The income statement presents information on the financial results of a company's business activities over a period of time. The income statement communicates how much revenue the company generated during a period and what cost it incurred in connection with generating that revenue.
Caterpillar Inc., Consolidated Income Statement
USD $ in millions
|Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation||Aggregate revenue recognized during the period (derived from goods sold, services rendered, insurance premiums, or other activities that constitute an entity's earning process). For financial services companies, also includes investment and interest income, and sales and trading gains.||Caterpillar Inc.'s sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.|
|Operating profit||The net result for the period of deducting operating expenses from operating revenues.||Caterpillar Inc.'s operating profit declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.|
|Consolidated profit before taxes||Sum of operating profit and nonoperating income (expense) before income (loss) from equity method investments, income taxes, extraordinary items, cumulative effects of changes in accounting principles, and noncontrolling interest.||Caterpillar Inc.'s consolidated profit before taxes declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.|
|Profit (loss) of consolidated and affiliated companies||The consolidated profit or loss for the period, net of income taxes, including the portion attributable to the noncontrolling interest.||Caterpillar Inc.'s profit (loss) of consolidated and affiliated companies declined from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly increased from 2016 to 2017.|
|Profit (loss) attributable to common stockholders||The portion of consolidated profit or loss for the period, net of income taxes, which is attributable to the parent. If the entity does not present consolidated financial statements, the amount of profit or loss for the period, net of income taxes.||Caterpillar Inc.'s profit (loss) attributable to common stockholders declined from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly increased from 2016 to 2017.|