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  • Previous Rank74
  • Revenues ($M)$45,462.00
  • Revenue Percent Change18%
  • Profits ($M)$754
  • Profits Percent Change-
  • Assets ($M)$76,962.00
  • Employees98,400
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$88,078.10

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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Company Info

CEO
D. James Umpleby III
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Sector
Industrials
Industry
Construction and Farm Machinery
HQ Location
Deerfield, Ill.
Websitehttp://www.caterpillar.com
Years on Fortune 500 List24
Employees98,400

Caterpillar Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$45,462.0018%
Profits ($M)$754-
Assets ($M)$76,962.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$13,697.00-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$88,078.10-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.7%
Profits as % of Assets1%
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%