Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

136.86 +0.28  +0.20% NYSE Feb 19, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio:

1.449 for Feb. 19, 2020
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Feb. 19, 2020 1.449
Feb. 18, 2020 1.446
Feb. 14, 2020 1.461
Feb. 13, 2020 1.480
Feb. 12, 2020 1.478
Feb. 11, 2020 1.442
Feb. 10, 2020 1.422
Feb. 7, 2020 1.412
Feb. 6, 2020 1.453
Feb. 5, 2020 1.455
Feb. 4, 2020 1.414
Feb. 3, 2020 1.374
Jan. 31, 2020 1.391
Jan. 30, 2020 1.434
Jan. 29, 2020 1.438
Jan. 28, 2020 1.448
Jan. 27, 2020 1.437
Jan. 24, 2020 1.486
Jan. 23, 2020 1.512
Jan. 22, 2020 1.510
Jan. 21, 2020 1.544
Jan. 17, 2020 1.565
Jan. 16, 2020 1.566
Jan. 15, 2020 1.542
Jan. 14, 2020 1.553
   
Jan. 13, 2020 1.555
Jan. 10, 2020 1.547
Jan. 9, 2020 1.560
Jan. 8, 2020 1.564
Jan. 7, 2020 1.55
Jan. 6, 2020 1.571
Jan. 3, 2020 1.572
Jan. 2, 2020 1.594
Dec. 31, 2019 1.564
Dec. 30, 2019 1.557
Dec. 27, 2019 1.565
Dec. 26, 2019 1.564
Dec. 24, 2019 1.557
Dec. 23, 2019 1.568
Dec. 20, 2019 1.558
Dec. 19, 2019 1.531
Dec. 18, 2019 1.553
Dec. 17, 2019 1.545
Dec. 16, 2019 1.534
Dec. 13, 2019 1.536
Dec. 12, 2019 1.549
Dec. 11, 2019 1.52
Dec. 10, 2019 1.508
Dec. 9, 2019 1.508
Dec. 6, 2019 1.506

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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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PS Ratio Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 2.252 Jan 22 2018
Average 1.389
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