PRICE TO BOOK VALUE

Price to Book Value




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Company  P/BV  Country Industry
IHS Markit8.20USAFinancials
Idexx Labs0.00USAHealth Care
Coty37.70USAConsumer Goods
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)32.40USATechnology
RPC Group3.60UKIndustrials
Melrose Industries1.90UKIndustrials
China Life Insurance1.30TaiwanFinancials
Temenos Group13.40SwitzerlandTechnology
SEB C1.60SwedenFinancials
Merlin Properties Socimi SA1.00SpainFinancials
Rockcastle Global Real Estate Co1.40South AfricaFinancials
Rand Merchant Investment Hold.3.30South AfricaFinancials
Famous Brands10.50South AfricaConsumer Services
Mosenergo0.40RussiaUtilities
Mechel-0.30RussiaBasic Materials
Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa1.80PolandBasic Materials

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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