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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: November 27, 2019

(Date of earliest event reported)

DEERE & COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

1-4121

36-2382580

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

One John Deere Place

MolineIllinois 61265

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(309) 765-8000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

___________________________________________________

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OF THE ACT:

Title of each class

Trading symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, $1 par value

DE

New York Stock Exchange

8½% Debentures Due 2022

DE22

New York Stock Exchange

6.55% Debentures Due 2028

DE28

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Items 2.02

and 8.01            Results of Operations and Financial Condition and Other Events.

The attached Deere & Company press release dated November 27, 2019 concerning Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2019 financial results and supplemental financial information is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated by reference herein.

Items 2.02

and 7.01            Results of Operations and Financial Condition and Regulation FD Disclosure (Furnished herewith).

The attached schedules of Other Financial Information (Exhibit 99.2) and Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call Information (Exhibit 99.3) are furnished under Form 8-K Items 2.02 and 7.01. The information is not filed for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is not deemed incorporated by reference by any general statements incorporating by reference this report or future filings into any filings under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except to the extent Deere & Company specifically incorporates the information by reference.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)

Exhibits

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Exhibit Index

Number and Description of Exhibit

(99.1)

Press Release and Supplemental Financial Information (Filed herewith)

(99.2)

Other Financial Information (Furnished herewith)

(99.3)

Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call Information (Furnished herewith)

(104)

Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded in the Inline XBRL document)

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Signature

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

DEERE & COMPANY

By:

/s/ Todd E. Davies

Todd E. Davies

Secretary

Dated: November 27, 2019

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PICTURE 2

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

(Filed herewith)

 

NEWS RELEASE

Ken Golden

Director, Global Public Relations

Deere & Company

309‑765‑5678

Deere Announces Net Income of $3.253 Billion for Year

·

Net sales increase 4% for fourth quarter and 5% for full year.

·

Construction & Forestry reports higher sales and profit for year.

·

Full-year 2020 forecast calls for net income of $2.7 to $3.1 billion, reflecting uncertainties in our equipment operations.

 

MOLINE, Illinois (November 27,  2019) — Deere & Company reported net income of $722 million for the fourth quarter ended November 3, 2019, or $2.27 per share, compared with net income of $785 million, or $2.42 per share, for the quarter ended October 28, 2018. For fiscal 2019, net income attributable to Deere & Company was $3.253 billion, or $10.15 per share, compared with $2.368 billion, or $7.24 per share, in 2018.

 

Worldwide net sales and revenues increased 5 percent in both the fourth quarter and full year of 2019 to $9.896 billion and $39.258 billion, for the respective periods. Net sales of the equipment operations were $8.703 billion for the quarter and $34.886 billion for the year, compared with respective totals of $8.343 billion and $33.351 billion in 2018.

 

“John Deere’s performance reflected continued uncertainties in the agricultural sector,” said John C. May, chief executive officer. “Lingering trade tensions coupled with a year of difficult growing and harvesting conditions have caused many farmers to become cautious about making major investments in new equipment. Additionally, financial services results have come under pressure due to operating-lease losses. At the same time, general economic conditions have remained favorable. This has supported demand for smaller equipment and led to solid results for Deere’s construction and forestry business, which had a record year for sales and operating profit.”

 

Company Outlook & Summary

Net income attributable to Deere & Company for fiscal 2020 is forecast to be in a range of $2.7 billion to $3.1 billion.

“Despite present challenges, the longer-term outlook for our businesses remains healthy and points to a promising future for Deere,” May said. “We are particularly encouraged by the adoption of precision technologies and believe we are well-positioned to be a leader in the delivery of smarter, more efficient and sustainable solutions to our customers. At the same time, we are committed to the successful execution of our strategic plan and have initiated a series of measures to create a leaner organizational structure that can operate with more speed and agility. We’re confident these steps will lead to improved efficiencies and help the company focus its resources and investments on areas that have the greatest impact on performance.”

