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Blyth Inc  (NYSE:BTH) PB Ratio: 0.90 (As of Today)

As of today, Blyth Inc's share price is \$5.99. Blyth Inc's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 was \$6.66. Hence, Blyth Inc's P/B Ratio of today is 0.90.

Historical Data

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

Blyth Inc Annual Data

 Jan05 Jan06 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 PB Ratio 0.96 1.11 4.40 3.82 1.10

Blyth Inc Quarterly Data

 Jul10 Oct10 Jan11 Apr11 Jul11 Oct11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 PB Ratio 3.31 0.88 1.10 1.10 0.95

Competitive Comparison
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Calculation

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

 P/B Ratio = Share Price / Book Value per Share (Q: Jun. 2015) = 5.99 / 6.659 = 0.90

* 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:

 P/B Ratio = Market Cap (M) / (Total Equity - Preferred Stock)

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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