Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

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Analysis of Long-term (Investment) Activity Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Long-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

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

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Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 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
Net fixed asset turnover
Total asset turnover
Equity turnover

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 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).

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 deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 not reaching Q3 2020 level.
Total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by total assets. Caterpillar Inc.’s total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then slightly improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Equity turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by shareholders’ equity. Caterpillar Inc.’s equity turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Net Fixed Asset Turnover

Caterpillar Inc., net fixed asset turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation
Property, plant and equipment, net
Long-term Activity Ratio
Net fixed asset turnover1
Benchmarks
Net Fixed Asset Turnover, Competitors2
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Lockheed Martin Corp.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Raytheon Technologies Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 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).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Net fixed asset turnover = (Sales of Machinery, Energy & TransportationQ1 2021 + Sales of Machinery, Energy & TransportationQ4 2020 + Sales of Machinery, Energy & TransportationQ3 2020 + Sales of Machinery, Energy & TransportationQ2 2020) ÷ Property, plant and equipment, net
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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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 deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 not reaching Q3 2020 level.

Total Asset Turnover

Caterpillar Inc., total asset turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation
Total assets
Long-term Activity Ratio
Total asset turnover1
Benchmarks
Total Asset Turnover, Competitors2
3M Co.
Boeing Co.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Raytheon Technologies Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 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).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Total asset turnover = (Sales of Machinery, Energy & TransportationQ1 2021 + Sales of Machinery, Energy & TransportationQ4 2020 + Sales of Machinery, Energy & TransportationQ3 2020 + Sales of Machinery, Energy & TransportationQ2 2020) ÷ Total assets
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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 Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then slightly improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Equity Turnover

Caterpillar Inc., equity turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation
Shareholders’ equity attributable to common shareholders
Long-term Activity Ratio
Equity turnover1
Benchmarks
Equity Turnover, Competitors2
3M Co.
Boeing Co.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Raytheon Technologies Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 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).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Equity turnover = (Sales of Machinery, Energy & TransportationQ1 2021 + Sales of Machinery, Energy & TransportationQ4 2020 + Sales of Machinery, Energy & TransportationQ3 2020 + Sales of Machinery, Energy & TransportationQ2 2020) ÷ Shareholders’ equity attributable to common shareholders
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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 Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.