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Caterpillar Inc.: Caterpillar Faces Near-Term Headwinds, as End-User Demand and Dealer Inventories Fall in Q3

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CAT
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$194.06
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Summary

Caterpillar is an iconic manufacturer of heavy equipment, power solutions, and locomotives. It is currently the world’s largest manufacturer of heavy equipment with approximately 16% of global market share in 2019. The company is divided into four reportable segments: construction industries, resource industries, energy & transportation, and Caterpillar Financial Services. Its products are available through a dealer network that covers the globe with over 2,000 branches maintained by 165 dealers. Caterpillar Financial Services provides financing to its customers and dealers, generating approximately 9% of operating profit.

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Brian Bernard

Sector Director
Brian Colello, CPA, is director of technology, media, and telecom equity research for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. In addition to leading Morningstar’s technology, media, and telecom sector team, he covers semiconductor and hardware companies. Colello was a senior equity analyst before assuming his current role in 2015.Before joining Morningstar in 2008, he worked in public accounting for KPMG and served as a manager in corporate finance for BMG Music, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann AG.Colello holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.