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Western Alliance Bancorp (NYSE:WAL)
Median P/S Value
$12.38 (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. Western Alliance Bancorp's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $4.27. Western Alliance Bancorp's 10-Year median P/S ratio is 2.90. Therefore, the Median P/S Value for today is $12.38.

As of today, Western Alliance Bancorp's share price is $24.09. Western Alliance Bancorp's median P/S value is $12.38. Therefore, Western Alliance Bancorp's Price to Median P/S Value Ratio for today is 1.90.

WAL' s 10-Year Price to Median P/S Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 13.58
Current: 1.9

0.38
13.58

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Median P/S Value Ratio of Western Alliance Bancorp was 13.58. The lowest was 0.38. And the median was 1.14.

WAL's Price to Median P/S Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 1916 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. WAL: 1.90 )

Definition

Western Alliance Bancorp'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
=4.27*2.90
=12.38

10-Year Median P/S Ratio is 2.90.
Western Alliance Bancorp's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 1 (Sep. 2013 ) + 1.03 (Dec. 2013 ) + 1.1 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1.14 (Jun. 2014 ) = $4.27.

* 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.

Western Alliance Bancorp'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
=24.09/12.38
=1.95

* 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.

Western Alliance Bancorp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
medpsvalue 0.0012.502.5819.348.9610.0910.8510.4711.6911.77

Western Alliance Bancorp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
medpsvalue 10.7010.8510.8511.6911.7512.1512.2711.7712.2412.38
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