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caterpillar inc (CAT) Snapshot

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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 backhoe, small wheel, skid steer, multi-terrain, compact track, medium and compact wheel, and track-type loaders; mini, wheel, and track excavators; track-type tractors; and select work tools, motor graders, telehandlers, soil compactors, and pipelayers, as well as its related parts for the heavy and general construction, rental, 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; articulated, large mining, and off-highway trucks; large wheel loaders; wheel tractor scrapers; wheel dozers; machinery components; and electronics and control systems for use in mining and quarry applications. The company’s Energy & Transportation segment offers reciprocating engines; reciprocating engine powered generator sets; integrated systems and solutions for the electric power generation industry; and turbines and its related services, centrifugal gas compressors, diesel-electric locomotives and components, and rail-related products and services. Its Financial Products segment provides retail and wholesale financing primarily for Caterpillar equipment, machinery, and engines; offers property, casualty, life, accident, and health insurance; insurance brokerage services; and purchases short-term trade receivables. The company’s All Other segments remanufactures engines and components; provides business strategy, and development, management, manufacturing, marketing, and support primarily for paving, forestry, industrial, waste, and Cat products. 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.

113,322 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/23/15
Founded in 1925

caterpillar inc (CAT) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.6M
Chief Financial Officer and Group President o...
Total Annual Compensation: $755.2K
Group President of Resource Industries
Total Annual Compensation: $922.4K
Group President for Energy & Transportation
Total Annual Compensation: $755.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

caterpillar inc (CAT) Key Developments

Caterpillar Inc. Announces Consolidated Unaudited Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015

Caterpillar Inc. announced consolidated unaudited earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. The company reported profit per share of $1.81, an increase from profit per share of $1.44 in the first quarter of 2014. First-quarter total sales and revenues were $12.702 billion, down about 4% from first-quarter 2014 sales and revenues of $13.241 billion. Operating profit was $1,527 million against $1,398 million a year ago. Consolidated profit before taxes was $1,555 million against $1,342 million a year ago. Profit was $1,111 million or $1.81 diluted per share against $922 million or $1.44 diluted per share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $1,270 million against $1,897 million a year ago. Capital expenditures - excluding equipment leased to others was $437 million against $454 million a year ago. The 2015 outlook for sales and revenues remains unchanged at about $50 billion. However, the outlook for profit per share has improved slightly. The company now expects that profit per share will be $4.70 or $5.00 per share excluding restructuring costs. The previous outlook for profit per share was $4.60 or $4.75 excluding restructuring costs.

Caterpillar Announces the Formation of Analytics & Innovation Division; Announces Executive Changes

Caterpillar Inc. announced the formation of a new division, Analytics & Innovation (AI), which will be led by Caterpillar Vice President Greg Folley. The division will bring together the people and resources that will foster a culture with innovation at the core, form a broad and connected analytics ecosystem and manage strategic third party relationships with providers like Chicago, Illinois-based Uptake, a start-up with which the company recently announced a technology and predictive analytics agreement. Analytics & Innovation will be led by Caterpillar Vice President Greg Folley. Since joining Caterpillar in 1995, Folley has held numerous positions including senior labor relations consultant, human resources manager, corporate labor relations manager, U.K. HR Shared Services director, director of Compensation and Benefits and general manager of the Specialty Products Business Unit of Motion and Power Control Division. In 2008, the Caterpillar Board of Directors named Folley vice president of the Core Components Division, and in 2009, he was appointed vice president of the Human Services Division. With Folley leading AI, Doug Hoerr will now become the vice president with responsibility for the RCWT Division, reporting to Charter. Hoerr is currently the vice president of the Strategic Services Division (SSD). Hoerr began his 21-year career with Caterpillar in accounting. He held several accounting and business analysis roles throughout the company, including senior leadership positions in Caterpillar's engines business. He served as the senior business manager for Large Power Systems & Growth Markets, and in 2012, was named CFO for the C&DS group. Caterpillar's Board of Directors appointed him vice president of SSD in 2014.

Caterpillar Inc., Q1 2015 Earnings Call, Apr 23, 2015

Caterpillar Inc., Q1 2015 Earnings Call, Apr 23, 2015


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