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Altera Corp  (NAS:ALTR) PS Ratio: 9.51 (As of Today)

As of today, Altera Corp's share price is $53.96. Altera Corp's Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was $5.68. Hence, Altera Corp's P/S Ratio for today is 9.51.

Altera Corp's Revenue per Sharefor the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $1.31. Its Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was $5.68.


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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Altera Corp Annual Data

Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14
PS Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.73 5.89 6.26 6.06 5.96

Altera Corp Quarterly Data

Dec10 Mar11 Jun11 Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15
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 5.93 5.96 6.94 8.56 8.82

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.

Altera Corp's P/S Ratio for today is calculated as

P/S Ratio=Share Price/Revenue per Share (TTM)
=53.96/5.677
=9.51

Altera Corp's Share Price of today is $53.96.
Altera Corp's Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was 1.572 (Dec. 2014 ) + 1.436 (Mar. 2015 ) + 1.36 (Jun. 2015 ) + 1.309 (Sep. 2015 ) = $5.68.

* 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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