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Also traded in: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland, UK

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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.25
NYSE:CAT's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. NYSE:CAT: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:CAT' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: N/A
Current: 0.25
Equity-to-Asset 0.18
NYSE:CAT's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
91% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. NYSE:CAT: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:CAT' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.18
0.09
0.52
Interest Coverage 0.38
NYSE:CAT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 48.14 vs. NYSE:CAT: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:CAT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 3.31 Max: 6.78
Current: 0.38
0.38
6.78
Piotroski F-Score: 2
Altman Z-Score: 1.75
Beneish M-Score: -2.98
WACC vs ROIC
7.71%
0.32%
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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 1.08
NYSE:CAT's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
71% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.79 vs. NYSE:CAT: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:CAT' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 8.99 Max: 13.01
Current: 1.08
1.08
13.01
Net Margin % -0.38
NYSE:CAT's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
77% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. NYSE:CAT: -0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:CAT' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.38  Med: 6.58 Max: 8.62
Current: -0.38
-0.38
8.62
ROE % -1.00
NYSE:CAT's ROE % is ranked lower than
80% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. NYSE:CAT: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:CAT' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1  Med: 23.68 Max: 47.52
Current: -1
-1
47.52
ROA % -0.19
NYSE:CAT's ROA % is ranked lower than
76% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. NYSE:CAT: -0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:CAT' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.19  Med: 4.36 Max: 6.79
Current: -0.19
-0.19
6.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 3.97
NYSE:CAT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
71% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.11 vs. NYSE:CAT: 3.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:CAT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.97  Med: 18.72 Max: 28.82
Current: 3.97
3.97
28.82
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -7.90
NYSE:CAT's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. NYSE:CAT: -7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:CAT' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.9  Med: 8.9 Max: 23.9
Current: -7.9
-7.9
23.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -20.00
NYSE:CAT's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. NYSE:CAT: -20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:CAT' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.1  Med: 7.7 Max: 66.7
Current: -20
-32.1
66.7
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Business Description

Industry: Farm & Construction Machinery » Farm & Construction Equipment    NAICS: 333120    SIC: 3531
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Traded in other countries:CAT.Argentina, CAT.Austria, CATER.Belgium, CATP34.Brazil, CAT.Chile, CATR.France, CAT1.Germany, CAT.Mexico, CAT.Peru, CAT.Switzerland, CTA.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
Caterpillar Inc caters to the farming industry in the United States. It manufactures construction & mining equipment, diesel & natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.

Peoria, Illinois-based Caterpillar is the world's largest manufacturer of heavy construction and mining equipment. It is also a major manufacturer of engines and turbines used in off-highway, power generation, petroleum, marine and rail applications. A range of Caterpillar products is available through 3,500 dealer outlets around the world. The company supports its customers and dealers by providing financing through Caterpillar Financial Services.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 27.55
CAT's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.04 vs. CAT: 27.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 47.19
CAT's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
75% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.79 vs. CAT: 47.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
CAT' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.14  Med: 14.03 Max: 326.7
Current: 47.19
6.14
326.7
PB Ratio 4.60
CAT's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. CAT: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CAT' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.08  Med: 3.85 Max: 6.95
Current: 4.6
2.08
6.95
PS Ratio 1.59
CAT's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. CAT: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CAT' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.59
0.3
1.63
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 15.84
CAT's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
55% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 14.86 vs. CAT: 15.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CAT' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.06  Med: 13.79 Max: 614.14
Current: 15.84
8.06
614.14
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.43
CAT's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
55% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.02 vs. CAT: 9.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CAT' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.96  Med: 7.3 Max: 14.97
Current: 9.43
2.96
14.97
EV-to-EBIT 78.65
CAT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
93% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 18.05 vs. CAT: 78.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CAT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.8  Med: 14.8 Max: 79.6
Current: 78.65
7.8
79.6
EV-to-EBITDA 21.98
CAT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 14.04 vs. CAT: 21.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CAT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 10.1 Max: 22.2
Current: 21.98
6
22.2
Shiller PE Ratio 21.65
CAT's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 28.26 vs. CAT: 21.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CAT' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.33  Med: 18.46 Max: 31.41
Current: 21.65
7.33
31.41
Current Ratio 1.29
CAT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. CAT: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CAT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.06  Med: 1.4 Max: 1.73
Current: 1.29
1.06
1.73
Quick Ratio 0.96
CAT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. CAT: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CAT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.96
0.74
1.25
Days Inventory 120.13
CAT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 113.66 vs. CAT: 120.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CAT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 75.82  Med: 113.49 Max: 126.24
Current: 120.13
75.82
126.24
Days Sales Outstanding 142.79
CAT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
75% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 79.71 vs. CAT: 142.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CAT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 102.87  Med: 124.84 Max: 156.74
Current: 142.79
102.87
156.74
Days Payable 68.52
CAT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
53% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 71.10 vs. CAT: 68.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CAT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.74  Med: 56.53 Max: 70.39
Current: 68.52
45.74
70.39

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 2.90
CAT's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
87% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. CAT: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CAT' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 2.23 Max: 6.97
Current: 2.9
1.41
6.97
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 21.40
CAT's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. CAT: 21.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
CAT' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.6  Med: 13.9 Max: 71
Current: 21.4
-20.6
71
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.00
CAT's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
87% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. CAT: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.37
CAT's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
88% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. CAT: 5.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CAT' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.61  Med: 4.13 Max: 12.9
Current: 5.37
2.61
12.9
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.80
CAT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. CAT: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CAT' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.5  Med: 1.1 Max: 3.8
Current: 2.8
-2.5
3.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 11.95
CAT's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
92% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. CAT: 11.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CAT' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 5.13 Max: 40.88
Current: 11.95
0.96
40.88
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.45
CAT's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. CAT: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CAT' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.31 Max: 89.3
Current: 1.45
0.65
89.3
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.54
CAT's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. CAT: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CAT' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.54
Current: 1.54
0.34
1.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.28
CAT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
74% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. CAT: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CAT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 6.8 Max: 12.9
Current: 1.28
1.28
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -10.69
CAT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.28 vs. CAT: -10.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CAT' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.9  Med: 13.4 Max: 23.4
Current: -10.69
-10.9
23.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $38,898.00
EPS (TTM) $ -0.27
Beta1.66
Short Percentage of Float3.80%
52-Week Range $70.53 - 108.18
Shares Outstanding (Mil)589.16

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 39,901 42,451 44,283
EPS ($) 3.76 5.17 6.11
EPS without NRI ($) 3.76 5.17 6.11
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 3.08 3.15 3.37
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