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Company: CATERPILLAR INC (CAT)

This page shows only data up to the final business day of 2018.

Additional financial information for this company can be found at:
Total number of dividends paid: 165.

Dividend payment frequency:

FrequencyNumber of dividends
Annually0
Semi-annually0
Quarterly165
Monthly0
Irregularly0
'none'0

Current frequency is quarterly.

Dividend payment timing:

MonthNumber of dividends
January0
February41
March0
April0
May41
June0
July0
August41
September0
October0
November41
December1

Cancellations/Discontinuations/Omissions:

StatusNumber
Cancelled0
Discontinued0
Omitted0

Dividends per share by year:

Companies that declare a dividend late in one calendar year, might pay it early in the next calendar year.
This page will show both dividends declared per year, as well as dividends paid per year, in case the latter makes it look as if there was a freeze or a decrease.
The second column shows dividends declared per year.
The third column shows the increase in dividends declared from one year to the next.
The fourth column shows dividends paid per year.
The fifth column shows the increase in dividends paid from one year to the next.

The number in parentheses is the number of non-special dividends declared/paid during that period.

How do I determine the "bumpiness" of a company?
Mathematically, I use the standard deviation around the arithmetic mean of the dividend raise percentages.
I have devised a "bumpiness metric" which will tell at a glance how smooth or bumpy a company's dividend history has been.
For you math geeks, the bumpiness is the standard deviation rounded to the nearest integer.
The result is a whole number that tells you whether a company's dividend history has been smooth or teeth-rattling.

YearDividends declaredIncrease from previous yearDividends paidIncrease from previous yearCompound annual growth rate to 2018 fromBumpiness to 2018 fromMean to 2018 fromStandard deviation to 2018 from
1978$ 0.23438 (4)$ 0.23438 (4) 6.819% 3311.155%33.021
1979$ 0.26250 (4) 12.000%$ 0.26250 (4) 12.000% 6.689% 3311.133%33.441
1980$ 0.29063 (4) 10.714%$ 0.29063 (4) 10.714% 6.586% 3411.144%33.878
1981$ 0.30000 (4) 3.226%$ 0.30000 (4) 3.226% 6.678% 3411.358%34.308
1982$ 0.30000 (4) 0.000%$ 0.30000 (4) 0.000% 6.870% 3511.674%34.728
1983$ 0.18750 (4) -37.500%$ 0.18750 (4) -37.500% 8.520% 3413.078%34.197
1984$ 0.15625 (4) -16.667%$ 0.15625 (4) -16.667% 9.366% 3413.953%34.308
1985$ 0.06250 (4) -60.000%$ 0.06250 (4) -60.000% 12.751% 3216.194%32.279
1986$ 0.07812 (5) 25.000%$ 0.06250 (4)NO CHANGE 13.175% 3316.700%32.651
1987$ 0.07031 (4) -9.999%$ 0.06250 (4)NO CHANGE 13.628% 3317.239%33.033
1988$ 0.10781 (4) 53.334%$ 0.09375 (4) 50.003% 12.580% 3316.147%33.024
1989$ 0.15000 (4) 39.128%$ 0.15000 (4) 59.997% 11.224% 3314.635%32.551
1990$ 0.15000 (4)NO CHANGE$ 0.15000 (4)NO CHANGE 11.648% 3315.158%33.007
1991$ 0.13125 (4) -12.500%$ 0.15000 (4)NO CHANGE 12.104% 3315.719%33.482
1992$ 0.07500 (4) -42.857%$ 0.07500 (4) -50.000% 15.640% 3118.247%31.490
1993$ 0.07500 (4)NO CHANGE$ 0.07500 (4)NO CHANGE 16.314% 3218.977%31.897
1994$ 0.15625 (4) 108.333%$ 0.11250 (4) 50.000% 15.088% 3217.684%31.907
1995$ 0.32500 (4) 108.000%$ 0.30000 (4) 166.667% 10.959% 711.206%7.439
1996$ 0.38750 (4) 19.231%$ 0.37500 (4) 25.000% 10.360% 710.579%6.986
1997$ 0.47500 (4) 22.581%$ 0.45000 (4) 20.000% 9.921% 710.131%6.834
1998$ 0.57500 (4) 21.053%$ 0.55000 (4) 22.222% 9.339% 69.526%6.432
1999$ 0.63750 (4) 10.870%$ 0.62500 (4) 13.636% 9.118% 79.310%6.528
2000$ 0.67250 (4) 5.490%$ 0.66500 (4) 6.400% 9.270% 79.472%6.669
2001$ 0.69500 (4) 3.346%$ 0.69000 (4) 3.759% 9.604% 79.808%6.713
2002$ 0.70000 (4) 0.719%$ 0.70000 (4) 1.449% 10.135% 710.330%6.576
2003$ 0.72000 (4) 2.857%$ 0.71000 (4) 1.429% 10.741% 610.923%6.363
2004$ 0.80000 (4) 11.111%$ 0.78000 (4) 9.859% 10.804% 710.999%6.580
2005$ 0.95500 (4) 19.375%$ 0.91000 (4) 16.667% 10.365% 710.564%6.631
2006$ 1.15000 (4) 20.419%$ 1.10000 (4) 20.879% 9.532% 69.704%6.166
2007$ 1.38000 (4) 20.000%$ 1.32000 (4) 20.000% 8.627% 68.768%5.565
2008$ 1.62000 (4) 17.391%$ 1.56000 (4) 18.182% 7.715% 57.827%4.931
2009$ 1.68000 (4) 3.704%$ 1.68000 (4) 7.692% 7.717% 57.841%5.197
2010$ 1.74000 (4) 3.571%$ 1.72000 (4) 2.381% 8.403% 58.524%5.118
2011$ 1.82000 (4) 4.598%$ 1.80000 (4) 4.651% 8.950% 59.077%5.243
2012$ 2.02000 (4) 10.989%$ 1.96000 (5) 8.889% 8.961% 69.109%5.663
2013$ 2.32000 (4) 14.851%$ 2.24000 (3) 14.286% 7.926% 68.073%5.661
2014$ 2.70000 (4) 16.379%$ 2.60000 (4) 16.071% 5.980% 46.074%4.479
2015$ 3.01000 (4) 11.481%$ 2.94000 (4) 13.077% 3.715% 23.739%2.226
2016$ 3.08000 (4) 2.326%$ 3.08000 (4) 4.762% 3.196% 33.228%2.579
2017$ 3.11000 (4) 0.974%$ 3.10000 (4) 0.649% 5.806% 05.806%0.000
2018$ 3.36000 (4) 8.039%$ 3.28000 (4) 5.806%

What price should you pay today if you wanted last year's dividends ($ 3.28000) to represent a yield of X%?

YieldPrice
0.5%$656.00
1.0%$328.00
1.5%$218.67
2.0%$164.00
2.5%$131.20
3.0%$109.33
3.5%$ 93.71
4.0%$ 82.00
4.5%$ 72.89
5.0%$ 65.60
5.5%$ 59.64
6.0%$ 54.67
6.5%$ 50.46
7.0%$ 46.86
7.5%$ 43.73
8.0%$ 41.00
8.5%$ 38.59
9.0%$ 36.44
9.5%$ 34.53
10.0%$ 32.80

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