Caterpillar (CAT)

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107.85 +0.00  +0.00% NYSE Jul 20, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.634 for July 20, 2017
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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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July 20, 2017 1.634
July 19, 2017 1.634
July 18, 2017 1.622
July 17, 2017 1.649
July 14, 2017 1.648
July 13, 2017 1.643
July 12, 2017 1.651
July 11, 2017 1.640
July 10, 2017 1.634
July 7, 2017 1.620
July 6, 2017 1.614
July 5, 2017 1.628
July 3, 2017 1.621
June 30, 2017 1.628
June 29, 2017 1.600
June 28, 2017 1.613
June 27, 2017 1.574
June 26, 2017 1.579
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

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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 1.425
General Electric 1.940
Lockheed Martin 1.743

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 1.651 Jul 12 2017
Average 1.070

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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