Subject: price to book Author: merlo Date: 2/3/98 2:13:55 PM (ET) Can someone tell me why MSFT has a very high number for its price to book. I read that companys rarly do well with this number being higher than 3. I think MSFT is 17.What exactly is this number. Thanks for the help==============================Ever wonder why it's so hard to get an answer around here???????????? I do. I've had like 5 of them with no replies, bummer.Anyways, definition:"Price to book--market price of a company's stock divided by stockholders' equity per share."101 BUSINESS RATIOS--Sheldon Gates, McLane Publication, 1993.
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