Caterpillar Stock Price and Value Analysis (NYSE:CAT)

Should you buy Caterpillar stock? (Caterpillar is a stock on the NYSE exchange.) Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
  • This company is a well-established bedrock.
  • This company has a large dividend yield!
  • This company has stable growth.
  • This stock is available at a great discount!
  • This company is making money at a modest rate.

Free Cash Flow Trend

Based on historical returns, we believe that Caterpillar can grow its free cash at a rate of about 4%. That's positive!

Free Cash Flow trendline for CAT
CATPrice Graph 54.22 88.22 122.23 156.23 190.24 224.24 $71.17 current $139.18 fair $118.30 target

Inside the Numbers

CAT Price
(Caterpillar? price per share)
$71.17
[?] CAT Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
$139.18
[?] CAT Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety) $118.30
[?] PE Ratio versus Sector 11% higher than other Industrial Goods stocks
[?] PE Ratio versus Industry 16% lower than other Farm & Construction Machinery stocks
[?] Cash Yield 22.64%
[?] Free Cash Flow Jitter 24%
[?] Dividend Yield 4%

Is Caterpillar Stock on Sale?

We've put Caterpillar through our stock analysis model.

We believe that Caterpillar may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?

Even better, Caterpillar looks like a stock on sale. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you may be looking at a bargain. Keep this stock in mind as you put together your portfolio! See Before You Buy Caterpillar for your next steps (and read our disclaimer about investing risk).

Should You Buy CAT Stock?

Does Caterpillar have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy Caterpillar stock. Use these research links for more information.