 

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Deere & Company

 

Fourth Quarter

 

Full Year

 

$ in millions

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

Net sales and revenues

 

$

9,896

 

$

9,416

 

5%

 

$

39,258

 

$

37,358

 

5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

722

 

$

785

 

-8%

 

$

3,253

 

$

2,368

 

37%

 

Fully diluted EPS

 

$

2.27

 

$

2.42

 

 

 

$

10.15

 

$

7.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income – adjusted

 

$

681

 

$

748

 

-9%

 

$

3,185

 

$

3,073

 

4%

 

Fully diluted EPS – adjusted

 

$

2.14

 

$

2.30

 

 

 

$

9.94

 

$

9.39

 

 

 

 

Net income in the fourth quarter and full-year 2019 was favorably affected by discrete adjustments to the provision for income taxes, including those related to U.S. tax reform legislation (tax reform). The adjustments related to tax reform were $41 million and $68 million for the respective periods. (Information on non-GAAP financial measures is included in the appendix.) Prior-year results were favorably affected by $37 million in the fourth quarter and unfavorably affected by $705 million for the twelve-month period due to discrete adjustments to the provision for income taxes related to tax reform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment Operations

 

Fourth Quarter

 

Full Year

 

$ in millions

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

Net sales

 

$

8,703

 

$

8,343

 

4%

 

$

34,886

 

$

33,351

 

5%

 

Operating profit

 

$

788

 

$

862

 

-9%

 

$

3,721

 

$

3,684

 

1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

631

 

$

514

 

23%

 

$

2,698

 

$

1,404

 

92%

 

Tax reform unfavorable (favorable)
discrete adjustments

 

 

(41)

 

 

72

 

 

 

 

(65)

 

 

1,045

 

 

 

Net income – adjusted

 

$

590

 

$

586

 

1%

 

$

2,633

 

$

2,449

 

8%

 

 

For a discussion of net sales and operating profit results, see the Agriculture & Turf and Construction & Forestry sections below. Wirtgen results are included for the full year while 2018 contained ten months of Wirtgen activity. The two additional months added about 1 percent to the company’s 2019 net sales. Net income in the fourth quarter and full year of 2019 was favorably affected by discrete adjustments to the provision for income taxes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture & Turf

 

Fourth Quarter

 

Full Year

 

$ in millions

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

Net sales

 

$

5,756

 

$

5,605

 

3%

 

$

23,666

 

$

23,191

 

2%

 

Operating profit

 

$

527

 

$

567

 

-7%

 

$

2,506

 

$

2,816

 

-11%

 

Operating margin

 

 

9.2%

 

 

10.1%

 

 

 

 

10.6%

 

 

12.1%

 

 

 

 

Agriculture & Turf sales increased for the quarter and full year of 2019 due to price realization and higher shipment volumes, partially offset by the unfavorable effects of currency translation. Operating profit decreased for the quarter and year. The quarter’s decline was primarily due to higher production costs, higher selling, administrative, and general expenses, the unfavorable effects of currency exchange and increased research and development expenses. For the year, operating profit decreased largely due to higher productions costs, the unfavorable effects of currency exchange, increased research and development costs, higher selling, administrative, and general expenses, and a less-favorable sales mix, partially offset by higher shipment volumes. Both periods were positively affected by price realization.

 

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Construction & Forestry

 

Fourth Quarter

 

Full Year

 

$ in millions

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

Net sales

 

$

2,947

 

$

2,738

 

8%

 

$

11,220

 

$

10,160

 

10%

 

Operating profit

 

$

261

 

$

295

 

-12%

 

$

1,215

 

$

868

 

40%

 

Operating margin

 

 

8.9%

 

 

10.8%

 

 

 

 

10.8%

 

 

8.5%

 

 

 

 

Construction & Forestry sales were higher for the quarter and year primarily due to higher shipment volumes and price realization, partially offset by the unfavorable effects of currency translation. The inclusion of Wirtgen’s sales for two additional months in 2019 accounted for about 4 percent of the year’s net sales increase. Wirtgen’s operating profit was $67 million for the quarter and $343 million for the full year, compared with $79 million and $116 million for the corresponding periods of 2018. Excluding Wirtgen, the decline in Construction & Forestry results for the quarter was primarily due to higher production costs, increased selling, administrative, and general expenses, and a less-favorable sales mix, partially offset by higher shipment volumes and price realization. Full-year 2019 results, excluding Wirtgen, moved higher as a result of price realization and higher shipment volumes, partially offset by higher production costs and a less-favorable sales mix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Services

