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Caterpillar Competitors

$220.16
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$211.50
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50-Day Range
$180.63
MA: $199.36
$222.47
52-Week Range
$87.50
Now: $220.16
$226.67
Volume3.60 million shs
Average Volume3.34 million shs
Market Capitalization$120.05 billion
P/E Ratio36.63
Dividend Yield1.92%
Beta0.97

Competitors

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Vs. DE, CMI, PCAR, WAB, TTC, and AGCO

Should you be buying CAT stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "construction & farm machinery & heavy trucks" are considered alternatives and competitors to Caterpillar, including Deere & Company (DE), Cummins (CMI), PACCAR (PCAR), Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (WAB), The Toro (TTC), and AGCO (AGCO).

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Caterpillar and Deere & Company, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Caterpillar3121102.31
Deere & Company051602.76

Caterpillar presently has a consensus target price of $177.7895, indicating a potential downside of 19.25%. Deere & Company has a consensus target price of $326.4211, indicating a potential downside of 6.69%. Given Deere & Company's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Deere & Company is more favorable than Caterpillar.

Volatility and Risk

Caterpillar has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Deere & Company has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Caterpillar and Deere & Company's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Caterpillar7.60%25.24%4.73%
Deere & Company7.74%22.17%3.65%

Dividends

Caterpillar pays an annual dividend of $4.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Deere & Company pays an annual dividend of $3.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Caterpillar pays out 37.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Deere & Company pays out 35.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Caterpillar has raised its dividend for 28 consecutive years and Deere & Company has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Caterpillar is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Caterpillar and Deere & Company's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Caterpillar$53.80 billion2.23$6.09 billion$11.0619.91
Deere & Company$35.54 billion3.09$2.75 billion$8.6940.26

Caterpillar has higher revenue and earnings than Deere & Company. Caterpillar is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Deere & Company, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.5% of Caterpillar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.8% of Deere & Company shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Caterpillar shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Deere & Company shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Caterpillar beats Deere & Company on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and Cummins (NYSE:CMI) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Caterpillar and Cummins' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Caterpillar$53.80 billion2.23$6.09 billion$11.0619.91
Cummins$23.57 billion1.67$2.26 billion$15.0517.67

Caterpillar has higher revenue and earnings than Cummins. Cummins is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Caterpillar, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.5% of Caterpillar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.1% of Cummins shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Caterpillar shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Cummins shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Caterpillar pays an annual dividend of $4.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Cummins pays an annual dividend of $5.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Caterpillar pays out 37.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cummins pays out 35.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Caterpillar has raised its dividend for 28 consecutive years and Cummins has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years. Cummins is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility and Risk

Caterpillar has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cummins has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Caterpillar and Cummins, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Caterpillar3121102.31
Cummins115802.29

Caterpillar presently has a consensus target price of $177.7895, indicating a potential downside of 19.25%. Cummins has a consensus target price of $225.2381, indicating a potential downside of 15.28%. Given Cummins' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cummins is more favorable than Caterpillar.

Profitability

This table compares Caterpillar and Cummins' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Caterpillar7.60%25.24%4.73%
Cummins8.12%20.30%8.26%

Summary

Cummins beats Caterpillar on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Caterpillar and PACCAR's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Caterpillar$53.80 billion2.23$6.09 billion$11.0619.91
PACCAR$25.60 billion1.28$2.39 billion$6.8713.70

Caterpillar has higher revenue and earnings than PACCAR. PACCAR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Caterpillar, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.5% of Caterpillar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of PACCAR shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Caterpillar shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of PACCAR shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Caterpillar pays an annual dividend of $4.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. PACCAR pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Caterpillar pays out 37.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. PACCAR pays out 18.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Caterpillar has raised its dividend for 28 consecutive years and PACCAR has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Caterpillar is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Risk & Volatility

Caterpillar has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PACCAR has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Caterpillar and PACCAR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Caterpillar3121102.31
PACCAR210412.24

Caterpillar currently has a consensus target price of $177.7895, indicating a potential downside of 19.25%. PACCAR has a consensus target price of $93.8667, indicating a potential downside of 0.30%. Given PACCAR's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PACCAR is more favorable than Caterpillar.

Profitability

This table compares Caterpillar and PACCAR's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Caterpillar7.60%25.24%4.73%
PACCAR7.39%14.49%5.21%

Summary

Caterpillar beats PACCAR on 12 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (NYSE:WAB) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Caterpillar and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Caterpillar$53.80 billion2.23$6.09 billion$11.0619.91
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies$8.20 billion1.72$326.70 million$4.1717.88

Caterpillar has higher revenue and earnings than Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Caterpillar, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.5% of Caterpillar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.1% of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Caterpillar shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Caterpillar pays an annual dividend of $4.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Caterpillar pays out 37.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies pays out 11.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Caterpillar has raised its dividend for 28 consecutive years and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Caterpillar is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Risk & Volatility

Caterpillar has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies has a beta of 1.53, suggesting that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Caterpillar and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Caterpillar3121102.31
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies02602.75

Caterpillar currently has a consensus target price of $177.7895, indicating a potential downside of 19.25%. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies has a consensus target price of $82.8571, indicating a potential upside of 11.10%. Given Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies is more favorable than Caterpillar.

