2.69% Jul 28, 11:02 AM
$2.80 Paid Quarterly
44.9% EPS $6.23
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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Next Pay Date
CAT has not yet officially announced its next dividend payout.

CAT - Dividend Yield & Stock Price History
Current Dividend Yield 2.69%

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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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