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Executive Summary

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with mediocre balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Caterpillar's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

3.3%

CAT

1.7%

US Machinery

2.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

24.3%

CAT

14.5%

US Machinery

17.2%

US Market

Return vs Industry: CAT exceeded the US Machinery industry which returned 14.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CAT exceeded the US Market which returned 17.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CATIndustryMarket
7 Day3.3%1.7%2.3%
30 Day4.8%-1.7%-4.6%
90 Day16.8%13.3%7.4%
1 Year28.3%24.3%16.7%14.5%19.8%17.2%
3 Year27.4%17.7%18.9%11.1%37.4%28.3%
5 Year147.4%111.9%93.1%71.1%83.8%63.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Caterpillar's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Caterpillar undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

19.77x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CAT ($149.15) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($137.19)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CAT is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CAT is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.8x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (24.3x).

PE vs Market: CAT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.8x) compared to the US market (17.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CAT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CAT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.9x) compared to the US Machinery industry average (2.1x).


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Future Growth

How is Caterpillar forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?

18.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CAT's forecast earnings growth (18.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: CAT's earnings (18.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CAT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: CAT's revenue (7.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CAT's revenue (7.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CAT's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (41%).


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Past Performance

How has Caterpillar performed over the past 5 years?

30.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CAT has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CAT's current net profit margins (8.9%) are lower than last year (11.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CAT's earnings have grown significantly by 30.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CAT's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: CAT had negative earnings growth (-34%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Machinery industry average (-12.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst CAT's Return on Equity (30.07%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


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Financial Health

How is Caterpillar's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CAT's short term assets ($37.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($25.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: CAT's short term assets ($37.9B) exceed its long term liabilities ($37.6B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CAT's debt to equity ratio (275.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CAT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 223.1% to 275.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CAT's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.1%).

Interest Coverage: CAT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (20.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Caterpillar current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.76%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CAT's dividend (2.76%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.72%).

High Dividend: CAT's dividend (2.76%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.89%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CAT's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CAT's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (54.6%), CAT's dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CAT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (46.6% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jim Umpleby (62 yo)

3.67yrs

Tenure

US$34,519,129

Compensation

Mr. D. James Umpleby, III, also known as Jim, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Caterpillar Inc. since January 1, 2017 and December 12, 2018 respectively. Mr. Umpleby is a D ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD34.52M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.35M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
D. Umpleby
Chairman of the Board & CEO3.67yrsUS$34.52m0.020%
$ 16.1m
Andrew R. Bonfield
Chief Financial Officer2yrsUS$6.05m0.0029%
$ 2.3m
William Ainsworth
Group President of Energy & Transportation1.5yrsUS$5.54m0.016%
$ 12.9m
Denise Johnson
Group President of Resource Industries4.42yrsUS$5.91m0.0021%
$ 1.7m
Bob De Lange
Group President of Services3.67yrsUS$5.43m0.0050%
$ 4.0m
G. Marvel
Chief Accounting Officer1.5yrsno data0.00029%
$ 234.2k
Karl Weiss
CTO and Vice President of Innovation & Technology Development Division1.33yrsno datano data
Jamie Engstrom
VP of Global Information Services Division & Chief Information Officer0.67yrno datano data
Jennifer Driscoll
Director of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Suzette Long
Chief Legal Officer3.67yrsno data0.0024%
$ 1.9m
Elisebeth Collins
Chief Compliance Officer1.42yrsno datano data
Cheryl Johnson
Chief Human Resources Officer3.17yrsno data0.0019%
$ 1.5m

2.0yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CAT's management team is considered experienced (2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
D. Umpleby
Chairman of the Board & CEO3.67yrsUS$34.52m0.020%
$ 16.1m
Miles White
Independent Director9.67yrsUS$331.72k0.0016%
$ 1.3m
William Osborn
Independent Director20.67yrsUS$326.69k0.010%
$ 8.2m
Edward Rust
Independent Director17.67yrsUS$334.20k0.0063%
$ 5.1m
David Calhoun
Independent Presiding Director1.75yrsUS$364.48k0.0087%
$ 7.0m
Susan Schwab
Independent Director11.25yrsUS$316.97k0.0038%
$ 3.1m
Daniel Dickinson
Independent Director14.67yrsUS$351.39k0.0018%
$ 1.4m
Debra Reed-Klages
Independent Director5.67yrsUS$301.97k0.0015%
$ 1.2m
Rayford Wilkins
Independent Director3.67yrsUS$304.97k0.00079%
$ 638.0k
Juan Ignacio Thurlow
Independent Director22.67yrsUS$314.70k0.051%
$ 41.2m
Kelly Ayotte
Independent Director3.67yrsUS$299.97k0.00070%
$ 565.4k

9.7yrs

Average Tenure

65yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CAT's board of directors are considered experienced (9.7 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CAT insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Caterpillar Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Caterpillar Inc.
  • Ticker: CAT
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1925
  • Industry: Construction Machinery and Heavy Trucks
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: US$80.766b
  • Shares outstanding: 541.51m
  • Website: https://www.caterpillar.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • 510 Lake Cook Road
  • Suite 100
  • Deerfield
  • Illinois
  • 60015
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CATNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
CATSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJan 1968
0Q18LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBEURJan 1968
CAT1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
CAT *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1968
CATRENXTPA (Euronext Paris)YesCommon StockFREURJan 1968
CAT1XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
CATBVC (Bolsa de Valores de Colombia)YesCommon StockCOCOPJan 1968
CATSNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCLUSDJan 1968
CATZBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesCommon StockGBCHFJan 1968
CATWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURJan 1968
CAT-UETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURJan 1968
CATBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEAR EACH REP 1/5 COM USD1ARARSDec 2000
CATP34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REPR 1 COM USD1BRBRLDec 2011

Biography

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines. Its Construction Industries segment offers asphalt pavers, compactors ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/30 23:41
End of Day Share Price2020/09/30 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.