Submitted by: Trader J Howell
Caterpillar Misses Forecast:
On Monday, world s largest maker of mining & construction equipment, Caterpillar Inc. reported its earnings. The company said that if the world economy does not gets changed from its existing backlashes & do not improve during the second half of the year, the company along with the sector would post dull earnings and back drop in their revenues in the markets.
The company went on saying that in 2013, it will not hit the predicted profit margins if the world economy doesn’t pick up during second quarter of this fiscal year. It is because, until the whole world economy is not in a good condition, the mining & construction companies also remain cautious about buying new equipment.
As the company, Caterpillar is one of the main construction & mining equipment Maker Company of the world, it has to focus on the world economy to predict its profits in coming quarters. If the world economy is in good position, the profits & performance of this company will rise. To know that how many construction & mining equipment like bulldozers, mining trucks or excavators have to be produced in a year, the company has to predict the movement of world economy.
With the reviews until first quarter earning seasons, the company is predicting that if the improvement of world economy continues its improvement in the second half of the year too, the company s profit can break all the previous records. On the other hand, if it fell down like last two years, 2013 is going to become too tough for the business of Caterpillar. In the last two years, the growth of the construction & mining companies fell down drastically, this also had some impact on the profits of this company.
The company had to cut down its production range & also suffered a lot of equipment to be stuffed up at the inventory. Still the company is pulling its socks off to improve the situation. According to the report of the company itself, still, the process of reducing products from the inventory will continue until the first earning seasons of 2013.
In the fourth quarter season of 2012, the company had to suffer a fall in its profits. Their profits came down almost half from what it had predicted for 2012. Same thing happened at 2011 when their deals with china went bad & the world economy witnessed an unfortunate slow growth. The company has observed its weakest performance in the year of 2012, because of such backdrops in the total world economic growth.
In 2013, the company is expecting to have net revenue of $60-$68 billion. It is also expecting that it would be able to collect $7-$9 of profits per share. With the current improvement rate of world economy, the market analysts are saying that if such improvements continue, the company can expect to have net revenue of $64.58 billion where $8.54 per share can be collected as profits.
According to caterpillar, even in 2013, the economy of US will see a slow growth; European region is going to struggle with their economic condition, while china is expected to have a good economic growth rate.
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