Caterpillar Retained Earnings

Caterpillar Inc -- USA Stock  

USD 148.95  2.26  1.54%

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Retained Earnings Analysis

Retained Earnings is a balance sheet account that refers to the portion of company income that is retained by the firm. In other words it is a part of earnings that is not paid out as dividends or otherwise distributed to owners. Retained Earnings are calculated by adding net income to last period retained earnings and subtracting any dividends paid to owners.
Caterpillar 
Retained Earnings 
 = 
Beginning RE + Income 
Dividends 
 = 
27.38 B

Distress Driver Correlations

 Caterpillar Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit 
      Timeline 

About Retained Earnings

Retained Earnings shows how the firm utilizes its profits over time. In simple terms, investors can think of retained earnings as the amount of profit the company has reinvested in the business since its inceptions. However the methodology to make a decision over how much profit to retain is different between companies in different industries. For example growing industries tend to retain more of their earnings than more matured industries as they need more assets investment to sustain their growth.
Compare to competition

Caterpillar Retained Earnings Assessment

Earnings

Caterpillar Earnings Change Over Time

Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit

Based on latest financial disclosure Caterpillar Inc has Retained Earnings of 27.38 B. This is much higher than that of the Industrial sector, and significantly higher than that of Engines And Heavy Machinery industry, The Retained Earnings for all stocks is over 1000% lower than the firm.

Peer Comparison

Caterpillar Retained Earnings Comparison
  Retained Earnings 
      Caterpillar Comparables 
Caterpillar is rated second in retained earnings category among related companies.

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