Caterpillar Inc.

Industry: Construction Agricultural Machinery

Fortune Rank: 66

CAT manufactures and markets construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial turbines, and also provides financing and insurance services. For the 6 months ended 6/30/05, revenues rose 26% to $17.70B. Net income rose 36% to $1.34B. Revenues reflect strong demand from construction markets and the positive effect on revenues of a weak U.S. dollar. Net income also reflects improved operating margins.

Caterpillar Inc. operates in three principal lines of business: Machinery, Engines and Financial Products. The Machinery line of business includes the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of construction, mining and forestry machinery. The Engines segment includes the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of engines for Caterpillar machinery; electric power generation systems; on-highway vehicles and locomotives; marine, petroleum, construction, industrial, agricultural and other applications, and related parts. The Financial products segment consists primarily of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (Cat Financial), Caterpillar Insurance Holdings, Inc. (Cat Insurance), Caterpillar Power Ventures Corporation (Cat Power Ventures) and their respective subsidiaries. Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. (Cat Logistics) provides supply chain solutions and services to the Company and over 50 companies throughout the world

Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar Inc. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Caterpillar Inc. was ranked number 66 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 66th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Caterpillar Inc. achieved revenue of $32,396.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $895.00 million.

Caterpillar Inc.'s rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 44th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $51,324 million (a change of -19 million compared to 2010) and profits of $3,557 million (a change of 892 million compared to 2010).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Caterpillar Inc. would be ranked 146th rather than 66th due to its profits of $895 in 2010.

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