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Sycamore Networks Inc (OTCPK:SCMR)
Book Value Per Share
$2.44 (As of Jan. 2013)

Sycamore Networks Inc's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2013 was $2.44.

As of today, Sycamore Networks Inc's share price is $0.36. Sycamore Networks Inc's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2013 was $2.44. Hence, Sycamore Networks Inc's P/B Ratio of today is 0.15.


Definition

Sycamore Networks Inc's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Jul. 2012 is calculated as:

Book Value Per Share=(Total Equity-Preferred Stock)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(442.23-0.00)/28.88
=15.31

Sycamore Networks Inc's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as:

Book Value Per Share=(Total Equity-Preferred Stock)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(70.56-0.00)/28.88
=2.44

* 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.


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.

Sycamore Networks Inc Annual Data

Jul03Jul04Jul05Jul06Jul07Jul08Jul09Jul10Jul11Jul12
Book Value Per Share 36.5034.8834.0434.8834.7034.7833.0922.6515.6115.31

Sycamore Networks Inc Quarterly Data

Oct10Jan11Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13
Book Value Per Share 22.4415.8115.7015.6115.6015.5115.3715.315.112.44
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