Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) reported sales (ttm) of 39.99 Billion, whereas, 14 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 9899.96 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 10490 million and lower end at 9256.7 million while the year ago reported sale was 11283.3 million.

8 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Jan 26, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 9072.34 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 9548.22 million and 8561.78 million respectively.

Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Oct 25 BMO at 0.85, whereas, 18 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.67. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.75 and lower end at 0.53 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.75.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.66 reported by 9 number of analyst for the quarter ending Jan 26, 2017. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.66 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.75 and 0.55 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 1.42. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 4 analysts is at 8.52%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 15 and 5.

Valuation Ratios of Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 53.81 while the company’s industry has 28.48 P/E and the sector P/E is 68.1. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 19.44 and low P/E is 10.56, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s  high P/E for the past year is 42.32 and 47.42 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 7.04 for the industry and 13.83 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, 13 has Beta of 1.36 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 1.27 and 0.93 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of 13 stands at 1.36 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 3.47. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 13.38, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 11.83 and 13.83 respectively.

5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:

Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) stands at 2 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 1.25 and 6.35 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at -3.38 and 4.75.

Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Trading Statistics:

The company declined -0.91% and closed its last trading session at $94.9. The market capitalization of the company is at $55.02 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $96.44 on Nov 25, 2016 and 52-week Low of $56.36 on Jan 20, 2016. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 1.42% and Monthly Volatility of 1.98%. The Beta for the company stands at 1.38 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 1.9.