Caterpillar (CAT)

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78.22 +0.89  +1.14% NYSE Jul 30, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

2.762 for July 30, 2015

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July 30, 2015 2.762
July 29, 2015 2.731
July 28, 2015 2.747
July 27, 2015 2.660
July 24, 2015 2.688
July 23, 2015 2.715
July 22, 2015 2.817
July 21, 2015 2.904
July 20, 2015 2.905
July 17, 2015 2.937
July 16, 2015 2.958
July 15, 2015 2.972
July 14, 2015 2.983
July 13, 2015 2.954
July 10, 2015 2.901
July 9, 2015 2.885
July 8, 2015 2.906
July 7, 2015 2.966
July 6, 2015 2.937
July 2, 2015 2.980
July 1, 2015 2.965
June 30, 2015 2.996
June 29, 2015 3.036
June 26, 2015 3.090
June 25, 2015 3.086
June 24, 2015 3.138
   
June 23, 2015 3.148
June 22, 2015 3.141
June 19, 2015 3.115
June 18, 2015 3.112
June 17, 2015 3.105
June 16, 2015 3.082
June 15, 2015 3.101
June 12, 2015 3.126
June 11, 2015 3.138
June 10, 2015 3.149
June 9, 2015 3.086
June 8, 2015 3.066
June 5, 2015 3.062
June 4, 2015 3.042
June 3, 2015 3.069
June 2, 2015 3.067
June 1, 2015 3.044
May 29, 2015 3.036
May 28, 2015 3.061
May 27, 2015 3.129
May 26, 2015 3.126
May 22, 2015 3.154
May 21, 2015 3.179
May 20, 2015 3.129
May 19, 2015 3.105

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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 0.9451
Deere & Co 3.824
General Electric 2.437

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.641 Jan 24 2014
Maximum 6.582 Mar 30 2011
Average 3.847

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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