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IBM PS Ratio (TTM):

2.152 for Feb. 21, 2017
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Feb. 21, 2017 2.152
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
Feb. 8, 2017 2.113
Feb. 7, 2017 2.141
Feb. 6, 2017 2.110
Feb. 3, 2017 2.109
Feb. 2, 2017 2.094
Feb. 1, 2017 2.091
Jan. 31, 2017 2.094
Jan. 30, 2017 2.109
Jan. 27, 2017 2.127
Jan. 26, 2017 2.143
Jan. 25, 2017 2.139
Jan. 24, 2017 2.110
Jan. 23, 2017 2.052
Jan. 20, 2017 2.046
Jan. 19, 2017 2.001
Jan. 18, 2017 2.001
Jan. 17, 2017 2.014
Jan. 13, 2017 2.008
   
Jan. 12, 2017 2.015
Jan. 11, 2017 2.012
Jan. 10, 2017 1.986
Jan. 9, 2017 2.011
Jan. 6, 2017 2.034
Jan. 5, 2017 2.024
Jan. 4, 2017 2.030
Jan. 3, 2017 2.006
Dec. 30, 2016 1.994
Dec. 29, 2016 2.002
Dec. 28, 2016 1.997
Dec. 27, 2016 2.008
Dec. 23, 2016 2.003
Dec. 22, 2016 2.007
Dec. 21, 2016 2.011
Dec. 20, 2016 2.014
Dec. 19, 2016 2.003
Dec. 16, 2016 2.003
Dec. 15, 2016 2.019
Dec. 14, 2016 2.025
Dec. 13, 2016 2.022
Dec. 12, 2016 1.989
Dec. 9, 2016 2.001
Dec. 8, 2016 1.987
Dec. 7, 2016 1.980

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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 2.292
SAP 4.568
Cognizant Tech Solns 2.636

IBM PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.417 Feb 11 2016
Maximum 2.424 Mar 14 2013
Average 1.988

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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