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Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
PB Ratio
2.93 (As of Today)

As of today, Dean Foods Co's share price is $19.78. Dean Foods Co's Book Value per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 was $6.75. Hence, Dean Foods Co's P/B Ratio of today is 2.93.

DF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48   Max: 176.28
Current: 2.94


During the past 13 years, Dean Foods Co's highest P/B Ratio was 176.28. The lowest was 0.48. And the median was 2.47.

DF's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 1512 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. DF: 2.94 )

During the past 12 months, Dean Foods Co's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 13.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -3.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Dean Foods Co was 176.90% per year. The lowest was -72.10% per year. And the median was 5.70% per year.


Dean Foods Co's P/B ratio for today is calculated as follows:

P/B Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (A: Dec. 2016)

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

A closely related ratio is called Price-to-Tangible-Book Ratio. The difference between Price-to-Tangible-Book Ratio and Price-to-Book Ratio is that book value other than intangibles are used in the calculation.


Unlike valuation ratios relative to the earning power such as P/E ratio, P/S ratio or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio, the Price-to-Book Ratio measures the valuation of the stock relative to the underlying asset of the company.

The Price-to-Book Ratio works the best for the businesses that earn most of their profit from their assets, e.g. banks and insurance companies.

Be Aware

Some businesses have very light assets, such as software companies or insurance agencies. The Price-to-Book Ratio does not work well for these companies. Some companies even have negative equity, so the Price-to-Book Ratio cannot be applied to them.

Related Terms

Book Value per Share, Market Cap, Total Equity, Preferred Stock, P/E ratio, P/S ratio, Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio, Price-to-Tangible-Book Ratio

Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Dean Foods Co Annual Data

pb 35.682.651.290.570.004.582.282.912.873.23

Dean Foods Co Quarterly Data

pb 1.902.912.832.662.812.872.752.822.513.23
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