Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT): Price and Financial Metrics

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT): $214.09

-2.54 (-1.17%)

POWR Rating

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  • Growth is the dimension where CAT ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 75.76% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for CAT is in Quality, which has been heading up over the past 163 days.
  • CAT's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 53.2% of US stocks).

CAT Stock Summary

  • CAT has a higher market value than 97.94% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $117,184,178,808.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for CAT is 2.9 -- better than 83.46% of US stocks.
  • CAT's went public 36.08 years ago, making it older than 92.74% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Caterpillar Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be GSK, DE, AXP, SNY, and DEO.
  • Visit CAT's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

CAT Valuation Summary

  • CAT's price/earnings ratio is 26.3; this is 0.96% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • CAT's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 1.6 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, CAT's price/sales ratio has gone up 1.6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CAT.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CAT 2021-08-26 2.5 6.9 26.3 22.9
CAT 2021-08-25 2.6 7.0 26.8 23.2
CAT 2021-08-24 2.5 6.9 26.5 23.0
CAT 2021-08-23 2.5 6.8 26.1 22.7
CAT 2021-08-20 2.4 6.6 25.6 22.3
CAT 2021-08-19 2.4 6.6 25.5 22.3

CAT Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 17.42%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at 38.32%.
  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 35.81%.
Over the past 49 months, CAT's revenue has gone up $6,268,000,000.

The table below shows CAT's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-09-30 48,408 7,858 5,149
2021-06-30 45,892 7,852 4,391
2021-03-31 43,000 7,125 3,436
2020-12-31 41,748 6,327 2,998
2020-09-30 43,657 6,689 3,316
2020-06-30 46,534 5,724 4,142

CAT's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • CAT has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 55.35% of graded US stocks.
  • CAT's asset turnover comes in at 0.578 -- ranking 72nd of 104 Machinery stocks.
  • MTW, GRC, and PPIH are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with CAT.

The table below shows CAT's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.578 0.300 0.085
2021-03-31 0.551 0.294 0.069
2020-12-31 0.543 0.289 0.062
2020-09-30 0.568 0.289 0.068
2020-06-30 0.603 0.296 0.083
2020-03-31 0.654 0.301 0.104

CAT Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of CAT, see our CAT price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $229.89 Average Broker Recommendation 1.8 (Hold)

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CAT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $214.09 52-week high $246.69
Prev. close $216.63 52-week low $179.34
Day low $212.42 Volume 3,754,700
Day high $217.51 Avg. volume 4,009,128
50-day MA $207.81 Dividend yield 2.07%
200-day MA $213.50 Market Cap 115.81B

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) Company Bio

Caterpillar is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. The company was founded in 1925 and is based in Peoria, Illinois.

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Yahoo | January 21, 2022

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Yahoo | January 21, 2022

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Yahoo | January 21, 2022

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Yahoo | January 21, 2022

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Investment company Reitz Capital Advisors LLC (Current Portfolio) buys PIMCO Enhanced Low Duration Active Exchange-Traded, Schwab U.S.

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CAT Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo 7.76%
6-mo 2.31%
1-year 13.82%
3-year 68.91%
5-year 147.58%
YTD 4.06%
2021 15.95%
2020 26.97%
2019 19.51%
2018 -17.56%
2017 75.03%

CAT Dividends

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