Caterpillar (CAT)

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75.95 +0.29  +0.38% NYSE Aug 28, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

0.8858 for Aug. 28, 2015

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Aug. 28, 2015 0.8858
Aug. 27, 2015 0.8824
Aug. 26, 2015 0.8615
Aug. 25, 2015 0.8404
Aug. 24, 2015 0.8493
Aug. 21, 2015 0.8747
Aug. 20, 2015 0.8911
Aug. 19, 2015 0.9028
Aug. 18, 2015 0.9192
Aug. 17, 2015 0.916
Aug. 14, 2015 0.9154
Aug. 13, 2015 0.9069
Aug. 12, 2015 0.9204
Aug. 11, 2015 0.9101
Aug. 10, 2015 0.9349
Aug. 7, 2015 0.9014
Aug. 6, 2015 0.9034
Aug. 5, 2015 0.8966
Aug. 4, 2015 0.8934
Aug. 3, 2015 0.9011
July 31, 2015 0.917
July 30, 2015 0.9138
July 29, 2015 0.9019
July 28, 2015 0.9071
July 27, 2015 0.8784
   
July 24, 2015 0.8875
July 23, 2015 0.8966
July 22, 2015 0.9302
July 21, 2015 0.9589
July 20, 2015 0.9592
July 17, 2015 0.9699
July 16, 2015 0.9769
July 15, 2015 0.9815
July 14, 2015 0.985
July 13, 2015 0.9755
July 10, 2015 0.9581
July 9, 2015 0.9527
July 8, 2015 0.9595
July 7, 2015 0.9795
July 6, 2015 0.9697
July 2, 2015 0.9841
July 1, 2015 0.9791
June 30, 2015 0.9892
June 29, 2015 0.9722
June 26, 2015 0.9895
June 25, 2015 0.9884
June 24, 2015 1.005
June 23, 2015 1.008
June 22, 2015 1.006
June 19, 2015 0.9975

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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
Deere & Co 0.9103
Astec Industries 0.8441
Joy Global 0.6746

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.8022 Jul 12 2012
Maximum 1.704 Mar 30 2011
Average 1.107

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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