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  • Previous Rank
    264
  • Revenues ($M)
    $45,462
  • Revenue Percent Change
    18%
  • Profits ($M)
    $754
  • Profits Percent Change
    -
  • Assets ($M)
    $76,962.00
  • Employees
    98,400

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.

Company Information

CEO
D. James Umpleby III
Sector
Industrials
Industry
Construction and Farm Machinery
HQ Location
Deerfield, Ill.
Websitehttp://www.caterpillar.com
Years on Global 500 List24
Employees98,400
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Caterpillar Rank History

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$45,46218%
Profits ($M)$754-
Assets ($M)$76,962.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$13,697.00-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.7%
Profits as % of Assets1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity5.5%