Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

Analysis of Long-term (Investment) Activity Ratios

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Long-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

Caterpillar Inc., long-term (investment) activity ratios

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Net fixed asset turnover 3.15 3.93 3.82 3.01 2.33
Net fixed asset turnover (including operating lease, right-of-use asset) 3.00 3.75 3.82 3.01 2.33
Total asset turnover 0.50 0.65 0.66 0.55 0.48
Equity turnover 2.55 3.48 3.69 3.12 2.72

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-17), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15).

Long-term activity ratio Description The company
Net fixed asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by net fixed assets. Caterpillar Inc.’s net fixed asset turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Net fixed asset turnover (including operating lease, right-of-use asset) An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by net fixed assets (including operating lease, right-of-use asset). Caterpillar Inc.’s net fixed asset turnover ratio (with operating lease, right-of-use asset) deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by total assets. Caterpillar Inc.’s total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Equity turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by shareholders’ equity. Caterpillar Inc.’s equity turnover ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Net Fixed Asset Turnover

Caterpillar Inc., net fixed asset turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation 39,022  50,755  51,822  42,676  35,773 
Property, plant and equipment, net 12,401  12,904  13,574  14,155  15,322 
Long-term Activity Ratio
Net fixed asset turnover1 3.15 3.93 3.82 3.01 2.33
Benchmarks
Net Fixed Asset Turnover, Competitors2
3M Co. 3.42 3.44 3.75 3.57 3.54
Boeing Co. 4.92 6.12 8.00 7.37 7.38
General Electric Co. 1.75 2.02 2.24 2.10 2.19
Honeywell International Inc. 5.86 6.89 7.89 6.84 6.78
Illinois Tool Works Inc. 7.08 8.16 8.25 8.05 8.23
Lockheed Martin Corp. 9.07 9.07 8.78 8.84 8.51
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 3.78 6.04 5.41 5.87 6.25
Net Fixed Asset Turnover, Sector
Capital Goods 3.53 4.16 4.28 3.94 3.92
Net Fixed Asset Turnover, Industry
Industrials 1.91 2.16 2.30 2.20 2.16

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-17), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15).

1 2020 Calculation
Net fixed asset turnover = Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation ÷ Property, plant and equipment, net
= 39,022 ÷ 12,401 = 3.15

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Long-term activity ratio Description The company
Net fixed asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by net fixed assets. Caterpillar Inc.’s net fixed asset turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Net Fixed Asset Turnover (including Operating Lease, Right-of-Use Asset)

Caterpillar Inc., net fixed asset turnover (including operating lease, right-of-use asset) calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation 39,022  50,755  51,822  42,676  35,773 
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 12,401  12,904  13,574  14,155  15,322 
Operating lease right-of-use assets (recognized in Other assets) 603  624  —  —  — 
Property, plant and equipment, net (including operating lease, right-of-use asset) 13,004  13,528  13,574  14,155  15,322 
Long-term Activity Ratio
Net fixed asset turnover (including operating lease, right-of-use asset)1 3.00 3.75 3.82 3.01 2.33
Benchmarks
Net Fixed Asset Turnover (including Operating Lease, Right-of-Use Asset), Competitors2
3M Co. 3.13 3.15 3.75 3.57 3.54
Boeing Co. 4.45 5.59 8.00 7.37 7.38
General Electric Co. 1.63 1.89 2.24 2.10 2.19
Honeywell International Inc. 5.15 6.12 7.89 6.84 6.78
Illinois Tool Works Inc. 6.31 7.29 8.25 8.05 8.23
Lockheed Martin Corp. 7.96 7.88 8.78 8.84 8.51
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 3.36 5.02 5.41 5.87 6.25
Net Fixed Asset Turnover (including Operating Lease, Right-of-Use Asset), Sector
Capital Goods 3.23 3.80 4.28 3.94 3.92
Net Fixed Asset Turnover (including Operating Lease, Right-of-Use Asset), Industry
Industrials 1.74 2.05 2.30 2.20 2.16

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-17), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15).

1 2020 Calculation
Net fixed asset turnover (including operating lease, right-of-use asset) = Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation ÷ Property, plant and equipment, net (including operating lease, right-of-use asset)
= 39,022 ÷ 13,004 = 3.00

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Long-term activity ratio Description The company
Net fixed asset turnover (including operating lease, right-of-use asset) An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by net fixed assets (including operating lease, right-of-use asset). Caterpillar Inc.’s net fixed asset turnover ratio (with operating lease, right-of-use asset) deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Total Asset Turnover

Caterpillar Inc., total asset turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation 39,022  50,755  51,822  42,676  35,773 
Total assets 78,324  78,453  78,509  76,962  74,704 
Long-term Activity Ratio
Total asset turnover1 0.50 0.65 0.66 0.55 0.48
Benchmarks
Total Asset Turnover, Competitors2
3M Co. 0.68 0.72 0.90 0.83 0.92
Boeing Co. 0.38 0.57 0.86 1.01 1.05
General Electric Co. 0.29 0.33 0.37 0.30 0.30
Honeywell International Inc. 0.51 0.63 0.72 0.68 0.73
Illinois Tool Works Inc. 0.81 0.94 0.99 0.85 0.89
Lockheed Martin Corp. 1.29 1.26 1.20 1.10 0.99
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 0.35 0.55 0.50 0.62 0.64
Total Asset Turnover, Sector
Capital Goods 0.45 0.55 0.60 0.55 0.56
Total Asset Turnover, Industry
Industrials 0.51 0.60 0.64 0.60 0.59

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-17), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15).

1 2020 Calculation
Total asset turnover = Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation ÷ Total assets
= 39,022 ÷ 78,324 = 0.50

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Long-term activity ratio Description The company
Total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by total assets. Caterpillar Inc.’s total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Equity Turnover

Caterpillar Inc., equity turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation 39,022  50,755  51,822  42,676  35,773 
Equity attributable to common stockholders 15,331  14,588  14,039  13,697  13,137 
Long-term Activity Ratio
Equity turnover1 2.55 3.48 3.69 3.12 2.72
Benchmarks
Equity Turnover, Competitors2
3M Co. 2.50 3.19 3.34 2.74 2.92
Boeing Co. 298.31 263.08 115.75
General Electric Co. 2.05 3.09 3.66 1.76 1.46
Honeywell International Inc. 1.86 1.98 2.30 2.35 2.03
Illinois Tool Works Inc. 3.95 4.66 4.54 3.12 3.20
Lockheed Martin Corp. 10.87 19.13 38.57 31.27
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 0.78 1.84 1.73 2.02 2.08
Equity Turnover, Sector
Capital Goods 2.56 3.92 4.09 3.18 2.80
Equity Turnover, Industry
Industrials 2.68 3.47 3.49 2.87 2.75

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-17), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15).

1 2020 Calculation
Equity turnover = Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation ÷ Equity attributable to common stockholders
= 39,022 ÷ 15,331 = 2.55

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Long-term activity ratio Description The company
Equity turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by shareholders’ equity. Caterpillar Inc.’s equity turnover ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.