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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 0.20
CAT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
76% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CAT: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CAT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.2
0.02
0.31
Equity to Asset 0.21
CAT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CAT: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CAT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.25
Current: 0.21
0.09
0.25
Interest Coverage 4.81
CAT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 25.69 vs. CAT: 4.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CAT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 3.60 Max: 6.78
Current: 4.81
0.4
6.78
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.08
M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
5.94%
7.58%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 9.68
CAT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. CAT: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CAT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.78  Med: 10.42 Max: 14.75
Current: 9.68
1.78
14.75
Net-margin (%) 6.81
CAT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. CAT: 6.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CAT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.76  Med: 6.87 Max: 8.8
Current: 6.81
2.76
8.8
ROE (%) 19.87
CAT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.36 vs. CAT: 19.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CAT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.07  Med: 30.05 Max: 47.52
Current: 19.87
12.07
47.52
ROA (%) 4.26
CAT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. CAT: 4.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CAT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 5.10 Max: 8.43
Current: 4.26
1.4
8.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.44
CAT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.78 vs. CAT: 18.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.38  Med: 19.82 Max: 62.28
Current: 18.44
7.38
62.28
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.90
CAT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CAT: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.2  Med: 8.50 Max: 23.9
Current: -0.9
-5.2
23.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.80
CAT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CAT: -1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.2  Med: 7.70 Max: 38.4
Current: -1.8
-15.2
38.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.40
CAT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. CAT: -7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.8  Med: 9.30 Max: 81
Current: -7.4
-34.8
81
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Guru Trades

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)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 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%)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,260,857 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 5,835,280 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 241,000 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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Q1 2015

CAT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 33,000 sh (New)
Bill Nygren 2,730,000 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 64,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 59,130 sh (+275.24%)
David Dreman 6,182 sh (+146.39%)
Bill Frels 4,338 sh (+23.98%)
Murray Stahl 11,749 sh (+9.56%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 72,221 sh (+1.47%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,906,810 sh (+1.23%)
Pioneer Investments 3,113 sh (+1.20%)
John Buckingham 66,302 sh (+0.78%)
Ken Fisher 7,439 sh (+0.59%)
NWQ Managers 62,700 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 241,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 25,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 68,881 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,260,857 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 63,368 sh (-6.58%)
Jim Simons 710,600 sh (-13.10%)
Joel Greenblatt 668,510 sh (-22.32%)
John Hussman 2,500 sh (-96.67%)
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Q2 2015

CAT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

NWQ Managers 79,900 sh (+23.68%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 88,050 sh (+21.92%)
Ken Fisher 8,755 sh (+17.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 68,594 sh (+16.01%)
Bill Nygren 3,000,000 sh (+9.89%)
John Buckingham 67,288 sh (+1.49%)
Tom Gayner 241,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 11,260,857 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 5,899,595 sh (-0.12%)
Ruane Cunniff 68,479 sh (-0.58%)
Bill Frels 4,112 sh (-5.21%)
Dodge & Cox 59,918 sh (-5.44%)
Murray Stahl 11,109 sh (-5.45%)
Pioneer Investments 2,744 sh (-11.85%)
John Hussman 2,000 sh (-20.00%)
Joel Greenblatt 284,502 sh (-57.44%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Caterpillar Inc

Bill Nygren Comments on Caterpillar Inc - Apr 09, 2015

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT - $81)

Caterpillar is the world’s largest provider of construction equipment, diesel engines and industrial gas turbines. Caterpillar’s products earn high marks, as do the quality and scope of its dealer network, but the company has considerable exposure to the highly cyclical and currently depressed oil and gas and mining segments. With substantial pressure from weak energy spending and the negative impact of the strong U.S. dollar, Caterpillar’s 2015 earnings will likely be down considerably from 2014 and toward the bottom end of their cyclical range. We prefer to value cyclical businesses on their earnings potential throughout the cycle, and we think that Caterpillar’s mid-cycle earnings will be considerably higher than current levels. With the Caterpillar share price falling to multi-year lows, the business is now attractively valued at just 10x our forecast of mid-cycle earnings. When we combine this attractive valuation with a 3.4% dividend yield and a strong balance sheet, we find Caterpillar to be a compelling investment.

