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151.45 -0.24  -0.16% NYSE May 26, 10:37 Delayed 2m USD

IBM PS Ratio (TTM):

1.828 for May 26, 2016
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May 26, 2016 1.828
May 25, 2016 1.831
May 24, 2016 1.790
May 23, 2016 1.772
May 20, 2016 1.777
May 19, 2016 1.749
May 18, 2016 1.778
May 17, 2016 1.786
May 16, 2016 1.804
May 13, 2016 1.783
May 12, 2016 1.797
May 11, 2016 1.798
May 10, 2016 1.810
May 9, 2016 1.778
May 6, 2016 1.778
May 5, 2016 1.768
May 4, 2016 1.741
May 3, 2016 1.740
May 2, 2016 1.754
April 29, 2016 1.762
April 28, 2016 1.775
April 27, 2016 1.816
April 26, 2016 1.800
April 25, 2016 1.796
April 22, 2016 1.792
April 21, 2016 1.802
   
April 20, 2016 1.764
April 19, 2016 1.738
April 18, 2016 1.841
April 15, 2016 1.831
April 14, 2016 1.825
April 13, 2016 1.825
April 12, 2016 1.806
April 11, 2016 1.802
April 8, 2016 1.803
April 7, 2016 1.789
April 6, 2016 1.811
April 5, 2016 1.811
April 4, 2016 1.836
April 1, 2016 1.841
March 31, 2016 1.828
March 30, 2016 1.784
March 29, 2016 1.795
March 28, 2016 1.784
March 24, 2016 1.779
March 23, 2016 1.748
March 22, 2016 1.780
March 21, 2016 1.787
March 18, 2016 1.768
March 17, 2016 1.768
March 16, 2016 1.741

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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
Accenture 2.382
Yahoo! 6.952
Hewlett Packard

IBM PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.417 Feb 11 2016
Maximum 2.424 Mar 14 2013
Average 2.012

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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