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This valuation method assumes that the stock valuation will revert to its historical mean in terms of Price/Sales Ratio. The reason we use P/S Ratio instead of P/E Ratio or P/B Ratio is because Price/Sales Ratio is independent of profit margin, and can be applied to a broader range of situations.
Median P/S Value is calculated as trailing twelve months (TTM) revenue per share times 10-Year median P/S ratio. Altera Corp's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $5.54. Altera Corp's 10-Year median P/S ratio is 6.04. Therefore, the Median P/S Value for today is $33.46.
As of today, Altera Corp's share price is $34.04. Altera Corp's median P/S value is $33.46. Therefore, Altera Corp's Price to Median P/S Value Ratio for today is 1.00.
During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Median P/S Value Ratio of Altera Corp was 3.33. The lowest was 0.48. And the median was 1.05.
Altera Corp's Median P/S Value for today is calculated as
|Median P/S Value||=||Total Annual Sales / Shares Outstanding||*||10-Year Median P/S Ratio|
|=||Revenue per Share (TTM)||*||10-Year Median P/S Ratio|
10-Year Median P/S Ratio is 6.04.
Altera Corp's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 1.3 (Jun. 2013 ) + 1.38 (Sep. 2013 ) + 1.41 (Dec. 2013 ) + 1.45 (Mar. 2014 ) = $5.54.
It also assumes that over time the profit margin is constant. If a company increases its profit margin to a sustainable level, this value might under-estimate its value. If it has permanent declined profit margins, this may over-estimate the companys value.
Altera Corp's Price to Median P/S Value Ratio for today is calculated as
|Price to Median P/S Value||=||Share Price||/||Median P/S Value|
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