 

Fourth Quarter

 

Full Year

 

$ in millions

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

Net income

 

$

90

 

$

261

 

-66%

 

$

539

 

$

942

 

-43%

 

Tax reform unfavorable (favorable)
discrete adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

(109)

 

 

 

 

(3)

 

 

(341)

 

-99%

 

Net income – adjusted

 

$

90

 

$

152

 

-41%

 

$

536

 

$

601

 

-11%

 

 

Excluding tax-reform adjustments, the decrease in financial services net income for the quarter and full year of 2019 was mainly due to impairments and higher losses on operating-lease residual values and unfavorable financing spreads, partially offset by income earned on a higher average portfolio. The quarter also benefited from a lower provision for credit losses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Market Conditions and Outlook (annual)

 

Currency

 

Price

 

$ in millions

 

Net Sales

 

Translation

 

Realization

 

Agriculture & Turf

 

-5% to -10%

 

-1%

 

+2%

 

Construction & Forestry

 

-10% to -15%

 

-1%

 

+1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Deere Financial

 

Net Income

 

$600

 

 

 

 

Market Conditions & Outlook

Agriculture & Turf. Deere’s worldwide sales of agriculture and turf equipment are forecast to decline 5 to 10 percent for fiscal-year 2020, including a negative currency-translation effect of 1 percent. Industry sales of agricultural equipment in the U.S. and Canada are forecast to be down about 5 percent, driven by lower demand for large equipment. Full-year industry sales in the EU28 member nations are forecast to be approximately flat as are South American industry sales of tractors and combines. Asian sales are forecast to be about the same as the prior year. Industry sales of turf and utility equipment in the U.S. and Canada are expected to be about flat.

Construction & Forestry. Deere’s worldwide sales of construction and forestry equipment are anticipated to be down 10 to 15 percent for 2020, with foreign-currency rates having an unfavorable translation effect of 1 percent. The outlook reflects slowing construction activity as well as the company’s efforts to manage dealer inventory levels. In forestry, global industry sales are expected to be in line with the previous year.

Financial Services. Fiscal-year 2020 net income attributable to Deere & Company for the financial services operations is expected to benefit from lower losses on lease residual values as well as income

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earned on a higher average portfolio. These items are forecast to be partially offset by a higher provision for credit losses, less-favorable financing spreads, and higher selling and administrative expenses.

John Deere Capital Corporation

The following is disclosed on behalf of the company’s financial services subsidiary, John Deere Capital Corporation (JDCC), in connection with the disclosure requirements applicable to its periodic issuance of debt securities in the public market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Quarter

 

Full Year

 

$ in millions

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

Revenue

 

$

785

 

$

668

 

18%

 

$

2,890

 

$

2,532

 

14%

 

Net income

 

$

68

 

$

160

 

-57%

 

$

419

 

$

799

 

-48%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ending portfolio balance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

38,251

 

$

35,643

 

7%

 

 

Net income for the current quarter and full year were lower than for the respective periods of 2018 due to impairments and higher losses on operating-lease residual values, prior-year favorable discrete adjustments to the provision for income taxes associated with tax reform, and unfavorable financing spreads. These factors were partially offset by income from a higher average portfolio.

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APPENDIX

DEERE & COMPANY

SUPPLEMENTAL STATEMENT OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME INFORMATION

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Millions, except per-share amounts)

(Unaudited)

In addition to reporting financial results in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP), the company also discusses non-GAAP measures that exclude adjustments related to tax reform. Net income attributable to Deere & Company and diluted earnings per share measures that exclude this item are not in accordance with nor a substitute for GAAP measures. The company believes that discussion of results excluding this item provides a useful analysis of ongoing operating trends.

