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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.19
CAT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. CAT: 0.19 )
CAT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.19
Current: 0.19

0.02
0.19
Equity to Asset 0.20
CAT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. CAT: 0.20 )
CAT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.2

0.09
0.25
Interest Coverage 4.81
CAT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. CAT: 4.81 )
CAT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 6.78
Current: 4.81

0.4
6.78
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.04
M-Score: -2.80
WACC vs ROIC
6.65%
7.49%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 9.65
CAT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. CAT: 9.65 )
CAT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.78   Max: 14.75
Current: 9.65

1.78
14.75
Net-margin (%) 6.70
CAT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.39 vs. CAT: 6.70 )
CAT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.76   Max: 8.8
Current: 6.7

2.76
8.8
ROE (%) 18.94
CAT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. CAT: 18.94 )
CAT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.07   Max: 47.52
Current: 18.94

12.07
47.52
ROA (%) 4.33
CAT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. CAT: 4.33 )
CAT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 8.43
Current: 4.33

1.4
8.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.22
CAT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.99 vs. CAT: 16.22 )
CAT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 57.34
Current: 16.22

2.13
57.34
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.90
CAT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CAT: -0.90 )
CAT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 23.9
Current: -0.9

-5.2
23.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.80
CAT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. CAT: -1.80 )
CAT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.2   Max: 38.4
Current: -1.8

-15.2
38.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.40
CAT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 vs. CAT: -7.40 )
CAT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.8   Max: 81
Current: -7.4

-34.8
81
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

CAT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 30,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 145,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 375,489 sh (+777.89%)
David Dreman 25,060 sh (+59.97%)
Steven Cohen 33,615 sh (+45.19%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,885,275 sh (+35.21%)
Ken Fisher 12,622 sh (+20.66%)
John Buckingham 64,330 sh (+1.99%)
Murray Stahl 10,309 sh (+1.98%)
Bill Gates 11,260,857 sh (unchged)
George Soros 283,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 72,745 sh (-0.14%)
Tom Gayner 241,000 sh (-0.41%)
Ruane Cunniff 69,053 sh (-0.95%)
Bill Frels 2,720 sh (-2.37%)
Pioneer Investments 3,564 sh (-16.06%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,532,071 sh (-40.92%)
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Q2 2014

CAT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 6,324 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 556,994 sh (+48.34%)
Murray Stahl 10,509 sh (+1.94%)
John Buckingham 64,568 sh (+0.37%)
Ruane Cunniff 69,075 sh (+0.03%)
Bill Gates 11,260,857 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 241,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 33,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 72,319 sh (-0.59%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,826,065 sh (-1.01%)
Pioneer Investments 3,510 sh (-1.52%)
Jeremy Grantham 138,900 sh (-4.80%)
Bill Frels 2,586 sh (-4.93%)
David Dreman 16,370 sh (-34.68%)
Ken Fisher 8,186 sh (-35.14%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 74,361 sh (-95.15%)
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Q3 2014

CAT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Hussman 150,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,000 sh (+185.71%)
Bill Frels 3,072 sh (+18.79%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 80,787 sh (+8.64%)
John Buckingham 65,521 sh (+1.48%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,835,010 sh (+0.15%)
Tom Gayner 241,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 2,788 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,260,857 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Murray Stahl 10,499 sh (-0.10%)
Ruane Cunniff 68,871 sh (-0.30%)
Dodge & Cox 71,619 sh (-0.97%)
David Dreman 16,108 sh (-1.60%)
Ken Fisher 7,493 sh (-8.47%)
Joel Greenblatt 351,658 sh (-36.87%)
Steven Cohen 2,500 sh (-92.42%)
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Q4 2014

CAT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 92,287 sh (New)
Jim Simons 817,680 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,758 sh (+162.63%)
Joel Greenblatt 860,565 sh (+144.72%)
Bill Frels 3,499 sh (+13.90%)
Pioneer Investments 3,076 sh (+10.33%)
Murray Stahl 10,724 sh (+2.14%)
John Buckingham 65,788 sh (+0.41%)
Ruane Cunniff 68,881 sh (+0.01%)
Bill Gates 11,260,857 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 241,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 5,835,280 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ken Fisher 7,395 sh (-1.31%)
Dodge & Cox 67,830 sh (-5.29%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 71,174 sh (-11.90%)
John Hussman 75,000 sh (-50.00%)
David Dreman 2,509 sh (-84.42%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.70
CAT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. CAT: 13.70 )
CAT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.35   Max: 42.76
Current: 13.7

4.35
42.76
Forward P/E 16.39
CAT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.16 vs. CAT: 16.39 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.60
CAT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
85% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. CAT: 13.60 )
CAT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.35   Max: 42.79
Current: 13.6

