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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)


Analysis of Profitability Ratios

Difficulty: Beginner


Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Caterpillar Inc., profitability ratios

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating profit margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net profit margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Return on assets (ROA) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Caterpillar Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Caterpillar Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Caterpillar Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Caterpillar Inc.’s ROE improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Caterpillar Inc.’s ROA improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Gross Profit Margin

Caterpillar Inc., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross margin ÷ Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Caterpillar Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Operating Profit Margin

Caterpillar Inc., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating profit hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Industrial Engineering hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating profit ÷ Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Caterpillar Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Net Profit Margin

Caterpillar Inc., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Profit (loss) attributable to common stockholders hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Industrial Engineering hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Profit (loss) attributable to common stockholders ÷ Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Caterpillar Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Caterpillar Inc., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Profit (loss) attributable to common stockholders hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Equity attributable to common stockholders hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Profitability Ratio
ROE1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
ROE, Sector
Industrial Engineering hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
ROE, Industry
Industrials hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Profit (loss) attributable to common stockholders ÷ Equity attributable to common stockholders
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Caterpillar Inc.’s ROE improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Caterpillar Inc., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Profit (loss) attributable to common stockholders hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Profitability Ratio
ROA1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
ROA, Sector
Industrial Engineering hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
ROA, Industry
Industrials hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Profit (loss) attributable to common stockholders ÷ Total assets
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Caterpillar Inc.’s ROA improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.