Caterpillar Dividend yield




A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
   USD per share 
 Price  127.07
 Dividend  3.44
 Earnings  5.86
 Cash-flow  9.63
 Book value  23.10
 Equity  22.80

Caterpillar is part of Industrial Engineering business, which is part of Industrials industry. Caterpillar is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Caterpillar paid a total dividend of 2,030 million USD last year, for a market value of 74,971 millions (Market Cap 72,690 millions). Dividend per share of Caterpillar is 3.44 USD, and his stock market price 127.07 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Caterpillar has a dividend yield of 2.71%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Industrials industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.

In addition, you should compare Caterpillar dividend yield with other Industrial Engineering companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Caterpillar

Caterpillar Dividend Payout

About the ability of Caterpillar to maintain his current dividend of USD 3.44 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.71%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Caterpillar payout on ernings is currently 58.70%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Industrials industry, which are 40.41% and 38.02% respectively. Both figures show that Caterpillar can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Caterpillar is USD 9.63 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 3.44, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Caterpillar, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Industrials industry and Industrial Engineering sector companies.

Caterpillar payout

Caterpillar Stock performance

Finally, last moth Caterpillar showed a return of -6.30% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -6.26% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -19.40% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Industrial Engineering firms.

Caterpillar stock and market return

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