CAT Historical PE Ratio image   This CAT PE ratio history page last updated 9/27/2022
CAT Historical PE Ratio Chart
PeriodPriceAdj. EPSAnnualizedPE
Q2 2022
8/2/2022
183.513.1812.7214.4
Q1 2022
4/28/2022
212.442.8811.5218.4
Q4 2021
1/28/2022
201.162.6910.7618.7
Q3 2021
10/28/2021
204.092.6610.6419.2
Q2 2021
7/30/2021
206.752.6010.4019.9
Q1 2021
4/29/2021
227.472.8711.4819.8
Q4 2020
1/29/2021
182.842.128.4821.6
Q3 2020
10/27/2020
157.911.345.3629.5
Q2 2020
7/31/2020
132.881.034.1232.3
Q1 2020
4/28/2020
115.461.606.4018.0
Q4 2019
1/31/2020
131.352.6310.5212.5
Q3 2019
10/23/2019
135.342.6610.6412.7
Q2 2019
7/24/2019
131.912.8311.3211.7
Q1 2019
4/24/2019
137.732.9411.7611.7
Q4 2018
1/28/2019
124.372.5510.2012.2
Q3 2018
10/23/2018
118.982.8611.4410.4
Q2 2018
7/30/2018
139.752.9711.8811.8
Q1 2018
4/24/2018
144.442.8211.2812.8
Q4 2017
1/25/2018
169.372.168.6419.6
Q3 2017
10/24/2017
138.241.957.8017.7
Q2 2017
7/25/2017
114.541.495.9619.2
Q1 2017
4/25/2017
104.421.285.1220.4
Q4 2016
1/26/2017
97.220.833.3229.3
Q3 2016
10/25/2016
84.480.853.4024.8
Q2 2016
7/26/2016
82.751.094.3619.0
Q1 2016
4/22/2016
78.320.672.6829.2
Q4 2015
1/28/2016
61.080.742.9620.6
Q3 2015
10/22/2015
70.880.753.0023.6
Q2 2015
7/23/2015
76.881.275.0815.1
Q1 2015
4/23/2015
84.791.726.8812.3
Q4 2014
1/27/2015
79.851.355.4014.8
Q3 2014
10/23/2014
99.271.726.8814.4
Q2 2014
7/24/2014
105.041.696.7615.5
Q1 2014
4/24/2014
105.281.616.4416.3
Q4 2013
1/27/2014
91.291.546.1614.8
Q3 2013
10/23/2013
83.761.455.8014.4
Q2 2013
7/24/2013
83.441.455.8014.4
Q1 2013
4/22/2013
82.711.315.2415.8
Q4 2012
1/28/2013
97.451.917.6412.8
Q3 2012
10/22/2012
85.082.5410.168.4
Q2 2012
7/25/2012
82.602.5410.168.1
Q1 2012
4/25/2012
103.442.379.4810.9
CAT PE History Chart
PeriodPriceAdj. EPSTTMPE
Q2 2022
8/2/2022
183.513.1811.4116.1
Q1 2022
4/28/2022
212.442.8810.8319.6
Q4 2021
1/28/2022
201.162.6910.8218.6
Q3 2021
10/28/2021
204.092.6610.2519.9
Q2 2021
7/30/2021
206.752.608.9323.2
Q1 2021
4/29/2021
227.472.877.3630.9
Q4 2020
1/29/2021
182.842.126.0930.0
Q3 2020
10/27/2020
157.911.346.6023.9
Q2 2020
7/31/2020
132.881.037.9216.8
Q1 2020
4/28/2020
115.461.609.7211.9
Q4 2019
1/31/2020
131.352.6311.0611.9
Q3 2019
10/23/2019
135.342.6610.9812.3
Q2 2019
7/24/2019
131.912.8311.1811.8
Q1 2019
4/24/2019
137.732.9411.3212.2
Q4 2018
1/28/2019
124.372.5511.2011.1
Q3 2018
10/23/2018
118.982.8610.8111.0
Q2 2018
7/30/2018
139.752.979.9014.1
Q1 2018
4/24/2018
144.442.828.4217.2
Q4 2017
1/25/2018
169.372.166.8824.6
Q3 2017
10/24/2017
138.241.955.5524.9
Q2 2017
7/25/2017
114.541.494.4525.7
Q1 2017
4/25/2017
104.421.284.0525.8
Q4 2016
1/26/2017
97.220.833.4428.3
Q3 2016
10/25/2016
84.480.853.3525.2
Q2 2016
7/26/2016
82.751.093.2525.5
Q1 2016
4/22/2016
78.320.673.4322.8
Q4 2015
1/28/2016
61.080.744.4813.6
Q3 2015
10/22/2015
70.880.755.0913.9
Q2 2015
7/23/2015
76.881.276.0612.7
Q1 2015
4/23/2015
84.791.726.4813.1
Q4 2014
1/27/2015
79.851.356.3712.5
Q3 2014
10/23/2014
99.271.726.5615.1
Q2 2014
7/24/2014
105.041.696.2916.7
Q1 2014
4/24/2014
105.281.616.0517.4
Q4 2013
1/27/2014
91.291.545.7515.9
Q3 2013
10/23/2013
83.761.456.1213.7
Q2 2013
7/24/2013
83.441.457.2111.6
Q1 2013
4/22/2013
82.711.318.3010.0
Q4 2012
1/28/2013
97.451.919.3610.4
Q3 2012
10/22/2012
85.082.54NANA
Q2 2012
7/25/2012
82.602.54NANA
Q1 2012
4/25/2012
103.442.37NANA
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How should the CAT historical PE ratio be determined?
Realizing that PE stands for Price to Earnings ratio, we need two values to compute it: stock price and earnings per share. The stock price at any given date is a known historical value, but what about the earnings number to use?

