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Caterpillar Inc.
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Market Cap $170,009.43M
Forward P/E 16.0x
Volume 3,462,600
Total Return (3M) -1.98%

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)
Dividend Date & History

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Dividend Data

Caterpillar Inc.’s (CAT) dividend yield is 1.5%, which means that for every $100 invested in the company's stock, investors would receive $1.50 in dividends per year.

Caterpillar Inc.’s payout ratio is 23.04% which means that 23.04% of the company's earnings are paid out as dividends. A low payout ratio may indicate that the company has a strong financial position and can invest in growth opportunities, while a high payout ratio may indicate that the company is returning most of its earnings to shareholders. CAT’s annual dividend is $5.20 per share. This is the total amount of dividends paid out to shareholders in a year.

Caterpillar Inc.’s (CAT) ex-dividend date is , which means that buyers purchasing shares on or after that date will not be eligible to receive the next dividend payment.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) pays dividends on a quarterly basis. The next dividend payment is planned on . Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) has increased its dividends for 31 consecutive years. This is a positive sign of the company's financial stability and its ability to pay consistent dividends in the future.

Dividend Yield 1.50%
Annual Dividend $5.20
Ex Dividend Date Jul 22, 2024
Dividend Growth 8.33%
Payout Ratio 23.04%
Payout Period Quarterly
Next Div Payment Aug 20, 2024
Cons. Yrs Growth 31

Dividend History and Growth

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) dividend payments per share are an average of 8.33% over the past 12 months, 8.07% over the past 36 months, 8.61% over the past 60 months, and 8.04% over the past 120 months.

It is important to note that CAT’s dividend history and growth can be affected by many factors, such as profitability, cash flow, and financial stability, as well as its growth prospects and dividend payout policies. Add CAT to your watchlist to be aware of any updates.

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Dividend Yield

CAT dividend yield graph is a visual representation of Caterpillar Inc.’s dividend yield over the last 12 months. This is useful for investors to understand CAT’s historical dividend yield and to identify any trends or patterns in the company's dividend payments over time.

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Shareholder Yield

Shareholder yield is a metric that measures the total return to shareholders through dividends, buybacks, and debt paydown. It is a ratio that compares the cash returned to shareholders over a period of time to the market capitalization of the company.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) shareholder yield graph below includes indicators for dividends, buybacks, and debt paydown, which allows investors to see how each component contributes to the overall shareholder yield.

It's important to note that shareholder yield is just one metric among many that investors may use to evaluate a company's financial health and its potential for future growth. It should be considered in conjunction with other financial metrics such as earnings, revenue, and debt levels to get a comprehensive understanding of a company's financial position.

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Dividend Safety

Dividend safety refers to the ability of a company to continue paying its dividends to shareholders without interruption or reduction. A company with a high level of dividend safety is generally considered to have a strong financial position, with a consistent history of paying dividends and a low risk of default.

Some specific indicators often used to assess Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) dividend safety include

  • Dividend payment history: CAT has a long history of paying dividends and has consistently increased its dividend payout for 31 consecutive years.
  • Dividend payout ratio: A low payout ratio, typically less than 60%, indicates that a company has enough earnings to pay dividends and retain earnings to reinvest in the business. Caterpillar Inc.’s payout ratio is about 23.04%

It is worth noting that Dividend safety can change over time, and a company that was considered to have a high level of dividend safety in the past may no longer be considered safe today. Therefore, it is important to regularly monitor a company's financial performance and dividend payment history.

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Comparing Caterpillar Inc. to Other Stock

The percentile ranks table is a way to compare Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) dividend yield relative to its sector, country, and the world.

  • Dividend yield: CAT’s latest value of 1.5% is the percentage of the current stock price that is paid out as dividends to shareholders. The relative to the sector, country, and world values (0.57, 0.3, and 0.37 respectively) indicate Caterpillar Inc.’s dividend yield compared to others in its sector, country, and world. For example, a value of 0.3 relative to country means that Caterpillar Inc.’s dividend yield is higher than 30% of companies in its country.

This table allows investors to quickly compare a company's dividend metrics to its peers in the sector, country, and the world, and evaluate its relative stability and growth potential.

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Dividend FAQ

Does Caterpillar Inc. pay dividends?

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) pays dividends to its shareholders.

How much is Caterpillar Inc.’s dividend?

Caterpillar Inc.'s (CAT) quarterly dividend per share was $1.41 as of .

When is Caterpillar Inc.’s ex-dividend date?

Caterpillar Inc.’s latest ex-dividend date was on . The CAT stock shareholders received the last dividend payment of $1.41 per share on .

When is Caterpillar Inc.’s next dividend payment date?

Caterpillar Inc.’s next dividend payment will be on .

Does Caterpillar Inc. have sufficient earnings to cover its dividends?

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) has a low payout ratio of 23.04%, which is generally considered to be a sign that a company has enough earnings to pay dividends and retain earnings to reinvest in the business.

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