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McCormick & Co Inc (NYSE:MKC)
Book Value per Share
\$13.79 (As of Feb. 2017)

McCormick & Co Inc's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 was \$13.79.

During the past 12 months, McCormick & Co Inc's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 2.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -4.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 1.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 6.80% 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 McCormick & Co Inc was 27.90% per year. The lowest was -5.70% per year. And the median was 8.80% per year.

McCormick & Co Inc's current price is \$100.02. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 was \$13.79. Hence, today's P/B Ratio of McCormick & Co Inc is 7.25.

During the past 13 years, the highest P/B Ratio of McCormick & Co Inc was 7.71. The lowest was 3.06. And the median was 4.68.

Good Sign:

McCormick & Co Inc stock PB Ratio (=7.25) is close to 1-year low of 6.71

Definition

McCormick & Co Inc's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Nov. 2016 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (1,627 - 0) / 125 = 12.98

McCormick & Co Inc's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (1,719 - 0) / 125 = 13.79

* 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.

McCormick & Co Inc Annual Data

 Nov07 Nov08 Nov09 Nov10 Nov11 Nov12 Nov13 Nov14 Nov15 Nov16 Book Value Per Share 8.49 8.11 10.13 10.92 12.05 12.70 14.74 13.96 13.12 12.98

McCormick & Co Inc Quarterly Data

 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 Book Value Per Share 13.96 13.18 13.42 13.63 13.12 13.47 13.87 13.94 12.98 13.79
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