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Nexen, Inc. (NYSE:NXY)
Median P/S Value
\$0.00 (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. Nexen, Inc.'s revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2012 was \$12.563. Nexen, Inc.'s 10-Year median P/S ratio is 0.00. Therefore, the Median P/S Value for today is \$0.00.

As of today, Nexen, Inc.'s share price is \$27.41. Nexen, Inc.'s median P/S value is \$0.00. Therefore, Nexen, Inc.'s Price to Median P/S Value Ratio for today is 0.00.

Definition

Nexen, 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 = 12.563 * 0.00 = 0.00

10-Year Median P/S Ratio is 0.00.
Nexen, Inc.'s revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2012 was 3.14 (Mar. 2012 ) + 3.286 (Jun. 2012 ) + 2.911 (Sep. 2012 ) + 3.226 (Dec. 2012 ) = \$12.563.

* 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.

Nexen, 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 = 27.41 / 0.00 =

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

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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.

Nexen, Inc. Annual Data

 Dec03 Dec04 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 medpsvalue 12.92 17.43 16.59 18.62 22.20 27.19 20.06 20.60 22.23 22.71

Nexen, Inc. Quarterly Data

 Sep10 Dec10 Mar11 Jun11 Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 medpsvalue 22.75 20.60 20.56 20.68 20.56 22.23 22.21 22.83 22.75 22.71
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