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

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT): $236.13

0.44 (+0.19%)

POWR Rating

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where CAT ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 89.57% of US stocks.
  • CAT's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • CAT ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 60th percentile.

CAT Stock Summary

  • CAT has a higher market value than 98.36% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $120,891,093,166.
  • CATERPILLAR INC's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 86.08% of US listed stocks.
  • CAT's went public 36.94 years ago, making it older than 93.49% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to CATERPILLAR INC are DE, MDT, SNY, GE, and IBM.
  • Visit CAT's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

CAT Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, CAT's price/sales ratio is 10% higher, now standing at 2.2.
  • CAT's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 12.3 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CAT.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CAT 2022-11-25 2.2 7.9 16.6 15.8
CAT 2022-11-23 2.2 7.9 16.7 15.9
CAT 2022-11-22 2.2 7.9 16.8 15.9
CAT 2022-11-21 2.1 7.7 16.4 15.6
CAT 2022-11-18 2.1 7.7 16.3 15.6
CAT 2022-11-17 2.1 7.7 16.3 15.5

CAT Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year price growth rate is now at 8.74%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -8.45%.
  • The 5 year price growth rate now stands at 8.74%.
Over the past 52 months, CAT's revenue has gone up $5.449e+09.

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
2022-09-30 56,628 6,439 7,371
2022-06-30 54,031 5,698 6,756
2022-03-31 52,673 5,583 6,496
2021-12-31 50,971 7,198 6,489
2021-09-30 48,408 7,858 5,149
2021-06-30 45,892 7,852 4,391

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 $236.13 52-week high $239.85
Prev. close $235.69 52-week low $160.60
Day low $233.59 Volume 2,218,200
Day high $238.47 Avg. volume 3,308,618
50-day MA $204.77 Dividend yield 2.03%
200-day MA $201.17 Market Cap 122.88B

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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Latest CAT News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about CATERPILLAR INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate CAT as an investment opportunity.

Reasons to Add Caterpillar (CAT) Stock to Your Portfolio

Robust backlog levels, solid demand in end markets, savings from cost-reduction actions and upbeat earnings growth projections make Caterpillar (CAT) stock worth investing in.

Yahoo | November 28, 2022

Caterpillar (CAT) Is Up 1.85% in One Week: What You Should Know

Does Caterpillar (CAT) have what it takes to be a top stock pick for momentum investors? Let's find out.

Yahoo | November 28, 2022

Returns At Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Are On The Way Up

If we want to find a potential multi-bagger, often there are underlying trends that can provide clues. Firstly, we'll...

Yahoo | November 28, 2022

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) insiders sold US$2.9m worth of stock suggesting impending weakness.

The fact that multiple Caterpillar Inc. ( NYSE:CAT ) insiders offloaded a considerable amount of shares over the past...

Yahoo | November 24, 2022

DE Stock Pops As Deere Earnings Leap Ahead Of Views, Industrial Bellwether Guides High

Deere earnings jumped in fiscal Q4 as sales growth accelerated amid robust demand. 2023 guidance was strong. DE stock is set to jump out of a buy zone.

Yahoo | November 23, 2022

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CAT Price Returns

1-mo 7.69%
3-mo 31.45%
6-mo 7.04%
1-year 22.18%
3-year 81.39%
5-year 88.84%
YTD 16.90%
2021 15.95%
2020 26.97%
2019 19.51%
2018 -17.56%
2017 75.03%

CAT Dividends

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