Caterpillar (CAT)

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87.44 +0.85  +0.98% NYSE Sep 29, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.235 for Sept. 29, 2016
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Sept. 29, 2016 1.235
Sept. 28, 2016 1.223
Sept. 27, 2016 1.170
Sept. 26, 2016 1.163
Sept. 23, 2016 1.164
Sept. 22, 2016 1.179
Sept. 21, 2016 1.178
Sept. 20, 2016 1.154
Sept. 19, 2016 1.156
Sept. 16, 2016 1.158
Sept. 15, 2016 1.158
Sept. 14, 2016 1.144
Sept. 13, 2016 1.133
Sept. 12, 2016 1.157
Sept. 9, 2016 1.141
Sept. 8, 2016 1.180
Sept. 7, 2016 1.182
Sept. 6, 2016 1.159
Sept. 2, 2016 1.153
Sept. 1, 2016 1.15
Aug. 31, 2016 1.157
Aug. 30, 2016 1.164
Aug. 29, 2016 1.173
Aug. 26, 2016 1.167
Aug. 25, 2016 1.170
Aug. 24, 2016 1.174
   
Aug. 23, 2016 1.186
Aug. 22, 2016 1.180
Aug. 19, 2016 1.184
Aug. 18, 2016 1.177
Aug. 17, 2016 1.192
Aug. 16, 2016 1.190
Aug. 15, 2016 1.188
Aug. 12, 2016 1.172
Aug. 11, 2016 1.175
Aug. 10, 2016 1.167
Aug. 9, 2016 1.170
Aug. 8, 2016 1.178
Aug. 5, 2016 1.166
Aug. 4, 2016 1.154
Aug. 3, 2016 1.158
Aug. 2, 2016 1.147
Aug. 1, 2016 1.157
July 29, 2016 1.168
July 28, 2016 1.171
July 27, 2016 1.187
July 26, 2016 1.168
July 25, 2016 1.111
July 22, 2016 1.121
July 21, 2016 1.130
July 20, 2016 1.125

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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

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Deere 0.9952
Joy Global 1.050
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CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 1.301 Jul 16 2014
Average 1.009

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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