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44. Caterpillar
Caterpillar
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 44 (Previous rank: 50)
Compare tool: Caterpillar vs. Top 10
CEO: James W. Owens
Address: 100 N.E. Adams St.
Peoria, IL 61629
Phone: 309-675-1000
Website: www.cat.com
With 60% of its business outside North America, Caterpillar's geographic diversity helped the world's biggest heavy equipment maker withstand the U.S. economic slowdown - until it spread worldwide.

The company hasn't reported a quarterly loss since 1992, but the drop-off in infrastructure projects everywhere has put a pause on Cat's stunning growth. To trim costs, the company announced in January it was cutting 20,000 jobs, or 11% of its workforce. - J.Y.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 51,324.0 14.2
Profits 3,557.0 0.5
Assets 67,782.0
Stockholders' equity 6,087.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 18,256.3
Profits as % of  
Revenues 6.9
Assets 5.2
Stockholders' equity 58.4
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 5.66
% change from 2007 5.4
1998-2008 annual growth rate % 10.7
Total return to investors %
2008 -36.7
1998-2008 annual rate 9.5
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Caterpillar 44 51,324.0
2 Deere 87 28,437.6
3 Cummins 181 14,342.0
4 Terex 275 9,889.6
5 AGCO 306 8,424.6
6 Manitowoc 480 4,884.3
7 Nacco Industries 589 3,680.3
8 Joy Global 626 3,418.9
9 Bucyrus International 775 2,505.8
10 Sauer-Danfoss 879 2,090.5
11 Toro 936 1,878.2
Issue date: May 4, 2009
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