4.35
42.79
P/B 2.90
CAT's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CAT: 2.90 )
CAT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 6.95
Current: 2.9

2.08
6.95
P/S 0.91
CAT's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. CAT: 0.91 )
CAT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.62
Current: 0.91

0.3
1.62
PFCF 10.80
CAT's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 211.70 vs. CAT: 10.80 )
CAT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.06   Max: 621.81
Current: 10.8

8.06
621.81
POCF 6.23
CAT's POCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.88 vs. CAT: 6.23 )
CAT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 24.15
Current: 6.23

2.96
24.15
EV-to-EBIT 15.07
CAT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.72 vs. CAT: 15.07 )
CAT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.4   Max: 113.7
Current: 15.07

9.4
113.7
PEG 0.94
CAT's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 31.50 vs. CAT: 0.94 )
CAT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 67.48
Current: 0.94

0.21
67.48
Shiller P/E 14.30
CAT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 42.17 vs. CAT: 14.30 )
CAT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.47   Max: 34.47
Current: 14.3

5.47
34.47
Current Ratio 1.39
CAT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. CAT: 1.39 )
CAT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 1.54
Current: 1.39

1.15
1.54
Quick Ratio 0.96
CAT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CAT: 0.96 )
CAT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1.15
Current: 0.96

0.82
1.15
Days Inventory 117.67
CAT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 116.31 vs. CAT: 117.67 )
CAT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 62.38   Max: 126.24
Current: 117.67

62.38
126.24
Days Sales Outstanding 110.88
CAT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 109.76 vs. CAT: 110.88 )
CAT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 62.42   Max: 156.74
Current: 110.88

62.42
156.74

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.37
CAT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
82% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. CAT: 3.37 )
CAT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 6.97
Current: 3.37

1.19
6.97
Dividend Payout 0.44
CAT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. CAT: 0.44 )
CAT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.18
Current: 0.44

0.21
1.18
Dividend growth (3y) 13.00
CAT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. CAT: 13.00 )
CAT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 22.4
Current: 13

0
22.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.70
CAT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. CAT: 4.70 )
CAT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 9.64
Current: 4.7

1.65
9.64
Share Buyback Rate 1.90
CAT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. CAT: 1.90 )
CAT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8   Max: -2.3
Current: 1.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 6.90
CAT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. CAT: 6.90 )
CAT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.54   Max: 40.81
Current: 6.9

3.54
40.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
CAT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CAT: 0.80 )
CAT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 19.05
Current: 0.8

0.8
19.05
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
CAT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CAT: 0.90 )
CAT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.34
Current: 0.9

0.51
1.34
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.30
CAT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CAT: 1.30 )
CAT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 4.76
Current: 1.3

0.38
4.76
Price/Graham Number 2.00
CAT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. CAT: 2.00 )
CAT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 4.63
Current: 2

1.26
4.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.60
CAT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CAT: 6.60 )
CAT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 10.7
Current: 6.6

0.9
10.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.93
CAT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.21 vs. CAT: 16.93 )
CAT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.8   Max: 26.1
Current: 16.93

-10.8
26.1

Business Description

Industry: Farm & Construction Machinery » Farm & Construction Equipment
Compare:DE, KMTUY, KUB, ZLIOF, PUTKY » details
Traded in other countries:CATER.Belgium, CATR.France, CAT.Switzerland, CTA.UK, CAT1.Germany, 0Q18.UK, CATP34.Brazil, CAT.Mexico, CAT.Argentina, CAT.Chile,
Caterpillar Inc was originally organized as Caterpillar Tractor Co. in 1925 in the State of California. The Company was reorganized as Caterpillar Inc. in 1986 in the State of Delaware. The Company is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. It also provides financial services through Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services and Progress Rail Services Corporation. The business is organized into two areas namely, Machinery and Power Systems and Financial Products. The Machinery and Power Systems is further categorized into three segments namely, Construction Industries, Resource Industries, and Power Systems. Construction segment is primarily responsible for supporting customers using machinery in infrastructure and building construction applications. Resource segment supports customers using machinery in mining and quarrying applications. Power system segment supports customers using reciprocating engines, turbines and related parts across industries serving electric power, industrial, petroleum and marine applications as well as rail-related businesses. The financial products provide financing solutions to customers and dealers for the purchase and lease of its equipments, as well as some financing for the Company's sales to dealers. Its products are sold primarily under the brands Caterpillar, CAT, design versions of CAT and Caterpillar, Electro-Motive, FG Wilson, MaK, MWM, Olympian, Perkins, Progress Rail, SEM and Solar Turbines.
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