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Exar Corp  (NYSE:EXAR) Book Value per Share: \$5.82 (As of Dec. 2016)

Exar Corp's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$5.82.

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Exar Corp's current price is \$12.99. Its book value per share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$5.82. Hence, today's PB Ratio of Exar Corp is 2.23.

Historical Data

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

Exar Corp Annual Data

 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Book Value per Share 5.16 5.35 4.67 4.42 5.91

Exar Corp Quarterly Data

 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Book Value per Share 4.42 4.67 4.80 5.82 5.91

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Calculation

Exar Corp's Book Value Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (214.5 - 0.0) / 48.6 = 4.42

Exar Corp's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

 Book Value Per Share = (Total Equity - Preferred Stock) / Shares Outstanding (EOP) = (291.7 - 0.0) / 50.2 = 5.82

* 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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