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The 94-year-old construction and farm machinery maker has been on a tear. Total revenue for fiscal 2018 came in at $54.7 billion, a 20% increase from the year before. Profits, meanwhile, skyrocketed, rising more than 700% to $6.15 billion (this was partly driven by lower tax expense and decreased restructuring costs). Caterpillar saw growth across several product lines. But company does have some potential weak spots moving forward, including flattening demand in the Chinese market after two years of growth.

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D. James Umpleby III

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer




Construction and Farm Machinery

HQ Location

Deerfield, Ill.

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$54,72220.4%
Profits ($M)$6,147.0715.3%
Assets ($M)$78,509
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$14,039
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues11.2%
Profits as % of Assets7.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity43.8%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)10.26
EPS % Change (from 2017)714.3%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)12.3%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)6.1%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2018)-17.5%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)10.3%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)14.3%
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