Caterpillar Dividend yield

 Price  281.13
 Dividend  5.20
 Earnings  13.52
 Cash-flow  15.03
 Book value  30.89
 Equity  31.30

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 stock dividend

Caterpillar paid a total dividend of 2,683 million USD last year, for a market value of 145,063 millions (Market Cap 145,001 millions). Caterpillar dividend per share is 5.20 USD, and his stock market price 281.13 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Caterpillar has a dividend yield of 1.85%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Industrials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Caterpillar stocks dividend with other Industrial Engineering companies or other of the best USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Caterpillar

Caterpillar Dividend Payout

About the ability of Caterpillar to maintain his current dividend of USD 5.20 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.85%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Caterpillar payout on ernings is currently 38.46%, which is lower than the market average, but higher than companies of Industrials industry, which are 39.34% and 37.26% respectively. Both figures show that Caterpillar is in a good position to keep maintaining his dividend.

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 15.03 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 5.20, 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 Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Caterpillar's dividend stock, both in percentage and in USD, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Caterpillar dividend stock, and compare it with the average of USA stocks and that of the Industrial Engineering stocks.

Caterpillar stock dividend history

Caterpillar Stock performance

Finally, last moth Caterpillar showed a return of 6.00% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -2.39% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 52.20% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Industrial Engineering firms.

Caterpillar stock and market return