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Alere PS Ratio (TTM):

1.460 for Jan. 17, 2017
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Jan. 17, 2017 1.460
Jan. 13, 2017 1.447
Jan. 12, 2017 1.456
Jan. 11, 2017 1.464
Jan. 10, 2017 1.467
Jan. 9, 2017 1.451
Jan. 6, 2017 1.437
Jan. 5, 2017 1.429
Jan. 4, 2017 1.422
Jan. 3, 2017 1.418
Dec. 30, 2016 1.414
Dec. 29, 2016 1.415
Dec. 28, 2016 1.425
Dec. 27, 2016 1.442
Dec. 23, 2016 1.462
Dec. 22, 2016 1.469
Dec. 21, 2016 1.462
Dec. 20, 2016 1.432
Dec. 19, 2016 1.430
Dec. 16, 2016 1.415
Dec. 15, 2016 1.391
Dec. 14, 2016 1.376
Dec. 13, 2016 1.375
Dec. 12, 2016 1.369
Dec. 9, 2016 1.363
Dec. 8, 2016 1.355
   
Dec. 7, 2016 1.330
Dec. 6, 2016 1.446
Dec. 5, 2016 1.436
Dec. 2, 2016 1.448
Dec. 1, 2016 1.439
Nov. 30, 2016 1.441
Nov. 29, 2016 1.429
Nov. 28, 2016 1.429
Nov. 25, 2016 1.422
Nov. 23, 2016 1.416
Nov. 22, 2016 1.407
Nov. 21, 2016 1.428
Nov. 18, 2016 1.413
Nov. 17, 2016 1.413
Nov. 16, 2016 1.386
Nov. 15, 2016 1.312
Nov. 14, 2016 1.278
Nov. 11, 2016 1.268
Nov. 10, 2016 1.264
Nov. 9, 2016 1.274
Nov. 8, 2016 1.289
Nov. 7, 2016 1.296
Nov. 4, 2016 1.310
Nov. 3, 2016 1.532
Nov. 2, 2016 1.602

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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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ALR PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Analogic 1.944
Bio-Rad Laboratories 2.694
Bruker 2.309

ALR PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.5151 Nov 08 2012
Maximum 1.884 Feb 01 2016
Average 1.176

ALR PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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