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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.

Company Info

D. James Umpleby III
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Construction and Farm Machinery
HQ Location
Deerfield, Ill.
Years on Fortune 500 List24

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%