Caterpillar Company Profile (NYSE:CAT)

About Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)

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 segments, including Construction Industries, which is engaged in supporting customers using machinery in infrastructure, forestry and building construction; Resource Industries, which is engaged in supporting customers using machinery in mining, quarry, waste and material handling applications; Energy & Transportation, which supports customers in oil and gas, power generation, marine, rail and industrial applications, including Cat machines; Financial Products segment, which provides financing and related services, and All Other operating segments, which includes activities, such as product management and development, and manufacturing of filters and fluids, undercarriage, tires and rims, ground engaging tools, fluid transfer products, and sealing and connecting components for Cat products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Heavy Machinery & Vehicles - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Construction & Farm Machinery & Heavy Trucks
  • Symbol: NYSE:CAT
  • CUSIP: 14912310
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $63.22118 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 589,090,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $106.32
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $99.06
  • 52 Week Range: $78.34 - $110.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.74
  • P/E Growth: 0.80
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $38.9 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.61
  • Book Value: $23.07 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.62
  • Annual Dividend: $3.12
  • Dividend Yield: 2.9%
  • EBIDTA: $5.4 billion
  • Net Margins: -0.38%
  • Return on Equity: 16.46%
  • Return on Assets: 3.10%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.74%
  • Current Ratio: 1.29%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.96%
  • Average Volume: 4.77 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.24
  • Short Ratio: 4.9
Frequently Asked Questions for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)

What is Caterpillar's stock symbol?

Caterpillar trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CAT."

How often does Caterpillar pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Caterpillar?

Caterpillar declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, June 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 20th will be given a dividend of $0.78 per share on Saturday, August 19th. This represents a $3.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, July 18th. This is an increase from Caterpillar's previous quarterly dividend of $0.77. View Caterpillar's Dividend History.

How were Caterpillar's earnings last quarter?

Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April, 25th. The company reported $1.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.66. The business earned $9.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.27 billion. Caterpillar had a positive return on equity of 16.46% and a negative net margin of 0.38%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.67 earnings per share. View Caterpillar's Earnings History.

When will Caterpillar make its next earnings announcement?

Caterpillar is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Caterpillar.

What guidance has Caterpillar issued on next quarter's earnings?

Caterpillar issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday, April, 25th. The company provided EPS guidance of approx $3.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.26. The company issued revenue guidance of $38-41 billion (Prior $36-39 billion), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $38.24 billion.

Where is Caterpillar's stock going? Where will Caterpillar's stock price be in 2017?

22 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Caterpillar's shares. Their predictions range from $31.00 to $123.00. On average, they anticipate Caterpillar's share price to reach $95.38 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Caterpillar.

What are analysts saying about Caterpillar stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Caterpillar stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Caterpillar’s May sales rose 8%, an improvement from 1% growth witnessed in the last two months thanks to continual improvement in Asia Pacific. It remains to be seen whether this momentum will be sustained as even though commodity prices have improved lately, it is not sufficient to drive a relevant increase in short-term demand for new equipment. Caterpillar guides revenues in the range of $38–$41 billion and earnings of $3.75 per share for 2017, a 2% and 10% year–over-year growth, respectively. In construction, Asia Pacific is showing promise while leading indicators of U.S. construction signal robust conditions ahead. The company’s efforts to reduce costs will help boost margins. Year to date, the stock has outperformed the Zacks sub industry. Also, it has a positive record of earnings surprises." (7/14/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Cost cuts continue to benefit margins despite ongoing market weakness. 4Q16 earnings, ex. adjustments, were better than expected on favorable decremental margins in Construction and E&T versus modeled expectations. With FX remaining a headwind CAT lowered the mid-point of the 2017 revenue guide to $37.5bln (prior: ~$38bln) resulting in EPS of $2.90 (Consensus: $3.06). Shares continue to trade above 30x earnings, a premium to prior cycles." (1/27/2017)

Who are some of Caterpillar's key competitors?

Who are Caterpillar's key executives?

Caterpillar's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Douglas R. Oberhelman, Chairman of the Board
  • Donald James Umpleby III, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Bradley M. Halverson, Group President, Chief Financial Officer
  • Robert B. Charter, Group President
  • Bob De Lange, Group President
  • Denise C. Johnson, Group President
  • Thomas A. Pellette, Group President
  • Jananne A. Copeland, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Kyle Epley, Corporate Controller
  • David L. Calhoun, Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Who owns Caterpillar stock?

