Enter the total common stockholder’s equity and the total number of common shares into the calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the total book value per share.

## Book Value Per Share Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the book value per share.

BVPS = CSE / CS

• Where BVPS is the book value per share
• CSE is the total common stockholder’s equity
• CS is the number of common shares

## Book Value Per Share Definition

The book value per share is a measure of the value of a stock relative to the total common stockholder’s equity. The larger the common stock holder’s equity, the larger the book value per share. As such, the larger the number of commons stocks there are, the lower the value of the book value per share.

## Book Value Per Share Example

How to calculate a book value per share?

1. First, determine the total common stockholder’s equity.

Calculate the common stockholder’s total equity.

2. Next, determine the number of common shares.

Calculate the total number of common shares.

3. Finally, calculate the book value per share.

Calculate the book value per share using the formula above.

## FAQ

What is book value per share?

A book value per share is the ratio of the value of a stock to the total stockholder’s equity.