Caterpillar (CAT)

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72.07 -0.50  -0.69% NYSE May 26, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

2.684 for May 26, 2016
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May 26, 2016 2.684
May 25, 2016 2.703
May 24, 2016 2.648
May 23, 2016 2.622
May 20, 2016 2.602
May 19, 2016 2.586
May 18, 2016 2.629
May 17, 2016 2.646
May 16, 2016 2.633
May 13, 2016 2.610
May 12, 2016 2.670
May 11, 2016 2.698
May 10, 2016 2.701
May 9, 2016 2.636
May 6, 2016 2.732
May 5, 2016 2.711
May 4, 2016 2.765
May 3, 2016 2.844
May 2, 2016 2.899
April 29, 2016 2.895
April 28, 2016 2.896
April 27, 2016 2.930
April 26, 2016 2.892
April 25, 2016 2.860
April 22, 2016 2.917
April 21, 2016 2.930
   
April 20, 2016 2.97
April 19, 2016 2.994
April 18, 2016 2.952
April 15, 2016 2.949
April 14, 2016 2.944
April 13, 2016 2.947
April 12, 2016 2.834
April 11, 2016 2.780
April 8, 2016 2.769
April 7, 2016 2.762
April 6, 2016 2.802
April 5, 2016 2.802
April 4, 2016 2.820
April 1, 2016 2.860
March 31, 2016 2.851
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

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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 3.543
Joy Global 1.248
Astec Industries 1.960

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.249 Sep 28 2015
Maximum 5.840 Feb 23 2012
Average 3.377

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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