Caterpillar (CAT)

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71.96 -0.12  -0.17% NYSE May 27, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

0.9792 for May 27, 2016
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May 27, 2016 0.9792
May 26, 2016 0.9809
May 25, 2016 0.9875
May 24, 2016 0.9674
May 23, 2016 0.958
May 20, 2016 0.9508
May 19, 2016 0.9448
May 18, 2016 0.9606
May 17, 2016 0.9669
May 16, 2016 0.9621
May 13, 2016 0.9535
May 12, 2016 0.9757
May 11, 2016 0.9856
May 10, 2016 0.9867
May 9, 2016 0.9632
May 6, 2016 0.9983
May 5, 2016 0.9905
May 4, 2016 1.010
May 3, 2016 1.039
May 2, 2016 1.059
April 29, 2016 1.058
April 28, 2016 1.058
April 27, 2016 1.071
April 26, 2016 1.057
April 25, 2016 1.045
   
April 22, 2016 1.066
April 21, 2016 1.070
April 20, 2016 1.085
April 19, 2016 1.094
April 18, 2016 1.078
April 15, 2016 1.077
April 14, 2016 1.076
April 13, 2016 1.077
April 12, 2016 1.036
April 11, 2016 1.016
April 8, 2016 1.012
April 7, 2016 1.009
April 6, 2016 1.024
April 5, 2016 1.024
April 4, 2016 1.030
April 1, 2016 1.045
March 31, 2016 1.042
March 30, 2016 0.9795
March 29, 2016 0.9731
March 28, 2016 0.9643
March 24, 2016 0.9639
March 23, 2016 0.9433
March 22, 2016 0.9673
March 21, 2016 0.9716
March 18, 2016 0.9662

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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
Deere 0.9455
Joy Global 0.544
Astec Industries 1.262

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 1.467 May 31 2011
Average 1.018

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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