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caterpillar inc (CAT) Snapshot

Open
$79.91
Previous Close
$80.01
Day High
$80.18
Day Low
$78.81
52 Week High
07/16/14 - $111.46
52 Week Low
01/29/15 - $78.81
Market Cap
48.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
9.9M
EPS TTM
$6.39
Shares Outstanding
605.4M
EX-Date
01/15/15
P/E TM
12.5x
Dividend
$2.80
Dividend Yield
3.38%
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caterpillar inc (CAT) Details

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. The company’s Construction Industries segment offers construction machines and related parts, including backhoe, small wheel, skid steer, multi-terrain, medium wheel, compact track, compact wheel, and track-type loaders; mini excavators and wheel excavators, as well as small, medium, and large track excavators; small track-type and medium track-type tractors; and select work tools, motor graders, and pipelayers for the heavy construction, general construction, mining and quarry, and aggregates markets. Its Resource Industries segment provides electric rope and hydraulic shovels; draglines; drills; highwall and longwall miners; hard rock vehicles; large track-type tractors; articulated, large mining, and off-highway trucks; large wheel loaders; wheel tractor scrapers; wheel dozers; machinery components; and electronics and control systems for mine, quarry, forestry, paving, tunneling, waste, and industrial customers. The company’s Power Systems segment offers reciprocating engine powered generator sets; integrated systems for the electric power generation industry; reciprocating engines, and integrated systems and solutions; turbines and turbine-related services; and diesel-electric locomotives and components, and rail-related products and services. Its Financial Products segment provides retail and wholesale financing alternatives for Caterpillar equipment, machinery, and engines; offers property, casualty, life, accident, and health insurance, as well as insurance brokerage services; and purchases short-term receivables. The company was formerly known as Caterpillar Tractor Co. and changed its name to Caterpillar Inc. in 1986. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois.

114,233 Employees
Last Reported Date: 01/27/15
Founded in 1925

caterpillar inc (CAT) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.6M
Group President of Corporate Services and Chi...
Total Annual Compensation: $661.9K
Group President of Resource Industries
Total Annual Compensation: $847.0K
Group President of Energy and Power Systems
Total Annual Compensation: $661.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

caterpillar inc (CAT) Key Developments

Caterpillar Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Caterpillar Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total sales and revenues of $14,244 million compared to total sales and revenues of $14,402 million for the same period a year ago. Operating profit was $1,063 million compared to $1,452 million last year. Consolidated profit before taxes was $940 million compared to $1,387 million last year. Profit was $757 million or $1.23 per diluted share compared to $1,003 million or $1.54 per diluted share last year. Profit of consolidated and affiliated companies was $763 million compared to $1,006 million last year. Excluding restructuring costs, fourth-quarter 2014 profit per share was $1.35, compared with profit per share of $1.68 in the fourth quarter of 2013. The decrease in total sales and Revenue was primarily due to currency impacts from weakening of the euro and Japanese yen. The decline in operating profit was primarily due to increased selling, general and administrative and research and development (SG&A and R&D) expenses and higher manufacturing costs, partially offset by favorable price realization. For the year, the company reported total sales and revenues of $55,184 million compared to total sales and revenues of $55,656 million for the same period a year ago. Operating profit was $5,328 million compared to $5,628 million last year. Consolidated profit before taxes was $5,083 million compared to $5,128 million last year. Profit was $3,695 million or $5.88 per diluted share compared to $3,789 million or $5.75 per diluted share last year. Profit of consolidated and affiliated companies was $3,711 million compared to $3,803 million last year. Net cash provided by operating activities was $8,057 million compared to $10,191 million last year. Capital expenditures excluding equipment leased to others were $1,539 million compared to $2,522 million last year. Expenditures for equipment leased to others were $1,840 million compared to $1,924 million last year. Excluding restructuring costs, 2014 profit per share was $6.38, up from $5.97 per share in 2013. While the company anticipates modest improvement in world economic growth, the company expects its sales and revenues to decline from $55.2 billion in 2014 to about $50 billion in 2015. Lower oil prices are the most significant reason the company expects lower sales in 2015. Profit outlook for 2015 is about $4.60 per share, or $4.75 per share excluding restructuring costs. The company’s outlook for 2015 assumes a tax rate of 29%. The company does not expect ME&T capital expenditures in 2015 to be significantly different than 2014 capital expenditures of $1.6 billion.

Caterpillar Inc., Q4 2014 Earnings Call, Jan 27, 2015

Caterpillar Inc., Q4 2014 Earnings Call, Jan 27, 2015

Caterpillar Announces Layoffs at East Peoria, Decatur Plants

Caterpillar Inc. has announced the layoff of about 200 full-time production employees at its East Peoria and Decatur facilities. In addition, the manufacturer of heavy equipment will also end the assignments of 40 agency employees. The layoffs are expected to take effect Jan. 19, adding the company will offer affected workers support services.

 

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