Caterpillar (CAT)

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82.75 -0.17  -0.21% NYSE Jul 29, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.168 for July 29, 2016
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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
July 19, 2016 1.126
July 18, 2016 1.127
July 15, 2016 1.139
July 14, 2016 1.130
July 13, 2016 1.125
July 12, 2016 1.127
July 11, 2016 1.098
July 8, 2016 1.092
July 7, 2016 1.060
July 6, 2016 1.056
July 5, 2016 1.050
July 1, 2016 1.079
June 30, 2016 1.070
June 29, 2016 1.010
June 28, 2016 0.9869
June 27, 2016 0.9713
June 24, 2016 0.9938
June 23, 2016 1.064
   
June 22, 2016 1.040
June 21, 2016 1.041
June 20, 2016 1.040
June 17, 2016 1.033
June 16, 2016 1.020
June 15, 2016 1.022
June 14, 2016 1.019
June 13, 2016 1.024
June 10, 2016 1.035
June 9, 2016 1.05
June 8, 2016 1.063
June 7, 2016 1.045
June 6, 2016 1.040
June 3, 2016 1.021
June 2, 2016 1.002
June 1, 2016 0.9835
May 31, 2016 0.9867
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

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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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CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 1.302 Aug 01 2011
Average 1.007

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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