Caterpillar (CAT)

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Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

3.062 for April 20, 2015

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April 20, 2015 3.062
April 17, 2015 3.014
April 16, 2015 3.053
April 15, 2015 3.083
April 14, 2015 3.004
April 13, 2015 2.973
April 10, 2015 2.990
April 9, 2015 2.920
April 8, 2015 2.912
April 7, 2015 2.915
April 6, 2015 2.950
April 2, 2015 2.904
April 1, 2015 2.883
March 31, 2015 2.897
March 30, 2015 2.945
March 27, 2015 2.884
March 26, 2015 2.892
March 25, 2015 2.891
March 24, 2015 2.913
March 23, 2015 2.935
March 20, 2015 2.939
March 19, 2015 2.899
March 18, 2015 2.944
March 17, 2015 2.840
March 16, 2015 2.895
March 13, 2015 2.868
   
March 12, 2015 2.903
March 11, 2015 2.885
March 10, 2015 2.893
March 9, 2015 2.925
March 6, 2015 2.898
March 5, 2015 2.950
March 4, 2015 2.958
March 3, 2015 2.999
March 2, 2015 3.004
Feb. 27, 2015 3.001
Feb. 26, 2015 3.033
Feb. 25, 2015 3.082
Feb. 24, 2015 3.059
Feb. 23, 2015 3.022
Feb. 20, 2015 3.056
Feb. 19, 2015 3.015
Feb. 18, 2015 3.070
Feb. 17, 2015 3.091
Feb. 13, 2015 3.082
Feb. 12, 2015 3.024
Feb. 11, 2015 3.019
Feb. 10, 2015 3.037
Feb. 9, 2015 3.065
Feb. 6, 2015 3.012
Feb. 5, 2015 3.025

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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 1.479
Deere & Co 3.603
Apple 6.026

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.641 Jan 24 2014
Maximum 6.582 Mar 30 2011
Average 3.929

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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