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Caterpillar

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The mining and construction equipment maker’s sales grew for the first time in four years. Total 2017 revenue came in at $45.5 billion, an 18% increase from the year before. A booming global economy–and increased building and infrastructure spend in Asia in particular–helped raise revenue across the company’s three divisions: construction, mining resources and energy and transportation equipment. That growth helped 93-year-old Caterpillar rise through the ranks, jumping up nine slots on this year’s list. Will the rally continue? Maybe, if trade tensions between the U.S. and China are resolved.

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CEO

D. James Umpleby III

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Sector

Industrials

Industry

Construction and Farm Machinery

HQ Location

Deerfield, Ill.

Years on Fortune 500 List

24

Employees

98,400

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$45,46218.0%
Profits ($M)$754.0
Assets ($M)$76,962
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$13,697
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$88,078
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues1.7%
Profits as % of Assets1.0%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity5.5%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)1.26
EPS % Change (from 2016)-
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-31.7%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-13.5%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)74.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)15.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)11.3%
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