Caterpillar (CAT)

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145.70 +1.26  +0.87% NYSE Apr 25, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.811 for April 25, 2018
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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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April 25, 2018 1.811
April 24, 2018 1.795
April 23, 2018 1.914
April 20, 2018 1.905
April 19, 2018 1.935
April 18, 2018 1.938
April 17, 2018 1.906
April 16, 2018 1.891
April 13, 2018 1.867
April 12, 2018 1.866
April 11, 2018 1.824
April 10, 2018 1.841
April 9, 2018 1.778
April 6, 2018 1.777
April 5, 2018 1.841
April 4, 2018 1.804
April 3, 2018 1.803
April 2, 2018 1.788
March 29, 2018 1.942
March 28, 2018 1.913
March 27, 2018 1.937
March 26, 2018 1.966
March 23, 2018 1.902
March 22, 2018 1.936
March 21, 2018 2.053
March 20, 2018 2.030
   
March 19, 2018 2.005
March 16, 2018 2.062
March 15, 2018 2.037
March 14, 2018 2.010
March 13, 2018 2.025
March 12, 2018 2.036
March 9, 2018 2.085
March 8, 2018 2.024
March 7, 2018 1.997
March 6, 2018 2.026
March 5, 2018 1.992
March 2, 2018 1.929
March 1, 2018 1.980
Feb. 28, 2018 2.038
Feb. 27, 2018 2.125
Feb. 26, 2018 2.157
Feb. 23, 2018 2.140
Feb. 22, 2018 2.094
Feb. 21, 2018 2.046
Feb. 20, 2018 2.05
Feb. 16, 2018 2.060
Feb. 15, 2018 2.108
Feb. 14, 2018 2.083
Feb. 13, 2018 2.029
Feb. 12, 2018 2.007

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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

Benchmarks
Boeing 2.243
General Electric 0.9971
3M 3.779

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 2.252 Jan 22 2018
Average 1.227

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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