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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (NYSE:VRX)
P/B Ratio
8.20 (As of Today)

As of today, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's share price is $125.08. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in 201403 was $15.20. Hence, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's P/B Ratio of today is 8.20.

VRX' s 10-Year P/B Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 9.52
Current: 8.2

1
9.52

During the past 13 years, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's highest P/B Ratio was 9.52. The lowest was 1.00. And the median was 2.67.

VRX's P/B Ratiois ranked higher than
53% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. VRX: 8.20 )

During the past 12 months, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 28.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -1.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 9.30% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 9.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc was 141.10% per year. The lowest was -2.60% per year. And the median was 15.90% per year.


Definition

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's P/B ratio for today is calculated as follows:

P/B Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (Q: 201403)
=125.08/15.2
=8.23

* 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.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
pb 2.503.102.611.671.251.631.743.644.897.64

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
pb 3.644.023.664.424.896.365.017.027.648.67
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