Tobin's Q ratio

also: Q ratio
market value of a firm's assets divided by replacement value of the firm's assets. Named after James Tobin of Yale University. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Q Ratio (Tobin's Q Ratio) — A ratio devised by James Tobin of Yale University, Nobel laureate in economics, who hypothesized that the combined market value of all the companies on the stock market should be about equal to their replacement costs. The Q ratio is calculated… …   Investment dictionary

  • Q ratio or Tobin's Q ratio — Market value of a firm s assets divided by replacement value of the firm s assets. The New York Times Financial Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • Tobin's Q — Market value of assets divided by replacement value of assets. A Tobin s Q ratio greater than 1 indicates the firm has done well with its investment decisions. The New York Times Financial Glossary market value of assets divided by replacement… …   Financial and business terms

  • Tobin's q — Tobin s qref|spelling is a ratio comparing the value of a company given by financial markets with the value of a company s assets. The ratio was developed by James Tobin (Tobin 1969). It is calculated by dividing the market value of a company by… …   Wikipedia

  • Tobin, James — ▪ 2003       American economist (b. March 5, 1918, Champaign, Ill. d. March 11, 2002, New Haven, Conn.), was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1981 for his portfolio selection theory a theoretical formulation of investment behaviour that… …   Universalium

  • Tobin's Q — See: Q ratio …   Accounting dictionary

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  • James Tobin — Infobox Scientist name = James Tobin birth date = birth date|1918|3|5 birth place = Champaign, Illinois, USA death date = death date and age|2002|3|11|1918|3|5 death place = New Haven, Connecticut, USA residence = nationality = United States… …   Wikipedia

  • Q ratio — also: Tobin s Q ratio market value of a firm s assets divided by replacement value of the firm s assets. Named after James Tobin of Yale University. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Q ratio — Tobin s Q A ratio devised by the US economic analyst James Tobin to measure the impact of intangible assets on business value. It is the ratio of the market value of a business to the replacement cost of its assets …   Accounting dictionary

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