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
Bradley M. Halverson

Bradley M. Halverson

Group president and CFO
Brad Halverson

Brad Halverson

President & CFO
James B. Buda

James B. Buda

Executive Vice President

Caterpillar Office Locations

Caterpillar has offices in Peoria Heights, Cambridge, Peterborough, Houston and in 95 other locations
Peoria Heights, US (HQ)
100 North East Adams Street

Caterpillar Metrics

Caterpillar Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$38.5 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$10.2 b

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

($59 m)

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$54.5 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)

Caterpillar's current market capitalization is $54.5 b.
Caterpillar's revenue was reported to be $38.5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 12.7% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$63.1 b$52.1 b$44.1 b$38.5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$65.6 b$68.6 b$33.7 b$28.3 b

Gross profit

($2.6 b)($16.4 b)$10.4 b$10.2 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

$50 b$49.9 b$43.8 b$38 b


$5.6 b$5.3 b$3.3 b$498 m

EBIT margin, %


Income tax expense

$1.6 b$1.7 b$742 m$192 m

Net Income

$3.8 b$3.7 b$2.1 b($59 m)
Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$10.3 b$9.1 b$11.7 b$11.3 b


$9.7 b$8.6 b

Current Assets

$34.4 b$32 b


$16.1 b$15.3 b


$6.6 b$6 b

Total Assets

$78.5 b$74.7 b

Accounts Payable

$5 b$4.6 b

Dividends Payable

$448 m$452 m

Total Debt

Current Liabilities

$26.3 b$26.1 b

Total Equity

$14.9 b$13.2 b

Financial Leverage

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


$2.7 b$101 m$2.3 b$1.1 b

Accounts Payable

$134 m$222 m($1.2 b)($200 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

$10.2 b$8.1 b$6.7 b$5.6 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)

Caterpillar Operating Metrics

Y, 2015

Patents Granted

1.67 k

Caterpillar Market Value History

Caterpillar Job Categories

Caterpillar Median Salaries

Source: 602 public H-1B filings from Caterpillar

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