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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) PB Ratio

: 7.88 (As of Today)
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The PB Ratio, or Price-to-Book ratio, or Price/Book, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Book Value per Share. As of today (2022-12-03), Caterpillar's share price is $236.13. Caterpillar's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2022 was $29.96. Hence, Caterpillar's PB Ratio of today is 7.88.

Warning Sign:

Caterpillar Inc stock PB Ratio (=7.88) is close to 10-year high of 8.01

The historical rank and industry rank for Caterpillar's PB Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

CAT' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.35   Med: 4.51   Max: 8.01
Current: 7.88

During the past 13 years, Caterpillar's highest PB Ratio was 8.01. The lowest was 2.35. And the median was 4.51.

CAT's PB Ratio is ranked worse than
96.35% of 192 companies
in the Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery industry
Industry Median: 1.33 vs CAT: 7.88

During the past 12 months, Caterpillar's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -2.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 8.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 6.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 1.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Caterpillar was 30.80% per year. The lowest was -29.30% per year. And the median was 7.00% per year.

Back to Basics: PB Ratio


Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) PB Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Caterpillar's PB Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Caterpillar Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
PB Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.88 5.21 5.57 6.47 6.72

Caterpillar Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
PB Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.23 6.72 6.96 6.00 5.48

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) PB Ratio Competitive Comparison

For the Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery subindustry, Caterpillar's PB Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PB Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) PB Ratio Distribution

For the Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery industry and Industrials sector, Caterpillar's PB Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Caterpillar's PB Ratio falls into.



Caterpillar PB Ratio Calculation

The PB Ratio, or Price-to-Book ratio, or Price/Book, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Book Value per Share. It is a ratio widely used to value stocks.

Caterpillar's PB Ratio for today is calculated as follows:

PB Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (Q: Sep. 2022)
=236.13/29.959
=7.88

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

A closely related ratio is called Price-to-Tangible-Book. The difference between Price-to-Tangible-Book and PB Ratio is that book value other than intangibles are used in the calculation.


Caterpillar  (NYSE:CAT) PB Ratio Explanation

Unlike valuation ratios relative to the earning power such as PE Ratio, PE Ratio without NRI, PS Ratio, Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow , or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow, the PB Ratio measures the valuation of the stock relative to the underlying asset of the company.

The PB Ratio works the best for the businesses that earn most of their profit from their assets, e.g. banks and insurance companies.


Be Aware

Some businesses have very light assets, such as software companies or insurance agencies. The PB Ratio does not work well for these companies. Some companies even have negative equity, so the PB Ratio cannot be applied to them.


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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Business Description

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Address
510 Lake Cook Road, Suite 100, Deerfield, IL, USA, 60015
Caterpillar is an iconic manufacturer of heavy equipment, power solutions, and locomotives. It is currently the world's largest manufacturer of heavy equipment with over 13% market share in 2021. The company is divided into four reportable segments: construction industries, resource industries, energy and transportation, and Caterpillar Financial Services. Its products are available through a dealer network that covers the globe with over 2,000 branches maintained by 168 dealers. Caterpillar Financial Services provides retail financing for machinery and engines to its customers, in addition to wholesale financing for dealers, which increases the likelihood of Caterpillar product sales.
Executives
Schaupp William E officer: Chief Accounting Officer PPG INDUSTRIES, INC. ONE PPG PLACE PITTSBURGH PA 15272
Maclennan David director 14701 CHARLSON ROAD EDEN PRAIRIE MN 55347
Johnson Gerald director 300 RENAISSANCE CENTER M/C: 482-C23-A68 DETROIT MI 48265
Fassino Anthony D. officer: Group President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Marvel Gary Michael officer: Chief Accounting Officer 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Ainsworth William P officer: Group President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD X1 60015
Bonfield Andrew R J officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB CO 345 PARK AVE NEW YORK NY 10164
Younessi Ramin officer: Group President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Creed Joseph E officer: Interim CFO 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Ayotte Kelly director C/O NEWS CORPORATION 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Johnson Cheryl H officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 40 WESTMINSTER STREET PROVIDENCE RI 02903
Wilkins Rayford Jr director 208 S. AKARD ST. -- DALLAS TX 75202
Long Suzette M officer: Int. Executive Vice President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFILED IL 60015
De Lange Bob officer: Group President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Johnson Denise C officer: Group President C/O CATERPILLAR, INCORPORATED 901 WEST WASHINGTON, CV41110 EAST PEORIA IL 61630

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