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Quarterly Results Overview Video
Caterpillar Group President and Chief Financial Officer Brad Halverson discusses the company's second-quarter 2015 results.
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"Our Caterpillar team continues its track record of solid operational performance in the face of difficult conditions in several of the key industries we serve. Because we serve cyclical industries, we focus intently on operational execution and cost control. This is particularly important when sales decline; our goal when sales decline is to manage costs so the decline in operating profit is less than 30 percent of the decline in sales and revenues. We did much better than that in the second quarter. We've achieved that by closely watching costs, the restructuring we’ve done over the past two years and the work done by Caterpillar employees across the world who are proving we can excel in this challenging economic environment," said Caterpillar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Oberhelman.
"Our portfolio performance has remained relatively stable despite challenging market conditions in some of our key segments,” said Kent Adams, president of Cat Financial and vice president with responsibility for the Financial Products Division of Caterpillar Inc. “The global Cat Financial team remains focused on helping Caterpillar customers and Cat dealers succeed through financial services excellence."