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Apple Inc  (NAS:AAPL) PS Ratio: 3.81 (As of Today)

As of today, Apple Inc's share price is $160.57. Apple Inc's Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2017 was $42.12. Hence, Apple Inc's P/S Ratio for today is 3.81.

Warning Sign:

Apple Inc stock PS Ratio (=3.8) is close to 5-year high of 3.99

NAS:AAPL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.86   Max: 6.79
Current: 3.82

1.86
6.79

During the past 13 years, Apple Inc's highest P/S Ratio was 6.79. The lowest was 1.86. And the median was 3.47.

NAS:AAPL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 2236 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. NAS:AAPL: 3.82 )

Apple Inc's Revenue per Sharefor the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was $8.68. Its Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2017 was $42.12.

Warning Sign:

Apple Inc revenue growth has slowed down over the past 12 months.

During the past 12 months, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate of Apple Inc was 6.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 14.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 18.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 31.70% per year.

During the past 13 years, Apple Inc's highest 3-Year average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 51.80% per year. The lowest was -26.70% per year. And the median was 15.70% 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.

Apple Inc Annual Data

Sep07 Sep08 Sep09 Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16
PS Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.03 2.60 3.38 2.74 2.89

Apple Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17
PS 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 2.42 2.89 2.88 3.49 3.42

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

The P/S Ratio is another ratio widely used to value stocks. It was first used by Ken Fisher.

Apple Inc's P/S Ratio for today is calculated as

P/S Ratio=Share Price/Revenue per Share (TTM)
=160.57/42.122
=3.81

Apple Inc's Share Price of today is $160.57.
Apple Inc's Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2017 was 8.687 (Sep. 2016 ) + 14.706 (Dec. 2016 ) + 10.053 (Mar. 2017 ) + 8.676 (Jun. 2017 ) = $42.12.

* 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:


The revenue here is for the trailing 12 months.


Explanation

The P/S ratio is an excellent valuation indicator if you want to compare a stock with its historical valuation or with the stocks in the same industry. The P/S ratio works especially well when you want to compare the stock's current valuation with its historical valuation. The P/S ratio is a great valuation tool for evaluating cyclical businesses where the P/E ratio works poorly. It works the best when comparing the current valuation with the historical valuation because over time, a company's profit margin tends to revert to the mean.

When the P/S ratio is applied to the whole stock market, it can be used to evaluate the current market valuation and projected returns. In this case, the price is the total market cap of all stocks that are traded, and sales are the GDP of the country. This is how Warren Buffett estimates the broad market valuation and project future returns.

Similar to the Price/Earnings ratio and Price/Cash Flow or Price/Free Cash Flow, the P/E ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from Price/Book ratio, which measures the valuation based on the company's balance sheet.


Be Aware

The P/S ratio does not tell you how cheap or expensive the stock is. It cannot be used to compare companies in different industries. It works better for companies within the same industry because these companies tend to have similar capital structures and profit margins. It works the best when comparing a company with itself in the past.


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