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# Panasonic Corp. (PC) | Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)

Valuation ratios measure the quantity of an asset or flaw (e.g., earnings) associated with ownership of a specified claim (e.g., a share of ownership of the enterprise).

## Current Valuation Ratios

Panasonic Corp., current price multiples

Panasonic Corp. Consumer Goods
Selected Financial Data
Current share price (P) \$
No. shares of common stock outstanding

Earnings per share (EPS) \$
Operating profit per share \$
Sales per share \$
Book value per share (BVPS) \$
Ratios (Price Multiples)
Price to sales (P/S)
Price to book value (P/BV)

If company price multiple is lower then the price multiple of benchmark then company stock is relatively undervalued.

Otherwise, if company price multiple is higher then the price multiple of benchmark then company stock is relatively overvalued.

## Historical Valuation Ratios (Summary)

Panasonic Corp., historical price multiples

Mar 31, 2012 Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2010 Mar 31, 2009 Mar 31, 2008 Mar 31, 2007
Price to earnings (P/E)
Price to operating profit (P/OP)
Price to sales (P/S)
Price to book value (P/BV)
Ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings.
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit.
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Panasonic Corp.'s P/S ratio declined from 2010 to 2011 and from 2011 to 2012.
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company's required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Panasonic Corp.'s P/BV ratio declined from 2010 to 2011 and from 2011 to 2012.

## Price to Earnings (P/E)

Mar 31, 2012 Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2010 Mar 31, 2009 Mar 31, 2008 Mar 31, 2007
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (USD \$)
Net income (loss) attributable to Panasonic Corporation (in millions)
Earnings per share (EPS)
Share price1, 2
P/E Ratio, Comparison to Industry
Panasonic Corp.
Industry, Consumer Goods
1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.
2 Close price on the filing date of Panasonic Corp.'s Annual Report.
Ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings.

## Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

Mar 31, 2012 Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2010 Mar 31, 2009 Mar 31, 2008 Mar 31, 2007
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (USD \$)
Income (loss) before interest and income taxes (in millions)
Operating profit per share
Share price1, 2
P/OP Ratio, Comparison to Industry
Panasonic Corp.
Industry, Consumer Goods
1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.
2 Close price on the filing date of Panasonic Corp.'s Annual Report.
Ratio Description The company
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit.

## Price to Sales (P/S)

Mar 31, 2012 Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2010 Mar 31, 2009 Mar 31, 2008 Mar 31, 2007
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (USD \$)
Net sales (in millions)
Sales per share
Share price1, 2
P/S Ratio, Comparison to Industry
Panasonic Corp.
Industry, Consumer Goods
1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.
2 Close price on the filing date of Panasonic Corp.'s Annual Report.
Ratio Description The company
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Panasonic Corp.'s P/S ratio declined from 2010 to 2011 and from 2011 to 2012.

## Price to Book Value (P/BV)

Mar 31, 2012 Mar 31, 2011 Mar 31, 2010 Mar 31, 2009 Mar 31, 2008 Mar 31, 2007
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (USD \$)
Panasonic Corporation shareholders’ equity (in millions)
Book value per share (BVPS)
Share price1, 2
P/BV Ratio, Comparison to Industry
Panasonic Corp.
Industry, Consumer Goods
1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.
2 Close price on the filing date of Panasonic Corp.'s Annual Report.
Ratio Description The company
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company's required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Panasonic Corp.'s P/BV ratio declined from 2010 to 2011 and from 2011 to 2012.