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 is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. With more than US$89 billion in assets, Caterpillar was ranked number one in its industry and number 44 overall in the 2009 Fortune 500.

Caterpillar stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Caterpillar Inc. traces its origins to the 1925 merger of the Holt Manufacturing Company and the C. L. Best Tractor Company, creating a new entity, the California based Caterpillar Tractor Company. In 1986, the company re-organized itself as a Delaware corporation under the current name, Caterpillar Inc. Caterpillar's headquarters are located in Peoria, Illinois, United States.

Caterpillar machinery is recognizable by its trademark "Caterpillar Yellow" livery and the "CAT" logo.

Company Growth (employees)
Peoria Heights, US
Size (employees)
95,400 (est)-9%
Caterpillar 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 93 other locations
Peoria Heights, US
Virginia Beach, US
Sydney, AU
Hamburg, DE
Mannheim, DE
Kolkata, IN
Warsaw, PL
Cambridgeshire, GB
Tucson, US
Englewood, US
San Francisco, US
Shrewsbury, GB
Staffordshire, GB
Johannesburg, ZA
Leicestershire, GB
Melbourne, AU
Lancashire, GB
Norwich, GB
Norfolk, US
Seattle, US

Caterpillar Metrics

Caterpillar Summary

Market capitalization

$54.5 b

Closing share price

Caterpillar's current market capitalization is $54.5 b.

Caterpillar Financials

Caterpillar's revenue is $55.7 b in FY, 2013 which is a 0.9% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$55.7 b$55.2 b$47 b$38.5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$65.6 b$68.6 b$73.4 b

Gross profit

$14.9 b$15.4 b$13.3 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

$50 b$49.9 b$43.8 b


$5.6 b$5.3 b$3.3 b

Income tax expense

$1.6 b$1.7 b$2 b

Net Income

$3.8 b$3.7 b$2.1 b($59 m)

Operating cash flow

$591 m$1.3 b($881 m)

Caterpillar Operating Metrics

Y, 2015

Patents Granted

1.7 k

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