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Walgreen Co (NYSE:WAG)
Book Value Per Share
\$21.52 (As of Aug. 2014)

Walgreen Co's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2014 was \$21.52.

During the past 12 months, Walgreen Co's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 4.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 8.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 9.30% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 10.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Walgreen Co was 21.80% per year. The lowest was 8.70% per year. And the median was 13.10% per year.

Walgreen Co's current price is \$68.47. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2014 was \$21.52. Hence, today's P/B Ratio of Walgreen Co is 3.20.

During the past 13 years, the highest P/B Ratio of Walgreen Co was 5.58. The lowest was 1.60. And the median was 2.79.

Definition

Walgreen Co's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2014 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Total Shares Outstanding = (20,457 - 0) / 950 = 21.52

Walgreen Co's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2014 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Total Shares Outstanding = (20,457 - 0) / 950 = 21.52

* 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.

Walgreen Co Annual Data

 Aug05 Aug06 Aug07 Aug08 Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Book Value Per Share 8.75 10.04 11.20 13.00 14.54 15.34 16.70 19.36 20.55 21.52

Walgreen Co Quarterly Data

 May12 Aug12 Nov12 Feb13 May13 Aug13 Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 Book Value Per Share 17.52 19.36 19.43 20.02 20.08 20.55 21.08 21.78 22.39 21.52
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