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January 18, 2013
17:18 EDTCATCaterpillar to record $580M goodwill impairment charge in Q4
Caterpillar announced that an internal investigation of its recently acquired company, ERA Mining Machinery Limited, including its wholly owned subsidiary Zhengzhou Siwei Mechanical & Electrical Manufacturing Co.,, commonly known as Siwei, has uncovered deliberate, multi-year, coordinated accounting misconduct concealed at Siwei, located in Zhengzhou, China. Caterpillar's investigation determined several Siwei senior managers engaged in deliberate misconduct beginning several years prior to Caterpillar's acquisition of Siwei. This deliberate misconduct at Siwei will result in a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of approximately $580M, or 87c per share, in Q4. Caterpillar removed several senior managers at Siwei who were responsible for the misconduct and a new leadership team has been put in place.
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February 19, 2015
11:11 EDTCATCaterpillar retail trends remain negative, says Wells Fargo
After Caterpillar reported earlier that its retail sales of machine declined 14% in the three month period ending in January, Wells Fargo noted that the trend worsened from December's 12% drop and that all regions reported declines. The firm believes retail trends remain negative for Caterpillar shares, on which it keeps a Market Perform rating.
09:09 EDTCATCaterpillar reports retail machines sales down 14% in three months end January
Caterpillar reported in a filing that its total retail machines sales were down 14% on a three month rolling basis in January. For reference, retail sales of machines were down 12% in the period ending in December and were down 10% in the period ending in November. The company reported world Resources Industries sales down 27% in the January period, which was down fom the 22% drop in the December end period. Construction Industries world sales were down 10%, worse than the 9% drop in the December period. Total Energy & Transportation Retail Sales were up 22% in the January end period, which was the same growth rate as seen in the December period.
07:20 EDTCATCaterpillar facing multiple federal investigations, WSJ says
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February 18, 2015
06:23 EDTCATCaterpillar discloses grand jury subpoena requesting financial information
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