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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.

111,247 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/23/15
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 Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for 2015

Caterpillar Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. Total sales and revenues were $12.317 billion in the second quarter of 2015, compared with $14.150 billion in the second quarter of 2014, a decline of $1.833 billion or 13%. The decrease was primarily due to lower sales volume and the unfavorable impact of currency, resulting mostly from the weakening of the euro, the Japanese yen and the Brazilian real. Price realization was slightly favorable. Operating profit for the second quarter of 2015 was $1.130 billion, a decline of $345 million from the second quarter of 2014 of $1.475 billion. The decrease was primarily the result of lower sales volume and a decline in Financial Products' operating profit, partially offset by improved price realization and the favorable impact of currency. Consolidated profit before taxes was $992 million against $1,420 million a year ago. Profit for the period was $710 million or $1.16 per diluted share against $999 million or $1.57 per diluted share a year ago. For the six months, the company reported total sales and revenues of $25,019 million against $27,391 million a year ago. Operating profit was $2,657 million against $2,873 million a year ago. Consolidated profit before taxes was $2,547 million against $2,762 million a year ago. Profit for the period was $1,821 million or $2.98 per diluted share against $1,921 million or $3.00 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $3,358 million against $4,134 million a year ago. Capital expenditures - excluding equipment leased to others was $656 million against $710 million a year ago. Expenditures for equipment leased to others was $815 million against $825 million a year ago. Outlook for 2015 sales and revenues is now about $49 billion compared with its previous outlook of about $50 billion. Outlook for 2015 profit per share of $4.70, or $5.00 per share excluding restructuring costs of about $250 million, remains unchanged. The company expects ME&T capital expenditures in 2015 to be about the same as 2014 capital expenditures of $1.6 billion.

Caterpillar Inc., Q2 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 23, 2015

Caterpillar Inc., Q2 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 23, 2015

Caterpillar to Lay Off Workers Due to Mining Sector Slump

Caterpillar Inc. announced that it will lay off another 50 workers at its East Peoria, Illinois campus on June 22, 2015 because of a downturn in demand for mining equipment. The latest action brings to 270 the number of workers Caterpillar has said it will lay off this year at its East Peoria campus. The company employs about 3,900 workers at the site, which is its main manufacturing hub.


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