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rue21 Inc (NAS:RUE)
P/B Ratio
5.43 (As of Today)

As of today, rue21 Inc's share price is $41.99. rue21 Inc's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 was $7.74. Hence, rue21 Inc's P/B Ratio of today is 5.43.

RUE' s 10-Year P/B Ratio Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0

RUE's P/B Ratiois ranked lower than
74% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. RUE: 0.00 )


Definition

rue21 Inc's P/B ratio for today is calculated as follows:

P/B Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (Q: Jul. 2013)
=41.99/7.74
=5.43

* 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.

rue21 Inc Annual Data

Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13
pb 0.000.000.000.000.000.0010.087.044.034.15

rue21 Inc Quarterly Data

Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13
pb 6.516.564.914.034.623.694.403.964.185.40
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