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Liquidity Analysis

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Liquidity ratios measure the company's ability to meet its short-term obligations.


Ratios (Summary)

Caterpillar Inc., liquidity ratios

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Current ratio
Quick ratio
Cash ratio

Source: Based on data from Caterpillar Inc. Annual Reports

Ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Caterpillar Inc.'s current ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. Caterpillar Inc.'s quick ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Caterpillar Inc.'s cash ratio improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Current Ratio

Caterpillar Inc., current ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Current assets
Current liabilities
Ratio
Current ratio1
Benchmarks
Current Ratio, Competitors
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Current Ratio, Sector
Industrial Engineering
Current Ratio, Industry
Industrials

Source: Based on data from Caterpillar Inc. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Current ratio = Current assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Caterpillar Inc.'s current ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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Quick Ratio

Caterpillar Inc., quick ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Cash and short-term investments
Receivables, trade and other
Receivables, finance
Total quick assets
Current liabilities
Ratio
Quick ratio1
Benchmarks
Quick Ratio, Competitors
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Quick Ratio, Sector
Industrial Engineering
Quick Ratio, Industry
Industrials

Source: Based on data from Caterpillar Inc. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Quick ratio = Total quick assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. Caterpillar Inc.'s quick ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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Cash Ratio

Caterpillar Inc., cash ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Cash and short-term investments
Total cash assets
Current liabilities
Ratio
Cash ratio1
Benchmarks
Cash Ratio, Competitors
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Cash Ratio, Sector
Industrial Engineering
Cash Ratio, Industry
Industrials

Source: Based on data from Caterpillar Inc. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Cash ratio = Total cash assets ÷ Current liabilities
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Caterpillar Inc.'s cash ratio improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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