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)’s Oakmark Fund - 1Q 2015 Letter.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.48
CAT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. CAT: 12.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CAT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.35  Med: 14.71 Max: 42.76
Current: 12.48
4.35
42.76
Forward P/E 15.75
CAT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.76 vs. CAT: 15.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.00
CAT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
60% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.20 vs. CAT: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CAT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.35  Med: 14.71 Max: 42.79
Current: 13
4.35
42.79
P/B 2.59
CAT's P/B is ranked lower than
70% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CAT: 2.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CAT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.08  Med: 4.24 Max: 6.95
Current: 2.59
2.08
6.95
P/S 0.85
CAT's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. CAT: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CAT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.62
Current: 0.85
0.3
1.62
PFCF 11.31
CAT's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.31 vs. CAT: 11.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CAT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.06  Med: 13.96 Max: 621.81
Current: 11.31
8.06
621.81
POCF 6.15
CAT's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.95 vs. CAT: 6.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CAT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.96  Med: 7.37 Max: 24.15
Current: 6.15
2.96
24.15
EV-to-EBIT 12.45
CAT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. CAT: 12.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CAT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.4  Med: 16.35 Max: 113.7
Current: 12.45
9.4
113.7
PEG 0.90
CAT's PEG is ranked higher than
58% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CAT: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CAT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.91 Max: 67.48
Current: 0.9
0.21
67.48
Shiller P/E 11.79
CAT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. CAT: 11.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CAT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.48  Med: 18.00 Max: 34.47
Current: 11.79
5.48
34.47
Current Ratio 1.49
CAT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CAT: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CAT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.06  Med: 1.41 Max: 1.73
Current: 1.49
1.06
1.73
Quick Ratio 1.04
CAT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CAT: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CAT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.25
Current: 1.04
0.74
1.25
Days Inventory 120.64
CAT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
51% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 114.38 vs. CAT: 120.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CAT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 62.38  Med: 71.49 Max: 126.24
Current: 120.64
62.38
126.24
Days Sales Outstanding 113.52
CAT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
64% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 80.40 vs. CAT: 113.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CAT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 62.42  Med: 126.38 Max: 156.74
Current: 113.52
62.42
156.74

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.93
CAT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
82% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CAT: 3.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CAT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 1.92 Max: 6.97
Current: 3.93
1.19
6.97
Dividend Payout 0.48
CAT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. CAT: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CAT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.32 Max: 1.52
Current: 0.48
0.16
1.52
Dividend growth (3y) 13.00
CAT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
61% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. CAT: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CAT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 9.20 Max: 22.4
Current: 13
0
22.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.34
CAT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. CAT: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CAT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.65  Med: 2.66 Max: 9.64
Current: 5.34
1.65
9.64
Share Buyback Rate 1.90
CAT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. CAT: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CAT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 1.20 Max: -2.3
Current: 1.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.84
CAT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. CAT: 5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CAT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.87  Med: 5.70 Max: 40.81
Current: 5.84
2.87
40.81
Price/Projected FCF 0.83
CAT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CAT: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CAT' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.26 Max: 89.3
Current: 0.83
0.65
89.3
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.11
CAT's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
55% of the 11 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. CAT: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.81
CAT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CAT: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CAT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.44
Current: 0.81
0.33
1.44
Price/Graham Number 1.80
CAT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
68% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CAT: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CAT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 2.01 Max: 4.63
Current: 1.8
1.19
4.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.02
CAT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. CAT: 8.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 6.10 Max: 10.7
Current: 8.02
0.9
10.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.90
CAT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. CAT: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CAT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -10.7  Med: 14.40 Max: 26.1
Current: 10.9
-10.7
26.1

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 48,751 48,448 51,797
EPS($) 4.83 4.73 5.42
EPS without NRI($) 4.83 4.73 5.42

Business Description

Industry: Farm & Construction Machinery » Farm & Construction Equipment
Compare:DE, KMTUY, KUB, ZLIOF, PUTKY » details
Traded in other countries:CATER.Belgium, CTA.UK, CATR.France, CAT.Chile, CAT1.Germany, CAT.Argentina, CATP34.Brazil, CAT.Mexico, CAT.Switzerland, 0Q18.UK,
Caterpillar Inc was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on March 12, 1986. It is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The Company is also a U.S. exporter. The company principally operates through four segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries, Energy & Transportation, Financial Products - and All Other operating segments. The Construction Industries segment is responsible for supporting customers using machinery in infrastructure and building construction applications. The Resource Industries segment is responsible for supporting customers using machinery in mining and quarrying applications. The Energy & Transportation segment is responsible for supporting customers using reciprocating engines, turbines, diesel-electric locomotives and related parts across industries serving power generation, industrial, oil and gas and transportation applications, including marine and rail-related businesses. The Financial Products segment provides financing to customers and dealers for the purchase and lease of Caterpillar and other equipment, as well as some financing for Caterpillar sales to dealers. The All Other operating segments primarily includes activities such as: the remanufacturing of Cat engines and components and remanufacturing services for other companies as well as the business strategy, product management, development, manufacturing, marketing and product support of undercarriage, specialty products, hardened bar stock components and ground engaging tools primarily for Cat products, paving products, forestry products and industrial and waste products; the product management, development, marketing, sales and product support of on-highway vocational trucks for North America; parts distribution; distribution services responsible for dealer development and administration including a wholly-owned dealer in Japan, dealer portfolio management and ensuring the most efficient and effective distribution of machines, engines and parts. Its geographic segments are divided into Inside United States and Outside United States. It sources its raw materials and manufactured components from suppliers both domestically and internationally. These purchases include unformed materials and rough and finished parts. Some of the Company's competitors include Komatsu Ltd., Volvo Construction Equipment, CNH Industrial N.V., Deere & Company, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd., J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd., Doosan Infracore Co. Ltd, XCMG Group and Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co., Ltd., Cummins Inc., Rolls-Royce Power System AG, among others. The Company's products are sold primarily under the brands Caterpillar, CAT, Electro-Motive, FG Wilson, MaK, MWM, Perkins, Progress Rail, SEM, and Solar Turbines. Due to the international scope of its operations, the Company is subject to a complex system of import- an
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