Caterpillar Company Profile (NYSE:CAT)

About Caterpillar

Caterpillar logoCaterpillar Inc. is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The Company operates through its three product segments: Resource Industries, Construction Industries, and Energy & Transportation. It also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. Its Construction Industries segment provides machinery for infrastructure and building construction applications. Its Resource Industries segment offers machinery for mine and quarry applications. Its Energy & Transportation segment offers reciprocating engines, generator sets, gas turbines and turbine-related services, diesel-electric locomotives and other rail-related products and services. Its Financial Products segment conducts its business through Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (Cat Financial). Cat Financial provides retail and wholesale financing alternatives for Caterpillar products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Farm & Construction Machinery
  • Sub-Industry: Construction & Farm Machinery & Heavy Trucks
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: CAT
  • CUSIP: 14912310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $83.10
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $82.00
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $75.89
  • 52-Week Range: $56.36 - $84.73
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 55.09
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 23.54
  • P/E Growth: 2.30
  • Market Cap: $48.28B
  • Outstanding Shares: 584,231,000
  • Beta: 1.62
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 16 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.15)
Consensus Price Target: $70.80 (14.80% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/30/2016Axiom SecuritiesReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
8/23/2016Wells Fargo & Co.Reiterated RatingMarket Perform$78.50View Rating Details
8/16/2016Citigroup Inc.Set Price TargetHold$82.00View Rating Details
8/12/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHold$72.00View Rating Details
8/8/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$72.00View Rating Details
7/28/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$67.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016RBC Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$70.00 -> $73.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$70.00 -> $73.00View Rating Details
7/13/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$87.00View Rating Details
4/27/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingNeutral$81.00View Rating Details
4/26/2016ArgusUpgradeHold -> Buy$92.00View Rating Details
4/25/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.UpgradeSell -> Neutral$62.00 -> $78.00View Rating Details
4/15/2016Vertical GroupUpgradeBuyView Rating Details
4/15/2016Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
4/14/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/10/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingSell$51.00View Rating Details
3/24/2016OTR GlobalUpgradeMixed -> PositiveView Rating Details
3/18/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHold$60.00View Rating Details
2/20/2016William BlairReiterated RatingHold$60.00View Rating Details
1/29/2016Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral$72.00 -> $69.00View Rating Details
12/16/2015Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeBuy -> Hold$80.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
11/23/2015Societe GeneraleBoost Price TargetBuy$81.00 -> $82.00View Rating Details
10/27/2015Raymond James Financial Inc.Reiterated Rating$70.00View Rating Details
10/23/2015S&P Equity ResearchDowngradeSell$72.00 -> $64.00View Rating Details
10/23/2015SusquehannaLower Price TargetNeutral$81.00 -> $71.00View Rating Details
9/25/2015Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetBuy$92.00 -> $86.00View Rating Details
7/27/2015Tigress FinancialDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details
5/26/2015Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
1/28/2015Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeNeutral -> UnderweightView Rating Details
1/5/2015Evercore ISIDowngradeBuy -> Hold$112.00 -> $84.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/30/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/25/2016        
7/26/2016Q216$0.96$1.09$10.06 billion$10.34 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2016Q116$0.68$0.67$9.59 billion$9.46 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$0.69$0.74$11.47 billion$11.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.78$0.75$11.16 billion$11.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$1.27$1.27$12.67 billion$12.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$1.35$1.86$12.48 billion$12.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/27/2015Q414$1.55$1.35$14.18 billion$14.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$1.36$1.72$13.19 billion$13.55 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$1.52$1.69$14.46 billion$14.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$1.24$1.61$13.14 billion$13.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/27/2014Q413$1.28$1.54$13.64 billion$13.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q313$1.71$1.45$14.49 billion$13.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$1.71$1.45$15.03 billion$14.62 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2013Q1 2013$1.46$1.31$13.80 billion$13.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2013Q4 2012$1.71$1.91$16.16 billion$16.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2012$2.24$2.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$2.30$2.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$2.15$2.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2012$1.77$2.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2011$1.64$1.71ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2011$1.78$1.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2011$1.31$1.84ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$1.27$1.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.51 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.53 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$0.65$0.95$0.78
Q2 20163$0.95$1.23$1.11
Q3 20162$0.69$0.75$0.72
Q4 20162$0.99$1.09$1.04
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Annual Dividend:$3.08
Dividend Yield:3.71%
Dividend Growth:5.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:165.59% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
87.75% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
87.25% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
6/8/2016quarterly$0.773.99%7/18/20167/20/20168/20/2016
4/13/2016quarterly$0.773.9%4/21/20164/25/20165/20/2016
12/9/2015quarterly$0.774.64%1/15/20161/20/20162/20/2016
10/14/2015quarterly$0.774.35%10/22/201510/26/201511/20/2015
6/10/2015quarterly$0.773.49%7/16/20157/20/20158/20/2015
4/8/2015quarterly$0.703.47%4/16/20154/20/20155/20/2015
12/10/2014quarterly$0.703.02%1/15/20151/20/20152/20/2015
10/8/2014quarterly$0.702.99%10/16/201410/20/201411/20/2014
6/11/2014quarterly$0.702.63%7/17/20147/21/20148/20/2014
4/9/2014quarterly$0.602.35%4/16/20144/21/20145/20/2014
12/11/2013quarterly$0.602.8%1/16/20141/21/20142/20/2014
10/9/2013quarterly$0.602.83%10/17/201310/21/201311/20/2013
6/12/2013quarterly$0.602.82%7/18/20137/22/20138/20/2013
4/10/2013quarterly$0.522.43%4/18/20134/22/20135/20/2013
12/12/2012quarterly$0.522.35%12/20/201212/24/201212/31/2012
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/29/2016Dennis A MuilenburgDirectorBuy1,930$82.75$159,707.50View SEC Filing  
7/28/2016Bradley M HalversonInsiderSell2,841$82.73$235,035.93View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Bradley M HalversonCFOSell574$72.58$41,660.92View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Dennis A MuilenburgDirectorBuy1,128$71.01$80,099.28View SEC Filing  
5/3/2016Bradley M HalversonCFOSell878$76.85$67,474.30View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016David L CalhounDirectorBuy25,000$77.44$1,936,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2016Denise C JohnsonInsiderBuy3,500$62.20$217,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2014Edward J RappInsiderSell15,000$101.01$1,515,150.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014James B BudaEVPSell70,828$105.23$7,453,230.44View SEC Filing  
5/6/2014Edward RappInsiderSell15,000$103.99$1,559,850.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Donald Umpleby IIIInsiderSell5,881$105.43$620,033.83View SEC Filing  
4/30/2014Jananne CopelandCAOSell9,110$105.40$960,194.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014Bradley HalversonCFOSell19,638$104.61$2,054,331.18View SEC Filing  
4/29/2014James BudaEVPSell33,548$105.00$3,522,540.00View SEC Filing  
1/31/2014James BudaEVPSell9,580$94.16$902,052.80View SEC Filing  
11/1/2012Richard P LavinInsiderSell28,590$86.37$2,469,318.30View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
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Last Updated on 8/30/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff