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H&R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB)
Book Value per Share
\$-3.87 (As of Jan. 2017)

H&R Block Inc's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was \$-3.87.

During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -71.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -39.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -14.20% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the book value growth rate using book value per share data.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of H&R Block Inc was 24.20% per year. The lowest was -71.70% per year. And the median was 9.00% per year.

H&R Block Inc's current price is \$23.89. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was \$-3.87. Hence, today's P/B Ratio of H&R Block Inc is .

During the past 13 years, the highest P/B Ratio of H&R Block Inc was 249.81. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 6.09.

Definition

H&R Block Inc's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2016 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (23 - 0) / 221 = 0.10

H&R Block Inc's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (-801 - 0) / 207 = -3.86

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

H&R Block Inc Annual Data

 Apr07 Apr08 Apr09 Apr10 Apr11 Apr12 Apr13 Apr14 Apr15 Apr16 Book Value Per Share 4.37 3.03 4.14 4.46 4.75 4.54 4.63 5.68 6.66 0.11

H&R Block Inc Quarterly Data

 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Book Value Per Share 4.52 4.18 6.66 6.04 -0.12 -2.39 0.11 -0.90 -2.64 -3.87
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