Caterpillar Inc. – Company Information

Company Caterpillar Inc.
Headquarters 100 NE Adams Street, Peoria, Illinois 61629, USA
Chairman and CEO  Douglas R. Oberhelman
CFO Bradley M. Halverson
Industry Heavy Equipment/Engines
Founder merger of Holt Manufacturing Company and C. L. Best Tractor Company
Founded 1925
Type Public
NYSE stock symbol CAT
Revenue $55.184 billion (2014)
Net income $3,695 million (2014)
Earnings per share $5.88 USD (2014)
Employees 114,300 (2014)
Investor relations contact number: +1 (309) 675-4619
Corporate contact number: +1 (309) 675-0545
Investor relations contact email: [email protected]

Caterpillar Inc. is a US corporation that focuses on the development, production and marketing of mining and construction equipment, diesel-electric locomotives, industrial turbines, and natural gas and diesel engines.

The company was organized as Caterpillar Tractor Co. in 1925 in the State of California following the merger of the Holt Manufacturing Company and the C. L. Best Tractor Company. It reorganized itself as Caterpillar Inc in 1986 in the State of Delaware.

Caterpillar Inc. is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock ticker symbol ‘CAT’.

The company is has three product segments:

Resource Industries: machinery used in mine and quarry applications. Products include electric rope shovels, large track-type tractors, wheel tractor scrapers, draglines, large mining trucks, wheel dozers, hydraulic shovels, longwall miners, machinery components, drills, large wheel loaders, electronics and control systems, highwall miners, off-highway trucks, hard rock vehicles, and articulated trucks.

Construction Industries: machinery in infrastructure and building construction applications. Products include: backhoe loaders, compact wheel loaders, small track-type tractors, small wheel loaders, track-type loaders, medium track-type tractors, skid steer loaders, mini excavators, select work tools, multi-terrain loaders, small, medium and large track excavators, motor graders, medium wheel loaders, wheel excavators, compact track loaders, and pipelayers.

Power Systems: provides equipment for industries serving electric power, industrial, petroleum and marine applications, such as reciprocating engines turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives and components.

It also provides financial services through its Financial Products segment.

Income data (in $ millions) 2014* 2013*
Sales of Machinery and Power Systems $52,142 $52,694
Revenues of Financial Products $3,042 $2,962
Total sales and revenues $55,184 $55,656
Total operating costs $49,856 $50,028
Operating profit $5,328 $5,628
Consolidated profit before taxes $5,083 $5,128
Profit of consolidated and affiliated companies $3,711 $3,803
Net profit $3,695 $3,789
Comprehensive income attributable to stockholders $1,162 $6,324
Balance sheet data (in $ millions)
Total assets $84,681 $84,896
Total liabilities $67,855 $64,018
Total stockholders’ equity $16,826 $20,878
Common share data (in $)
Earnings per Common Share – Basic $5.99 $5.87
Earnings per Common Share – Diluted $5.88 $5.75
Cash flow data (in $ millions)
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities $8,057 $10,191
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities $(3,627) $(5,046)
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities $(2,996) $(4,511)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period $6,081 $5,490
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $7,341 $6,081

*Years Ended December 31
Source: “Caterpillar Inc. Form 10-K 2014”