Caterpillar's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.16%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.13%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.09%), US Bancorp DE (0.08%), National Pension Service (0.08%) and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.07%). Company insiders that own Caterpillar stock include Bradley M Halverson, Daniel M Dickinson, David L Calhoun, Denise C Johnson, Dennis A Muilenburg and Lange Bob De. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Caterpillar.

Who sold Caterpillar stock? Who is selling Caterpillar stock?

Caterpillar's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Viking Fund Management LLC, Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX, Iberiabank Corp, Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. and Heritage Investors Management Corp. Company insiders that have sold Caterpillar stock in the last year include Bradley M Halverson and Daniel M Dickinson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Caterpillar.

Who bought Caterpillar stock? Who is buying Caterpillar stock?

Caterpillar's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., Pennsylvania Trust Co, Oakbrook Investments LLC, National Pension Service, Cornerstone Financial Partners LLC, Aperio Group LLC and Prospera Financial Services Inc. Company insiders that have bought Caterpillar stock in the last two years include David L Calhoun, Denise C Johnson, Dennis A Muilenburg and Lange Bob De. View Insider Buying and Selling for Caterpillar.

How do I buy Caterpillar stock?

Shares of Caterpillar can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Caterpillar's stock price today?

One share of Caterpillar stock can currently be purchased for approximately $106.59.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Caterpillar (NYSE CAT)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  585 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  769 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,354
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.41)
Consensus Price Target: $95.38 (10.52% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/13/2017Axiom SecuritiesReiterated RatingSellLowView Rating Details
7/4/2017Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetBuy$108.00 -> $105.00N/AView Rating Details
6/28/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$123.00LowView Rating Details
6/20/2017Bank of America CorporationSet Price TargetBuy$120.00LowView Rating Details
6/21/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$110.00HighView Rating Details
4/27/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeBuy$55.00LowView Rating Details
4/26/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$101.00LowView Rating Details
4/26/2017Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetHold$111.00 -> $95.00LowView Rating Details
4/12/2017Robert W. BairdSet Price TargetHold$97.00 -> $102.00LowView Rating Details
4/4/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeBuy -> Conviction-Buy$120.00MediumView Rating Details
3/16/2017Tigress FinancialUpgradeUnderperform -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
3/3/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$85.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017Evercore ISIUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
2/7/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$100.00 -> $110.00N/AView Rating Details
1/27/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$118.00N/AView Rating Details
1/26/2017Standpoint ResearchDowngradeHold -> SellN/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
1/10/2017CLSAReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
12/20/2016OTR GlobalUpgradePositiveN/AView Rating Details
12/5/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetNeutral$78.00 -> $89.00N/AView Rating Details
10/26/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$80.00N/AView Rating Details
8/16/2016Citigroup Inc.Set Price TargetHold$82.00N/AView Rating Details
4/26/2016ArgusUpgradeHold -> Buy$92.00N/AView Rating Details
4/15/2016Vertical GroupUpgradeBuyN/AView Rating Details
4/15/2016Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
4/10/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingSell$51.00N/AView Rating Details
2/20/2016William BlairReiterated RatingHold$60.00N/AView Rating Details
11/23/2015Societe GeneraleBoost Price TargetBuy$81.00 -> $82.00N/AView Rating Details
10/23/2015S&P Equity ResearchDowngradeSell$72.00 -> $64.00N/AView Rating Details
10/23/2015Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price TargetNeutral$81.00 -> $71.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Earnings by Quarter for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Earnings History by Quarter for Caterpillar (NYSE CAT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/25/2017$1.18N/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2017Q1 2017$0.62$1.28$9.27 billion$9.82 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2017Q416$0.66$0.83$9.87 billion$9.57 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2016Q316$0.75$0.85$9.91 billion$9.16 billionViewListenView 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$1.33$1.72$13.19 billion$13.55 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$1.51$1.69$14.46 billion$14.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$1.25$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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.36
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.55$0.65$0.60
Q2 20172$1.10$1.23$1.17
Q3 20173$0.74$0.87$0.79
Q4 20173$0.73$0.86$0.81
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Next Dividend:8/19/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.12
Dividend Yield:2.93%
Dividend Growth:21.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-1,155.51% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
72.22% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
57.78% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)

Dividend History by Quarter for Caterpillar (NYSE CAT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.15%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 70.70%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/21/2017Lange Bob DeInsiderBuy1,000$99.32$99,320.00View SEC Filing  
2/14/2017Daniel M. DickinsonDirectorSell3,884$97.90$380,243.60View SEC Filing  
11/10/2016Daniel M DickinsonDirectorSell950$93.52$88,844.00View SEC Filing  
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)


Headline Trends for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
Latest Headlines for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)
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