Novartis (NVS)

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77.28 -0.17  -0.22% NYSE Feb 24, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Novartis Price to Book Value:

2.452 for Feb. 24, 2017
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Feb. 24, 2017 2.452
Feb. 23, 2017 2.457
Feb. 22, 2017 2.438
Feb. 21, 2017 2.444
Feb. 17, 2017 2.449
Feb. 16, 2017 2.434
Feb. 15, 2017 2.406
Feb. 14, 2017 2.384
Feb. 13, 2017 2.393
Feb. 10, 2017 2.386
Feb. 9, 2017 2.383
Feb. 8, 2017 2.367
Feb. 7, 2017 2.352
Feb. 6, 2017 2.350
Feb. 3, 2017 2.344
Feb. 2, 2017 2.318
Feb. 1, 2017 2.329
Jan. 31, 2017 2.345
Jan. 30, 2017 2.294
Jan. 27, 2017 2.291
Jan. 26, 2017 2.281
Jan. 25, 2017 2.289
Jan. 24, 2017 2.222
Jan. 23, 2017 2.225
Jan. 20, 2017 2.241
   
Jan. 19, 2017 2.234
Jan. 18, 2017 2.281
Jan. 17, 2017 2.284
Jan. 13, 2017 2.297
Jan. 12, 2017 2.309
Jan. 11, 2017 2.307
Jan. 10, 2017 2.351
Jan. 9, 2017 2.353
Jan. 6, 2017 2.332
Jan. 5, 2017 2.350
Jan. 4, 2017 2.304
Jan. 3, 2017 2.310
Dec. 30, 2016 2.308
Dec. 29, 2016 2.295
Dec. 28, 2016 2.269
Dec. 27, 2016 2.282
Dec. 23, 2016 2.276
Dec. 22, 2016 2.274
Dec. 21, 2016 2.265
Dec. 20, 2016 2.280
Dec. 19, 2016 2.269
Dec. 16, 2016 2.274
Dec. 15, 2016 2.251
Dec. 14, 2016 2.247
Dec. 13, 2016 2.256

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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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NVS Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Roche Holding 8.875
Bristol-Myers Squibb 5.836
GlaxoSmithKline 73.32

NVS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.949 Mar 06 2012
Maximum 3.491 Feb 23 2015
Average 2.662

NVS Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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