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Electro Rent Corp  (NAS:ELRC) Book Value per Share: \$9.30 (As of Feb. 2016)

Electro Rent Corp's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2016 was \$9.30.

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Electro Rent Corp's current price is \$15.50. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2016 was \$9.30. Hence, today's PB Ratio of Electro Rent Corp is 1.67.

Historical Data

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

Electro Rent Corp Annual Data

 May06 May07 May08 May09 May10 May11 May12 May13 May14 May15 Book Value per Share 10.02 10.34 9.52 9.62 9.46

Electro Rent Corp Quarterly Data

 May11 Aug11 Nov11 Feb12 May12 Aug12 Nov12 Feb13 May13 Aug13 Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 Book Value per Share 9.51 9.46 9.44 9.41 9.30

Competitive Comparison
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Calculation

Electro Rent Corp's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2015 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (228.0 - 0.0) / 24.1 = 9.46

Electro Rent Corp's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2016 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (225.1 - 0.0) / 24.2 = 9.30

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

Theoretically it is what the shareholders will receive if the company is liquidated. Total Equity is a balance sheet item and equal to Total Assets less Total Liabilities of the company.

Book value may include intangible items which may come from the company's past acquisitions. Book value less intangibles is called Tangible Book.

Explanation

Usually a company's book value and Tangible Book per Share may not reflect its true value. The assets may be carried on the balance sheets at the original cost minus depreciation. This may underestimate the true economic values of the assets. It also may over-estimate their true economic value because the assets can become obsolete.

For financial companies such as banks and insurance companies, their assets may be reported in current market value of the assets owned. Book values of financial companies are more accurate indicator of the economic value of the company.

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