Caterpillar (CAT) Guides Positives, Concerns for FY17 at Baird Conf.

November 10, 2016 2:29 PM EST

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Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is presenting at the Baird Industrial Conference on Thursday. In part, the company noted that it sees Q4 revenue of $10 billion and EPS of $0.67, with consensus estimates calling for revenue of $9.9 billion and EPS of $0.68.

For FY17, Caterpillar stated: Still early, but at this point we are not expecting 2017 sales and revenues to be significantly different than 2016.

Caterpillar also said it was watching the following positives and concerns:

Positives

  • Commodity prices ... improvement could help RI, CI, and E&T
  • Construction in China ... generally a positive, but dependent on continued government support for growth
  • Construction sales in other developing countries are currently at very low levels
  • Mining customers ... CAPEX forecasts and sentiment

Concerns

  • Commodity prices ... better, but still not high enough to drive substantial sales increase
  • Weakness in North American construction
  • Economic growth in Europe, and the impact of Brexit on growth and business investment
  • Power generation ... particularly in oil producing regions
  • Sales to marine, rail and industrial industries



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