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Company  P/BV  Country Industry
Habib Bank1.10PakistanFinancials
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum7.50SwedenHealth Care
Hartalega Holdings B10.40MalaysiaHealth Care
GVC Holdings4.80UKConsumer Services
GDS Holdings ADS (N3.90ChinaConsumer Goods
Sumitomo Bakelite1.10JapanBasic Materials
Gn Store Nordic7.90DenmarkHealth Care
Yaoko Co Ltd2.80JapanConsumer Services
GMO Internet4.20JapanTechnology
Garrett Motion-0.50USAConsumer Goods
Fuyo General Lease0.80JapanFinancials
Fancl Corp4.20JapanConsumer Goods
Evolution Mining2.20AustraliaBasic Materials
Enel Chile1.20ChileUtilities

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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