Caterpillar (CAT)

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138.00 +0.40  +0.29% NYSE Nov 22, 09:52 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.944 for Nov. 22, 2017
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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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Nov. 22, 2017 1.944
Nov. 21, 2017 1.938
Nov. 20, 2017 1.929
Nov. 17, 2017 1.918
Nov. 16, 2017 1.921
Nov. 15, 2017 1.889
Nov. 14, 2017 1.938
Nov. 13, 2017 1.923
Nov. 10, 2017 1.923
Nov. 9, 2017 1.906
Nov. 8, 2017 1.934
Nov. 7, 2017 1.955
Nov. 6, 2017 1.940
Nov. 3, 2017 1.925
Nov. 2, 2017 1.922
Nov. 1, 2017 1.920
Oct. 31, 2017 1.913
Oct. 30, 2017 1.923
Oct. 27, 2017 1.941
Oct. 26, 2017 1.929
Oct. 25, 2017 1.928
Oct. 24, 2017 1.947
Oct. 23, 2017 1.855
Oct. 20, 2017 1.850
Oct. 19, 2017 1.853
Oct. 18, 2017 1.850
   
Oct. 17, 2017 1.839
Oct. 16, 2017 1.852
Oct. 13, 2017 1.841
Oct. 12, 2017 1.831
Oct. 11, 2017 1.812
Oct. 10, 2017 1.806
Oct. 9, 2017 1.787
Oct. 6, 2017 1.781
Oct. 5, 2017 1.781
Oct. 4, 2017 1.785
Oct. 3, 2017 1.768
Oct. 2, 2017 1.757
Sept. 29, 2017 1.848
Sept. 28, 2017 1.856
Sept. 27, 2017 1.845
Sept. 26, 2017 1.845
Sept. 25, 2017 1.842
Sept. 22, 2017 1.844
Sept. 21, 2017 1.849
Sept. 20, 2017 1.850
Sept. 19, 2017 1.848
Sept. 18, 2017 1.835
Sept. 15, 2017 1.798
Sept. 14, 2017 1.785
Sept. 13, 2017 1.772

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About Price to Sales Ratio

The price to sales ratio (PS ratio) is calculated by dividing stock price by the revenue per share. It is most useful for comparing companies within a sector or industry because "normal" values for this ratio vary from industry to industry. In general, low price to sales ratios are more appealing because they suggest that a company is undervalued.

An example illustrating why PS ratios should not be compared across industries: On June 21, 2010, Starbucks had a PS ratio of 1.12 while Yahoo! had a PS ratio of 2.56. In other words, Yahoo! shareholders were paying $2.56 for $1 of sales while Starbucks shareholders would only pay $1.12 for $1 of sales. However, at that same moment, the two companies' price to earnings ratios were virtually identical (Starbucks: 28.09 and Yahoo!: 27.78). Hence, shareholders were paying nearly the same amount for $1.00 in earnings. The PS ratios, though, are less comparable since Yahoo!'s profit margins are much higher than that of Starbucks.

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 PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Boeing 1.789
General Electric 1.284
3M 4.603

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 1.955 Nov 07 2017
Average 1.134

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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

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