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Another weak year for commodity prices took its toll on Caterpillar. Sales declined by $8.47 billion, or 18%, from 2015 on the back of weak demand for oil and gas drilling equipment. That’s enough to send it 20 places lower on the Fortune 500 list. But investors are sticking with the company: Caterpillar’s stock price is up 15% year-to-date and the market seems bullish that the company could benefit from President Donald Trump’s proposals for infrastructure spending that is, if they clear Congress.

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D. James Umpleby III

CEO Title

Chief Executive Officer & Director




Construction and Farm Machinery

HQ Location

Peoria, IL

Years on Fortune 500 List




Profile provided by S&P Global.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$38,537-18.0%
Profits ($M)$-67.0-103.2%
Assets ($M)$74,704
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$13,137
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$54,402
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues-0.2%
Profits as % of Assets-0.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity-0.5%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)-0.11
EPS % Change (from 2015)-103.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2016)42.0%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)3.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)7.2%
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