Caterpillar (CAT)

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102.51 -1.83  -1.75% NYSE Sep 19, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.198 for Sept. 19, 2014

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Sept. 19, 2014 1.198
Sept. 18, 2014 1.219
Sept. 17, 2014 1.215
Sept. 16, 2014 1.225
Sept. 15, 2014 1.225
Sept. 12, 2014 1.227
Sept. 11, 2014 1.233
Sept. 10, 2014 1.237
Sept. 9, 2014 1.255
Sept. 8, 2014 1.260
Sept. 5, 2014 1.268
Sept. 4, 2014 1.271
Sept. 3, 2014 1.267
Sept. 2, 2014 1.272
Aug. 29, 2014 1.274
Aug. 28, 2014 1.269
Aug. 27, 2014 1.268
Aug. 26, 2014 1.262
Aug. 25, 2014 1.261
Aug. 22, 2014 1.254
Aug. 21, 2014 1.261
Aug. 20, 2014 1.258
Aug. 19, 2014 1.253
Aug. 18, 2014 1.250
Aug. 15, 2014 1.235
   
Aug. 14, 2014 1.234
Aug. 13, 2014 1.228
Aug. 12, 2014 1.219
Aug. 11, 2014 1.221
Aug. 8, 2014 1.206
Aug. 7, 2014 1.191
Aug. 6, 2014 1.186
Aug. 5, 2014 1.186
Aug. 4, 2014 1.189
Aug. 1, 2014 1.174
July 31, 2014 1.177
July 30, 2014 1.208
July 29, 2014 1.223
July 28, 2014 1.217
July 25, 2014 1.225
July 24, 2014 1.227
July 23, 2014 1.266
July 22, 2014 1.286
July 21, 2014 1.288
July 18, 2014 1.287
July 17, 2014 1.274
July 16, 2014 1.301
July 15, 2014 1.283
July 14, 2014 1.286
July 11, 2014 1.284

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About Price to Sales Ratio

The price to sales ratio (PS ratio) is calculated by dividing stock price by the revenue per share. It is most useful for comparing companies within a sector or industry because "normal" values for this ratio vary from industry to industry. In general, low price to sales ratios are more appealing because they suggest that a company is undervalued.

An example illustrating why PS ratios should not be compared across industries: On June 21, 2010, Starbucks had a PS ratio of 1.12 while Yahoo! had a PS ratio of 2.56. In other words, Yahoo! shareholders were paying $2.56 for $1 of sales while Starbucks shareholders would only pay $1.12 for $1 of sales. However, at that same moment, the two companies' price to earnings ratios were virtually identical (Starbucks: 28.09 and Yahoo!: 27.78). Hence, shareholders were paying nearly the same amount for $1.00 in earnings. The PS ratios, though, are less comparable since Yahoo!'s profit margins are much higher than that of Starbucks.

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 PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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Joy Global 1.556
Deere & Co 0.8535
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CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7301 Sep 25 2009
Maximum 1.704 Mar 30 2011
Average 1.131

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: ps_ratio
  • Latest data point: =YCP("CAT", "ps_ratio")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("CAT", "ps_ratio", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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