Caterpillar (CAT)

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74.45 -1.65  -2.17% NYSE Sep 3, 17:00 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

2.625 for Sept. 3, 2015

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Sept. 3, 2015 2.625
Sept. 2, 2015 2.683
Sept. 1, 2015 2.641
Aug. 31, 2015 2.695
Aug. 28, 2015 2.678
Aug. 27, 2015 2.668
Aug. 26, 2015 2.604
Aug. 25, 2015 2.541
Aug. 24, 2015 2.568
Aug. 21, 2015 2.644
Aug. 20, 2015 2.694
Aug. 19, 2015 2.729
Aug. 18, 2015 2.779
Aug. 17, 2015 2.769
Aug. 14, 2015 2.767
Aug. 13, 2015 2.742
Aug. 12, 2015 2.783
Aug. 11, 2015 2.752
Aug. 10, 2015 2.826
Aug. 7, 2015 2.725
Aug. 6, 2015 2.731
Aug. 5, 2015 2.711
Aug. 4, 2015 2.701
Aug. 3, 2015 2.724
July 31, 2015 2.772
July 30, 2015 2.762
   
July 29, 2015 2.726
July 28, 2015 2.742
July 27, 2015 2.656
July 24, 2015 2.683
July 23, 2015 2.711
July 22, 2015 2.812
July 21, 2015 2.899
July 20, 2015 2.90
July 17, 2015 2.932
July 16, 2015 2.953
July 15, 2015 2.967
July 14, 2015 2.978
July 13, 2015 2.949
July 10, 2015 2.896
July 9, 2015 2.880
July 8, 2015 2.901
July 7, 2015 2.961
July 6, 2015 2.932
July 2, 2015 2.975
July 1, 2015 2.960
June 30, 2015 2.991
June 29, 2015 3.036
June 26, 2015 3.090
June 25, 2015 3.086
June 24, 2015 3.138

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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
Deere & Co 3.432
Astec Industries 1.428
Joy Global 0.7866

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.541 Aug 25 2015
Maximum 6.582 Mar 30 2011
Average 3.807

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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