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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. Western Alliance Bancorporation's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $4.04. Western Alliance Bancorporation's 10-Year median P/S ratio is 2.73. Therefore, the Median P/S Value for today is $11.03.
As of today, Western Alliance Bancorporation's share price is $23.54. Western Alliance Bancorporation's median P/S value is $11.03. Therefore, Western Alliance Bancorporation's Price to Median P/S Value Ratio for today is 2.10.
During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Median P/S Value Ratio of Western Alliance Bancorporation was 2.46. The lowest was 0.40. And the median was 1.03.
Western Alliance Bancorporation'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 2.73.
Western Alliance Bancorporation's revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.93 (Mar. 2013 ) + 1.08 (Jun. 2013 ) + 1 (Sep. 2013 ) + 1.03 (Dec. 2013 ) = $4.04.
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.
Western Alliance Bancorporation'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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