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Sonic Corp (NAS:SONC)
P/B Ratio
23.20 (As of Today)

As of today, Sonic Corp's share price is $24.59. Sonic Corp's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in May. 2014 was $1.06. Hence, Sonic Corp's P/B Ratio of today is 23.20.

SONC' s 10-Year P/B Ratio Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 2395
Current: 23.1

3.5
2395

During the past 13 years, Sonic Corp's highest P/B Ratio was 2395.00. The lowest was 3.50. And the median was 10.94.

SONC's P/B Ratiois ranked lower than
60% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. SONC: 23.10 )

During the past 12 months, Sonic Corp's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -1.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 56.50% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Sonic Corp was 56.50% per year. The lowest was 12.10% per year. And the median was 19.20% per year.


Definition

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

P/B Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (Q: May. 2014)
=24.59/1.06
=23.20

* 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.

Sonic Corp Annual Data

Aug05Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13Aug14
pb 4.724.780.000.000.0021.3111.179.1911.570.00

Sonic Corp Quarterly Data

May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14
pb 10.289.1911.6412.9812.1511.5713.1124.8519.620.00
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