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Caterpillar

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U.S.

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 26 slots on this year’s Global 500 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

Sector

Industrials

Industry

Construction and Farm Machinery

HQ Location

Deerfield, Ill.

Years on Global 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
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues1.7%
Profits as % of Assets1.0%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity5.5%
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