Caterpillar (CAT)

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96.74 +2.42  +2.57% NYSE Apr 24, 11:10 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

4.319 for April 24, 2017
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Caterpillar Historical Price to Book Value Data

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April 24, 2017 4.319
April 21, 2017 4.211
April 20, 2017 4.226
April 19, 2017 4.173
April 18, 2017 4.214
April 17, 2017 4.203
April 13, 2017 4.156
April 12, 2017 4.235
April 11, 2017 4.335
April 10, 2017 4.337
April 7, 2017 4.264
April 6, 2017 4.278
April 5, 2017 4.207
April 4, 2017 4.202
April 3, 2017 4.119
March 31, 2017 4.141
March 30, 2017 4.162
March 29, 2017 4.146
March 28, 2017 4.150
March 27, 2017 4.085
March 24, 2017 4.114
March 23, 2017 4.118
March 22, 2017 4.126
March 21, 2017 4.126
March 20, 2017 4.259
March 17, 2017 4.148
   
March 16, 2017 4.145
March 15, 2017 4.168
March 14, 2017 4.101
March 13, 2017 4.136
March 10, 2017 4.121
March 9, 2017 4.08
March 8, 2017 4.162
March 7, 2017 4.283
March 6, 2017 4.271
March 3, 2017 4.246
March 2, 2017 4.213
March 1, 2017 4.401
Feb. 28, 2017 4.315
Feb. 27, 2017 4.350
Feb. 24, 2017 4.263
Feb. 23, 2017 4.266
Feb. 22, 2017 4.384
Feb. 21, 2017 4.380
Feb. 17, 2017 4.413
Feb. 16, 2017 4.387
Feb. 15, 2017 4.421
Feb. 14, 2017 4.379
Feb. 13, 2017 4.397
Feb. 10, 2017 4.300
Feb. 9, 2017 4.195

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About Price to Book Ratio

Price to book value is a financial ratio used to compare a company's book value to its current market price. Book value is an accounting term denoting the portion of the company held by the shareholders at accounting value (not market value). In other words, book value is the company's total tangible assets less its total liabilities.

The ratio has two calculation methods. In the first way, the company's market capitalization is divided by the company's total book value from its balance sheet. The second way, using per-share values, is to divide the company's current share price by the book value per share. In general, a low price to book value indicates that a stock is undervalued and thus more desirable.

In theory, if you purchased stock with a price to book value less than 1 and the company immediately went bankrupt, you would gain money on your investment. In reality, this may not be true since there are times when liquidation value, or the price at which a company's assets can be sold, is less than the book value of those assets.

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 Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Boeing 136.45
General Electric 3.396
Deere 5.123

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.249 Sep 28 2015
Maximum 4.725 Apr 24 2012
Average 3.164

CAT Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: price_to_book_value
  • Latest data point: =YCP("CAT", "price_to_book_value")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("CAT", "price_to_book_value", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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