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Microsoft PS Ratio (TTM):

4.623 for May 4, 2016
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Microsoft Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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May 4, 2016 4.623
May 3, 2016 4.614
May 2, 2016 4.691
April 29, 2016 4.623
April 28, 2016 4.626
April 27, 2016 4.722
April 26, 2016 4.768
April 25, 2016 4.830
April 22, 2016 4.800
April 21, 2016 5.171
April 20, 2016 5.153
April 19, 2016 5.227
April 18, 2016 5.234
April 15, 2016 5.158
April 14, 2016 5.132
April 13, 2016 5.131
April 12, 2016 5.066
April 11, 2016 5.034
April 8, 2016 5.044
April 7, 2016 5.048
April 6, 2016 5.109
April 5, 2016 5.058
April 4, 2016 5.138
April 1, 2016 5.151
March 31, 2016 5.120
March 30, 2016 5.073
   
March 29, 2016 5.042
March 28, 2016 4.934
March 24, 2016 4.996
March 23, 2016 4.973
March 22, 2016 4.983
March 21, 2016 4.963
March 18, 2016 4.929
March 17, 2016 5.037
March 16, 2016 5.008
March 15, 2016 4.938
March 14, 2016 4.900
March 11, 2016 4.890
March 10, 2016 4.796
March 9, 2016 4.869
March 8, 2016 4.760
March 7, 2016 4.702
March 4, 2016 4.795
March 3, 2016 4.824
March 2, 2016 4.879
March 1, 2016 4.845
Feb. 29, 2016 4.689
Feb. 26, 2016 4.727
Feb. 25, 2016 4.801
Feb. 24, 2016 4.733
Feb. 23, 2016 4.716

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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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MSFT PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Oracle 4.658
Salesforce.com 7.462
VMware 3.580

MSFT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.914 Nov 25 2011
Maximum 5.234 Apr 18 2016
Average 3.813

MSFT PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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