# Price to Book Value

### Definition

The price-to-book ratio (P/B Ratio) is a ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its book value. A lower P/B ratio could mean that the stock is undervalued. However, it could also mean that something is fundamentally wrong with the company. As with most ratios, be aware that this varies by industry. This ratio also gives some idea of whether you're paying too much for what would be left if the company went bankrupt immediately.

### Formula

$\text{pricetobook =}\frac{\text{close_price}}{\text{bookvaluepershare}}$

### Details

 Intrinio Tag pricetobook Statements Calculations Templates Industrial, Financial Type Valuation Units Multiple Historical? Yes Screenable? Yes