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106.11 +2.73  +2.64% NYSE Apr 24, 10:54AM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

3.252 for April 24, 2014

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April 24, 2014 3.252
April 23, 2014 3.168
April 22, 2014 3.178
April 21, 2014 3.146
April 17, 2014 3.152
April 16, 2014 3.155
April 15, 2014 3.142
April 14, 2014 3.15
April 11, 2014 3.109
April 10, 2014 3.134
April 9, 2014 3.156
April 8, 2014 3.138
April 7, 2014 3.099
April 4, 2014 3.131
April 3, 2014 3.143
April 2, 2014 3.145
April 1, 2014 3.059
March 31, 2014 3.046
March 28, 2014 3.046
March 27, 2014 3.017
March 26, 2014 2.997
March 25, 2014 3.022
March 24, 2014 2.968
March 21, 2014 2.985
March 20, 2014 2.949
   
March 19, 2014 2.944
March 18, 2014 2.955
March 17, 2014 2.932
March 14, 2014 2.924
March 13, 2014 2.930
March 12, 2014 2.967
March 11, 2014 2.968
March 10, 2014 2.965
March 7, 2014 2.974
March 6, 2014 2.991
March 5, 2014 2.954
March 4, 2014 2.974
March 3, 2014 2.952
Feb. 28, 2014 2.972
Feb. 27, 2014 2.964
Feb. 26, 2014 2.979
Feb. 25, 2014 2.955
Feb. 24, 2014 2.983
Feb. 21, 2014 2.988
Feb. 20, 2014 2.970
Feb. 19, 2014 2.949
Feb. 18, 2014 2.959
Feb. 14, 2014 2.959
Feb. 13, 2014 2.946
Feb. 12, 2014 2.947

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About Price to Book Ratio

Price to book value is a financial ratio used to compare a company's book value to its current market price. Book value is an accounting term denoting the portion of the company held by the shareholders at accounting value (not market value). In other words, book value is the company's total tangible assets less its total liabilities.

The ratio has two calculation methods. In the first way, the company's market capitalization is divided by the company's total book value from its balance sheet. The second way, using per-share values, is to divide the company's current share price by the book value per share. In general, a low price to book value indicates that a stock is undervalued and thus more desirable.

In theory, if you purchased stock with a price to book value less than 1 and the company immediately went bankrupt, you would gain money on your investment. In reality, this may not be true since there are times when liquidation value, or the price at which a company's assets can be sold, is less than the book value of those assets.

For more information on evaluating valuation multiples similar to this, please see our original white paper research : Making Sense Of Valuation Multiples.
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CAT Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Joy Global 2.264
Komatsu 1.541
Astec Industries 1.610

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.587 Jul 7 2009
Maximum 6.582 Mar 30 2011
Average 4.104
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