Price to Book Value

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Company  P/BV  Country Industry
Idorsia AG3.50SwitzerlandHealth Care
Grasim Industries0.90IndiaIndustrials
Essity Aktiebolag B0.00SwedenConsumer Goods
Ceconomy AG0.60GermanyConsumer Services
Dis-Chem Pharmacies22.90South AfricaConsumer Services
Atacadao SA4.20BrazilConsumer Services
NK Russneft PAO4.00RussiaOil and Gas
Brighthouse Financial0.40USAFinancials
Becle S.A.B. de C.V.4.10MexicoConsumer Goods
Play Communications0.00PolandTelecommunications
Celltrion Healthcare10.10KoreaHealth Care
CSC Financial (H)1.10ChinaFinancials
BTG Pactual Participations0.00BrazilFinancials
Health and Happiness International Holding4.80ChinaConsumer Goods
B3 SA2.40BrazilFinancials

Price/Book-Value ratio, P/BV or P/B, is a financial ratio used to compare the current market price of a company with its book value. The calculation can be done in two ways, but the result should be the same both ways.

In the first way, the market capitalization of the company can be divided by the total book value of the company in its balance sheet. The second way, using values per share, is to divide the current share price of the company's book value per share (ie book value divided by the number of shares outstanding).

The P/BV considered only the recognized accounting value. In this case, the unrealized appreciations, as well as the unrealized losses are not included. Particularly in investment and real estate companies, there is often distorting values. Furthermore, when valuing firms, cash-flows and earnings are the main amounts considered.

However, Price to Book Value gives a reference of how the company is using the resources initially given by investors and how they had managed the company.

Price to Book Value

Book value of a firm is calculated starting with the net assets value of the company and deducting all the liabilities. This way we would obtain the total book value of the company. If we divide this amount with the number of shares, we will obtain de Book Value per share.

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