Caterpillar (CAT)

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170.41 +1.58  +0.94% NYSE Jan 19, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

2.401 for Jan. 19, 2018
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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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Jan. 19, 2018 2.401
Jan. 18, 2018 2.378
Jan. 17, 2018 2.374
Jan. 16, 2018 2.385
Jan. 12, 2018 2.399
Jan. 11, 2018 2.384
Jan. 10, 2018 2.337
Jan. 9, 2018 2.344
Jan. 8, 2018 2.339
Jan. 5, 2018 2.282
Jan. 4, 2018 2.246
Jan. 3, 2018 2.216
Jan. 2, 2018 2.212
Dec. 29, 2017 2.220
Dec. 28, 2017 2.232
Dec. 27, 2017 2.219
Dec. 26, 2017 2.204
Dec. 22, 2017 2.194
Dec. 21, 2017 2.178
Dec. 20, 2017 2.148
Dec. 19, 2017 2.126
Dec. 18, 2017 2.110
Dec. 15, 2017 2.066
Dec. 14, 2017 2.061
Dec. 13, 2017 2.093
   
Dec. 12, 2017 2.020
Dec. 11, 2017 2.025
Dec. 8, 2017 2.027
Dec. 7, 2017 2.013
Dec. 6, 2017 1.977
Dec. 5, 2017 1.974
Dec. 4, 2017 1.993
Dec. 1, 2017 1.994
Nov. 30, 2017 1.988
Nov. 29, 2017 1.945
Nov. 28, 2017 1.958
Nov. 27, 2017 1.933
Nov. 24, 2017 1.935
Nov. 22, 2017 1.944
Nov. 21, 2017 1.938
Nov. 20, 2017 1.929
Nov. 17, 2017 1.918
Nov. 16, 2017 1.921
Nov. 15, 2017 1.889
Nov. 14, 2017 1.938
Nov. 13, 2017 1.923
Nov. 10, 2017 1.923
Nov. 9, 2017 1.906
Nov. 8, 2017 1.934
Nov. 7, 2017 1.955

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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
Deere 1.852
Boeing 2.278
General Electric 1.157

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 2.401 Jan 19 2018
Average 1.172

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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