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

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT): $219.95

-4.97 (-2.21%)

POWR Rating

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  • CAT scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 82.58% of US stocks.
  • CAT's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • CAT ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 51st percentile.

CAT Stock Summary

  • CAT has a higher market value than 98.28% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $116,113,616,003.
  • CAT's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 304.42 -- higher than 90.42% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • CAT's went public 37.25 years ago, making it older than 93.52% 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 IBM, SYK, ZTS, GE, and BSX.
  • 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/sales ratio is 5.56% higher, now standing at 1.9.
  • CAT's price/sales ratio has moved up 1 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 2023-03-17 1.9 7.1 16.9 15.6
CAT 2023-03-16 1.9 7.3 17.2 15.8
CAT 2023-03-15 1.9 7.2 17.1 15.7
CAT 2023-03-14 2.0 7.5 17.8 16.2
CAT 2023-03-13 2.0 7.5 17.7 16.1
CAT 2023-03-10 2.0 7.5 17.9 16.3

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)

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CAT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $219.95 52-week high $266.04
Prev. close $224.92 52-week low $160.60
Day low $219.86 Volume 2,930,100
Day high $226.59 Avg. volume 3,463,231
50-day MA $244.44 Dividend yield 2.18%
200-day MA $212.28 Market Cap 113.57B

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.

EVs Finally Land at North America’s Biggest Machinery Conference

(Bloomberg) -- As electric SUVs and sedans roll onto American highways, diesel still reigns supreme on US construction sites. But walk around the industry’s largest trade conference in Las Vegas this week, and the first signs of battery power have finally arrived.Most Read from BloombergCredit Suisse Reels After Top Shareholder Rules Out Raising StakeRyan Reynolds-Backed Mint Is Bought by T-Mobile for $1.35 BillionFirst Republic Bank Is Said to Weigh Options Including a SaleTraders Dash for Cove

Yahoo | March 15, 2023

My Hedge Against The Silicon Valley Bank Crisis

In other words, the Fed’s response to today’s banking crisis has turned out to be another catalyst driving gold prices higher. | March 14, 2023

US Construction Shows No Signs of Slowdown, Caterpillar CEO Says

(Bloomberg) -- Construction activity isn’t showing any signs of slowing down across North America this year, Caterpillar Inc.’s top executive said on the sidelines of the industry’s largest conference.Most Read from Bloomberg‘Old-School’ Signature Bank Collapsed After Its Big Crypto LeapBofA Gets More Than $15 Billion in Deposits After SVB FailsRussian Fighter Jet Collides With US Drone Over Black SeaSignature Bank Faced Criminal Probe Ahead of Firm’s CollapseUS Core CPI Tops Estimates, Pressuri

Yahoo | March 14, 2023

Caterpillar Highlights Services, Technology and Sustainability at 2023 CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is showcasing its latest products, services and technologies at this year's CONEXPO-CON/AGG March 14-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 30 machines, including model unveilings and battery electric machine prototypes, will be on display at the company's largest exhibit to date at the event.

Yahoo | March 14, 2023

7 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy in March

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Chris Markoch on InvestorPlace | March 13, 2023

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CAT Price Returns

1-mo -8.62%
3-mo -7.87%
6-mo 35.46%
1-year 1.32%
3-year 157.18%
5-year 72.52%
YTD -7.75%
2022 18.60%
2021 15.95%
2020 26.97%
2019 19.51%
2018 -17.56%

CAT Dividends

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