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ECB Bancorp Inc (AMEX:ECBE)
Book Value Per Share
$23.59 (As of Sep. 2012)

ECB Bancorp Inc's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was $23.59.

ECB Bancorp Inc's current price is $0.00. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was $23.59. Hence, today's P/B Ratio of ECB Bancorp Inc is 0.00.


Definition

ECB Bancorp Inc's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2011 is calculated as:

Book Value Per Share=(Total Equity-Preferred Stock)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(80.44-17.45)/2.85
=22.10

ECB Bancorp Inc's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 is calculated as:

Book Value Per Share=(Total Equity-Preferred Stock)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(84.84-17.58)/2.85
=23.59

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Theoretically it is what the shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Total equity is a balance sheet item and equal to total assets less total liabilities of the company.

Book value may include intangible items which may come from the company’s past acquisitions. Book value less intangibles is called Tangible Book.


Explanation

Usually a company’s book value and Tangible Book Value per Share may not reflect its true value. The assets may be carried on the balance sheets at the original cost minus depreciation. This may underestimate the true economic values of the assets. It also may over-estimate their true economic value because the assets can become obsolete.

For financial companies such as banks and insurance companies, their assets may be reported in current market value of the assets owned. Book values of financial companies are more accurate indicator of the economic value of the company.


Related Terms

Total Equity, Preferred Stock, Total Shares Outstanding, Tangible Book Value per Share,P/B Ratio


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

ECB Bancorp Inc Annual Data

Dec02Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11
Book Value Per Share 14.3514.9815.6916.8923.0422.9423.5223.6322.3222.10

ECB Bancorp Inc Quarterly Data

Jun10Sep10Dec10Mar11Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12
Book Value Per Share 24.4624.7022.3221.7122.7923.1022.1022.3423.0623.59
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