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Caterpillar Inc. : Buy on the lower bound

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05/02/2012 | 04:36pm
Opinion : Bullish above USD 99.7
Target price : USD 109.2
Stop loss: USD 96
Heavy Machinery & Vehicles

The world’s leading producer of mining construction and operation equipment, Caterpillar, has released for the first quarter a revenue of $16 billion, up 23% and a net income of $1.6 billion, up 29%.

Moreover, the group has revised upwards its forecast for annual profit to $9.50 per share, against $9.25 previously. It kept its forecast for sales, between $68 and $70 billion. The order book continued to increase in the first quarter at $ 30.7 billion. Besides, the management announced to face a slowdown in China and Brazil which curb their expansion to master inflation.

Technically, Caterpillar’s stock has failed to sustain bullish impetus. The share has declined and evolve now in a trading range bounded by USD 99.7/109.2. Currently, the security is near the lower bound, represented by the USD 99.7 mid-term support, and could head back towards the upper bound i nthe next sessions.

Thus, investors could take a buy position on the lower bound to target the upper bound at USD 109.2. A stop-loss will be fixed at USD 95.5, below a small gap at USD 96.

Caterpillar Inc. : Caterpillar Inc. : Buy on the lower bound

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Financial Ratios

Size 2016e 2017e
Capitalization 43 342 M$ -
Entreprise Value (EV) 59 769 M$ 59 076 M$
Valuation 2016e 2017e
P/E ratio (Price / EPS) 23,7x 22,3x
Capitalization / Revenue 1,08x 1,09x
EV / Revenue 1,49x 1,49x
EV / EBITDA 10,5x 10,5x
Yield (DPS / Price) 4,15% 4,20%
Price to book (Price / BVPS) 2,85x 2,89x
Profitability 2016e 2017e
Operating Margin (EBIT / Sales) 7,57% 7,87%
operating Leverage (Delta EBIT / Delta Sales) -1,86x -
Net Margin (Net Profit / Revenue) 4,40% 4,83%
ROA (Net Profit / Asset) 4,18% 4,35%
ROE (Net Profit / Equities) 11,9% 12,3%
Rate of Dividend 98,4% 93,6%
Balance Sheet Analysis 2016e 2017e
CAPEX / Sales   3,34% 3,26%
Cash Flow / Sales 10,5% 11,4%
Capital Intensity (Assets / Sales) 1,05x 1,11x
Financial Leverage (Net Debt / EBITDA) 2,89x 2,79x
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