Caterpillar (CAT)

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82.90 -1.20  -1.43% NYSE Jul 28, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar Price to Book Value:

3.178 for July 28, 2016
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July 28, 2016 3.178
July 27, 2016 3.224
July 26, 2016 3.172
July 25, 2016 3.016
July 22, 2016 3.043
July 21, 2016 3.067
July 20, 2016 3.055
July 19, 2016 3.057
July 18, 2016 3.060
July 15, 2016 3.093
July 14, 2016 3.069
July 13, 2016 3.055
July 12, 2016 3.059
July 11, 2016 2.982
July 8, 2016 2.966
July 7, 2016 2.877
July 6, 2016 2.868
July 5, 2016 2.851
July 1, 2016 2.930
June 30, 2016 2.906
June 29, 2016 2.765
June 28, 2016 2.701
June 27, 2016 2.659
June 24, 2016 2.720
June 23, 2016 2.913
June 22, 2016 2.847
   
June 21, 2016 2.849
June 20, 2016 2.847
June 17, 2016 2.828
June 16, 2016 2.793
June 15, 2016 2.796
June 14, 2016 2.788
June 13, 2016 2.802
June 10, 2016 2.832
June 9, 2016 2.874
June 8, 2016 2.909
June 7, 2016 2.861
June 6, 2016 2.846
June 3, 2016 2.795
June 2, 2016 2.742
June 1, 2016 2.692
May 31, 2016 2.701
May 27, 2016 2.680
May 26, 2016 2.685
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

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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

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Deere 3.441
Joy Global 1.981
Komatsu 1.384

CAT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.249 Sep 28 2015
Maximum 5.840 Feb 23 2012
Average 3.300

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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