Caterpillar (CAT)

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94.45 -0.69  -0.73% NYSE Dec 5, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.390 for Dec. 5, 2016
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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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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
Nov. 7, 2016 1.233
Nov. 4, 2016 1.212
Nov. 3, 2016 1.196
Nov. 2, 2016 1.194
Nov. 1, 2016 1.211
Oct. 31, 2016 1.229
Oct. 28, 2016 1.235
   
Oct. 27, 2016 1.222
Oct. 26, 2016 1.239
Oct. 25, 2016 1.244
Oct. 24, 2016 1.266
Oct. 21, 2016 1.271
Oct. 20, 2016 1.275
Oct. 19, 2016 1.296
Oct. 18, 2016 1.284
Oct. 17, 2016 1.285
Oct. 14, 2016 1.291
Oct. 13, 2016 1.280
Oct. 12, 2016 1.289
Oct. 11, 2016 1.288
Oct. 10, 2016 1.299
Oct. 7, 2016 1.302
Oct. 6, 2016 1.315
Oct. 5, 2016 1.316
Oct. 4, 2016 1.288
Oct. 3, 2016 1.300
Sept. 30, 2016 1.307
Sept. 29, 2016 1.235
Sept. 28, 2016 1.223
Sept. 27, 2016 1.170
Sept. 26, 2016 1.163
Sept. 23, 2016 1.164

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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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Deere 1.203
Boeing 1.049
General Electric 2.335

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 1.417 Dec 01 2016
Average 1.018

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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