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Caterpillar (CAT) Competitors

$321.61
-4.75 (-1.46%)
(As of 06/14/2024 ET)

CAT vs. DE, PCAR, CMI, WAB, TTC, AGCO, OSK, FSS, TEX, and TRN

Should you be buying Caterpillar stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Caterpillar include Deere & Company (DE), PACCAR (PCAR), Cummins (CMI), Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (WAB), Toro (TTC), AGCO (AGCO), Oshkosh (OSK), Federal Signal (FSS), Terex (TEX), and Trinity Industries (TRN). These companies are all part of the "construction & farm machinery & heavy trucks" industry.

Caterpillar vs.

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

Deere & Company has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Caterpillar has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Deere & Company$61.25B1.70$10.17B$33.2211.38
Caterpillar$67.06B2.34$10.34B$22.1514.51

In the previous week, Caterpillar had 18 more articles in the media than Deere & Company. MarketBeat recorded 33 mentions for Caterpillar and 15 mentions for Deere & Company. Caterpillar's average media sentiment score of 0.79 beat Deere & Company's score of 0.77 indicating that Deere & Company is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Deere & Company
11 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Caterpillar
16 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Deere & Company currently has a consensus target price of $433.36, suggesting a potential upside of 14.65%. Caterpillar has a consensus target price of $323.35, suggesting a potential upside of 0.59%. Given Caterpillar's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Deere & Company is more favorable than Caterpillar.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Deere & Company
0 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.53
Caterpillar
1 Sell rating(s)
10 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33

Deere & Company pays an annual dividend of $5.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Caterpillar pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Deere & Company pays out 17.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Caterpillar pays out 23.5% 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 increased its dividend for 29 consecutive years. Caterpillar is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Caterpillar received 35 more outperform votes than Deere & Company when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 65.30% of users gave Deere & Company an outperform vote while only 62.49% of users gave Caterpillar an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Deere & CompanyOutperform Votes
1148
65.30%
Underperform Votes
610
34.70%
CaterpillarOutperform Votes
1183
62.49%
Underperform Votes
710
37.51%

68.6% of Deere & Company shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.0% of Caterpillar shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Deere & Company shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Caterpillar shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Caterpillar has a net margin of 16.79% compared to Caterpillar's net margin of 16.15%. Deere & Company's return on equity of 58.61% beat Caterpillar's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Deere & Company16.15% 42.26% 9.14%
Caterpillar 16.79%58.61%12.95%

Summary

Caterpillar beats Deere & Company on 14 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding CAT and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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CAT vs. The Competition

MetricCaterpillarConstruction machinery IndustryIndustrial SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$157.21B$31.26B$9.05B$17.72B
Dividend Yield1.58%2.02%2.01%3.57%
P/E Ratio14.5115.5218.6223.62
Price / Sales2.341.008.5514.41
Price / Cash12.849.9018.8119.45
Price / Book8.392.123.564.81
Net Income$10.34B$1.66B$461.00M$977.62M
7 Day Performance-2.29%-3.71%-1.90%0.66%
1 Month Performance-10.24%-10.12%-5.94%-3.70%
1 Year Performance32.04%-3.31%0.01%7.35%

Caterpillar Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
DE
Deere & Company
3.8952 of 5 stars
$370.27
+1.4%
$433.36
+17.0%
-5.1%$102.04B$61.25B11.1583,000Short Interest ↑
PCAR
PACCAR
2.4889 of 5 stars
$106.72
+0.7%
$112.62
+5.5%
+34.8%$55.94B$35.13B11.0732,400Positive News
CMI
Cummins
4.5298 of 5 stars
$272.44
+0.3%
$284.36
+4.4%
+13.2%$37.26B$34.07B19.9475,500Short Interest ↑
WAB
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies
3.7692 of 5 stars
$165.17
+1.4%
$158.82
-3.8%
+60.0%$29.13B$9.68B32.2629,000
TTC
Toro
1.6014 of 5 stars
$94.83
-0.6%
$98.75
+4.1%
-2.8%$9.85B$4.55B37.4810,706Options Volume
Analyst Revision
AGCO
AGCO
4.9174 of 5 stars
$103.81
+1.9%
$139.83
+34.7%
-18.7%$7.75B$14.01B7.0227,900Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↓
OSK
Oshkosh
4.0681 of 5 stars
$108.16
+0.3%
$126.94
+17.4%
+25.7%$7.07B$9.93B10.3517,300Short Interest ↑
Positive News
FSS
Federal Signal
1.6116 of 5 stars
$86.19
+1.6%
$70.50
-18.2%
+38.1%$5.27B$1.72B29.124,500Short Interest ↑
TEX
Terex
3.356 of 5 stars
$55.24
-0.9%
$65.33
+18.3%
-5.2%$3.72B$5.15B7.3210,200Positive News
TRN
Trinity Industries
4.7939 of 5 stars
$29.21
+1.4%
$31.00
+6.1%
+22.9%$2.39B$3.15B19.609,480Positive News

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This page (NYSE:CAT) was last updated on 6/14/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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