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Agilent Technologies Inc  (NYSE:A) PB Ratio: 4.58 (As of Today)

As of today, Agilent Technologies Inc's share price is $68.69. Agilent Technologies Inc's Book Value per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2017 was $15.00. Hence, Agilent Technologies Inc's P/B Ratio of today is 4.58.

Warning Sign:

Agilent Technologies Inc stock PB Ratio (=4.64) is close to 10-year high of 4.72

NYSE:A' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22   Max: 4.72
Current: 4.64

1.22
4.72

During the past 13 years, Agilent Technologies Inc's highest P/B Ratio was 4.72. The lowest was 1.22. And the median was 2.75.

NYSE:A's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 223 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. NYSE:A: 4.64 )

During the past 12 months, Agilent Technologies Inc's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 13.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -2.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -2.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 7.50% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Agilent Technologies Inc was 27.40% per year. The lowest was -20.00% per year. And the median was 2.20% per year.


Historical Data

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

* Premium members only.

Agilent Technologies Inc Annual Data

Oct08 Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 Oct13 Oct14 Oct15 Oct16 Oct17
PB Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.29 2.50 3.01 3.33 4.54

Agilent Technologies Inc Quarterly Data

Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17
PB Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.33 3.67 4.04 4.18 4.60

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Calculation

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

P/B Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (A: Oct. 2017)
=68.69/14.995
=4.58

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

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

A closely related ratio is called Price-to-Tangible-Book. The difference between Price-to-Tangible-Book 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 PE Ratio, PS Ratio or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow, 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.


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