Caterpillar (CAT)

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131.36 -0.19  -0.14% NYSE Oct 20, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.946 for Oct. 20, 2017
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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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Oct. 20, 2017 1.946
Oct. 19, 2017 1.949
Oct. 18, 2017 1.945
Oct. 17, 2017 1.934
Oct. 16, 2017 1.948
Oct. 13, 2017 1.937
Oct. 12, 2017 1.926
Oct. 11, 2017 1.905
Oct. 10, 2017 1.899
Oct. 9, 2017 1.88
Oct. 6, 2017 1.873
Oct. 5, 2017 1.873
Oct. 4, 2017 1.878
Oct. 3, 2017 1.860
Oct. 2, 2017 1.848
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
Sept. 12, 2017 1.792
Sept. 11, 2017 1.761
Sept. 8, 2017 1.746
Sept. 7, 2017 1.745
Sept. 6, 2017 1.733
Sept. 5, 2017 1.753
Sept. 1, 2017 1.752
Aug. 31, 2017 1.741
Aug. 30, 2017 1.742
Aug. 29, 2017 1.719
Aug. 28, 2017 1.705
Aug. 25, 2017 1.709
Aug. 24, 2017 1.701
Aug. 23, 2017 1.700
Aug. 22, 2017 1.716
Aug. 21, 2017 1.683
Aug. 18, 2017 1.688
Aug. 17, 2017 1.676
Aug. 16, 2017 1.691
Aug. 15, 2017 1.684
Aug. 14, 2017 1.685
Aug. 11, 2017 1.672

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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 1.814
General Electric 1.769
3M 4.453

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 1.949 Oct 19 2017
Average 1.116

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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