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IBM PS Ratio (TTM):

1.928 for April 21, 2017
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April 21, 2017 1.928
April 20, 2017 1.952
April 19, 2017 1.944
April 18, 2017 2.045
April 17, 2017 2.057
April 13, 2017 2.038
April 12, 2017 2.052
April 11, 2017 2.051
April 10, 2017 2.058
April 7, 2017 2.070
April 6, 2017 2.074
April 5, 2017 2.079
April 4, 2017 2.098
April 3, 2017 2.098
March 31, 2017 2.094
March 30, 2017 2.086
March 29, 2017 2.087
March 28, 2017 2.094
March 27, 2017 2.085
March 24, 2017 2.085
March 23, 2017 2.097
March 22, 2017 2.097
March 21, 2017 2.086
March 20, 2017 2.108
March 17, 2017 2.107
   
March 16, 2017 2.126
March 15, 2017 2.109
March 14, 2017 2.108
March 13, 2017 2.117
March 10, 2017 2.133
March 9, 2017 2.126
March 8, 2017 2.153
March 7, 2017 2.164
March 6, 2017 2.165
March 3, 2017 2.16
March 2, 2017 2.166
March 1, 2017 2.183
Feb. 28, 2017 2.157
Feb. 27, 2017 2.152
Feb. 24, 2017 2.176
Feb. 23, 2017 2.179
Feb. 22, 2017 2.173
Feb. 21, 2017 2.162
Feb. 17, 2017 2.167
Feb. 16, 2017 2.176
Feb. 15, 2017 2.180
Feb. 14, 2017 2.161
Feb. 13, 2017 2.152
Feb. 10, 2017 2.144
Feb. 9, 2017 2.126

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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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IBM PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Yahoo! 8.396
SAP 4.770
Apple 3.544

IBM PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.417 Feb 11 2016
Maximum 2.424 Mar 14 2013
Average 1.981

IBM PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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