Caterpillar (CAT)

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Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.253 for Aug. 19, 2014

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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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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
July 10, 2014 1.278
July 9, 2014 1.287
July 8, 2014 1.279
July 7, 2014 1.287
July 3, 2014 1.298
July 2, 2014 1.280
July 1, 2014 1.275
June 30, 2014 1.269
June 27, 2014 1.272
June 26, 2014 1.269
June 25, 2014 1.268
June 24, 2014 1.260
June 23, 2014 1.272
June 20, 2014 1.279
June 19, 2014 1.254
June 18, 2014 1.257
June 17, 2014 1.247
June 16, 2014 1.249
June 13, 2014 1.248
June 12, 2014 1.247
June 11, 2014 1.271
June 10, 2014 1.278

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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 1.808
Joy Global 1.551
Deere & Co 0.8746

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.6205 Sep 2 2009
Maximum 1.704 Mar 30 2011
Average 1.121

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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