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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Dividend Yield %

: 1.95% (As of Today)
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As of today (2022-12-03), the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Caterpillar is 1.95%.

Warning Sign:

Caterpillar Inc stock dividend yield is close to 1-year low.

The historical rank and industry rank for Caterpillar's Dividend Yield % or its related term are showing as below:

CAT' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.55   Med: 2.47   Max: 4.91
Current: 1.95

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Caterpillar was 4.91%. The lowest was 1.55%. And the median was 2.47%.

CAT's Dividend Yield % is ranked worse than
60.98% of 123 companies
in the Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery industry
Industry Median: 2.27 vs CAT: 1.95

Caterpillar's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2022 was 0.31.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Caterpillar was 2.46. The lowest was 0.23. And the median was 0.39.

As of today (2022-12-03), the Forward Dividend Yield % of Caterpillar is 2.03%.

Caterpillar's Dividends per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2022 was $1.20.

During the past 12 months, Caterpillar's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 7.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 9.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 7.80% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.90% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Caterpillar was 70.80% per year. The lowest was -20.60% per year. And the median was 9.90% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Dividend Yield % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Caterpillar's Dividend Yield % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Caterpillar Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Dividend Yield % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.97 2.58 2.56 2.26 2.07

Caterpillar Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
Dividend Yield % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.19 2.07 1.96 2.48 2.76

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Dividend Yield % Competitive Comparison

For the Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery subindustry, Caterpillar's Dividend Yield %, along with its competitors' market caps and Dividend Yield % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Dividend Yield % Distribution

For the Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery industry and Industrials sector, Caterpillar's Dividend Yield % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Caterpillar's Dividend Yield % falls into.



Caterpillar Dividend Yield % Calculation

Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Caterpillar Recent Full-Year* Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency Forex Rate
USD 1.2002022-10-212022-10-242022-11-18Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.000000
USD 1.2002022-07-192022-07-202022-08-19Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.000000
USD 1.1102022-04-222022-04-252022-05-20Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.000000
USD 1.1102022-01-192022-01-202022-02-18Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.000000

* GuruFocus has an internal rule that if the most recent dividend payment frequency is at least 4 times a year, then the full year will be calculated according to the frequency of payment or the one-year time frame, whichever is stricter.
* GuruFocus converts dividend currency to local traded share price currency in order to calculate dividend yield. Please refer to the last column "Forex Rate" in the above table.

Caterpillar's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Trailing Annual Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=4.62/236.13
=1.96 %

Current Share Price is $236.13.
Caterpillar's Dividends per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $4.62.

Caterpillar's Forward Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Forward Annual Dividend Yield=Forward Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=4.8/236.13
=2.03 %

Current Share Price is $236.13.
Caterpillar's Dividends per Share for the forward twelve months is calculated as $1.2 * 4 = $4.8.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Caterpillar  (NYSE:CAT) Dividend Yield % Explanation

Over the long term, the return from dividends has been a significant contributor to the total returns produced by equity securities. Studies by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton of Princeton University (2002) found that a market-oriented portfolio, which included reinvested dividends, would have generated nearly 85 times the wealth generated by the same portfolio relying solely on capital gains.

Dividends may also qualify a lower tax rate for investors.

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.

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Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Business Description

Caterpillar logo
Address
510 Lake Cook Road, Suite 100, Deerfield, IL, USA, 60015
Caterpillar is an iconic manufacturer of heavy equipment, power solutions, and locomotives. It is currently the world's largest manufacturer of heavy equipment with over 13% market share in 2021. The company is divided into four reportable segments: construction industries, resource industries, energy and transportation, and Caterpillar Financial Services. Its products are available through a dealer network that covers the globe with over 2,000 branches maintained by 168 dealers. Caterpillar Financial Services provides retail financing for machinery and engines to its customers, in addition to wholesale financing for dealers, which increases the likelihood of Caterpillar product sales.
Executives
Schaupp William E officer: Chief Accounting Officer PPG INDUSTRIES, INC. ONE PPG PLACE PITTSBURGH PA 15272
Maclennan David director 14701 CHARLSON ROAD EDEN PRAIRIE MN 55347
Johnson Gerald director 300 RENAISSANCE CENTER M/C: 482-C23-A68 DETROIT MI 48265
Fassino Anthony D. officer: Group President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Marvel Gary Michael officer: Chief Accounting Officer 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Ainsworth William P officer: Group President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD X1 60015
Bonfield Andrew R J officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB CO 345 PARK AVE NEW YORK NY 10164
Younessi Ramin officer: Group President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Creed Joseph E officer: Interim CFO 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Ayotte Kelly director C/O NEWS CORPORATION 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Johnson Cheryl H officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 40 WESTMINSTER STREET PROVIDENCE RI 02903
Wilkins Rayford Jr director 208 S. AKARD ST. -- DALLAS TX 75202
Long Suzette M officer: Int. Executive Vice President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFILED IL 60015
De Lange Bob officer: Group President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Johnson Denise C officer: Group President C/O CATERPILLAR, INCORPORATED 901 WEST WASHINGTON, CV41110 EAST PEORIA IL 61630

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