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Caterpillar Inc's Long Term Debt to Equity

CAT's quarterly Long Term Debt to Equity and Long Term Debt, Equity growth

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CAT Long Term Debt to Equity (Dec 31 2017)
IV. Quarter
(Sep 30 2017)
III. Quarter
(Jun 30 2017)
II. Quarter
(Mar 31 2017)
I. Quarter
(Dec 31 2016)
IV. Quarter
Y / Y Equity Change 4.19 % -0.11 % -8 % -13.29 % -11.23 %
Y / Y Long Term Debt Change 10.68 % 5.43 % -3.51 % -4.08 % -11.46 %
Long Term Debt to Equity MRQ 1.16 1.02 1.07 1.09 1.09
Overall Ranking # 508 # 2135 # 1785 # 2276 # 2275
Seq. Equity Change -12.3 % 11.49 % 3.07 % 3.38 % -15.92 %
Seq. Long Term Debt Change -0.61 % 6.77 % 0.53 % 3.75 % -5.32 %

Long Term Debt to Equity forth quarter 2017 Comment
Despite long-term debt repayement of -0.61%, in IV. Quarter ,Long Term Debt to Equity detoriated to 1.16, below company's average Long Term Debt to Equity.

Within Construction & Mining Machinery industry in the forth quarter 2017, 2 other companies have achieved lower Long Term Debt to Equity than Caterpillar Inc. While total ranking remained unchanged compare to previous quarter at no. .

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Long Term Debt to Equity Ratio CAT on the trailing twelve month basis
Long Term Debt to Equity forth quarter 2017 Company Ranking
Within: No.
Construction & Mining Machinery Industry # 3
Capital Goods Sector # 60
Overall Market # 508

Long Term Debt to Equity Statistics
High Average Low
3.7 1.88 0.97
(March 31, 2009)   (Sep 30 2016)

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Financial Statements
Caterpillar Inc's Equity $ 13,766 Millions Visit CAT's Balance sheet
Caterpillar Inc's Long Term Debt $ 15,918 Millions Visit CAT's Balance sheet
Source of CAT's Sales Visit CAT's Sales by Geography

Companies with similar Long Term Debt to Equity in the quarter endingDec 31 2017, within Construction & Mining Machinery Industry Long Term Debt to EquityDec 31 2017 MRQ Long Term DebtDec 31 2017 MRQ Equity
Deere & Co  2.85 $ 26,421.800  Millions$ 9,264.900  Millions
Caterpillar Inc  1.16 $ 15,918.000  Millions$ 13,766.000  Millions
Douglas Dynamics, Inc  1.07 $ 274.872  Millions$ 256.678  Millions
Wabash National Corp  1.00 $ 505.103  Millions$ 506.063  Millions
Columbus Mckinnon Corporation  0.83 $ 317.696  Millions$ 383.963  Millions
Terex Corp  0.80 $ 979.600  Millions$ 1,222.500  Millions
Agco Corp  0.52 $ 1,618.100  Millions$ 3,095.300  Millions
Manitowoc Co Inc  0.39 $ 266.700  Millions$ 677.500  Millions
Hyster-yale Materials Handling, Inc.  0.38 $ 216.200  Millions$ 572.400  Millions


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