The table below provides a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for the three months and twelve months ended November 3, 2019 and October 28, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

 

November 3, 2019

 

November 3, 2019

 

 

 

Net Income

 

 

 

 

Net Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to

 

Diluted

 

Attributable to

 

Diluted

 

 

 

Deere &

 

Earnings

 

Deere &

 

Earnings

 

 

 

Company

 

Per Share

 

Company

 

Per Share

 

GAAP measure

 

$

722

 

$

2.27

 

$

3,253

 

$

10.15

 

Tax reform unfavorable (favorable)
discrete adjustments

 

 

(41)

 

 

(.13)

 

 

(68)

 

 

(.21)

 

Non-GAAP measure

 

$

681

 

$

2.14

 

$

3,185

 

$

9.94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

 

October 28, 2018

 

October 28, 2018

 

 

 

Net Income

 

 

 

 

Net Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to

 

Diluted

 

Attributable to

 

Diluted

 

 

 

Deere &

 

Earnings

 

Deere &

 

Earnings

 

 

 

Company

 

Per Share

 

Company

 

Per Share

 

GAAP measure

 

$

785

 

$

2.42

 

$

2,368

 

$

7.24

 

Tax reform unfavorable (favorable)

discrete adjustments

 

 

(37)

 

 

(.12)

 

 

705

 

 

2.15

 

Non-GAAP measure

 

$

748

 

$

2.30

 

$

3,073

 

$

9.39

 

 

 

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Safe Harbor Statement

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  Statements under “Company Outlook & Summary,” “Market Conditions & Outlook,” and other forward-looking statements herein that relate to future events, expectations, and trends involve factors that are subject to change, and risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.  Some of these risks and uncertainties could affect particular lines of business, while others could affect all of the company’s businesses.

The company’s agricultural equipment business is subject to a number of uncertainties including the factors that affect farmers’ confidence and financial condition.  These factors include demand for agricultural products, world grain stocks, weather conditions, soil conditions, harvest yields, prices for commodities and livestock, crop and livestock production expenses, availability of transport for crops, trade restrictions and tariffs (e.g., China), global trade agreements (e.g., the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement), the level of farm product exports (including concerns about genetically modified organisms), the growth and sustainability of non-food uses for some crops (including ethanol and biodiesel production), real estate values, available acreage for farming, the land ownership policies of governments, changes in government farm programs and policies, international reaction to such programs, changes in and effects of crop insurance programs, changes in environmental regulations and their impact on farming practices, animal diseases (e.g., African swine fever) and their effects on poultry, beef and pork consumption and prices and on livestock feed demand, and crop pests and diseases.

Factors affecting the outlook for the company’s turf and utility equipment include consumer confidence, weather conditions, customer profitability, labor supply, consumer borrowing patterns, consumer purchasing preferences, housing starts and supply, infrastructure investment, spending by municipalities and golf courses, and consumable input costs.

Consumer spending patterns, real estate and housing prices, the number of housing starts, interest rates and the levels of public and non-residential construction are important to sales and results of the company’s construction and forestry equipment.  Prices for pulp, paper, lumber and structural panels are important to sales of forestry equipment.

All of the company’s businesses and its results are affected by general economic conditions in the global markets and industries in which the company operates; customer confidence in general economic conditions; government spending and taxing; foreign currency exchange rates and their volatility, especially fluctuations in the value of the U.S. dollar; interest rates (including the availability of IBOR reference rates); inflation and deflation rates; changes in weather patterns; the political and social stability of the global markets in which the company operates; the effects of, or response to, terrorism and security threats; wars and other conflicts; natural disasters; and the spread of major epidemics.

Significant changes in market liquidity conditions, changes in the company’s credit ratings and any failure to comply with financial covenants in credit agreements could impact access to funding and funding costs, which could reduce the company’s earnings and cash flows.  Financial market conditions could also negatively impact customer access to capital for purchases of the company’s products and customer confidence and purchase decisions, borrowing and repayment practices, and the number and size of customer loan delinquencies and defaults.  A debt crisis, in Europe or elsewhere, could negatively impact currencies, global financial markets, social and political stability, funding sources and costs, asset and obligation values, customers, suppliers, demand for equipment, and company operations and results.  The company’s investment management activities could be impaired by changes in the equity, bond and other financial markets, which would negatively affect earnings.

