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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. Mettler-Toledo International Inc's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $82.65. Mettler-Toledo International Inc's 10-Year median P/S ratio is 2.14. Therefore, the Median P/S Value for today is $176.87.
As of today, Mettler-Toledo International Inc's share price is $303.05. Mettler-Toledo International Inc's median P/S value is $176.87. Therefore, Mettler-Toledo International Inc's Price to Median P/S Value Ratio for today is 1.72.
During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Median P/S Value Ratio of Mettler-Toledo International Inc was 1.48. The lowest was 0.43. And the median was 0.81.
Mettler-Toledo International 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|
10-Year Median P/S Ratio is 2.14.
Mettler-Toledo International Inc's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 22.5 (Dec. 2013 ) + 18.3 (Mar. 2014 ) + 20.46 (Jun. 2014 ) + 21.39 (Sep. 2014 ) = $82.65.
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.
Mettler-Toledo International 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|
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