Caterpillar (CAT)

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80.01 +0.16  +0.20% NYSE Jan 28, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

2.892 for Jan. 28, 2015

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Jan. 28, 2015 2.892
Jan. 27, 2015 2.887
Jan. 26, 2015 3.110
Jan. 23, 2015 3.095
Jan. 22, 2015 3.139
Jan. 21, 2015 3.086
Jan. 20, 2015 3.036
Jan. 16, 2015 3.032
Jan. 15, 2015 3.048
Jan. 14, 2015 3.112
Jan. 13, 2015 3.122
Jan. 12, 2015 3.141
Jan. 9, 2015 3.169
Jan. 8, 2015 3.207
Jan. 7, 2015 3.174
Jan. 6, 2015 3.126
Jan. 5, 2015 3.146
Jan. 2, 2015 3.322
Dec. 31, 2014 3.309
Dec. 30, 2014 2.978
Dec. 29, 2014 3.014
Dec. 26, 2014 3.031
Dec. 24, 2014 3.014
Dec. 23, 2014 3.007
Dec. 22, 2014 2.969
   
Dec. 19, 2014 2.950
Dec. 18, 2014 2.949
Dec. 17, 2014 2.887
Dec. 16, 2014 2.873
Dec. 15, 2014 2.887
Dec. 12, 2014 2.911
Dec. 11, 2014 2.981
Dec. 10, 2014 2.992
Dec. 9, 2014 3.070
Dec. 8, 2014 3.064
Dec. 5, 2014 3.177
Dec. 4, 2014 3.206
Dec. 3, 2014 3.222
Dec. 2, 2014 3.200
Dec. 1, 2014 3.184
Nov. 28, 2014 3.236
Nov. 26, 2014 3.402
Nov. 25, 2014 3.417
Nov. 24, 2014 3.408
Nov. 21, 2014 3.424
Nov. 20, 2014 3.284
Nov. 19, 2014 3.258
Nov. 18, 2014 3.282
Nov. 17, 2014 3.271
Nov. 14, 2014 3.259

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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 1.415
Deere & Co 3.269
General Electric 1.910

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.641 Jan 24 2014
Maximum 6.582 Mar 30 2011
Average 3.986

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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