Caterpillar (CAT)

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Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

0.9650 for April 20, 2015

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April 20, 2015 0.965
April 17, 2015 0.95
April 16, 2015 0.9621
April 15, 2015 0.9714
April 14, 2015 0.9468
April 13, 2015 0.937
April 10, 2015 0.9422
April 9, 2015 0.9203
April 8, 2015 0.9176
April 7, 2015 0.9187
April 6, 2015 0.9295
April 2, 2015 0.9153
April 1, 2015 0.9084
March 31, 2015 0.9129
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
   
March 12, 2015 0.9147
March 11, 2015 0.9091
March 10, 2015 0.9115
March 9, 2015 0.9218
March 6, 2015 0.9132
March 5, 2015 0.9298
March 4, 2015 0.9323
March 3, 2015 0.9449
March 2, 2015 0.9468
Feb. 27, 2015 0.9456
Feb. 26, 2015 0.9559
Feb. 25, 2015 0.9713
Feb. 24, 2015 0.9639
Feb. 23, 2015 0.9524
Feb. 20, 2015 0.9632
Feb. 19, 2015 0.9502
Feb. 18, 2015 0.9673
Feb. 17, 2015 0.9739
Feb. 13, 2015 0.9711
Feb. 12, 2015 0.9528
Feb. 11, 2015 0.9514
Feb. 10, 2015 0.957
Feb. 9, 2015 0.9658
Feb. 6, 2015 0.9492
Feb. 5, 2015 0.9533

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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 1.118
Deere & Co 0.902
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CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.8022 Jul 12 2012
Maximum 1.704 Mar 30 2011
Average 1.130

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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