|Headquarters||100 NE Adams Street, Peoria, Illinois 61629, USA|
|Chairman and CEO||Douglas R. Oberhelman|
|CFO||Bradley M. Halverson|
|Founder||merger of Holt Manufacturing Company and C. L. Best Tractor Company|
|NYSE stock symbol||CAT|
|Revenue||$55.184 billion (2014)|
|Net income||$3,695 million (2014)|
|Earnings per share||$5.88 USD (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|
|Consolidated profit before taxes||$5,083||$5,128|
|Profit of consolidated and affiliated companies||$3,711||$3,803|
|Comprehensive income attributable to stockholders||$1,162||$6,324|
|Balance sheet data (in $ millions)|
|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”