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IBM PS Ratio (TTM):

1.957 for July 22, 2016
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July 22, 2016 1.957
July 21, 2016 1.938
July 20, 2016 1.948
July 19, 2016 1.927
July 18, 2016 1.930
July 15, 2016 1.929
July 14, 2016 1.935
July 13, 2016 1.908
July 12, 2016 1.896
July 11, 2016 1.876
July 8, 2016 1.865
July 7, 2016 1.843
July 6, 2016 1.840
July 5, 2016 1.832
July 1, 2016 1.840
June 30, 2016 1.833
June 29, 2016 1.792
June 28, 2016 1.759
June 27, 2016 1.732
June 24, 2016 1.769
June 23, 2016 1.875
June 22, 2016 1.846
June 21, 2016 1.859
June 20, 2016 1.854
June 17, 2016 1.835
   
June 16, 2016 1.823
June 15, 2016 1.819
June 14, 2016 1.823
June 13, 2016 1.826
June 10, 2016 1.839
June 9, 2016 1.852
June 8, 2016 1.859
June 7, 2016 1.851
June 6, 2016 1.844
June 3, 2016 1.845
June 2, 2016 1.853
June 1, 2016 1.841
May 31, 2016 1.856
May 27, 2016 1.845
May 26, 2016 1.84
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

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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! 7.613
Continental Resources
Hewlett Packard 0.6932

IBM PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.417 Feb 11 2016
Maximum 2.424 Mar 14 2013
Average 2.005

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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