Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

3 Biggest Hurdles to Caterpillar Inc.’s Growth

By Neha Chamaria - Jul 25, 2015 at 11:05AM

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

Why things could turn for the worse for Caterpillar

Unfortunately for investors in Caterpillar (CAT 0.95%), another dismal quarter has sent shares to a new 52-week low. Needless to say, the industrial giant's second quarter wasn't anything to write home about:

  • Sales and revenue slipped 13%, while net income slumped 29% year over year.
  • The company lowered its already muted revenue guidance for the full year.

Caterpillar is clearly under tremendous pressure right now, and there's little to suggest that things will improve anytime soon. Take a look at the slideshow below to learn about the three biggest challenges that the company is facing right now, and why things could turn for the worse in the near future. 

Neha Chamaria has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Invest Smarter with The Motley Fool

Join Over 1 Million Premium Members Receiving…

  • New Stock Picks Each Month
  • Detailed Analysis of Companies
  • Model Portfolios
  • Live Streaming During Market Hours
  • And Much More
Get Started Now

Stocks Mentioned

Caterpillar Inc. Stock Quote
Caterpillar Inc.
CAT
$185.39 (0.95%) $1.75

*Average returns of all recommendations since inception. Cost basis and return based on previous market day close.

Related Articles

Motley Fool Returns

Motley Fool Stock Advisor

Market-beating stocks from our award-winning analyst team.

Stock Advisor Returns
377%
 
S&P 500 Returns
123%

Calculated by average return of all stock recommendations since inception of the Stock Advisor service in February of 2002. Returns as of 08/07/2022.

Discounted offers are only available to new members. Stock Advisor list price is $199 per year.

Premium Investing Services

Invest better with The Motley Fool. Get stock recommendations, portfolio guidance, and more from The Motley Fool's premium services.