Answered By: Peter Z McKay
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014     Views: 41257

Book Value A company's common stock equity as it appears on a balance sheet, equal to total assets minus liabilities, preferred stock, and intangible assets such as goodwill. This is how much the company would have left over in assets if it went out of business immediately. Since companies are usually expected to grow and generate more profits in the future, market capitalization is higher than book value for most companies. Since book value is a more accurate measure of valuation for companies which aren't growing quickly, book value is of more interest to value investors than growth investors. Source: InvestorWords.com.

  • Yahoo! Finance
    1. Market Value = Market Capitalization = Stock Price x Number of Shares Outstanding
      Search by Company name or Ticker > Summary displays Market Cap
    2. Shares Outstanding
      Search by Company Name or Ticker > Select "Key Statistics" > Displays "Share Statistics"
    3. Book Value
      Search by Company Name or Ticker > Delect "Key Statistics" > Balance Sheet > "Stockholders' Equity"
    4. Price/Book Value
      Search by Company Name or Ticker > Select "Key Statistics" >" Valuation Measures"

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