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Hewlett-Packard Co (NYSE:HPQ)
Book Value Per Share
$15.23 (As of Jul. 2014)

Hewlett-Packard Co's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2014 was $15.23.

During the past 12 months, Hewlett-Packard Co's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 19.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -8.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -8.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 1.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Hewlett-Packard Co was 21.90% per year. The lowest was -12.60% per year. And the median was 7.00% per year.

As of today, Hewlett-Packard Co's share price is $34.82. Hewlett-Packard Co's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2014 was $15.23. Hence, Hewlett-Packard Co's P/B Ratio of today is 2.29.

During the past 13 years, the highest P/B Ratio of Hewlett-Packard Co was 3.53. The lowest was 0.96. And the median was 2.15.


Definition

Hewlett-Packard Co's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2013 is calculated as:

Book Value Per Share=(Total Equity-Preferred Stock)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(27,269-0)/1,922
=14.19

Hewlett-Packard Co's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2014 is calculated as:

Book Value Per Share=(Total Equity-Preferred Stock)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(28,509-0)/1,871
=15.23

* 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


Historical Data

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

Hewlett-Packard Co Annual Data

Oct04Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13
Book Value Per Share 12.4412.9813.9314.9415.9017.1318.3519.4011.4314.19

Hewlett-Packard Co Quarterly Data

Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14
Book Value Per Share 20.8716.0711.4311.7212.2212.7514.1914.6214.8715.23
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