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Caterpillar Profile September 5, 2006

Caterpillar (CAT) manufactures heavy construction and mining equipment. They have three divisions: Machinery, Engines, and Financial. Machinery makes and sells machines. Engines makes engines for the machinery division, power plants, and others. The Financial division provides loans and insurance for Caterpillar customers. They are based in Peoria, Illinois. They have the biggest market cap of any company in their Industry: Farm and Construction Equipment, in the whole world. $44.1B of $102 B total for the industry.

Sector: Industrial Goods
Industry: Farm and Construction Equipment

CATERPILLAR INC [CAT] $44.1 B Peoria, Illinois, 1935, construction and mining equipment, engines, financial
DEERE CO [DE] $18.6 B Moline, Illinois, 1837, farm, consumer, and forestry equipment
KUBOTA CP [KUB] $10.8 B Osaka, Japan, 1890, farm & construction equipment, engines; water, waste, gas, etc, equipment; vending machines, condominiums, assorted products.
JOY GLOBAL INC [JOYG] $5.4 B Milwaukee, 1884, mining equipment
CNH GLOBAL NV [CNH] $5.2 B Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1991, agricultural, construction, finances.
COLUMBUS MCKINNON [CMCO] $142.4 M Amherst, NY, 1875, material handling products and solutions.
ASTEC INDS INC [ASTE] $408.2 M Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1972, road building equipment.
Market cap is number of shares times share price, not sales or income or profit. Are there big non-public companies in this industry?

Caterpillar has a finance division. That makes it very like an auto company.

None of the executives of these companies have any pay listed in Yahoo. Probably Yahoo is in error.

I'd not be able to get this on half a 5x7 card. Other than not leaving out words, what else am I doing differently than you do, jack?

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