Alcoa Beta vs. Price to Sales

AA -- USA Stock  

USD 28.24  0.13  0.46%

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Alcoa Price to Sales vs. Beta Fundamental Analysis

Alcoa Corporation is rated below average in beta category among related companies. It is rated below average in price to sales category among related companies fabricating about  0.34  of Price to Sales per Beta. The ratio of Beta to Price to Sales for Alcoa Corporation is roughly  2.90 
Beta is one of the most important measures of equity market volatility. Beta can be thought of as asset elasticity or sensitivity to market. In other words, it is a number that shows the relationship of financial instrument to the financial market in which this instrument is traded. For example if Beta of equity is 2, it will be expected to significantly outperform market when market is going up and significantly underperform when market is going down. Similarly, Beta of 1 indicates that an asset and market will generate similar returns during over time.
Alcoa 
Beta 
 = 
Covariance 
Variance 
=
1.19
In a nutshell, Beta is a measure of individual stock risk relative to the overall volatility of the stock market. and is calculated based on very sound finance theory - Capital Assets Pricing Model (CAPM).However, since Beta is calculated based on historical price movements it may not predict how a firm's stock is going to perform in the future.
Price to Sales ratio is typically used for valuing equity relative to its own past performance as well as to performance of other companies or market indexes. In most cases, the lower the ratio the better it is for investors. However, it is advisable for investors to exercise caution when looking at price-to-sales ratios across different industries.
Alcoa 
P/S 
 = 
MV Per Share 
Revenue Per Share 
=
0.41X
The most important factor to remember is that the price of equity takes a firm's debt into account, whereas the sales does not consider financial leverage. Generally speaking, Price to Sales ratio shows how much market values every dollar of the company's sales.

Alcoa Price to Sales Comparison

Alcoa is rated below average in price to sales category among related companies.
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Alcoa is rated below average in beta category among related companies.

Beta Analysis

As market goes up, the company is expected to significantly outperform it. However, if the market returns are negative, Alcoa will likely underperform.
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