Caterpillar (CAT)

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94.58 +1.20  +1.29% NYSE Jan 20, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.392 for Jan. 20, 2017
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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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Jan. 20, 2017 1.392
Jan. 19, 2017 1.375
Jan. 18, 2017 1.374
Jan. 17, 2017 1.378
Jan. 13, 2017 1.391
Jan. 12, 2017 1.384
Jan. 11, 2017 1.394
Jan. 10, 2017 1.381
Jan. 9, 2017 1.360
Jan. 6, 2017 1.370
Jan. 5, 2017 1.369
Jan. 4, 2017 1.378
Jan. 3, 2017 1.384
Dec. 30, 2016 1.365
Dec. 29, 2016 1.374
Dec. 28, 2016 1.371
Dec. 27, 2016 1.392
Dec. 23, 2016 1.389
Dec. 22, 2016 1.386
Dec. 21, 2016 1.381
Dec. 20, 2016 1.389
Dec. 19, 2016 1.365
Dec. 16, 2016 1.363
Dec. 15, 2016 1.392
Dec. 14, 2016 1.380
   
Dec. 13, 2016 1.414
Dec. 12, 2016 1.400
Dec. 9, 2016 1.406
Dec. 8, 2016 1.417
Dec. 7, 2016 1.433
Dec. 6, 2016 1.402
Dec. 5, 2016 1.390
Dec. 2, 2016 1.401
Dec. 1, 2016 1.417
Nov. 30, 2016 1.407
Nov. 29, 2016 1.384
Nov. 28, 2016 1.397
Nov. 25, 2016 1.411
Nov. 23, 2016 1.416
Nov. 22, 2016 1.378
Nov. 21, 2016 1.368
Nov. 18, 2016 1.360
Nov. 17, 2016 1.366
Nov. 16, 2016 1.374
Nov. 15, 2016 1.390
Nov. 14, 2016 1.386
Nov. 11, 2016 1.369
Nov. 10, 2016 1.376
Nov. 9, 2016 1.343
Nov. 8, 2016 1.247

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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 1.433 Dec 07 2016
Average 1.026

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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