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Stewart Enterprises, Inc. (NAS:STEI)
Book Value Per Share
\$5.57 (As of Jul. 2013)

Stewart Enterprises, Inc.'s book value per share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 was \$5.57.

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Stewart Enterprises, Inc.'s current price is \$13.25. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 was \$5.57. Hence, today's P/B Ratio of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. is 2.38.

Definition

Stewart Enterprises, Inc.'s Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2012 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (424.3 - 0.0) / 84.9 = 5.00

Stewart Enterprises, Inc.'s Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (457.6 - 0.0) / 82.2 = 5.57

* 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.

Stewart Enterprises, Inc. Annual Data

 Oct04 Oct05 Oct06 Oct07 Oct08 Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 Oct13 Book Value Per Share 6.14 4.04 4.26 4.31 3.96 4.22 4.61 4.86 5.00 5.26

Stewart Enterprises, Inc. Quarterly Data

 Jul11 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Book Value Per Share 4.81 4.86 4.89 5.15 5.00 5.00 5.16 5.51 5.57 5.26
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