Caterpillar (CAT)

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108.42 -1.64  -1.49% NYSE Jul 23, 5:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

3.333 for July 23, 2014

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July 23, 2014 3.333
July 22, 2014 3.384
July 21, 2014 3.389
July 18, 2014 3.387
July 17, 2014 3.353
July 16, 2014 3.425
July 15, 2014 3.377
July 14, 2014 3.384
July 11, 2014 3.380
July 10, 2014 3.362
July 9, 2014 3.386
July 8, 2014 3.365
July 7, 2014 3.387
July 3, 2014 3.415
July 2, 2014 3.368
July 1, 2014 3.356
June 30, 2014 3.341
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
June 12, 2014 3.279
June 11, 2014 3.341
June 10, 2014 3.360
June 9, 2014 3.343
June 6, 2014 3.326
June 5, 2014 3.288
June 4, 2014 3.207
June 3, 2014 3.212
June 2, 2014 3.190
May 30, 2014 3.143
May 29, 2014 3.185
May 28, 2014 3.164
May 27, 2014 3.187
May 23, 2014 3.198
May 22, 2014 3.169
May 21, 2014 3.163
May 20, 2014 3.122
May 19, 2014 3.24
May 16, 2014 3.260
May 15, 2014 3.228
May 14, 2014 3.275
May 13, 2014 3.294

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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
General Electric 1.947
Joy Global 2.270
Deere & Co 3.015

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.641 Jan 24 2014
Maximum 6.582 Mar 30 2011
Average 4.102

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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