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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF)
Median P/S Value
$39.34 (As of Today)

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. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $30.26. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc's 10-Year median P/S ratio is 1.30. Therefore, the Median P/S Value for today is $39.34.

As of today, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc's share price is $6.06. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc's median P/S value is $39.34. Therefore, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc's Price to Median P/S Value Ratio for today is 0.20.

CLF' s 10-Year Price to Median P/S Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 3.33
Current: 0.2

0.19
3.33

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Median P/S Value Ratio of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc was 3.33. The lowest was 0.19. And the median was 0.80.

CLF's Price to Median P/S Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CLF: 0.20 )

Definition

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc'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
=30.26*1.30
=39.34

10-Year Median P/S Ratio is 1.30.
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 8.45 (Dec. 2013 ) + 6.14 (Mar. 2014 ) + 7.19 (Jun. 2014 ) + 8.48 (Sep. 2014 ) = $30.26.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

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.

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 company’s value.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc'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
=6.06/39.34
=0.15

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Related Terms

P/E Ratio, P/B Ratio, P/S Ratio, Intrinsic Value (DCF Projected), Intrinsic Value (DCF), Intrinsic Value (DE), Graham Number, GAVA


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
medpsvalue 14.2520.3223.3228.1243.2624.0444.6962.4154.4143.11

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
medpsvalue 60.6555.4854.4152.9048.9346.1543.1141.0839.5939.34
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