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IBM PS Ratio (TTM):

1.910 for Sept. 30, 2016
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Sept. 30, 2016 1.910
Sept. 29, 2016 1.909
Sept. 28, 2016 1.911
Sept. 27, 2016 1.893
Sept. 26, 2016 1.859
Sept. 23, 2016 1.871
Sept. 22, 2016 1.885
Sept. 21, 2016 1.878
Sept. 20, 2016 1.865
Sept. 19, 2016 1.870
Sept. 16, 2016 1.858
Sept. 15, 2016 1.880
Sept. 14, 2016 1.860
Sept. 13, 2016 1.882
Sept. 12, 2016 1.911
Sept. 9, 2016 1.88
Sept. 8, 2016 1.92
Sept. 7, 2016 1.952
Sept. 6, 2016 1.936
Sept. 2, 2016 1.927
Sept. 1, 2016 1.926
Aug. 31, 2016 1.918
Aug. 30, 2016 1.925
Aug. 29, 2016 1.929
Aug. 26, 2016 1.912
Aug. 25, 2016 1.916
   
Aug. 24, 2016 1.921
Aug. 23, 2016 1.935
Aug. 22, 2016 1.932
Aug. 19, 2016 1.932
Aug. 18, 2016 1.948
Aug. 17, 2016 1.937
Aug. 16, 2016 1.940
Aug. 15, 2016 1.955
Aug. 12, 2016 1.956
Aug. 11, 2016 1.975
Aug. 10, 2016 1.957
Aug. 9, 2016 1.953
Aug. 8, 2016 1.957
Aug. 5, 2016 1.974
Aug. 4, 2016 1.951
Aug. 3, 2016 1.940
Aug. 2, 2016 1.939
Aug. 1, 2016 1.950
July 29, 2016 1.940
July 28, 2016 1.949
July 27, 2016 1.954
July 26, 2016 1.958
July 25, 2016 1.964
July 22, 2016 1.957
July 21, 2016 1.938

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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! 8.222
Gartner 3.192
Continental Resources

IBM PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.417 Feb 11 2016
Maximum 2.424 Mar 14 2013
Average 2.001

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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