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: $86.33
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $85.04
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $79.40
  • 52-Week Range: $584,231,000.00 - $56.36
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 57.55
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 23.85
  • P/E Growth: 4.54
  • Market Cap: $50.44B
  • Outstanding Shares: 584,231,000
  • Beta: 1.54
  • Net Margins: 2.64%
  • Return on Equity: 12.37%
  • Return on Assets: 2.44%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.57%
  • Current Ratio: 1.24%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.89%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 13 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.21)
Consensus Price Target: $74.62 (13.57% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/18/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHold$80.00View Rating Details
10/12/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$78.00 -> $90.00View Rating Details
10/11/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$76.00 -> $112.00View Rating Details
10/3/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingHold$92.00View Rating Details
9/28/2016Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetBuy$90.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Deutsche Bank AGInitiated CoverageBuy$82.08View Rating Details
9/8/2016Axiom SecuritiesReiterated RatingSell$31.00View 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
8/8/2016BMO 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
4/26/2016ArgusUpgradeHold -> Buy$92.00View Rating Details
4/15/2016Vertical GroupUpgradeBuyView Rating Details
4/15/2016Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyView 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
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 10/23/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/25/2016Q316$0.77$9.91 billionListenView Earnings Details
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)


Earnings Estimates for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.52 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.62 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)


Current Dividend Information for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Annual Dividend:$3.08
Dividend Yield:3.57%
Dividend Growth:5.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:165.59% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
87.50% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
85.08% (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
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.15%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 68.99%
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)


Latest Headlines for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
DateHeadline logoCaterpillar : Incoming Caterpillar CEO brings 3 decades of experience (NYSE:CAT) - October 23 at 4:00 PM
News IconAs its $100bn goal crumbles, Caterpillar shakes up its c-suite (NYSE:CAT) - October 23 at 4:00 PM
News IconCaterpillar opening 1st permanent office in downtown Chicago (NYSE:CAT) - October 23 at 4:00 PM
News IconIncoming Caterpillar CEO brings 3 decades of experience (NYSE:CAT) - October 22 at 3:59 PM logoCentral Azucarera de Tarlac, Inc. : Expensive but may be a safety (NYSE:CAT) - October 22 at 8:20 AM
News IconCaterpillar in Desford axes 113 jobs (NYSE:CAT) - October 21 at 4:03 PM logoIncoming Caterpillar CEO to face contract, cost challenges (NYSE:CAT) - October 21 at 4:03 PM
News IconCaterpillar leader to retire earlier than expected (NYSE:CAT) - October 21 at 4:03 PM
News IconCaterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) from Farm & Construction Machinery – Todays Top Gains (NYSE:CAT) - October 21 at 4:03 PM
News IconSignificant Ownership Change: Cadence Capital Management LLC Lowered Position in Caterpillar INC Del (CAT) by ... - Chester News (NYSE:CAT) - October 21 at 12:23 PM logoWhat to Look for When Caterpillar (CAT) Reports Q3 Earnings (NYSE:CAT) - October 21 at 12:23 PM
News IconTop Earnings to Watch for: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:CAT) - October 20 at 8:59 PM
News IconAnalysts Rating Stocks Buzz: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) & Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) - Money News (NYSE:CAT) - October 20 at 8:54 AM logoNew Caterpillar CEO Faces Tough Decisions as Company Digs Out - Wall Street Journal (NYSE:CAT) - October 20 at 8:54 AM logoColgate (CL) Q3 Earnings: What's in Store for the Stock? (NYSE:CAT) - October 20 at 8:54 AM
News IconCATERPILLAR INC. FILES FORM 8-K /PR Newswire UK/ - PR Newswire UK (press release) (NYSE:CAT) - October 19 at 3:56 PM logoChanos: Fundamentals haven't changed for CAT (NYSE:CAT) - October 19 at 3:56 PM logo[$$] New Caterpillar CEO Faces Tough Decisions as Company Digs Out (NYSE:CAT) - October 19 at 3:56 PM logoNetflix is the latest U.S. tech company to fail to conquer China (NYSE:CAT) - October 19 at 3:56 PM logoNoteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: CAT, DE, CVX (NYSE:CAT) - October 19 at 2:43 PM
News IconCATERPILLAR INC. FILES FORM 8-K (NYSE:CAT) - October 19 at 8:56 AM
News IconCaterpillar's outgoing CEO fell to the whipsaw of emerging economies (NYSE:CAT) - October 19 at 8:56 AM
News IconTop Gainers of the Day: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) from Farm & Construction Machinery (NYSE:CAT) - October 19 at 8:56 AM logoParker-Hannifin (PH) Q1 Earnings: Will It Beat Again? (NYSE:CAT) - October 19 at 8:56 AM
News IconWalt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) & Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Watch List - Money News (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 4:01 PM
News IconCaterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) added about 11.4 percent in value since last earnings - The Independent Republic (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 4:01 PM logoCaterpillar Inc CEO Doug Oberhelman to retire - Reuters (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 4:01 PM
News IconAs $100 billion goal crumbles, Peoria's Caterpillar shakes up its C ... - Chicago Tribune (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 4:01 PM logoCaterpillar CEO to retire, successor a company veteran - Reuters (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 4:01 PM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Caterpillar, A. Schulman and Vermilion Energy - Forbes (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 4:01 PM logoDeere Has Edge Over Caterpillar Because of Innovation, Acquisitions (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 4:01 PM logoRetiring Caterpillar CEO Oberhelman's 41-Year Legacy (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 4:01 PM logoTop 5 Machinery and Equipment stocks : October 18, 2016 (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 4:01 PM
News IconEarnings Preview: Caterpillar Q3 2016 (CAT) (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 4:01 PM logoCaterpillar CEO Leaving Amid Deep Industry Slump (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 4:01 PM logoCaterpillar CEO to retire, successor a company veteran (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 8:58 AM
News IconUpdate on Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) for the day (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 8:58 AM logo[$$] Manufacturers Struggle to Woo Software Developers (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 8:58 AM logo[$$] Incoming Caterpillar CEO to Be First Who Isn’t Also Chairman Since 1990 (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 8:58 AM logo[$$] Caterpillar’s Rough Dollar Ride (NYSE:CAT) - October 18 at 8:58 AM logoIs Caterpillar Inc. A Buy? - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:CAT) - October 17 at 4:01 PM logoCat CEO's Early Checkout Is a Warning (NYSE:CAT) - October 17 at 4:01 PM logoCaterpillar Inc. (CAT) CEO to Retire (NYSE:CAT) - October 17 at 12:06 PM logoCaterpillar CEO to Step Down at Year's End - Wall Street Journal (NYSE:CAT) - October 17 at 9:49 AM logoCaterpillar Buried by Big Commodities Bet -- WSJ (NYSE:CAT) - October 17 at 8:56 AM
News IconNick in the AM: Caterpillar's case of bad mining timing chronicled (NYSE:CAT) - October 17 at 8:56 AM
News IconLeading stocks in today’s market: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) (NYSE:CAT) - October 16 at 3:59 PM logoHow Caterpillar’s Big Bet Backfired (NYSE:CAT) - October 16 at 3:59 PM logoIs Caterpillar Inc. A Buy? (NYSE:CAT) - October 16 at 3:59 PM logoHow Caterpillar's Big Bet Backfired (NYSE:CAT) - October 16 at 3:59 PM


Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Chart for Sunday, October, 23, 2016

Last Updated on 10/23/2016 by Staff