Main Street Capital (MAIN)

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40.52 -0.11  -0.27% NYSE Nov 21, 16:14 Delayed 2m USD

Main Street Capital Price to Book Value:

1.770 for Nov. 21, 2017
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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
Oct. 31, 2017 1.743
Oct. 30, 2017 1.754
Oct. 27, 2017 1.748
Oct. 26, 2017 1.734
Oct. 25, 2017 1.729
Oct. 24, 2017 1.752
Oct. 23, 2017 1.752
Oct. 20, 2017 1.756
Oct. 19, 2017 1.746
Oct. 18, 2017 1.751
Oct. 17, 2017 1.738
   
Oct. 16, 2017 1.743
Oct. 13, 2017 1.731
Oct. 12, 2017 1.724
Oct. 11, 2017 1.723
Oct. 10, 2017 1.731
Oct. 9, 2017 1.734
Oct. 6, 2017 1.733
Oct. 5, 2017 1.734
Oct. 4, 2017 1.735
Oct. 3, 2017 1.734
Oct. 2, 2017 1.726
Sept. 29, 2017 1.760
Sept. 28, 2017 1.756
Sept. 27, 2017 1.754
Sept. 26, 2017 1.754
Sept. 25, 2017 1.760
Sept. 22, 2017 1.768
Sept. 21, 2017 1.759
Sept. 20, 2017 1.761
Sept. 19, 2017 1.769
Sept. 18, 2017 1.768
Sept. 15, 2017 1.769
Sept. 14, 2017 1.772
Sept. 13, 2017 1.771
Sept. 12, 2017 1.751

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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

Companies
Ares Capital 0.9887
Encore Capital Group 2.071
Financial Engines 2.070

MAIN Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.209 Sep 29 2015
Maximum 1.858 Mar 14 2013
Average 1.572

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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