Caterpillar (CAT)

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77.66 -0.07  -0.08% NYSE Apr 29, 21:57 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

2.887 for April 29, 2016
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April 29, 2016 2.887
April 28, 2016 2.888
April 27, 2016 2.923
April 26, 2016 2.884
April 25, 2016 2.852
April 22, 2016 2.909
April 21, 2016 2.922
April 20, 2016 2.962
April 19, 2016 2.986
April 18, 2016 2.944
April 15, 2016 2.941
April 14, 2016 2.936
April 13, 2016 2.940
April 12, 2016 2.827
April 11, 2016 2.772
April 8, 2016 2.762
April 7, 2016 2.755
April 6, 2016 2.794
April 5, 2016 2.795
April 4, 2016 2.813
April 1, 2016 2.852
March 31, 2016 2.843
March 30, 2016 3.008
March 29, 2016 2.989
March 28, 2016 2.962
   
March 24, 2016 2.961
March 23, 2016 2.897
March 22, 2016 2.971
March 21, 2016 2.984
March 18, 2016 2.968
March 17, 2016 2.985
March 16, 2016 2.923
March 15, 2016 2.848
March 14, 2016 2.860
March 11, 2016 2.863
March 10, 2016 2.806
March 9, 2016 2.826
March 8, 2016 2.821
March 7, 2016 2.940
March 4, 2016 2.864
March 3, 2016 2.821
March 2, 2016 2.728
March 1, 2016 2.717
Feb. 29, 2016 2.662
Feb. 26, 2016 2.630
Feb. 25, 2016 2.614
Feb. 24, 2016 2.590
Feb. 23, 2016 2.587
Feb. 22, 2016 2.647
Feb. 19, 2016 2.572

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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
Deere 4.024
Joy Global 1.552
Cummins 2.755

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.249 Sep 28 2015
Maximum 5.840 Feb 23 2012
Average 3.418

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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