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Vitesse Semiconductor Corp (NAS:VTSS)
Tangible Book Value Per Share
\$0.37 (As of Dec. 2014)

Tangible book value per share is calculated as the total tangible equity divided by Shares Outstanding (EOP). Total tangible equity is calculated as the total equity minus preferred stock minus intangibles. Vitesse Semiconductor Corp's tangible book value per share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was \$0.37.

Since intangibles such as goodwill cannot be sold when the company liquidates, tangible book value per share is considered more accurate in reflecting how much shareholders will receive when the company liquidates.

Definition

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp's Tangible Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

 Tangible Book Value per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock - Intangibles) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (31.258 - 0 - 1.476) / 67.70 = 0.44

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp's Tangible Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

 Tangible Book Value per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock - Intangibles) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (27.014 - 0 - 1.811) / 68.43 = 0.37

* 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. Since intangibles such as goodwill cannot be sold when the company liquidates, tangible book value per share is considered more accurate in reflecting how much shareholders will receive when the company liquidates.

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.

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp Annual Data

 Sep05 Sep06 Sep07 Sep08 Sep09 Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Tangibles_book_per_share 1.43 -10.43 -7.92 -5.92 -5.45 -0.92 -1.24 -0.98 0.26 0.44

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp Quarterly Data

 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Tangibles_book_per_share -0.98 -0.27 -0.35 0.49 0.26 0.18 0.10 0.44 0.44 0.37
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