Caterpillar (CAT)

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139.94 +0.41  +0.29% NYSE Jun 22, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Caterpillar PS Ratio (TTM):

1.739 for June 22, 2018
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Caterpillar Historical PS Ratio (TTM) Data

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June 22, 2018 1.739
June 21, 2018 1.734
June 20, 2018 1.779
June 19, 2018 1.781
June 18, 2018 1.848
June 15, 2018 1.865
June 14, 2018 1.903
June 13, 2018 1.923
June 12, 2018 1.958
June 11, 2018 1.943
June 8, 2018 1.930
June 7, 2018 1.942
June 6, 2018 1.945
June 5, 2018 1.902
June 4, 2018 1.895
June 1, 2018 1.908
May 31, 2018 1.888
May 30, 2018 1.932
May 29, 2018 1.909
May 25, 2018 1.937
May 24, 2018 1.960
May 23, 2018 1.961
May 22, 2018 1.941
May 21, 2018 1.975
May 18, 2018 1.935
   
May 17, 2018 1.910
May 16, 2018 1.912
May 15, 2018 1.897
May 14, 2018 1.93
May 11, 2018 1.925
May 10, 2018 1.914
May 9, 2018 1.897
May 8, 2018 1.864
May 7, 2018 1.862
May 4, 2018 1.819
May 3, 2018 1.787
May 2, 2018 1.788
May 1, 2018 1.795
April 30, 2018 1.794
April 27, 2018 1.799
April 26, 2018 1.818
April 25, 2018 1.805
April 24, 2018 1.795
April 23, 2018 1.914
April 20, 2018 1.905
April 19, 2018 1.935
April 18, 2018 1.938
April 17, 2018 1.906
April 16, 2018 1.891
April 13, 2018 1.867

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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
Boeing 2.134
3M 3.734
United Technologies 1.628

CAT PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7414 Jan 25 2016
Maximum 2.252 Jan 22 2018
Average 1.258

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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