Reliance Steel (RS)

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59.27 -0.45  -0.75% NYSE Mar 27, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Reliance Steel PS Ratio (TTM):

0.4458 for March 27, 2015

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March 27, 2015 0.4458
March 26, 2015 0.4492
March 25, 2015 0.4496
March 24, 2015 0.4527
March 23, 2015 0.4527
March 20, 2015 0.4475
March 19, 2015 0.4311
March 18, 2015 0.451
March 17, 2015 0.4324
March 16, 2015 0.4266
March 13, 2015 0.4235
March 12, 2015 0.4303
March 11, 2015 0.4211
March 10, 2015 0.4179
March 9, 2015 0.4409
March 6, 2015 0.4342
March 5, 2015 0.4412
March 4, 2015 0.4366
March 3, 2015 0.4319
March 2, 2015 0.4319
Feb. 27, 2015 0.4288
Feb. 26, 2015 0.4328
Feb. 25, 2015 0.4328
Feb. 24, 2015 0.438
Feb. 23, 2015 0.4328
   
Feb. 20, 2015 0.4344
Feb. 19, 2015 0.4271
Feb. 18, 2015 0.4077
Feb. 17, 2015 0.4092
Feb. 13, 2015 0.4148
Feb. 12, 2015 0.4045
Feb. 11, 2015 0.4009
Feb. 10, 2015 0.4027
Feb. 9, 2015 0.4047
Feb. 6, 2015 0.4044
Feb. 5, 2015 0.4097
Feb. 4, 2015 0.3999
Feb. 3, 2015 0.41
Feb. 2, 2015 0.3962
Jan. 30, 2015 0.3939
Jan. 29, 2015 0.3963
Jan. 28, 2015 0.395
Jan. 27, 2015 0.4005
Jan. 26, 2015 0.4039
Jan. 23, 2015 0.3958
Jan. 22, 2015 0.4082
Jan. 21, 2015 0.402
Jan. 20, 2015 0.3969
Jan. 16, 2015 0.4002
Jan. 15, 2015 0.4002

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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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RS PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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Steel Dynamics 0.539
AK Steel Holding 0.1022
Commercial Metals 0.2711

RS PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.3122 Oct 3 2011
Maximum 0.7782 Apr 5 2010
Average 0.5438

RS PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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