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Gouverneur Bancorp Inc  (OTCPK:GOVB) PB Ratio: 1.58 (As of Today)

As of today, Gouverneur Bancorp Inc's share price is $14.30. Gouverneur Bancorp Inc's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2008 was $9.05. Hence, Gouverneur Bancorp Inc's P/B Ratio of today is 1.58.


Historical Data

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

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Gouverneur Bancorp Inc Annual Data

Sep98 Sep99 Sep00 Sep01 Sep02 Sep03 Sep04 Sep05 Sep06 Sep07
PB Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.43 1.78 1.51 1.62 1.27

Gouverneur Bancorp Inc Quarterly Data

Sep03 Dec03 Mar04 Jun04 Sep04 Dec04 Mar05 Jun05 Sep05 Dec05 Mar06 Jun06 Sep06 Dec06 Mar07 Jun07 Sep07 Dec07 Mar08 Jun08
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 0.00 1.27 0.00 0.00 0.00

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

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

P/B Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (Q: Jun. 2008)
=14.30/9.053
=1.58

* 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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