Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the companys businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the companys key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description A detailed description of the companys operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy Analysts summarization of the companys business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis A detailed analysis of the companys strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies A brief summary of the executives employment history.
- Key operational heads A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

Caterpillar Inc. (Caterpillar) is a manufacturer of construction, transportation and energy equipment. It designs, manufactures, markets, and sells construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, forestry machinery, diesel-electric locomotives and diesel and natural gas engines. Key brands include Caterpillar, MWM, Progress Rail, Perkins, FG Wilson and Solar Turbines, among others. It also offers retail and wholesale financing plans such as operating and finance leases, working capital loans, installment sale contracts and wholesale financing plans to customers and dealers for the purchase and lease of equipment. Caterpillar also offers remanufacturing and progress rail services. The company markets and sells its products in several countries across North and South America, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Caterpillar is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, the US.

Caterpillar Inc. Key Recent Developments

Feb 22,2018: Lydian announces construction update for Amulsar Gold Project
Feb 22,2018: Caterpillar to close Waco Work Tools facility
Feb 19,2018: Caterpillar Announces Officer Appointment
Feb 16,2018: Caterpillar Announces Officer Departure
Jan 26,2018: Caterpillar Announces Officer Retirement; Consolidation of Functions

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

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- The companys core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

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- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies strategic, financial and operational performance.
- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.
- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

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List of Tables 5
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Caterpillar Inc. - Key Facts 6
Caterpillar Inc. - Key Employees 7
Caterpillar Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 9
Caterpillar Inc. - Major Products and Services 11
Caterpillar Inc. - History 13
Caterpillar Inc. - Company Statement 23
Caterpillar Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 26
Head Office 26
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 26
Joint Venture 29
Section 2 Company Analysis 30
Company Overview 30
Caterpillar Inc. - Business Description 30
Business Segment: All Other operating Segment 30
Overview 30
Performance 30
Business Segment: Construction Industries 30
Overview 30
Performance 31
Key Strategies 31
Business Segment: Energy & Transportation 31
Overview 31
Performance 31
Key Strategies 31
Business Segment: Financial Products 31
Overview 31
Performance 32
Key Stats 32
Business Segment: Resource Industries 32
Overview 32
Performance 32
Key Strategies 32
Geographical Segment: Asia-Pacific 32
Target Markets 32
Performance 33
Geographical Segment: EAME 33
Target Markets 33
Performance 33
Geographical Segment: Latin America 33
Target Markets 33
Performance 33
Geographical Segment: North America 33
Target Markets 33
Performance 33
R&D Overview 34
Caterpillar Inc. - Corporate Strategy 35
Caterpillar Inc. - SWOT Analysis 36
SWOT Analysis - Overview 36
Caterpillar Inc. - Strengths 36
Caterpillar Inc. - Weaknesses 38
Caterpillar Inc. - Opportunities 39
Caterpillar Inc. - Threats 41
Caterpillar Inc. - Key Competitors 42
Section 3 Company Financial Ratios 43
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 43
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 44
Performance Chart 47
Financial Performance 47
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 48
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 49
Caterpillar Inc., Recent Deals Summary 50
Section 4 Companys Recent Developments 51
Feb 19, 2018: Caterpillar Announces Officer Appointment 51
Feb 16, 2018: Caterpillar Announces Officer Departure 52
Jan 26, 2018: Caterpillar Announces Officer Retirement; Consolidation of Functions 53
Jan 25, 2018: Caterpillar Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Results 54
Jan 25, 2018: Caterpillar Financial grows revenues and retail volumes 55
Jan 11, 2018: Energy Department Selects Seven New Projects to Advance High Performance Computing in Manufacturing 56
Oct 30, 2017: Nucor Steel Memphis receives platinum supplier certification from Caterpillar 57
Oct 24, 2017: Caterpillar Reports Third-Quarter 2017 Results 58
Aug 30, 2017: Caterpillar to supply power for B2Golds Otjikoto Mine in Namibia 59
Aug 30, 2017: Caterpillar to supply power for B2Golds Otjikoto Mine in Namibia 60
Section 5 Appendix 61
Methodology 61
Ratio Definitions 61
About GlobalData 65
Contact Us 65
Disclaimer 65

List Of Tables

List of Tables
Caterpillar Inc., Key Facts 6
Caterpillar Inc., Key Employees 7
Caterpillar Inc., Key Employee Biographies 9
Caterpillar Inc., Major Products and Services 11
Caterpillar Inc., History 13
Caterpillar Inc., Subsidiaries 26
Caterpillar Inc., Joint Venture 29
Caterpillar Inc., Key Competitors 42
Caterpillar Inc., Ratios based on current share price 43
Caterpillar Inc., Annual Ratios 44
Caterpillar Inc., Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 45
Caterpillar Inc., Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 46
Caterpillar Inc., Interim Ratios 48
Caterpillar Inc., Recent Deals Summary 50
Currency Codes 61
Capital Market Ratios 61
Equity Ratios 62
Profitability Ratios 62
Cost Ratios 63
Liquidity Ratios 63
Leverage Ratios 64
Efficiency Ratios 64

List Of Figures

List of Figures
Caterpillar Inc., Performance Chart (2013 - 2017) 47
Caterpillar Inc., Ratio Charts 49

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