Merck & Co Inc (MRK)

85.27 +0.62  +0.73% NYSE Nov 20, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Merck PS Ratio (TTM):

4.821 for Nov. 20, 2019
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Nov. 20, 2019 4.821
Nov. 19, 2019 4.786
Nov. 18, 2019 4.757
Nov. 15, 2019 4.800
Nov. 14, 2019 4.780
Nov. 13, 2019 4.796
Nov. 12, 2019 4.756
Nov. 11, 2019 4.709
Nov. 8, 2019 4.726
Nov. 7, 2019 4.686
Nov. 6, 2019 4.707
Nov. 5, 2019 4.688
Nov. 4, 2019 4.744
Nov. 1, 2019 4.803
Oct. 31, 2019 4.900
Oct. 30, 2019 4.875
Oct. 29, 2019 4.812
Oct. 28, 2019 4.648
Oct. 25, 2019 4.651
Oct. 24, 2019 4.669
Oct. 23, 2019 4.686
Oct. 22, 2019 4.597
Oct. 21, 2019 4.779
Oct. 18, 2019 4.788
Oct. 17, 2019 4.738
   
Oct. 16, 2019 4.775
Oct. 15, 2019 4.808
Oct. 14, 2019 4.788
Oct. 11, 2019 4.769
Oct. 10, 2019 4.736
Oct. 9, 2019 4.760
Oct. 8, 2019 4.709
Oct. 7, 2019 4.772
Oct. 4, 2019 4.806
Oct. 3, 2019 4.678
Oct. 2, 2019 4.615
Oct. 1, 2019 4.727
Sept. 30, 2019 4.760
Sept. 27, 2019 4.907
Sept. 26, 2019 4.964
Sept. 25, 2019 4.918
Sept. 24, 2019 4.948
Sept. 23, 2019 4.992
Sept. 20, 2019 5.040
Sept. 19, 2019 4.969
Sept. 18, 2019 4.913
Sept. 17, 2019 4.883
Sept. 16, 2019 4.855
Sept. 13, 2019 4.889
Sept. 12, 2019 4.930

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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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PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Benchmarks
Abbott Laboratories 4.760
Amgen Inc 5.974
Biogen Inc 3.869

PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 3.462 Sep 28 2015
Maximum 5.269 Mar 29 2019
Average 4.302
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