Caterpillar (CAT)

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106.24 +0.28  +0.26% NYSE Nov 25, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

3.417 for Nov. 25, 2014

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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
Nov. 13, 2014 3.252
Nov. 12, 2014 3.312
Nov. 11, 2014 3.298
Nov. 10, 2014 3.287
Nov. 7, 2014 3.273
Nov. 6, 2014 3.246
Nov. 5, 2014 3.197
Nov. 4, 2014 3.172
Nov. 3, 2014 3.223
Oct. 31, 2014 3.262
Oct. 30, 2014 3.221
Oct. 29, 2014 3.222
Oct. 28, 2014 3.254
Oct. 27, 2014 3.169
Oct. 24, 2014 3.198
Oct. 23, 2014 3.193
Oct. 22, 2014 3.042
   
Oct. 21, 2014 3.084
Oct. 20, 2014 3.024
Oct. 17, 2014 3.057
Oct. 16, 2014 2.999
Oct. 15, 2014 2.978
Oct. 14, 2014 2.985
Oct. 13, 2014 2.949
Oct. 10, 2014 2.995
Oct. 9, 2014 3.007
Oct. 8, 2014 3.108
Oct. 7, 2014 3.046
Oct. 6, 2014 3.152
Oct. 3, 2014 3.132
Oct. 2, 2014 3.133
Oct. 1, 2014 3.139
Sept. 30, 2014 3.185
Sept. 29, 2014 3.005
Sept. 26, 2014 3.022
Sept. 25, 2014 2.996
Sept. 24, 2014 3.046
Sept. 23, 2014 3.010
Sept. 22, 2014 3.038
Sept. 19, 2014 3.086
Sept. 18, 2014 3.141
Sept. 17, 2014 3.130

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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

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Apple 6.237
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CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.641 Jan 24 2014
Maximum 6.582 Mar 30 2011
Average 4.029

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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