Profitability

This table compares Caterpillar and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Caterpillar7.60%25.24%4.73%
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies5.29%7.60%3.99%

Summary

Caterpillar beats Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and The Toro (NYSE:TTC) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Caterpillar and The Toro's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Caterpillar$53.80 billion2.23$6.09 billion$11.0619.91
The Toro$3.38 billion3.15$329.70 million$3.0232.60

Caterpillar has higher revenue and earnings than The Toro. Caterpillar is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Toro, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.5% of Caterpillar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.5% of The Toro shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Caterpillar shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of The Toro shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Caterpillar pays an annual dividend of $4.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. The Toro pays an annual dividend of $1.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Caterpillar pays out 37.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Toro pays out 34.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Caterpillar has raised its dividend for 28 consecutive years and The Toro has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Caterpillar is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Risk & Volatility

Caterpillar has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Toro has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Caterpillar and The Toro, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Caterpillar3121102.31
The Toro04102.20

Caterpillar currently has a consensus target price of $177.7895, indicating a potential downside of 19.25%. The Toro has a consensus target price of $95.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.51%. Given The Toro's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe The Toro is more favorable than Caterpillar.

Profitability

This table compares Caterpillar and The Toro's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Caterpillar7.60%25.24%4.73%
The Toro9.76%32.24%11.95%

Summary

Caterpillar beats The Toro on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Caterpillar and AGCO's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Caterpillar$53.80 billion2.23$6.09 billion$11.0619.91
AGCO$9.04 billion1.11$125.20 million$4.4430.05

Caterpillar has higher revenue and earnings than AGCO. Caterpillar is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AGCO, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.5% of Caterpillar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of AGCO shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Caterpillar shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.8% of AGCO shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Caterpillar pays an annual dividend of $4.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. AGCO pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Caterpillar pays out 37.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AGCO pays out 14.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Caterpillar has raised its dividend for 28 consecutive years and AGCO has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Caterpillar is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Risk & Volatility

Caterpillar has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AGCO has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Caterpillar and AGCO, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Caterpillar3121102.31
AGCO071002.59

Caterpillar currently has a consensus target price of $177.7895, indicating a potential downside of 19.25%. AGCO has a consensus target price of $112.8750, indicating a potential downside of 15.39%. Given AGCO's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AGCO is more favorable than Caterpillar.

Profitability

This table compares Caterpillar and AGCO's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Caterpillar7.60%25.24%4.73%
AGCO2.27%13.58%4.86%

Summary

Caterpillar beats AGCO on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


Caterpillar Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Deere & Company logo
DE
Deere & Company
2.2$349.83+3.4%$109.65 billion$35.54 billion40.21Analyst Report
Cummins logo
CMI
Cummins
2.7$265.86+2.7%$39.26 billion$23.57 billion25.08Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
PACCAR logo
PCAR
PACCAR
1.9$94.15+1.9%$32.66 billion$25.60 billion22.96
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies logo
WAB
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies
2.0$74.58+2.8%$14.09 billion$8.20 billion33.44Analyst Report
News Coverage
The Toro logo
TTC
The Toro
1.8$98.46+1.8%$10.64 billion$3.38 billion32.39Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Gap Up
AGCO logo
AGCO
AGCO
1.8$133.40+5.7%$10.03 billion$9.04 billion49.41Analyst Report
Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Up
Oshkosh logo
OSK
Oshkosh
2.6$113.65+6.2%$7.77 billion$6.86 billion24.08Analyst Report
Decrease in Short Interest
Gap Up
Navistar International logo
NAV
Navistar International
1.3$44.18+0.2%$4.40 billion$7.50 billion-12.73Upcoming Earnings
Trinity Industries logo
TRN
Trinity Industries
2.0$29.48+1.6%$3.27 billion$3.01 billion-589.60Decrease in Short Interest
Terex logo
TEX
Terex
1.5$43.80+2.3%$3.04 billion$4.35 billion-730.00Insider Selling
Decrease in Short Interest
Federal Signal logo
FSS
Federal Signal
1.8$37.10+0.9%$2.25 billion$1.22 billion22.90Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Meritor logo
MTOR
Meritor
1.6$30.19+0.7%$2.19 billion$3.04 billion9.46Gap Down
Alamo Group logo
ALG
Alamo Group
2.1$154.73+2.2%$1.84 billion$1.12 billion31.51Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Lindsay logo
LNN
Lindsay
1.7$159.34+2.4%$1.73 billion$474.69 million46.32
Astec Industries logo
ASTE
Astec Industries
1.7$71.44+2.8%$1.62 billion$1.17 billion123.17Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
The Greenbrier Companies logo
GBX
The Greenbrier Companies
2.0$47.23+1.2%$1.55 billion$2.79 billion50.25Analyst Upgrade
Douglas Dynamics logo
PLOW
Douglas Dynamics
1.9$49.61+3.3%$1.13 billion$571.71 million-12.10
Wabash National logo
WNC
Wabash National
1.3$17.89+2.3%$931.30 million$2.32 billion-14.79Decrease in Short Interest
The Manitowoc logo
MTW
The Manitowoc
1.2$16.99+4.6%$587.53 million$1.83 billion-49.97Analyst Report
Gap Up
MLR
Miller Industries
1.3$43.53+4.8%$496.50 million$818.17 million16.81Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
Gap Up
Titan International logo
TWI
Titan International
1.1$7.79+4.5%$478.13 million$1.45 billion-6.96Earnings Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Down
Commercial Vehicle Group logo
CVGI
Commercial Vehicle Group
1.3$9.56+2.0%$309.98 million$901.24 million-7.30Upcoming Earnings
Unusual Options Activity
Twin Disc logo
TWIN
Twin Disc
1.4$8.23+2.1%$112.29 million$246.84 million-2.90Gap Down
FreightCar America logo
RAIL
FreightCar America
0.9$3.05+0.3%$47.38 million$229.96 million-0.50Upcoming Earnings
Decrease in Short Interest
This page was last updated on 3/7/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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