Caterpillar (CAT)

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Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

3.230 for Aug. 22, 2014

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Aug. 22, 2014 3.230
Aug. 21, 2014 3.250
Aug. 20, 2014 3.242
Aug. 19, 2014 3.230
Aug. 18, 2014 3.220
Aug. 15, 2014 3.183
Aug. 14, 2014 3.181
Aug. 13, 2014 3.166
Aug. 12, 2014 3.141
Aug. 11, 2014 3.146
Aug. 8, 2014 3.109
Aug. 7, 2014 3.069
Aug. 6, 2014 3.055
Aug. 5, 2014 3.056
Aug. 4, 2014 3.065
Aug. 1, 2014 3.026
July 31, 2014 3.033
July 30, 2014 3.112
July 29, 2014 3.152
July 28, 2014 3.135
July 25, 2014 3.156
July 24, 2014 3.162
July 23, 2014 3.263
July 22, 2014 3.313
July 21, 2014 3.318
   
July 18, 2014 3.316
July 17, 2014 3.283
July 16, 2014 3.354
July 15, 2014 3.307
July 14, 2014 3.314
July 11, 2014 3.310
July 10, 2014 3.292
July 9, 2014 3.316
July 8, 2014 3.295
July 7, 2014 3.316
July 3, 2014 3.344
July 2, 2014 3.298
July 1, 2014 3.286
June 30, 2014 3.271
June 27, 2014 3.344
June 26, 2014 3.336
June 25, 2014 3.334
June 24, 2014 3.314
June 23, 2014 3.344
June 20, 2014 3.363
June 19, 2014 3.297
June 18, 2014 3.304
June 17, 2014 3.279
June 16, 2014 3.284
June 13, 2014 3.282

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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

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General Electric 1.979
Joy Global 2.264
Deere & Co 2.896

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.641 Jan 24 2014
Maximum 6.582 Mar 30 2011
Average 4.089

CAT Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: price_to_book_value
  • Latest data point: =YCP("CAT", "price_to_book_value")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("CAT", "price_to_book_value", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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