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CAT Caterpillar dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Caterpillar's last quarterly dividend of $1.3 per share was on Apr 19, 2024 (ex-date). The annualized dividend payment of $5.2 per share represents a current dividend yield of 1.46%.

Key dates

  • CAT last dividend date: Apr 19, 2024
  • CAT next dividend date: Not announced
CAT dividend stats
DPS
$5.2
Dividend yield
1.46%
Payout ratio
23.4%
vs. Industrials sector
Dividend yield
1.44%
Payout ratio
31.7%

Dividend yield

What is Caterpillar current dividend yield

Caterpillar's dividend yield of 1.46% is higher than the Industrials sector, the industry and its peers average. But in comparison with the Industrials sector average of 1.44%, Caterpillar's dividend yield is only 1.4% higher. Historically CAT's dividend yield has averaged at 2.3% in the last 5 years, which is higher than the current one.

Dividend history

What is CAT dividend payout history and dates

Caterpillar has a history of paying dividends since 1994. Our records of CAT show that the company has issued five quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS has grown by 8% since one year ago. But with the stock price up by 68% from a year ago, the dividend yield marks a decrease of 35%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Apr 19, 2024 May 20, 2024 Apr 10, 2024 $1.3 normal
Jan 19, 2024 Feb 20, 2024 Dec 13, 2023 $1.3 normal
Oct 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023 Oct 11, 2023 $1.3 normal
Jul 20, 2023 Aug 18, 2023 Jun 14, 2023 $1.3 normal
Jul 19, 2023 Aug 18, 2023 Jun 14, 2023 $1.3 normal
Apr 21, 2023 May 19, 2023 Apr 12, 2023 $1.2 normal
Jan 19, 2023 Feb 17, 2023 Dec 14, 2022 $1.2 normal
Oct 21, 2022 Nov 18, 2022 Oct 12, 2022 $1.2 normal
Jul 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022 Jun 8, 2022 $1.2 normal
Apr 22, 2022 May 20, 2022 $1.11 normal
Jan 19, 2022 Feb 18, 2022 Dec 8, 2021 $1.11 normal
Oct 22, 2021 Nov 19, 2021 Oct 13, 2021 $1.11 normal
Jul 19, 2021 Aug 20, 2021 Jun 9, 2021 $1.11 normal
Apr 23, 2021 May 20, 2021 Apr 14, 2021 $1.03 normal
Jan 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021 Dec 9, 2020 $1.03 normal
Oct 23, 2020 Nov 20, 2020 Oct 14, 2020 $1.03 normal
Jul 17, 2020 Aug 20, 2020 Jun 10, 2020 $1.03 normal
Apr 17, 2020 May 20, 2020 Apr 8, 2020 $1.03 normal
Jan 17, 2020 Feb 20, 2020 Dec 11, 2019 $1.03 normal
Oct 18, 2019 Nov 20, 2019 Oct 9, 2019 $1.03 normal
Jul 19, 2019 Aug 20, 2019 May 2, 2019 $1.03 normal
Apr 18, 2019 May 20, 2019 Apr 10, 2019 $0.86 normal
Jan 18, 2019 Feb 20, 2019 Dec 12, 2018 $0.86 normal
Oct 19, 2018 Nov 20, 2018 Oct 10, 2018 $0.86 normal
Jul 19, 2018 Aug 20, 2018 Jun 13, 2018 $0.86 normal
Apr 20, 2018 May 19, 2018 Apr 11, 2018 $0.78 normal
Jan 19, 2018 Feb 20, 2018 Dec 13, 2017 $0.78 normal
Oct 20, 2017 Nov 20, 2017 Oct 11, 2017 $0.78 normal
Jul 18, 2017 Aug 19, 2017 Jun 14, 2017 $0.78 normal
Apr 20, 2017 May 20, 2017 $0.77 normal
Jan 18, 2017 Feb 18, 2017 Dec 14, 2016 $0.77 normal
Oct 20, 2016 Nov 19, 2016 Oct 12, 2016 $0.77 normal
Jul 18, 2016 Aug 20, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $0.77 normal
Apr 21, 2016 May 20, 2016 Apr 13, 2016 $0.77 normal
Jan 15, 2016 Feb 20, 2016 Dec 9, 2015 $0.77 normal
Oct 22, 2015 Nov 20, 2015 Oct 14, 2015 $0.77 normal
Jul 16, 2015 Aug 20, 2015 Jun 10, 2015 $0.77 normal

Caterpillar dividend payout ratio

What is Caterpillar dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

Caterpillar's payout ratio of 23.4% is above the industry average but below the Industrials sector and its peers average. Compared to its Industrials sector average of 31.7%, Caterpillar's payout ratio is 26% lower.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

CAT dividend vs peer dividends

How does CAT dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
CMI Cummins Inc 2.31% $6.61 48.2%
CAT Caterpillar Inc 1.46% $5.2 23.4%
DE Deere & Co 1.4% $5.54 16.1%
GE General Electric Co 0.33% $0.52 16.8%

Frequently asked questions

Does Caterpillar pay a dividend?

Yes, Caterpillar has paid five dividends in the last 12 months. CAT has been paying dividends since 1994.

When is Caterpillar's next dividend?

Currently CAT's next dividend date is unknown, however based on the recent dividend frequency we project that it will likely be in July 2024.

When was CAT's last dividend?

Caterpillar's last dividend ex-date was on Apr 19, 2024. The dividend amount was $1.3 per share.

How much dividend does Caterpillar pay (per share)?

On an annual basis CAT pays $5.2 per share.

What is Caterpillar's dividend yield?

Caterpillar's current dividend yield is 1.46%.

How often does Caterpillar pay dividends?

Caterpillar pays dividends quarterly.

What is Caterpillar's dividend payout ratio?

Caterpillar's dividend payout ratio is 23.4%.

Does Caterpillar pay a good dividend?

Caterpillar's dividend yield is in line with the Industrials sector average.