Caterpillar Retained Earnings

CAT -- USA Stock  

USD 141.12  2.17  1.56%

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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

Retained Earnings Over Time Pattern

 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 has Retained Earnings of 27.38 B. This is much higher than that of the Industrials 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 below average in retained earnings category among related companies.

Current Caterpillar financial ratios

Return On Equity15.43 %
Return On Asset5.34 %
Profit Margin4.59 %
Operating Margin19.59 %
Current Valuation109.25 B
Shares Outstanding597.91 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.18 %
Shares Owned by Institutions68.68 %
Number of Shares Shorted8.49 M
Price to Earning38.14 times
Price to Book5.55 times
Price to Sales1.74 times
Revenue48.5 B
Gross Profit12.04 B
EBITDA9.5 B
Net Income2.23 B
Cash and Equivalents7.03 B
Cash per Share11.76 times
Total Debt35.32 B
Debt to Equity231.20 %
Current Ratio1.36 times
Book Value Per Share25.43 times
Cash Flow from Operations2.01 B
Short Ratio2.34 times
Earnings Per Share3.70 times
Price to Earnings To Growth0.55 times
Number of Employees99.7 K
Beta1.53
Market Capitalization84.38 B
Total Asset78.5 B
Retained Earnings27.38 B
Working Capital8.12 B
Current Asset34.42 B
Current Liabilities26.3 B
Z Score1.2
Five Year Return3.00 %
Last Dividend Paid3.44