Caterpillar (CAT)

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104.11 +0.27  +0.26% NYSE Jun 23, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.577 for June 23, 2017
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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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June 23, 2017 1.577
June 22, 2017 1.573
June 21, 2017 1.568
June 20, 2017 1.622
June 19, 2017 1.628
June 16, 2017 1.630
June 15, 2017 1.612
June 14, 2017 1.586
June 13, 2017 1.602
June 12, 2017 1.607
June 9, 2017 1.605
June 8, 2017 1.591
June 7, 2017 1.568
June 6, 2017 1.584
June 5, 2017 1.594
June 2, 2017 1.605
June 1, 2017 1.601
May 31, 2017 1.597
May 30, 2017 1.598
May 26, 2017 1.601
May 25, 2017 1.591
May 24, 2017 1.575
May 23, 2017 1.57
May 22, 2017 1.550
May 19, 2017 1.552
   
May 18, 2017 1.518
May 17, 2017 1.517
May 16, 2017 1.550
May 15, 2017 1.552
May 12, 2017 1.526
May 11, 2017 1.53
May 10, 2017 1.520
May 9, 2017 1.504
May 8, 2017 1.505
May 5, 2017 1.510
May 4, 2017 1.506
May 3, 2017 1.538
May 2, 2017 1.538
May 1, 2017 1.545
April 28, 2017 1.549
April 27, 2017 1.556
April 26, 2017 1.586
April 25, 2017 1.582
April 24, 2017 1.467
April 21, 2017 1.429
April 20, 2017 1.434
April 19, 2017 1.416
April 18, 2017 1.43
April 17, 2017 1.426
April 13, 2017 1.410

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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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Boeing 1.371
General Electric 2.004
Lockheed Martin 1.703

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 1.630 Jun 16 2017
Average 1.059

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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