Caterpillar (CAT)

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102.26 -0.42  -0.41% NYSE Apr 28, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.551 for April 28, 2017
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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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April 28, 2017 1.551
April 27, 2017 1.556
April 26, 2017 1.586
April 25, 2017 1.582
April 24, 2017 1.467
April 21, 2017 1.429
April 20, 2017 1.434
April 19, 2017 1.416
April 18, 2017 1.43
April 17, 2017 1.426
April 13, 2017 1.410
April 12, 2017 1.437
April 11, 2017 1.471
April 10, 2017 1.472
April 7, 2017 1.447
April 6, 2017 1.452
April 5, 2017 1.428
April 4, 2017 1.426
April 3, 2017 1.398
March 31, 2017 1.405
March 30, 2017 1.422
March 29, 2017 1.417
March 28, 2017 1.418
March 27, 2017 1.396
March 24, 2017 1.406
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

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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 1.253
General Electric 2.107
Lockheed Martin 1.636

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 1.586 Apr 26 2017
Average 1.040

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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