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Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. (NAS:HITK)
Book Value Per Share
\$19.44 (As of Jan. 2014)

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s book value per share for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was \$19.44.

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Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s current price is \$43.49. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was \$19.44. Hence, today's P/B Ratio of Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. is 2.24.

Definition

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2013 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (245.4 - 0.0) / 13.6 = 18.07

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (270.2 - 0.0) / 13.9 = 19.44

* 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.

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Historical Data

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

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. Annual Data

 Apr04 Apr05 Apr06 Apr07 Apr08 Apr09 Apr10 Apr11 Apr12 Apr13 Book Value Per Share 5.51 6.00 6.68 7.26 6.66 7.62 10.73 14.24 18.11 18.07

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. Quarterly Data

 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Book Value Per Share 16.53 17.42 18.11 18.81 19.38 18.33 18.07 18.53 18.73 19.44
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