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Vivus's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was $0.05.
During the past 12 months, Vivus's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -95.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -20.50% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -13.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 6.50% 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 Vivus was 46.60% per year. The lowest was -25.40% per year. And the median was -4.95% per year.
Vivus's current price is $1.02. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was $0.05. Hence, today's P/B Ratio of Vivus is 20.40.
During the past 13 years, the highest P/B Ratio of Vivus was 40.00. The lowest was 1.71. And the median was 5.07.
Vivus's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:
|Book Value Per Share||=||(Total Equity||-||Preferred Stock)||/||Shares Outstanding (EOP)|
Vivus's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as:
* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.
Book value may include intangible items which may come from the companys past acquisitions. Book value less intangibles is called Tangible Book.
Usually a companys 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.
Vivus Annual Data
|Book Value Per Share||0.60||0.91||1.02||1.89||2.32||1.62||1.59||2.21||1.49||0.80|
Vivus Quarterly Data
|Book Value Per Share||1.84||1.52||1.49||1.37||1.15||1.02||0.80||0.66||0.20||0.05|