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

Date: March 8, 2017
Pages: 59
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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 company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s 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 company’s operations and business divisions.
  • Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
  • SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s 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 and natural gas engines, and diesel-electric locomotives. 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. Its service portfolio includes 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 09, 2017: Caterpillar Announces Executive Officer Retirement
Jan 31, 2017: Caterpillar To Establish Global Headquarters In Chicago Area
Jan 26, 2017: Caterpillar Reports 2016 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results; Provides Outlook for 2017
Dec 23, 2016: Caterpillar Announces Vice President Retirements and Appointments
Dec 23, 2016: Caterpillar Announces Executive Office Appointments and Changes

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  • The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.
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  • The company’s 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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  • 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
SECTION 1 - ABOUT THE COMPANY

Caterpillar Inc. - Key Facts
Caterpillar Inc. - Key Employees
Caterpillar Inc. - Key Employee Biographies
Caterpillar Inc. - Major Products and Services
Caterpillar Inc. - History
Caterpillar Inc. - Company Statement
Caterpillar Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries
Joint Venture

SECTION 2 – COMPANY ANALYSIS

Caterpillar Inc. - Business Description
Business Description - Financial Products
Financial Products - Overview
Financial Products - Financials
Business Description - Machinery, Energy & Transportation
Machinery, Energy & Transportation - Overview
Machinery, Energy & Transportation - Financials
Caterpillar Inc. - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
Caterpillar Inc. - Strengths
Caterpillar Inc. - Weaknesses
Caterpillar Inc. - Opportunities
Caterpillar Inc. - Threats
Caterpillar Inc. - Key Competitors

SECTION 3 – COMPANY FINANCIAL RATIOS

Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Performance Chart
Financial Performance
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts
Caterpillar Inc., Recent Deals Summary

SECTION 4 – COMPANY’S RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Feb 09, 2017: Caterpillar Announces Executive Officer Retirement
Jan 31, 2017: Caterpillar To Establish Global Headquarters In Chicago Area
Jan 26, 2017: Caterpillar Reports 2016 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results; Provides Outlook for 2017
Dec 23, 2016: Caterpillar Announces Executive Office Appointments and Changes
Oct 25, 2016: Caterpillar Reports Third-quarter 2016 Results
Oct 19, 2016: CMA CGM Signs A First Memorandum Of Understanding With ENGIE
Oct 17, 2016: Caterpillar Chairman And CEO Doug Oberhelman Elects To Retire In 2017; Jim Umpleby Elected As Caterpillar's Next CEO; Dave Calhoun To Become Non-executive Chairman Of The Board
Sep 29, 2016: Caterpillar Affirms Commitment to Egypt's Infrastructure Development
Sep 12, 2016: Caterpillar Again Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Sep 02, 2016: Caterpillar Contemplates Allocation Of Production From Gosselies Belgium To Other Manufacturing Facilities

SECTION 5 – APPENDIX

Methodology
Ratio Definitions
About GlobalData
Contact Us
Disclaimer

LIST OF TABLES

Caterpillar Inc., Key Facts
Caterpillar Inc., Key Employees
Caterpillar Inc., Key Employee Biographies
Caterpillar Inc., Major Products and Services
Caterpillar Inc., History
Caterpillar Inc., Subsidiaries
Caterpillar Inc., Joint Venture
Caterpillar Inc., Key Competitors
Caterpillar Inc., Ratios based on current share price
Caterpillar Inc., Annual Ratios
Caterpillar Inc. (Cont...1), Annual Ratios
Caterpillar Inc., Interim Ratios
Caterpillar Inc., Recent Deals Summary
Currency Codes
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios

LIST OF FIGURES

Caterpillar Inc., Performance Chart (2012 - 2016)
Caterpillar Inc., Ratio Charts

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