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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co (NYSE:DD)
PB Ratio
5.99 (As of Today)

As of today, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co's share price is $77.39. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 was $12.92. Hence, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co's P/B Ratio of today is 5.99.

Good Sign:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co stock PB Ratio (=5.99) is close to 1-year low of 5.51

DD' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59   Max: 7.06
Current: 5.99

1.59
7.06

During the past 13 years, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co's highest P/B Ratio was 7.06. The lowest was 1.59. And the median was 4.04.

DD's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. DD: 5.99 )

During the past 12 months, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 11.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -13.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 3.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 3.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co was 20.50% per year. The lowest was -13.10% per year. And the median was 1.60% per year.


Definition

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co's P/B ratio for today is calculated as follows:

P/B Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (Q: Mar. 2017)
=77.39/12.915
=5.99

* 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 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 local exchange's currency.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
pb 3.463.154.144.814.824.003.584.865.956.49

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
pb 4.864.904.123.925.955.455.616.126.496.22
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