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Caterpillar (CAT) Industry Analysis

Industry Analysis Heavy Machinery Caterpillar competes with different companies in different segments, but most of its competitors are major multinational corporations. Recently, however, smaller regional manufacturers, mostly based out of China, are increasing their presence in Asia. The performance of the machinery manufacturing industry is a leading indicator of global macro conditions. It depends on end user demand for commodities, energy and infrastructure development. Major players in the industry include: Based out of Sweden, Volvo manufactures construction equipment and industrial engines VOLVO AB Volvo generated revenues of AB Volvo (VOLVY) $44.9bn in 2012 The Tokyo based manufacturer sells products and services similar to those of Caterpillar's. It operates in the construction, mining and utilities segment. Komatsu (KMTUY) KOMATSU Komatsu reported sales of $25.2bn in 2012 Headquartered in Moline, IL Deere's construction and forestry division manufactures machines and parts used in harvesting, earthmoving, excavation Deere Co. (DE) JOHN DEERE and similar activities. Deere's sales were $35.6bn in 2012 Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI the company operates under two segments: underground and surface mining. Joy Global (JOY) JOYGLOBAL Joy's 2012 sales were $5.7 billion LME Copper ($/mt) 10,000 9,500 9,000 8,500 8,000 7,500 7,000 1QFY11 2QFY11 3QFY11 4QFY11 1QFY12 2QFY12 3QFY12 4QFY12 1QFY13 2QFY13 3QFY13 4QFY13 Industry Coal mining Metal mining Natural gas Aug 2013 Capacity Utilization 86.3% 68.9% 79.7% SOURCES: BIDNESS Company Data, SEC filings, Bloomberg Professional Services etc DISCLAIMER: Bidness Etc(TM) and related marks are owned by Bidness Etc. Any other trademarks appearing on this website are the property of their respective owners, and are not used to indicate the origin of goods or services offered or provided by Bidness Etc herein or to suggest approval for or affiliation with Bidness Etc.

Caterpillar (CAT) Industry Analysis

shared by EvaBrain on Apr 09
The machine manufacturing industry is dependent on the global economy as the companies in the industry manufacture machines used in infrastructure development on large scale basis which in turn is dep...


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