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Electro Rent Corp (NAS:ELRC)
P/B Ratio
1.47 (As of Today)

As of today, Electro Rent Corp's share price is $14.18. Electro Rent Corp's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2014 was $9.63. Hence, Electro Rent Corp's P/B Ratio of today is 1.47.

Good Sign:

Electro Rent Corp stock P/B Ratio (=1.47) is close to 3-year low of 1.33

ELRC' s 10-Year P/B Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 2.22
Current: 1.47

0.79
2.22

During the past 13 years, Electro Rent Corp's highest P/B Ratio was 2.22. The lowest was 0.79. And the median was 1.57.

ELRC's P/B Ratiois ranked higher than
68% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Rental & Leasing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. ELRC: 1.47 )

During the past 12 months, Electro Rent Corp's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 2.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -1.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -0.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 1.90% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Electro Rent Corp was 20.40% per year. The lowest was -12.80% per year. And the median was 3.20% per year.


Definition

Electro Rent Corp's P/B ratio for today is calculated as follows:

P/B Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (Q: Aug. 2014)
=14.18/9.63
=1.47

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


Explanation

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 own currency.

Electro Rent Corp Annual Data

May05May06May07May08May09May10May11May12May13May14
pb 1.511.901.531.431.011.421.531.341.791.68

Electro Rent Corp Quarterly Data

May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14
pb 1.341.651.701.711.791.812.221.891.681.57
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