Caterpillar (CAT)

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92.23 -0.20  -0.22% NYSE Mar 23, 16:58 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.407 for March 23, 2017
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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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March 23, 2017 1.407
March 22, 2017 1.410
March 21, 2017 1.410
March 20, 2017 1.455
March 17, 2017 1.417
March 16, 2017 1.416
March 15, 2017 1.424
March 14, 2017 1.401
March 13, 2017 1.413
March 10, 2017 1.408
March 9, 2017 1.394
March 8, 2017 1.422
March 7, 2017 1.464
March 6, 2017 1.459
March 3, 2017 1.451
March 2, 2017 1.440
March 1, 2017 1.504
Feb. 28, 2017 1.475
Feb. 27, 2017 1.487
Feb. 24, 2017 1.457
Feb. 23, 2017 1.458
Feb. 22, 2017 1.498
Feb. 21, 2017 1.497
Feb. 17, 2017 1.508
Feb. 16, 2017 1.499
Feb. 15, 2017 1.511
   
Feb. 14, 2017 1.496
Feb. 13, 2017 1.503
Feb. 10, 2017 1.469
Feb. 9, 2017 1.434
Feb. 8, 2017 1.417
Feb. 7, 2017 1.424
Feb. 6, 2017 1.417
Feb. 3, 2017 1.423
Feb. 2, 2017 1.431
Feb. 1, 2017 1.451
Jan. 31, 2017 1.459
Jan. 30, 2017 1.477
Jan. 27, 2017 1.510
Jan. 26, 2017 1.483
Jan. 25, 2017 1.497
Jan. 24, 2017 1.468
Jan. 23, 2017 1.441
Jan. 20, 2017 1.443
Jan. 19, 2017 1.425
Jan. 18, 2017 1.424
Jan. 17, 2017 1.428
Jan. 13, 2017 1.441
Jan. 12, 2017 1.434
Jan. 11, 2017 1.444
Jan. 10, 2017 1.432

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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
Deere 1.299
Boeing 1.201
General Electric 2.182

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 1.511 Feb 15 2017
Average 1.033

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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