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Lowe's Companies Inc (NYSE:LOW)
Median P/S Value
$45.30 (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. Lowe's Companies Inc's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was $51.48. Lowe's Companies Inc's 10-Year median P/S ratio is 0.88. Therefore, the Median P/S Value for today is $45.30.

As of today, Lowe's Companies Inc's share price is $52.61. Lowe's Companies Inc's median P/S value is $45.30. Therefore, Lowe's Companies Inc's Price to Median P/S Value Ratio for today is 1.20.

LOW' s 10-Year Price to Median P/S Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.92
Current: 1.2

0.63
1.92

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Median P/S Value Ratio of Lowe's Companies Inc was 1.92. The lowest was 0.63. And the median was 1.07.

LOW's Price to Median P/S Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LOW: 1.20 )

Definition

Lowe's Companies 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
=51.48*0.88
=45.30

10-Year Median P/S Ratio is 0.88.
Lowe's Companies Inc's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was 14.71 (Jul. 2013 ) + 12.35 (Oct. 2013 ) + 11.24 (Jan. 2014 ) + 13.18 (Apr. 2014 ) = $51.48.

* 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.

Lowe's Companies 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
=52.61/45.30
=1.16

* 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.

Lowe's Companies Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
medpsvalue 19.9923.6926.3628.1228.9128.3630.5734.7238.5444.27

Lowe's Companies Inc Quarterly Data

Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14
medpsvalue 36.2237.0238.1038.5439.5341.6643.1144.2745.300.00
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