Caterpillar (CAT)

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88.82 +1.35  +1.54% NYSE Sep 30, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

3.407 for Sept. 30, 2016
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Sept. 30, 2016 3.407
Sept. 29, 2016 3.355
Sept. 28, 2016 3.321
Sept. 27, 2016 3.179
Sept. 26, 2016 3.159
Sept. 23, 2016 3.162
Sept. 22, 2016 3.203
Sept. 21, 2016 3.202
Sept. 20, 2016 3.134
Sept. 19, 2016 3.141
Sept. 16, 2016 3.147
Sept. 15, 2016 3.146
Sept. 14, 2016 3.108
Sept. 13, 2016 3.077
Sept. 12, 2016 3.142
Sept. 9, 2016 3.099
Sept. 8, 2016 3.204
Sept. 7, 2016 3.211
Sept. 6, 2016 3.148
Sept. 2, 2016 3.133
Sept. 1, 2016 3.124
Aug. 31, 2016 3.143
Aug. 30, 2016 3.164
Aug. 29, 2016 3.187
Aug. 26, 2016 3.170
Aug. 25, 2016 3.177
   
Aug. 24, 2016 3.189
Aug. 23, 2016 3.222
Aug. 22, 2016 3.206
Aug. 19, 2016 3.216
Aug. 18, 2016 3.198
Aug. 17, 2016 3.238
Aug. 16, 2016 3.233
Aug. 15, 2016 3.228
Aug. 12, 2016 3.184
Aug. 11, 2016 3.193
Aug. 10, 2016 3.170
Aug. 9, 2016 3.177
Aug. 8, 2016 3.200
Aug. 5, 2016 3.167
Aug. 4, 2016 3.136
Aug. 3, 2016 3.146
Aug. 2, 2016 3.116
Aug. 1, 2016 3.143
July 29, 2016 3.174
July 28, 2016 3.180
July 27, 2016 3.226
July 26, 2016 3.174
July 25, 2016 3.018
July 22, 2016 3.045
July 21, 2016 3.069

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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 3.611
Joy Global 1.984
Astec Industries 2.161

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.249 Sep 28 2015
Maximum 5.840 Feb 23 2012
Average 3.266

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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