2.54% Jul 23, 12:31 AM
$2.80 Paid Quarterly
45.4% EPS $6.17
4 years Since 2010
No Ex-Dividend Dates
Have Been Scheduled

CAT - Upcoming Dividend Payouts
Next Ex-Dividend Date None

Amount Declare Date Ex-Dividend Date ▲ Record Date Pay Date Payout Type
$0.7000 2014-06-11 2014-07-17 2014-07-21 2014-08-20 Regular
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CAT has not yet officially announced its next dividend payout.

CAT - Dividend Yield & Stock Price History
Current Dividend Yield 2.54%

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CAT - Dividend Payout History
Current Annual Payout $2.80

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CAT - Dividend Growth History

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Reveal Dividend Growth History for CAT. 0.0% -30.6% 4 years
Annual dividend amounts based on Ex-dividend date

CAT - Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth
Payouts Increasing For 4 years

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$1.7200 2013 -30.6%
$2.4800 2012 37.8%

CAT - Historical Dividend Data
Payouts Increasing For 4 years

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.7000 2014-06-11 2014-07-17 2014-07-21 2014-08-20 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.6000 2014-04-09 2014-04-16 2014-04-21 2014-05-20 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.6000 2013-12-11 2014-01-16 2014-01-21 2014-02-20 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.6000 2013-10-09 2013-10-17 2013-10-21 2013-11-20 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.6000 2013-06-12 2013-07-18 2013-07-22 2013-08-20 Yes Regular Quarter

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) - News

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  • Caterpillar Inc. Beats Q4 Estimates; Announces Buyback; Shares Soar (CAT)

    Before the opening bell on Monday, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) announced its fourth quarter and full year earnings, posting lower revenue compared to last year's quarterly and FY results. CAT's Earnings in Brief
    • Caterpillar reported fourth quarter revenues of $14.402 billion, down 10% from last year's Q4 revenue of $16.075 billion.
    • The company's Q4 profit came in at $1 billion, up from last year's Q4 profit of $697 million.
    • SWK's EPS for the quarter was $1.54, up from last year's Q4 EPS of $1.04.
    • CAT beat analysts' estimates of $1.28 EPS on revenues of $13.64 billion.
    • For the full year, CAT posted revenues of $55.565 billion, down from $65.875 billion, and profit of $3.789 billion versus last year's $5.681 billion.
    • For the FY2014, CAT expects EPS of $5.85.
    CEO Commentary Caterpillar's chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman had the following comments about the company's earnings: "In such a challenging environment, I am proud of the way our employees came together in 2013. Despite a sales and revenues decline of about $10 billion, we set a record for operating cash flow, strengthened our balance sheet and improved our overall market position for machines. We continued to improve safety in our facilities and the quality of the products we ship each day. Cost flexibility is critical to our strategy and was a significant focus in 2013 as we took substantial actions to help maintain profitability as sales declined. Excluding the impact of cost absorption our manufacturing costs and SG&A and R&D expenses were favorable by $1.2 billion compared with 2012. It wasn't easy, especially for our employees who endured an incredibly tough year, but the actions we initiated helped us deliver strong operational performance in 2013." CAT's Dividend and Stock Buyback Caterpillar did not announced any changes to its dividend in its earnings report. The company last raised its dividend in This past summer, when its quarterly payout was boosted from 52 cents to 60 cents. The company's next dividend is payable on February 20th and went ex-dividend on January 16th. CAT authorized a $10 billion stock repurchase program that will expire in 2018. The company's current repurchase program of $7.5 billion is expected to be completed in the first quarter. Stock Performance In pre-market trading, CAT stock was up $5.98, or 6.94%. So far this year, CAT's stock is down 4.12%.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)  have a yield of 2.79% based on Friday's closing price of $86.71 and the company's annualized payout of $2.40. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)  is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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  • Caterpillar Inc. Reports Disappointing Q3 Earnings; Lowers FY2013 Outlook; Stock Sinks (CAT)

    Before markets opened on Wednesday, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) announced its third quarter earnings, with earnings coming in $3 billion lower than last year's Q3 and EPS falling more than $1. Both revenue and earnings missed analysts' views. CAT's Q3 Earnings in Brief -Revenue came in at $13.42 billion, which was down from last year's Q3 revenue of $16.45 billion, and below analysts' revenue estimate of $14.49 billion. -The company's profit fell steeply, coming in at $946 million, or $1.45 per diluted share, down from $1.7 billion, or $1.54 per diluted share, in last year's Q3. -The company cut its FY2013 outlook and now sees revenues around $55 billion, down from a range of $56 billion to $58 billion, and EPS at $5.50, down from around $6.50. CEO Commentary Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman had the following to say about CAT's earnings: "This year has proven to be difficult, with expected sales and revenues nearly $11 billion lower than last year.  That is a 17 percent decline from 2012, with about 75 percent of the drop from Resource Industries, which is principally mining.  We expect Resource Industries to be down close to 40 percent for the full year and Power Systems' and Construction Industries' sales to each be down about 5 percent. Unfortunately, order rates have not picked up much despite continuing strong commodity production.  That has caused us to ratchet down our sales and revenues outlook as we have moved through 2013." CAT's Dividend Caterpillar declared its quarterly dividend on October 9, 2013, with a payout date of November 20 to all shareholders of record on October 21. The company raised its quarterly dividend 15 cents in June, and now pays 60 cents per quarter. The company made no mention of any dividend changes in its earnings report. Shares Going Lower In pre-market trading, CAT shares were down more than 5% due to the disappointing earnings report. The company's stock is down more than 4.6% this year.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) have a yield of 2.69% based on Tuesday's closing price of $89.17 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $2.40. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)  is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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