Caterpillar (CAT)

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88.63 -0.70  -0.78% NYSE May 22, 8:00PM Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.010 for May 22, 2015

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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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May 22, 2015 1.010
May 21, 2015 1.018
May 20, 2015 1.002
May 19, 2015 0.9943
May 18, 2015 1.006
May 15, 2015 1.008
May 14, 2015 1.011
May 13, 2015 1.008
May 12, 2015 1.005
May 11, 2015 1.012
May 8, 2015 0.9951
May 7, 2015 0.9851
May 6, 2015 0.9915
May 5, 2015 0.9916
May 4, 2015 0.995
May 1, 2015 0.9958
April 30, 2015 0.9902
April 29, 2015 0.9973
April 28, 2015 0.9825
April 27, 2015 0.9726
April 24, 2015 0.9642
April 23, 2015 0.9664
April 22, 2015 0.9673
April 21, 2015 0.9565
April 20, 2015 0.9642
   
April 17, 2015 0.9492
April 16, 2015 0.9613
April 15, 2015 0.9706
April 14, 2015 0.946
April 13, 2015 0.9362
April 10, 2015 0.9414
April 9, 2015 0.9196
April 8, 2015 0.9168
April 7, 2015 0.918
April 6, 2015 0.9288
April 2, 2015 0.9145
April 1, 2015 0.9077
March 31, 2015 0.9122
March 30, 2015 0.9282
March 27, 2015 0.9088
March 26, 2015 0.9112
March 25, 2015 0.911
March 24, 2015 0.918
March 23, 2015 0.925
March 20, 2015 0.9261
March 19, 2015 0.9136
March 18, 2015 0.9277
March 17, 2015 0.8949
March 16, 2015 0.9122
March 13, 2015 0.9038

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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

Companies
Joy Global 1.158
Deere & Co 0.9622
General Electric 1.946

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.8022 Jul 12 2012
Maximum 1.704 Mar 30 2011
Average 1.123

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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