Price-to-Book

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Price-to-Book

A ratio of the share price of a publicly-traded company to its book value per share, which is the company's total asset value less the value of its liabilities. The P/B is a ratio of investor sentiment on the value of a stock to its actual value according to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. A high P/B means either that investors have overvalued the company, or that its accountants have undervalued it.
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Bottom line, balance sheet-based valuation metrics such as price-to-book value are very applicable in some instances where accounting values approximate the prices that could be fetched for the assets in a sale, but even in those cases where it is a secondary consideration, book value can help serve as a check on the validity and sustainability of reported earnings.
Kotak Mahindra Bank today commands a price-to-book value of 5.
The most common investing approach is to buy stocks that are considered cheap based on relative pricing multiples such as price-to-earnings (P/E) or price-to-book Value (P/BV).
2 baht per stock, at a price-to-book value (PB) ratio of 1.
Jean-Paul Sabet, deputy head of international retail banking at the bank, said, 'We have looked at different options and we were able to get with BGZ an acquisition price, a price-to-book value, at a very reasonable level.
The price-to-book value (P/BV) ratio is used to compare a company's market price to its book value.
Damac's price-to-book value is more expensive than that of Dubai's biggest developer, Emr Properties, even though Emr is deemed less risky.
Shares of Dubai Islamic, the biggest Shariah-compliant lender in the UAE, trade at a price-to-book value of 0.
With price-to-book value ratio falling to and below 1.
At current value, the price-to-book value of the company was 6.
We first calculate the repurchase-to-total asset ratio and then rank firms by 1) dividend payout ratio, 2) price-to-book value ratio, 3) debt asset ratio, 4) return-on-asset ratio, and 5) total assets.
5 tunes price-to-book value premium enjoyed by the biggest builders, as calculated by Thaler, has nearly evaporated.