✔️Accepted answer: There are a number of different approaches when it comes to calculating a historical PE ratio for a company like Caterpillar. We like to take our measurements on each of the past quarterly earnings reports. That only leaves the question of whether the earnings number at that quarterly report should be used on an annualized basis, or some other method. We approach this question using three different methods, on this CAT Historical PE Ratio page.

What is the average historical PE for CAT based on annualized quarterly earnings?
As we look back through earnings history, what is the resulting PE calculation if at each measurement period we use that quarter's earnings result annualized?

✔️Accepted answer: The CAT historical PE ratio using the annualized quarterly earnings method works out to 17.1.

What is the average historical PE for CAT based on trailing twelve month earnings?
As we look back through earnings history, what is the resulting PE calculation if at each measurement period we use the trailing twelve months combined earnings result in the calculation?

✔️Accepted answer: The CAT historical PE ratio using the TTM earnings method works out to 17.7.

What is the average historical PE for CAT based on median TTM earnings?
As we look back through earnings history, what is the resulting PE calculation if at each measurement period we use the median earnings over the trailing twelve months and annualize that median result in the calculation?

✔️Accepted answer: The CAT historical PE ratio using the annualized median TTM earnings method works out to 11.16.

On this page we presented the CAT Historical PE Ratio information for Caterpillar' stock. The average CAT historical PE based on using the annualized quarterly earnings result at each measurement period (for the "E" in the PE calculation; and the closing price on earnings date as the "P") is 17.1. Meanwhile, using the trailing twelve month (TTM) quarterly earnings result as our method of calculation the "E" value at each measurement period, the average CAT historical PE based on this TTM earnings result method is 17.7.

Let's now compare this CAT historical PE result, against the recent PE: when this page was posted on 9/26/2022, the most recent closing price for CAT had been 162.62, and the most recent quarterly earnings result, annualized, was 12.72. Meanwhile, the most recent TTM earnings summed to 11.41. From these numbers, we calculate the recent CAT PE on 9/26/2022 based on annualized quarterly EPS was 12.8. Based on CAT's history, that recent PE is low relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 25.1% lower than the historical average PE across our data set for Caterpillar. Looking at the recent CAT PE on 9/26/2022 based on TTM EPS, we calculate the ratio at 14.3. Based on CAT's history, that recent PE is low relative to the historical average, with the recent PE 19.2% lower than the average PE across our Caterpillar data set with TTM EPS used in the calculation at each period.

Another interesting CAT historical PE Ratio calculation we look at is to take the median earnings per share of the last four quarters for CAT, and then annualize the resulting value... with that annualized number then being used in the PE calculation. To walk through this math for CAT, we start with the past four EPS numbers and we first sort them from lowest to highest: 2.66, 2.69, 2.88, and 3.18. We then toss out the highest and lowest result, and then take the average of those two middle numbers — 2.69 and 2.88 — which gives us the median of 2.79. Basically the way to think about this 2.79 number is this: for the trailing four earnings reports, 2.79 marks the "middle ground" number where CAT has reported a value higher than 2.79 half the time, and has reported a value lower than 2.79 half the time. Annualizing that median value then gets us to 11.16/share, which we use as the denominator in our next PE calculation. With 162.62 as the numerator (as of 9/26/2022), the calculation is then 162.62 / 11.16 = 14.6 as the CAT PE ratio as of 9/26/2022, based on that annualized median value we calculated.

For self directed investors doing their due diligence on CAT or any other given stock, valuation analysis for CAT can greatly benefit from studying the past earnings and resulting PE calculations. This exercise can help inform an analysis as to whether the past earnings trajectory and current versus historical PE ratios justify the current stock value.

That's why we bring you HistoricalPERatio.com to make it easy for investors to investigate Caterpillar PE history or the past PE information for any stock in our coverage universe. And in your continued research we hope you will be sure to check out the further links included for earnings surprises history (beat/miss data) as well as next earnings dates for CAT. Thanks for visiting, and the next time you need to research CAT Historical PE Ratio or the ratio for another stock, we hope you'll think of our site, as your go-to historical PE ratio research resource of choice.

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