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Caterpillar NYSE:CAT Stock Report

Last Price

US$354.66

Market Cap

US$178.7b

7D

-3.0%

1Y

61.0%

Updated

19 Apr, 2024

Data

Company Financials +

CAT Stock Overview

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives in worldwide.

CAT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation5/6
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends4/6

Narratives

Beta

Narratives bring a range of perspectives from our community.

Caterpillar Inc. Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Caterpillar
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$354.66
52 Week HighUS$382.01
52 Week LowUS$204.04
Beta1.16
1 Month Change-0.50%
3 Month Change24.32%
1 Year Change61.01%
3 Year Change54.13%
5 Year Change155.10%
Change since IPO10,186.21%

Recent News & Updates

Caterpillar: Market Leading Compounder With Limited Valuation Upside

Apr 15

We Ran A Stock Scan For Earnings Growth And Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Passed With Ease

Apr 06
We Ran A Stock Scan For Earnings Growth And Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Passed With Ease

Recent updates

Caterpillar: Market Leading Compounder With Limited Valuation Upside

Apr 15

We Ran A Stock Scan For Earnings Growth And Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Passed With Ease

Apr 06
We Ran A Stock Scan For Earnings Growth And Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Passed With Ease

The Trend Of High Returns At Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Has Us Very Interested

Mar 26
The Trend Of High Returns At Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Has Us Very Interested

Is Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Trading At A 35% Discount?

Mar 15
Is Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Trading At A 35% Discount?

Caterpillar: Delivered Impressive 2023 Earnings, The Stock Is Priced To Perfection

Mar 14

The Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Full-Year Results Are Out And Analysts Have Published New Forecasts

Feb 20
The Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Full-Year Results Are Out And Analysts Have Published New Forecasts

Caterpillar: Why The Stock Has Upside Potential From Current Levels

Feb 11

Is Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) A Risky Investment?

Feb 05
Is Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) A Risky Investment?

Caterpillar Q4 Earnings Report: What Investors Need To Know

Feb 02

Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)?

Jan 24
Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)?

Caterpillar Could Fly Higher If Cyclical And Secular Tailwinds Align

Jan 09

Investor Optimism Abounds Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) But Growth Is Lacking

Dec 19
Investor Optimism Abounds Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) But Growth Is Lacking

Caterpillar: Low Dividend Yield, But Still A Solid Pillar For Portfolio Construction

Dec 19

Caterpillar: Solid Q3 And Strong Fundamentals Make It A Buy

Dec 07

Do Caterpillar's (NYSE:CAT) Earnings Warrant Your Attention?

Dec 07
Do Caterpillar's (NYSE:CAT) Earnings Warrant Your Attention?

Dividend Brilliance And Economic Risks - An Important Message For Caterpillar Investors

Nov 18

Is Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Worth US$248 Based On Its Intrinsic Value?

Nov 15
Is Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Worth US$248 Based On Its Intrinsic Value?

These 4 Measures Indicate That Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Is Using Debt Reasonably Well

Nov 04
These 4 Measures Indicate That Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Is Using Debt Reasonably Well

One CAT(Erpillar) And Two Kittens

Oct 19

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Is Investing Its Capital With Increasing Efficiency

Oct 13
Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Is Investing Its Capital With Increasing Efficiency

Caterpillar: Making Itself Indispensable To Its Customers

Oct 02

At US$280, Is It Time To Put Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) On Your Watch List?

Sep 20
At US$280, Is It Time To Put Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) On Your Watch List?

Caterpillar: Beware The Dip

Sep 11

Caterpillar Goes Boom! Now What?

Sep 01

Does Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?

Aug 27
Does Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?

Caterpillar: A Buy After Hitting Record Highs

Aug 14

Is Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) A Risky Investment?

Aug 05
Is Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) A Risky Investment?

Caterpillar: Tailwinds, Headwinds, And Q2 Earnings

Jul 28

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Could Become A Multi-Bagger

Jul 13
Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Could Become A Multi-Bagger

Caterpillar: Set To Maintain Margins And Continue EPS Growth

Jun 27

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Is Paying Out A Larger Dividend Than Last Year

Jun 20
Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Is Paying Out A Larger Dividend Than Last Year

Caterpillar: A Surprising Strength You Shouldn't Overlook

Jun 20

Estimating The Fair Value Of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

Jun 14
Estimating The Fair Value Of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

Is There Now An Opportunity In Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)?

Jun 03
Is There Now An Opportunity In Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)?

Caterpillar's Potential Shareholder Value Is Nothing Short Of Impressive

May 25

Here's Why We Think Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Might Deserve Your Attention Today

May 12
Here's Why We Think Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Might Deserve Your Attention Today

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly

May 01
Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly

There's Been No Shortage Of Growth Recently For Caterpillar's (NYSE:CAT) Returns On Capital

Mar 13
There's Been No Shortage Of Growth Recently For Caterpillar's (NYSE:CAT) Returns On Capital

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Shares Could Be 22% Above Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

Feb 21
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Shares Could Be 22% Above Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

Is Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Potentially Undervalued?

Feb 07
Is Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Potentially Undervalued?

Why Caterpillar's (NYSE:CAT) Earnings Are Better Than They Seem

Feb 07
Why Caterpillar's (NYSE:CAT) Earnings Are Better Than They Seem

Caterpillar Stock: Why I'm Not Constructive Going Into Earnings

Jan 31

Does Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

Jan 26
Does Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

Shareholder Returns

CATUS MachineryUS Market
7D-3.0%-3.9%-3.7%
1Y61.0%26.8%20.2%

Return vs Industry: CAT exceeded the US Machinery industry which returned 26.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CAT exceeded the US Market which returned 20.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CAT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CAT volatility
CAT Average Weekly Movement3.0%
Machinery Industry Average Movement4.9%
Market Average Movement6.0%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.6%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.0%

Stable Share Price: CAT has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Volatility Over Time: CAT's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1925113,200Jim Umplebywww.caterpillar.com

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives in worldwide. Its Construction Industries segment offers asphalt pavers, compactors, road reclaimers, forestry machines, cold planers, material handlers, track-type tractors, excavators, telehandlers, motor graders, and pipelayers; compact track, wheel, track-type, backhoe, and skid steer loaders; and related parts and tools. The company’s Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovels, draglines, rotary drills, hard rock vehicles, tractors, mining trucks, wheel loaders, off-highway and articulated trucks, wheel tractor scrapers and dozers, fleet management products, landfill and soil compactors, machinery components, autonomous ready vehicles and solutions, work tools, and safety services and mining performance solutions, as well as related parts and services.

Caterpillar Inc. Fundamentals Summary

How do Caterpillar's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CAT fundamental statistics
Market capUS$178.74b
Earnings (TTM)US$10.34b
Revenue (TTM)US$67.06b

17.1x

P/E Ratio

2.6x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report (TTM)
CAT income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$67.06b
Cost of RevenueUS$42.77b
Gross ProfitUS$21.28b
Other ExpensesUS$10.94b
EarningsUS$10.34b

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2023

Next Earnings Date

Apr 25, 2024

Earnings per share (EPS)20.70
Gross Margin31.73%
Net Profit Margin15.41%
Debt/Equity Ratio193.8%

How did CAT perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

1.5%

Current Dividend Yield

25%

Payout Ratio

Does CAT pay a reliable dividends?

See CAT dividend history and benchmarks
When do you need to buy CAT by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Caterpillar dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateApr 19 2024
Dividend Pay DateMay 20 2024
Days until Ex dividend1 day
Days until Dividend pay date30 days

Does CAT pay a reliable dividends?

See CAT dividend history and benchmarks
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