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Caterpillar Current Ratio

: 1.45 (As of Jun. 2022)
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The current ratio is a liquidity ratio that measures a company's ability to pay short-term obligations. It is calculated as a company's Total Current Assets divides by its Total Current Liabilities. Caterpillar's current ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 1.45.

Caterpillar has a current ratio of 1.45. It generally indicates good short-term financial strength.

The historical rank and industry rank for Caterpillar's Current Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

CAT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.06   Med: 1.41   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.45

During the past 13 years, Caterpillar's highest Current Ratio was 1.73. The lowest was 1.06. And the median was 1.41.

CAT's Current Ratio is ranked worse than
66.33% of 196 companies
in the Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery industry
Industry Median: 1.72 vs CAT: 1.45

Caterpillar Current Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Caterpillar's Current Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Caterpillar Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Current Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.35 1.37 1.47 1.53 1.46

Caterpillar Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Current Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.56 1.61 1.46 1.44 1.45

Competitive Comparison

For the Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery subindustry, Caterpillar's Current Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and Current Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Caterpillar Current Ratio Distribution

For the Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery industry and Industrials sector, Caterpillar's Current Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Caterpillar's Current Ratio falls into.



Caterpillar Current Ratio Calculation

The current ratio is mainly used to give an idea of the company's ability to pay back its short-term liabilities with its short-term assets.

Caterpillar's Current Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021

Current Ratio (A: Dec. 2021 )=Total Current Assets (A: Dec. 2021 )/Total Current Liabilities (A: Dec. 2021 )
=43455/29847
=1.46

Caterpillar's Current Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Current Ratio (Q: Jun. 2022 )=Total Current Assets (Q: Jun. 2022 )/Total Current Liabilities (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=41982/28963
=1.45

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Caterpillar  (NYSE:CAT) Current Ratio Explanation

The current ratio can give a sense of the efficiency of a company's operating cycle or its ability to turn its product into cash. Companies that have trouble getting paid on their receivables or have long inventory turnover can run into liquidity problems because they are unable to alleviate their obligations. Because business operations differ in each industry, it is always more useful to compare companies within the same industry.

Acceptable current ratios vary from industry to industry and are generally between 1 and 3 for healthy businesses.

The higher the current ratio, the more capable the company is of paying its obligations. A ratio under 1 suggests that the company would be unable to pay off its obligations if they came due at that point. While this shows the company is not in good financial health, it does not necessarily mean that it will go bankrupt - as there are many ways to access financing - but it is definitely not a good sign.

If all other things were equal, a creditor, who is expecting to be paid in the next 12 months, would consider a high current ratio to be better than a low current ratio, because a high current ratio means that the company is more likely to meet its liabilities which fall due in the next 12 months.


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Caterpillar Business Description

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Address
510 Lake Cook Road, Suite 100, Deerfield, IL, USA, 60015
Caterpillar is an iconic manufacturer of heavy equipment, power solutions, and locomotives. It is currently the world's largest manufacturer of heavy equipment with over 13% market share in 2021. The company is divided into four reportable segments: construction industries, resource industries, energy and transportation, and Caterpillar Financial Services. Its products are available through a dealer network that covers the globe with over 2,000 branches maintained by 168 dealers. Caterpillar Financial Services provides retail financing for machinery and engines to its customers, in addition to wholesale financing for dealers, which increases the likelihood of Caterpillar product sales.
Executives
Schaupp William E officer: Chief Accounting Officer PPG INDUSTRIES, INC. ONE PPG PLACE PITTSBURGH PA 15272
Maclennan David director 14701 CHARLSON ROAD EDEN PRAIRIE MN 55347
Johnson Gerald director 300 RENAISSANCE CENTER M/C: 482-C23-A68 DETROIT MI 48265
Fassino Anthony D. officer: Group President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Marvel Gary Michael officer: Chief Accounting Officer 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Ainsworth William P officer: Group President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD X1 60015
Bonfield Andrew R J officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB CO 345 PARK AVE NEW YORK NY 10164
Younessi Ramin officer: Group President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Creed Joseph E officer: Interim CFO 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Ayotte Kelly director C/O NEWS CORPORATION 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Johnson Cheryl H officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 40 WESTMINSTER STREET PROVIDENCE RI 02903
Wilkins Rayford Jr director 208 S. AKARD ST. -- DALLAS TX 75202
Long Suzette M officer: Int. Executive Vice President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFILED IL 60015
De Lange Bob officer: Group President 510 LAKE COOK ROAD SUITE 100 DEERFIELD IL 60015
Johnson Denise C officer: Group President C/O CATERPILLAR, INCORPORATED 901 WEST WASHINGTON, CV41110 EAST PEORIA IL 61630

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