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

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT): $273.06

1.03 (+0.38%)

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CAT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $273.06 52-week high $293.88
Prev. close $272.03 52-week low $160.60
Day low $271.61 Volume 1,708,500
Day high $275.10 Avg. volume 3,058,782
50-day MA $274.72 Dividend yield 1.87%
200-day MA $243.84 Market Cap 139.29B

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  • Momentum is the dimension where CAT ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 85.35% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for CAT is in Quality, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • CAT ranks lowest in Stability; there it ranks in the 62nd percentile.

CAT Stock Summary

  • CATERPILLAR INC's market capitalization of $143,319,601,671 is ahead of 98.64% of US-listed equities.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for CAT is 3.55 -- better than 85.24% of US stocks.
  • CAT's went public 37.74 years ago, making it older than 93.16% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to CATERPILLAR INC are GE, IBM, ABT, SYK, and DE.
  • CAT's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit CATERPILLAR INC's official web site, go to

CAT Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, CAT's price/earnings ratio is 8.6% lower, now standing at 17.
  • Over the past 243 months, CAT's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 9.6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CAT.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CAT 2023-09-15 2.2 7.8 17.0 15.1
CAT 2023-09-14 2.2 7.9 17.2 15.2
CAT 2023-09-13 2.2 7.7 16.8 14.9
CAT 2023-09-12 2.2 7.9 17.2 15.2
CAT 2023-09-11 2.2 7.9 17.2 15.2
CAT 2023-09-08 2.2 7.9 17.2 15.2

CAT Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 3732.88%.
  • Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -17.22%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -8.45%.
CAT's revenue has moved up $11,019,000,000 over the prior 15 months.

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
2022-12-31 59,427 7,766 6,705
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

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)

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.

Caterpillar (CAT) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Caterpillar (CAT) closed at $273.06, marking a +0.38% move from the previous day.

Yahoo | September 22, 2023

EnerSys (ENS) Unit's President to Retire in March Next Year

EnerSys (ENS) announces the retirement of Energy Systems unit president, Andrew M. Zogby, effective Mar 31, 2024. Shawn M. O'Connell, currently the president of the Motive Power unit, will succeed him.

Yahoo | September 22, 2023

Is Trending Stock Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) a Buy Now?

Recently, users have been paying close attention to Caterpillar (CAT). This makes it worthwhile to examine what the stock has in store.

Yahoo | September 22, 2023

Danimer Scientific (DNMR) Expands Partnership With CPChem

Danimer Scientific (DNMR) and CPChem collaborate again to explore numerous high-volume polymer applications utilizing Rinnovo materials.

Yahoo | September 21, 2023

General Electric (GE) Upgrades Qairokkum Plant in Tajikistan

General Electric's (GE) unit, GE Vernova's Hydro Power business, has upgraded the first of six Kaplan turbine and generator units at Qairokkum plant, setting the stage to produce more green energy.

Yahoo | September 21, 2023

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CAT Price Returns

1-mo 0.18%
3-mo 15.81%
6-mo 25.32%
1-year 69.92%
3-year 100.79%
5-year 100.40%
YTD 15.72%
2022 18.60%
2021 15.95%
2020 26.97%
2019 19.51%
2018 -17.56%

CAT Dividends

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