Caterpillar Inc., is an American corporation which designs, manufactures, markets and sells machinery and engines and sells financial products and insurance to customers via a worldwide dealer network. Caterpillar manufactures construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.
Company Growth (employees)
Peoria Heights, US
Size (employees)
95,400 (est)
Caterpillar was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Peoria Heights, US

Key People at Caterpillar

Jim Umpleby

Jim Umpleby

Douglas R. Oberhelman

Douglas R. Oberhelman

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Brad Halverson

Brad Halverson

President & CFO
James B. Buda

James B. Buda

Executive Vice President
Denise Johnson

Denise Johnson

Group President for Resource Industries
Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson

Chief Human Resources Officer

Caterpillar Office Locations

Caterpillar has offices in Peoria Heights, Cambridge, Peterborough, Houston and in 96 other locations
Peoria Heights, US (HQ)
100 North East Adams Street
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Caterpillar Data and Metrics

Caterpillar Financial Metrics

Caterpillar's revenue was reported to be $38.5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 13% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

38.5 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

10.2 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(59 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

498 m

Market capitalization (17-Aug-2017)

67.4 b
Caterpillar's current market capitalization is $67.4 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


63.1 b52.1 b44.1 b38.5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

65.6 b68.6 b33.7 b28.3 b

Gross profit

(2.6 b)(16.4 b)10.4 b10.2 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

50 b49.9 b43.8 b38 b


5.6 b5.3 b3.3 b498 m

EBIT margin, %


Income tax expense

1.6 b1.7 b742 m192 m

Net Income

3.8 b3.7 b2.1 b(59 m)
USDY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


10.3 b9.1 b11.7 b11.3 b


9.7 b8.6 b

Current Assets

34.4 b32 b


16.1 b15.3 b


6.6 b6 b

Total Assets

78.5 b74.7 b

Accounts Payable

5 b4.6 b

Dividends Payable

448 m452 m

Current Liabilities

26.3 b26.1 b

Total Equity

14.9 b13.2 b

Financial Leverage

5.3 x5.7 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.7 b101 m2.3 b1.1 b

Accounts Payable

134 m222 m(1.2 b)(200 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

10.2 b8.1 b6.7 b5.6 b

Cash From Investing Activities

(5 b)(3.6 b)(3.5 b)(1.8 b)

Dividends Paid

(1.1 b)(1.6 b)(1.8 b)(1.8 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

(4.5 b)(3 b)(3.9 b)(3.1 b)
USDY, 2016


376.8 k

Financial Leverage

5.7 x

Caterpillar Operating Metrics

Y, 2015

Patents Issued

1.67 k

Caterpillar Market Value History

Caterpillar Job Categories

Caterpillar Median Salaries

Source: 602 public H-1B filings from Caterpillar

Traffic Overview of Caterpillar

Caterpillar Online and Social Media Presence

Caterpillar News and Updates

Caterpillar acquired Yard Club, a marketplace for construction equipment

 Yard Club, a startup founded to make more efficient use of construction and other heavy equipment, has been acquired by Caterpillar. Terms were not disclosed, but Yard Club CEO Colin Evran confirmed the deal had closed earlier this week. Read More

Caterpillar posts dynamite earnings, but warns of 'geopolitical and market uncertainty'

Caterpillar announced much higher than expected earnings for the first quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, and its stock is popping. The global industrial equipment manufacturer announced adjusted earnings of $1.28 per share, crushing analysts expectations of $0.62 per share. Additi…

Very hungry caterpillars could be the answer to the Earth's massive plastic bag problem

A Spanish biologist and amateur beekeeper may have discovered a way to deal with some of the trillion plastic bags humans use and toss annually — and the answer lies in the humble caterpillar. Or, more specifically, the Galleria mellonella, or wax moth. SEE ALSO: Roads made from recycled plastic…

Caterpillar reveals first sales growth for years

Shares in US firm Caterpillar rose nearly three per cent in trading after investors were buoyed by its latest sales figures. Global sales for the three months to the end of March were up one per cent, with the Asia Pacific region up 46 per cent. Sales across the firm's other three geographical…

Caterpillar invests in Airware bringing drone tech to mining and construction enterprises

 The venture arm of Caterpillar Inc., a major manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, has invested in San Francisco drone tech startup Airware. Rather than make its own unmanned aerial vehicles, Airware has focused its efforts around providing software and services that help large enterpr…

A brand-new species called the hermit crab caterpillar makes its own armour out of leaves

A caterpillar recently discovered in Peru behaves unlike any other known caterpillar.  The critter was spotted by Dr Joe Hanson, the creator and host of the YouTube channel "It's OK to be Smart." Hanson, along with entomologist Aaron Pomerantz and guide Pedro Lima, were film…
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