Caterpillar (CAT)

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Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.146 for Oct. 24, 2014

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Oct. 24, 2014 1.146
Oct. 23, 2014 1.144
Oct. 22, 2014 1.090
Oct. 21, 2014 1.105
Oct. 20, 2014 1.084
Oct. 17, 2014 1.095
Oct. 16, 2014 1.074
Oct. 15, 2014 1.067
Oct. 14, 2014 1.069
Oct. 13, 2014 1.056
Oct. 10, 2014 1.073
Oct. 9, 2014 1.077
Oct. 8, 2014 1.114
Oct. 7, 2014 1.091
Oct. 6, 2014 1.129
Oct. 3, 2014 1.122
Oct. 2, 2014 1.122
Oct. 1, 2014 1.125
Sept. 30, 2014 1.141
Sept. 29, 2014 1.166
Sept. 26, 2014 1.173
Sept. 25, 2014 1.162
Sept. 24, 2014 1.182
Sept. 23, 2014 1.168
Sept. 22, 2014 1.179
   
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

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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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General Electric 1.770
Joy Global 1.429
Apple 3.524

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.8022 Jul 12 2012
Maximum 1.704 Mar 30 2011
Average 1.136

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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