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Microsoft PS Ratio (TTM):

5.949 for Feb. 23, 2017
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Feb. 23, 2017 5.949
Feb. 22, 2017 5.937
Feb. 21, 2017 5.949
Feb. 17, 2017 5.961
Feb. 16, 2017 5.952
Feb. 15, 2017 5.953
Feb. 14, 2017 5.957
Feb. 13, 2017 5.971
Feb. 10, 2017 5.904
Feb. 9, 2017 5.910
Feb. 8, 2017 5.843
Feb. 7, 2017 5.852
Feb. 6, 2017 5.871
Feb. 3, 2017 5.875
Feb. 2, 2017 5.828
Feb. 1, 2017 5.866
Jan. 31, 2017 5.964
Jan. 30, 2017 6.008
Jan. 27, 2017 6.068
Jan. 26, 2017 5.929
Jan. 25, 2017 5.875
Jan. 24, 2017 5.860
Jan. 23, 2017 5.808
Jan. 20, 2017 5.788
Jan. 19, 2017 5.747
Jan. 18, 2017 5.766
   
Jan. 17, 2017 5.769
Jan. 13, 2017 5.784
Jan. 12, 2017 5.776
Jan. 11, 2017 5.830
Jan. 10, 2017 5.777
Jan. 9, 2017 5.779
Jan. 6, 2017 5.797
Jan. 5, 2017 5.747
Jan. 4, 2017 5.747
Jan. 3, 2017 5.773
Dec. 30, 2016 5.793
Dec. 29, 2016 5.863
Dec. 28, 2016 5.872
Dec. 27, 2016 5.899
Dec. 23, 2016 5.895
Dec. 22, 2016 5.924
Dec. 21, 2016 5.923
Dec. 20, 2016 5.923
Dec. 19, 2016 5.930
Dec. 16, 2016 5.808
Dec. 15, 2016 5.834
Dec. 14, 2016 5.843
Dec. 13, 2016 5.871
Dec. 12, 2016 5.795
Dec. 9, 2016 5.777

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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 4.869
Adobe Systems 10.23
Salesforce.com 7.116

MSFT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 3.080 Jan 10 2013
Maximum 6.068 Jan 27 2017
Average 4.163

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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