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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. Symantec Corp's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $5.987. Symantec Corp's 10-Year median P/S ratio is 2.60. Therefore, the Median P/S Value for today is $15.54.
As of today, Symantec Corp's share price is $30.87. Symantec Corp's median P/S value is $15.54. Therefore, Symantec Corp's Price to Median P/S Value Ratio for today is 1.99.
During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Median P/S Value Ratio of Symantec Corp was 3.46. The lowest was 0.58. And the median was 1.26.
Symantec 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 2.60.
Symantec Corp's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 1.303 (Mar. 2016 ) + 1.426 (Jun. 2016 ) + 1.579 (Sep. 2016 ) + 1.679 (Dec. 2016 ) = $5.987.
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.
Symantec 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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