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Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)


Liquidity Analysis
Quarterly Data

Difficulty: Beginner

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


Ratios (Summary)

Caterpillar Inc., liquidity ratios (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Current ratio hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Quick ratio hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Cash ratio hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-02).

Ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Caterpillar Inc.’s current ratio improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 and from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. Caterpillar Inc.’s quick ratio improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 and from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Caterpillar Inc.’s cash ratio deteriorated from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 but then slightly improved from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.

Current Ratio

Caterpillar Inc., current ratio calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Current assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Current liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Current ratio1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Current Ratio, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-02).

1 Q2 2019 Calculation
Current ratio = Current assets ÷ Current liabilities
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2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Caterpillar Inc.’s current ratio improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 and from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.

Quick Ratio

Caterpillar Inc., quick ratio calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Cash and short-term investments hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables, trade and other hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables, finance hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total quick assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
 
Current liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Quick ratio1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Quick Ratio, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-02).

1 Q2 2019 Calculation
Quick ratio = Total quick assets ÷ Current liabilities
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2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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 improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 and from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.

Cash Ratio

Caterpillar Inc., cash ratio calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Cash and short-term investments hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total cash assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
 
Current liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Cash ratio1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Cash Ratio, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-02).

1 Q2 2019 Calculation
Cash ratio = Total cash assets ÷ Current liabilities
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2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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 deteriorated from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 but then slightly improved from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.