Caterpillar (CAT)

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77.66 -0.07  -0.08% NYSE Apr 29, 21:57 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.058 for April 29, 2016
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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
March 17, 2016 0.9717
March 16, 2016 0.9518
March 15, 2016 0.9274
March 14, 2016 0.9312
March 11, 2016 0.932
March 10, 2016 0.9136
March 9, 2016 0.9201
March 8, 2016 0.9183
March 7, 2016 0.9573
March 4, 2016 0.9326
March 3, 2016 0.9186
March 2, 2016 0.8883
March 1, 2016 0.8845
Feb. 29, 2016 0.8668
Feb. 26, 2016 0.8561
Feb. 25, 2016 0.851
Feb. 24, 2016 0.8435
Feb. 23, 2016 0.8422
Feb. 22, 2016 0.8618
Feb. 19, 2016 0.8376

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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 1.586 May 02 2011
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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