps_ratio", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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