Main Street Capital (MAIN)

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39.00 +0.22  +0.57% NYSE Jan 16, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

Main Street Capital Price to Book Value:

1.704 for Jan. 16, 2018
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Jan. 16, 2018 1.704
Jan. 12, 2018 1.694
Jan. 11, 2018 1.666
Jan. 10, 2018 1.669
Jan. 9, 2018 1.687
Jan. 8, 2018 1.718
Jan. 5, 2018 1.721
Jan. 4, 2018 1.731
Jan. 3, 2018 1.742
Jan. 2, 2018 1.743
Dec. 29, 2017 1.736
Dec. 28, 2017 1.749
Dec. 27, 2017 1.761
Dec. 26, 2017 1.756
Dec. 22, 2017 1.757
Dec. 21, 2017 1.748
Dec. 20, 2017 1.737
Dec. 19, 2017 1.735
Dec. 18, 2017 1.762
Dec. 15, 2017 1.778
Dec. 14, 2017 1.772
Dec. 13, 2017 1.771
Dec. 12, 2017 1.759
Dec. 11, 2017 1.769
Dec. 8, 2017 1.768
Dec. 7, 2017 1.758
   
Dec. 6, 2017 1.756
Dec. 5, 2017 1.744
Dec. 4, 2017 1.746
Dec. 1, 2017 1.753
Nov. 30, 2017 1.763
Nov. 29, 2017 1.768
Nov. 28, 2017 1.772
Nov. 27, 2017 1.772
Nov. 24, 2017 1.766
Nov. 22, 2017 1.765
Nov. 21, 2017 1.770
Nov. 20, 2017 1.775
Nov. 17, 2017 1.793
Nov. 16, 2017 1.773
Nov. 15, 2017 1.764
Nov. 14, 2017 1.778
Nov. 13, 2017 1.770
Nov. 10, 2017 1.779
Nov. 9, 2017 1.796
Nov. 8, 2017 1.816
Nov. 7, 2017 1.812
Nov. 6, 2017 1.796
Nov. 3, 2017 1.790
Nov. 2, 2017 1.752
Nov. 1, 2017 1.739

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About Price to Book Ratio

Price to book value is a financial ratio used to compare a company's book value to its current market price. Book value is an accounting term denoting the portion of the company held by the shareholders at accounting value (not market value). In other words, book value is the company's total tangible assets less its total liabilities.

The ratio has two calculation methods. In the first way, the company's market capitalization is divided by the company's total book value from its balance sheet. The second way, using per-share values, is to divide the company's current share price by the book value per share. In general, a low price to book value indicates that a stock is undervalued and thus more desirable.

In theory, if you purchased stock with a price to book value less than 1 and the company immediately went bankrupt, you would gain money on your investment. In reality, this may not be true since there are times when liquidation value, or the price at which a company's assets can be sold, is less than the book value of those assets.

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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MAIN Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Benchmarks
Encore Capital Group 1.881
Cohen & Steers 6.720
Eaton Vance 6.997

MAIN Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.209 Sep 29 2015
Maximum 1.858 Mar 14 2013
Average 1.573

MAIN Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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