Profile: Caterpillar Inc (CAT)
17 Nov 2017
Caterpillar Inc. (Caterpillar), incorporated on March 12, 1986, is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The Company operates through segments, including Construction Industries, Resource Industries, Energy & Transportation, Financial Products segment and All Other operating segments. The Company's products are sold primarily under the brands Caterpillar, CAT, design versions of CAT and Caterpillar, EMD, FG Wilson, MaK, MWM, Perkins, Progress Rail, SEM and Solar Turbines. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's machines were distributed principally through an organization of dealers (dealer network), 49 located in the United States and 123 located outside the United States, serving 190 countries.
The Construction Industries segment is engaged in supporting customers using machinery in infrastructure, forestry and building construction. The Construction Industries segment sells machines to heavy and general construction, rental, quarry and aggregates markets and mining industries. The Construction Industries product portfolio includes various machines and related parts, such as backhoe loaders, track-type loaders, mini excavators, wheel excavators, cold planers, road reclaimers, site prep tractors, skid steer loaders, compact loaders, small and medium wheel loaders, pipelayers, asphalt pavers, wheel and track skidders, wheel and track feller bunchers, small track-type tractors, medium track-type tractors, motorgraders, telehandlers, compactors, knuckleboom loaders, forestry excavators, and small, medium and track excavators.
The Resource Industries segment is engaged in supporting customers using machinery in mining, quarry, waste and material handling applications. It manufactures equipment for both surface and underground mining operations around the world. Its equipment is used to extract and haul copper, iron ore, coal, oil sands, aggregates, gold and other minerals and ores. In addition to equipment, it also develops and sells technology products and services to provide customers fleet management systems, equipment management analytics and autonomous machine capabilities. The Resource Industries product portfolio includes various machines and related parts, such as electric rope shovels, draglines, hydraulic shovels, track and rotary drills, highwall miners, hard rock vehicles, continuous miners, track-type tractors, mining trucks, longwall miners, wheel loaders, off-highway trucks, articulated trucks, scoops and haulers, wheel tractor scrapers, wheel dozers, landfill compactors, soil compactors, machinery components, electronics and control systems, select work tools and hard rock continuous mining systems.
Energy & Transportation
The Company's Energy & Transportation segment supports customers in oil and gas, power generation, marine, rail and industrial applications, including Cat machines. The Energy & Transportation portfolio includes various products and related parts, such as reciprocating engine powered generator sets; reciprocating engines supplied to the industrial industry, as well as Caterpillar machinery; integrated systems used in the electric power generation industry; turbines, centrifugal gas compressors and related services; reciprocating engines and integrated systems and solutions for the marine and oil and gas industries; remanufactured reciprocating engines and components, and diesel-electric locomotives and components and other rail-related products and services.
Financial Products Segment
The Company provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. The Financial Products Segment conducts its business through Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (Cat Financial), a finance subsidiary of Caterpillar. Cat Financial's primary business is to provide retail and wholesale financing alternatives for Caterpillar products to customers and dealers around the world. Retail financing primarily consists of the financing of Caterpillar equipment, machinery and engines. Cat Financial also provides financing for vehicles, power generation facilities and marine vessels that incorporate Caterpillar products. In addition to retail financing, Cat Financial provides wholesale financing to Caterpillar dealers and purchases short-term trade receivables from Caterpillar and its subsidiaries. Cat Financial's retail leases and installment sale contracts include tax leases, finance (non-tax) leases, installment sale contracts and governmental lease-purchase plans. Cat Financial's wholesale notes receivable, finance leases and installment sale contracts include inventory/rental programs and short-term receivables. Cat Financial's retail notes receivables include loans that allow customers and dealers to use their Caterpillar equipment or other assets as collateral to obtain financing.
Caterpillar Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Caterpillar, is an insurance company. As of December 31, 2016, Caterpillar Life Insurance Company was licensed to conduct life and accident and health insurance business in 26 states and the District of Columbia. The Company's insurance group provides protection for claims under various programs, such as contractual liability insurance; cargo insurance; contractors' equipment physical damage insurance; general liability, employer's liability, auto liability and property insurance; retiree medical stop loss insurance, and brokerage services for property and casualty and life and health business.
All Other operating segments
All Other operating segments primarily includes activities, such as product management and development, and manufacturing of filters and fluids, undercarriage, tires and rims, ground engaging tools, fluid transfer products, precision seals and rubber, and sealing and connecting components primarily for Cat products; parts distribution, and distribution services responsible for dealer development and administration, including a dealer in Japan, dealer portfolio management and ensuring the distribution of machines, engines and parts. It is also engaged in digital investments for new customer and dealer solutions that integrate data analytics with digital technologies.
The Company competes with Joy Global, Inc., Volvo Group, Atlas Copco AB, Sandvik Mining, Liebherr-International AG, Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co., Ltd., Komatsu Ltd., CNH Industrial N.V., Deere & Company, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd., Doosan Infracore Co. Ltd., Hyundai Heavy Industries, Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd., Longking Holdings Ltd., Sany Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., Xiamen XGMA Machinery Co., Ltd., XCMG Group, The Shandong Heavy Industry Group Co., Ltd., Strong Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., Cummins Inc., Rolls-Royce Power Systems, GE Oil & Gas, GE Power, Deutz AG, Wartsila Corp., MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, Siemens Energy, Rolls-Royce Marine, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Volvo Penta, Weichai Power Co., Ltd., Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited, Generac Power Systems, Inc., Kohler Co., Inc., Aggreko plc, GE Transportation, Vossloh AG, Siemens Akteingesellschaft, Alstom Transport SA, Voestalpine AG., Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Inc., Volvo Financial Services, Komatsu Financial L.P. and John Deere Capital Corporation.
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