Laboratory Corp (LH)

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153.82 -0.09  -0.06% NYSE Aug 21, 16:58 Delayed 2m USD

Laboratory Corp PS Ratio (TTM):

1.633 for Aug. 21, 2017
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Laboratory Corp Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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Aug. 21, 2017 1.633
Aug. 18, 2017 1.634
Aug. 17, 2017 1.641
Aug. 16, 2017 1.661
Aug. 15, 2017 1.664
Aug. 14, 2017 1.661
Aug. 11, 2017 1.658
Aug. 10, 2017 1.660
Aug. 9, 2017 1.674
Aug. 8, 2017 1.671
Aug. 7, 2017 1.679
Aug. 4, 2017 1.684
Aug. 3, 2017 1.704
Aug. 2, 2017 1.697
Aug. 1, 2017 1.703
July 31, 2017 1.687
July 28, 2017 1.699
July 27, 2017 1.699
July 26, 2017 1.711
July 25, 2017 1.666
July 24, 2017 1.676
July 21, 2017 1.662
July 20, 2017 1.657
July 19, 2017 1.645
July 18, 2017 1.627
July 17, 2017 1.631
   
July 14, 2017 1.627
July 13, 2017 1.618
July 12, 2017 1.618
July 11, 2017 1.608
July 10, 2017 1.608
July 7, 2017 1.608
July 6, 2017 1.603
July 5, 2017 1.628
July 3, 2017 1.609
June 30, 2017 1.636
June 29, 2017 1.634
June 28, 2017 1.644
June 27, 2017 1.615
June 26, 2017 1.637
June 23, 2017 1.630
June 22, 2017 1.616
June 21, 2017 1.571
June 20, 2017 1.552
June 19, 2017 1.525
June 16, 2017 1.513
June 15, 2017 1.509
June 14, 2017 1.517
June 13, 2017 1.522
June 12, 2017 1.512
June 9, 2017 1.511

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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 1.535

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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