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  • Rank42
  • Previous Rank46
  • CEO
    Douglas R. Oberhelman
  • Address
    100 N.E. Adams St., Peoria, IL 61629
  • Website
    www.caterpillar.com

The heavy equipment manufacturer roared ahead, despite slowdowns in the United States and Europe and in some once-hot emerging markets. And yet, the company’s management stands out for its bullishness on the fate of the global economy overall. Chairman and CEO Douglas Oberhelman recently crowed that the world economy is on track to pull “one of the strongest, broadest recoveries in years” and, as a result, that “sales opportunities are increasing.” Its $65.9 billion in sales—a 9.5% increase of the previous year—seem to back him up.

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Key Financials

$ Millions% change
Revenues65,8759.5
Profits
5681.00
15.3
Assets89,356-
Total Shareholder Equity17,532-
Market Value (on March 29, 2013)56,969.6-

Profit as a % of

Profit Percent Sales56,969.6
Profit Percent Assets6.4
Profit Percent Shareholder Equity32.4

Earnings Per Share

Earnings Per Share8.48
EPS % Change (from 2012)14.6
EPS Change (5 year)9.6
EPS Change (10 year)22.1

Total Return to Investors

Total Return to Investors1.6
Total Return to Investors (5 year)7.3
Total Return to Investors (10 year)
17.40