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

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT): $196.82

0.20 (+0.10%)

POWR Rating

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  • CAT scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 83.27% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for CAT is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 48 weeks.
  • CAT's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 49.68% of US stocks).

CAT Stock Summary

  • CAT has a market capitalization of $107,643,839,842 -- more than approximately 97.6% of US stocks.
  • With a one year PEG ratio of 888.25, Caterpillar Inc is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 96.61% of US stocks.
  • CAT's went public 35.75 years ago, making it older than 92.65% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Caterpillar Inc are GE, ZTS, DE, SYK, and MMM.
  • CAT's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Caterpillar Inc's official 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 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 35.81%.
  • Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 14.42%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 59.23%.
CAT's revenue has moved down $4,333,000,000 over the prior 70 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
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
2020-03-31 50,969 6,921 5,304

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 56.41% of graded US stocks.
  • CAT's asset turnover comes in at 0.578 -- ranking 71st of 104 Machinery stocks.
  • MTW, ETN, and RXN 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 1.81 (Hold)

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CAT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $196.82 52-week high $246.69
Prev. close $196.62 52-week low $143.01
Day low $194.93 Volume 2,199,400
Day high $197.79 Avg. volume 3,433,731
50-day MA $207.78 Dividend yield 2.26%
200-day MA $212.93 Market Cap 107.75B

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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CAT Price Returns

1-mo -6.83%
3-mo -8.52%
6-mo -13.66%
1-year 37.79%
3-year 39.08%
5-year 173.04%
YTD 9.78%
2020 26.97%
2019 19.51%
2018 -17.56%
2017 75.03%
2016 42.11%

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