Caterpillar (CAT)

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87.95 +0.11  +0.13% NYSE May 27, 5:00PM Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

3.130 for May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015 3.130
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
May 18, 2015 3.142
May 15, 2015 3.147
May 14, 2015 3.158
May 13, 2015 3.147
May 12, 2015 3.137
May 11, 2015 3.159
May 8, 2015 3.107
May 7, 2015 3.076
May 6, 2015 3.096
May 5, 2015 3.096
May 4, 2015 3.107
May 1, 2015 3.109
April 30, 2015 3.092
April 29, 2015 3.114
April 28, 2015 3.068
April 27, 2015 3.037
April 24, 2015 3.011
April 23, 2015 3.018
April 22, 2015 3.020
April 21, 2015 2.986
   
April 20, 2015 3.011
April 17, 2015 2.964
April 16, 2015 3.002
April 15, 2015 3.031
April 14, 2015 2.954
April 13, 2015 2.923
April 10, 2015 2.940
April 9, 2015 2.871
April 8, 2015 2.863
April 7, 2015 2.866
April 6, 2015 2.900
April 2, 2015 2.856
April 1, 2015 2.834
March 31, 2015 2.848
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

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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 1.486
Deere & Co 3.896
General Electric 2.554

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.641 Jan 24 2014
Maximum 6.582 Mar 30 2011
Average 3.897

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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