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PDL BioPharma Inc (NAS:PDLI)
PB Ratio
0.46 (As of Today)

As of today, PDL BioPharma Inc's share price is $2.10. PDL BioPharma Inc's Book Value per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 was $4.54. Hence, PDL BioPharma Inc's P/B Ratio of today is 0.46.

Good Sign:

PDL BioPharma Inc stock PB Ratio (=0.44) is close to 10-year low of 0.44

PDLI' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44   Max: 38.99
Current: 0.46


During the past 13 years, PDL BioPharma Inc's highest P/B Ratio was 38.99. The lowest was 0.44. And the median was 2.94.

PDLI's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 1091 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. PDLI: 0.46 )

During the past 12 months, PDL BioPharma Inc's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 7.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 77.50% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of PDL BioPharma Inc was 77.50% per year. The lowest was -48.10% per year. And the median was -5.20% per year.


PDL BioPharma Inc'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.

PDL BioPharma Inc Annual Data

pb 2.890.

PDL BioPharma Inc Quarterly Data

pb 2.982.722.552.001.380.840.740.700.740.47
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