Earnings Analysis Of Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)

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Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) will report its next earnings on Oct 24 BMO. The company reported the earnings of $1.95/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $1.27/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.68/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 53.5%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Caterpillar Inc. and for the current quarter 17 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $1.71/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $1.53/share and a High Estimate of $2.05/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 13 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Caterpillar Inc. as 11.85 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Caterpillar Inc. is 11.25 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 12.47 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 9.57 Billion.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for CAT to be 106%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 33.6%. For the next 5 years, Caterpillar Inc. is expecting Growth of 39.66% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was -9% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Caterpillar Inc., where 3 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 0 analysts have given a Buy signal, 3 said it’s a HOLD, and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. Analysts reported that the Price Target for Caterpillar Inc. might touch $176 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $143.73 and $100 respectively.

The Relative Volume of the company is 1.08 and Average Volume (3 months) is 3.52 million. The company’s P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 97.59 and Forward P/E ratio of 17.94.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 1.1%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 6.3%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 0.6%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Caterpillar Inc. currently shows a Weekly Performance of 0.83%, where Monthly Performance is 2.57%, Quarterly performance is 19.8%, 6 Months performance is 35.39% and yearly performance percentage is 48.37%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 51.11%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 2.37% and Monthly Volatility of 1.52%.