Laboratory Corp (LH)

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125.22 -0.35  -0.28% NYSE Apr 29, 21:57 Delayed 2m USD

Laboratory Corp PS Ratio (TTM):

1.395 for April 29, 2016
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Laboratory Corp Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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April 29, 2016 1.395
April 28, 2016 1.398
April 27, 2016 1.414
April 26, 2016 1.412
April 25, 2016 1.393
April 22, 2016 1.356
April 21, 2016 1.348
April 20, 2016 1.326
April 19, 2016 1.325
April 18, 2016 1.323
April 15, 2016 1.332
April 14, 2016 1.326
April 13, 2016 1.317
April 12, 2016 1.309
April 11, 2016 1.310
April 8, 2016 1.32
April 7, 2016 1.319
April 6, 2016 1.332
April 5, 2016 1.306
April 4, 2016 1.317
April 1, 2016 1.319
March 31, 2016 1.304
March 30, 2016 1.366
March 29, 2016 1.342
March 28, 2016 1.323
March 24, 2016 1.322
   
March 23, 2016 1.321
March 22, 2016 1.320
March 21, 2016 1.323
March 18, 2016 1.329
March 17, 2016 1.302
March 16, 2016 1.322
March 15, 2016 1.305
March 14, 2016 1.334
March 11, 2016 1.339
March 10, 2016 1.292
March 9, 2016 1.288
March 8, 2016 1.279
March 7, 2016 1.296
March 4, 2016 1.300
March 3, 2016 1.297
March 2, 2016 1.274
March 1, 2016 1.289
Feb. 29, 2016 1.273
Feb. 26, 2016 1.287
Feb. 25, 2016 1.284
Feb. 24, 2016 1.277
Feb. 23, 2016 1.268
Feb. 22, 2016 1.282
Feb. 19, 2016 1.260
Feb. 18, 2016 1.259

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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 2.035 May 31 2011
Average 1.579

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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