Caterpillar recovered some of the ground it lost in 2020 after the pandemic brought construction to a near standstill worldwide. The company climbed five spots on the list this year, with 2021 revenue increasing 22% to $51 billion. Its profits increased dramatically as well, more than doubling. The gains reflected the pent-up demand for Caterpillar’s heavy machinery as construction projects picked up.
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Company Information

As of 2/1/2023
Country
U.S.
Headquarters
Irving, Texas
Industry
Construction and Farm Machinery
CEO
D. James Umpleby III
Company Type
Public
Ticker
CAT
Revenues ($M)
$59,427
Profits ($M)
$6,705
Market Value ($M)
$129,951
Employees
107,700
Figures are for fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2022. Market value as of Jan. 20, 2023. Sources: Bloomberg; S&P Global.

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions
% change
Revenues ($M)
$50,971
22.1%
Profits ($M)
$6,489
116.4%
Assets ($M)
$82,793
-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)
$16,484
-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues
12.7%
Profits as % of Assets
7.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity
39.4%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)
12
EPS % Change (from 2020)
116.7%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)
-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)
4.8%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2021)
15.9%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)
20.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)
11.7%

Caterpillar Rank History

Historical Data

YearRevenues ($M)Profits ($M)Assets ($M)Total Stockholder Equity ($M)
2021$41,748-22.4%$2,998-50.8%$78,324$15,331
2020$53,800-1.7%$6,093-0.9%$78,453$14,588
2019$54,72220.4%$6,147715.3%$78,509$14,039
2018$45,46218%$754$76,962$13,697
2017$38,537-18%$-67-103.2%$74,704$13,137
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