Caterpillar Dividends

CAT
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USD 232.57  3.56  1.51%   

Dividend Yield is likely to gain to 0.0221 in 2022, whereas Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions is likely to drop (2.5 B) in 2022. Caterpillar's past performance could be the main factor of why investors trade Caterpillar stock today. Investors should clearly understand every aspect of the Caterpillar dividend schedule, including its future sustainability, and how it might impact an overall investment strategy. This tool is helpful to digest Caterpillar's dividend schedule and payout information. Caterpillar dividends can also provide a clue to the current valuation of Caterpillar.
  
Investing in dividend-paying stocks, such as Caterpillar is one of the few strategies that are good for long-term investment. Ex-dividend dates are significant because investors in Caterpillar must own a stock before its ex-dividend date to receive its next dividend.
Last ReportedProjected for 2022
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions-2.3 B-2.5 B
Dividend Yield 0.021  0.0221 
Dividends per Basic Common Share 4.28  4.00 
One of the primary advantages of investing in dividend-paying companies such as Caterpillar is that dividends usually grow steadily over time. As a result, well-established companies that pay dividends typically increase their dividend payouts yearly, which many long-term traders find attractive.

Caterpillar Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions Over Time

Today, most investors in Caterpillar Stock are looking for potential investment opportunities by analyzing not only static indicators but also various Caterpillar's growth ratios. Consistent increases or decreases in fundamental ratios usually indicate a possible pattern that can be successfully translated into profits. However, when comparing two companies, knowing each company's payment of dividends and other cash distributions growth rates may not be enough to decide which company is a better investment. That's why investors frequently use a static breakdown of Caterpillar payment of dividends and other cash distributions as a starting point in their analysis.
A component of Net Cash Flow from Financing representing dividends and dividend equivalents paid on common stock and restricted stock units.
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Caterpillar Historical Dividend Yield Growth

A solid dividend growth pattern of Caterpillar could indicate future dividend growth is likely, which can signal long-term profitability for Caterpillar. When investors calculate the dividend yield growth rate, they can use any interval of time they wish. They may also calculate the dividend yield growth rate using the least-squares method or simply take an annualized figure over a given time period.
Dividend Yield is Caterpillar dividend as a percentage of Caterpillar stock price. Caterpillar dividend yield is a measure of Caterpillar stock productivity, which can be interpreted as interest rate earned on an Caterpillar investment. Dividend Yield measures the ratio between a company's Dividends per Basic Common Share and its [Price].
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Recent Caterpillar Dividends Paid (per share)

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Caterpillar Past Distributions to stockholders

A dividend is the distribution of a portion of Caterpillar earnings, decided and managed by the Caterpillars board of directors and paid to a class of its shareholders. Note, announcements of dividend payouts are generally accompanied by a proportional increase or decrease in a company's stock price. Caterpillar dividend payments follow a chronological order of events, and the associated dates are important to determine the shareholders who qualify for receiving the dividend payment.
Is Caterpillar's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Caterpillar. If investors know Caterpillar will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Caterpillar listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Quarterly Earnings Growth YOY
0.49
Market Capitalization
122.9 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
0.21
Return On Assets
0.0695
Return On Equity
0.46
The market value of Caterpillar is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Caterpillar that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Caterpillar's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Caterpillar's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Caterpillar's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Caterpillar's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Caterpillar's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Caterpillar value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Caterpillar's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.

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