Caterpillar (CAT)

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Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

0.8061 for Feb. 12, 2016
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Feb. 12, 2016 0.8061
Feb. 11, 2016 0.7839
Feb. 10, 2016 0.7933
Feb. 9, 2016 0.8161
Feb. 8, 2016 0.8244
Feb. 5, 2016 0.8441
Feb. 4, 2016 0.842
Feb. 3, 2016 0.8077
Feb. 2, 2016 0.7745
Feb. 1, 2016 0.8004
Jan. 29, 2016 0.7945
Jan. 28, 2016 0.7797
Jan. 27, 2016 0.7445
Jan. 26, 2016 0.7552
Jan. 25, 2016 0.7393
Jan. 22, 2016 0.7784
Jan. 21, 2016 0.762
Jan. 20, 2016 0.7507
Jan. 19, 2016 0.7536
Jan. 15, 2016 0.7643
Jan. 14, 2016 0.7949
Jan. 13, 2016 0.7773
Jan. 12, 2016 0.7864
Jan. 11, 2016 0.7847
Jan. 8, 2016 0.8079
   
Jan. 7, 2016 0.8162
Jan. 6, 2016 0.8453
Jan. 5, 2016 0.8589
Jan. 4, 2016 0.8679
Dec. 31, 2015 0.8676
Dec. 30, 2015 0.8328
Dec. 29, 2015 0.8389
Dec. 28, 2015 0.8315
Dec. 24, 2015 0.8412
Dec. 23, 2015 0.8473
Dec. 22, 2015 0.8294
Dec. 21, 2015 0.791
Dec. 18, 2015 0.7894
Dec. 17, 2015 0.7868
Dec. 16, 2015 0.821
Dec. 15, 2015 0.8093
Dec. 14, 2015 0.8016
Dec. 11, 2015 0.7933
Dec. 10, 2015 0.8048
Dec. 9, 2015 0.7991
Dec. 8, 2015 0.8067
Dec. 7, 2015 0.8288
Dec. 4, 2015 0.8484
Dec. 3, 2015 0.8443
Dec. 2, 2015 0.8612

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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

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CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7393 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 1.704 Mar 30 2011
Average 1.051

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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