Caterpillar Inc. will release 2012 third-quarter financial results at 6:30 a.m. Central Time on Monday, Oct. 22. The release will be available on www.caterpillar.com/earnings.
A real-time, listen-only teleconference of the quarterly results call that Caterpillar conducts with security analysts and institutional investors will begin at 10 a.m. Central Time on Oct. 22. To access the call dial (877) 216-8554 (domestic) or (973) 528-0009 (international) and enter listen-only entry code: 5621.
The call can also be accessed in real-time through www.caterpillar.com/Irwebcast. Listeners should go to the website at least 15 minutes before the live event to download and install any necessary audio software. The transcript from the conference call will be made available on www.caterpillar.com/Irwebcast following the webcast.
In other company news, the board of directors of Caterpillar Inc. voted to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of $0.52 per share of common stock, payable Nov. 20, to stockholders of record at the close of business, Oct. 22.
"I am pleased to announce we are maintaining Caterpillar's dividend due to the strong results achieved and our long-standing commitment to reward stockholders," said Caterpillar chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. “Although there continues to be uncertainty in the global economy, Caterpillar has continued to demonstrate that it is an attractive investment for stockholders through a wide range of economic cycles.”
Caterpillar has paid higher dividends to stockholders for 19 years in a row. In addition, the company has paid a cash dividend every year since 1925, and has paid a dividend every quarter since November 1933.
The $0.52 dividend maintains the dividend rate from the previous quarter.
Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.