Laboratory Corp (LH)

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138.82 +0.94  +0.68% NYSE Jul 22, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Laboratory Corp PS Ratio (TTM):

1.546 for July 22, 2016
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Laboratory Corp Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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July 22, 2016 1.546
July 21, 2016 1.536
July 20, 2016 1.538
July 19, 2016 1.524
July 18, 2016 1.519
July 15, 2016 1.517
July 14, 2016 1.518
July 13, 2016 1.514
July 12, 2016 1.518
July 11, 2016 1.510
July 8, 2016 1.507
July 7, 2016 1.470
July 6, 2016 1.470
July 5, 2016 1.456
July 1, 2016 1.462
June 30, 2016 1.451
June 29, 2016 1.441
June 28, 2016 1.408
June 27, 2016 1.398
June 24, 2016 1.444
June 23, 2016 1.461
June 22, 2016 1.445
June 21, 2016 1.428
June 20, 2016 1.420
June 17, 2016 1.40
   
June 16, 2016 1.418
June 15, 2016 1.408
June 14, 2016 1.423
June 13, 2016 1.420
June 10, 2016 1.451
June 9, 2016 1.461
June 8, 2016 1.464
June 7, 2016 1.443
June 6, 2016 1.448
June 3, 2016 1.436
June 2, 2016 1.443
June 1, 2016 1.428
May 31, 2016 1.425
May 27, 2016 1.426
May 26, 2016 1.418
May 25, 2016 1.421
May 24, 2016 1.427
May 23, 2016 1.41
May 20, 2016 1.410
May 19, 2016 1.404
May 18, 2016 1.406
May 17, 2016 1.405
May 16, 2016 1.419
May 13, 2016 1.412
May 12, 2016 1.401

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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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LH PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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LH PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.170 Feb 08 2016
Maximum 1.842 Mar 23 2015
Average 1.555

LH PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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