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Primus Guaranty Ltd (OTCPK:PRSG)
PB Ratio
(As of Today)

As of today, Primus Guaranty Ltd's share price is \$0.11. Primus Guaranty Ltd's Book Value per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2011 was \$-4.18. Hence, Primus Guaranty Ltd's P/B Ratio of today is .

Definition

Primus Guaranty Ltd's P/B ratio for today is calculated as follows:

 P/B Ratio = Share Price / Book Value per Share (A: Dec. 2011) = 0.11 / -4.18 =

* 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:

 P/B Ratio = Market Cap / (Total Equity - Preferred Stock)

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

Historical Data

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

Primus Guaranty Ltd Annual Data

 Dec02 Dec03 Dec04 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 pb 0.00 0.00 1.94 1.56 1.08 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Primus Guaranty Ltd Quarterly Data

 Sep09 Dec09 Mar10 Jun10 Sep10 Dec10 Mar11 Jun11 Sep11 Dec11 pb 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
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