Caterpillar (CAT)

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115.80 +2.20  +1.94% NYSE Aug 22, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.716 for Aug. 22, 2017
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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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Aug. 22, 2017 1.716
Aug. 21, 2017 1.683
Aug. 18, 2017 1.688
Aug. 17, 2017 1.676
Aug. 16, 2017 1.691
Aug. 15, 2017 1.684
Aug. 14, 2017 1.685
Aug. 11, 2017 1.672
Aug. 10, 2017 1.676
Aug. 9, 2017 1.694
Aug. 8, 2017 1.695
Aug. 7, 2017 1.700
Aug. 4, 2017 1.694
Aug. 3, 2017 1.683
Aug. 2, 2017 1.676
Aug. 1, 2017 1.676
July 31, 2017 1.688
July 28, 2017 1.691
July 27, 2017 1.695
July 26, 2017 1.682
July 25, 2017 1.697
July 24, 2017 1.603
July 21, 2017 1.579
July 20, 2017 1.590
July 19, 2017 1.598
July 18, 2017 1.586
   
July 17, 2017 1.613
July 14, 2017 1.612
July 13, 2017 1.607
July 12, 2017 1.614
July 11, 2017 1.604
July 10, 2017 1.598
July 7, 2017 1.584
July 6, 2017 1.578
July 5, 2017 1.593
July 3, 2017 1.585
June 30, 2017 1.592
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

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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

Companies
Boeing 1.643
General Electric 1.826
3M 4.134

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 1.716 Aug 22 2017
Average 1.084

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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