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Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

2.887 for Oct. 21, 2014

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Oct. 21, 2014 2.887
Oct. 20, 2014 2.831
Oct. 17, 2014 2.861
Oct. 16, 2014 2.807
Oct. 15, 2014 2.787
Oct. 14, 2014 2.794
Oct. 13, 2014 2.760
Oct. 10, 2014 2.804
Oct. 9, 2014 2.815
Oct. 8, 2014 2.910
Oct. 7, 2014 2.851
Oct. 6, 2014 2.950
Oct. 3, 2014 2.932
Oct. 2, 2014 2.932
Oct. 1, 2014 2.938
Sept. 30, 2014 2.981
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
   
Sept. 16, 2014 3.157
Sept. 15, 2014 3.157
Sept. 12, 2014 3.162
Sept. 11, 2014 3.179
Sept. 10, 2014 3.189
Sept. 9, 2014 3.233
Sept. 8, 2014 3.248
Sept. 5, 2014 3.268
Sept. 4, 2014 3.276
Sept. 3, 2014 3.265
Sept. 2, 2014 3.279
Aug. 29, 2014 3.283
Aug. 28, 2014 3.271
Aug. 27, 2014 3.268
Aug. 26, 2014 3.253
Aug. 25, 2014 3.250
Aug. 22, 2014 3.230
Aug. 21, 2014 3.250
Aug. 20, 2014 3.242
Aug. 19, 2014 3.230
Aug. 18, 2014 3.220
Aug. 15, 2014 3.183
Aug. 14, 2014 3.181
Aug. 13, 2014 3.166
Aug. 12, 2014 3.141

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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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General Electric 1.892
Joy Global 1.787
Apple 5.501

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.641 Jan 24 2014
Maximum 6.582 Mar 30 2011
Average 4.051

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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