The anticipated withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the perceptions as to the impact of the withdrawal may adversely affect business activity, political stability and economic conditions in the United Kingdom, the European Union and elsewhere.  The economic conditions and outlook could be further adversely affected by (i) the uncertainty concerning the timing and terms of the exit, (ii) new or modified trading arrangements between the United Kingdom and other countries, (iii) the risk that one or more other European Union countries could come under increasing pressure to leave the European Union, or (iv) the risk that the euro as the single currency of the Eurozone could cease to exist.  Any of these developments, or the perception that any of these developments are likely to occur, could affect

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economic growth or business activity in the United Kingdom or the European Union, and could result in the relocation of businesses, cause business interruptions, lead to economic recession or depression, and impact the stability of the financial markets, availability of credit, currency exchange rates, interest rates, financial institutions, and political, financial and monetary systems.  Any of these developments could affect our businesses, liquidity, results of operations and financial position.

Additional factors that could materially affect the company’s operations, access to capital, expenses and results include changes in, uncertainty surrounding and the impact of governmental trade, banking, monetary and fiscal policies, including financial regulatory reform and its effects on the consumer finance industry, derivatives, funding costs and other areas, and governmental programs, policies, tariffs and sanctions in particular jurisdictions or for the benefit of certain industries or sectors; retaliatory actions to such changes in trade, banking, monetary and fiscal policies; actions by central banks; actions by financial and securities regulators; actions by environmental, health and safety regulatory agencies, including those related to engine emissions, carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions, noise and the effects of climate change; changes to GPS radio frequency bands or their permitted uses; changes in labor and immigration regulations; changes to accounting standards; changes in tax rates, estimates, laws and regulations and company actions related thereto; changes to and compliance with privacy regulations; compliance with U.S. and foreign laws when expanding to new markets and otherwise; and actions by other regulatory bodies.

Other factors that could materially affect results include production, design and technological innovations and difficulties, including capacity and supply constraints and prices; the loss of or challenges to intellectual property rights whether through theft, infringement, counterfeiting or otherwise; the availability and prices of strategically sourced materials, components and whole goods; delays or disruptions in the company’s supply chain or the loss of liquidity by suppliers; disruptions of infrastructures that support communications, operations or distribution; the failure of suppliers or the company to comply with laws, regulations and company policy pertaining to employment, human rights, health, safety, the environment, anti-corruption, privacy and data protection and other ethical business practices; events that damage the company’s reputation or brand; significant investigations, claims, lawsuits or other legal proceedings; start-up of new plants and products; the success of new product initiatives; changes in customer product preferences and sales mix; gaps or limitations in rural broadband coverage, capacity and speed needed to support technology solutions; oil and energy prices, supplies and volatility; the availability and cost of freight; actions of competitors in the various industries in which the company competes, particularly price discounting; dealer practices especially as to levels of new and used field inventories; changes in demand and pricing for used equipment and resulting impacts on lease residual values; labor relations and contracts; changes in the ability to attract, train and retain qualified personnel; acquisitions and divestitures of businesses; greater than anticipated transaction costs; the integration of new businesses; the failure or delay in closing or realizing anticipated benefits of acquisitions, joint ventures or divestitures; the implementation of organizational changes; the failure to realize anticipated savings or benefits of cost reduction, productivity, or efficiency efforts; difficulties related to the conversion and implementation of enterprise resource planning systems; security breaches, cybersecurity attacks, technology failures and other disruptions to the company’s and suppliers’ information technology infrastructure; changes in company declared dividends and common stock issuances and repurchases; changes in the level and funding of employee retirement benefits; changes in market values of investment assets, compensation, retirement, discount and mortality rates which impact retirement benefit costs; and significant changes in health care costs.

The liquidity and ongoing profitability of John Deere Capital Corporation and other credit subsidiaries depend largely on timely access to capital in order to meet future cash flow requirements, and to fund operations, costs, and purchases of the company’s products.  If general economic conditions deteriorate or capital markets become more volatile, funding could be unavailable or insufficient.  Additionally, customer confidence levels may result in declines in credit applications and increases in delinquencies and default rates, which could materially impact write-offs and provisions for credit losses.

The company’s outlook is based upon assumptions relating to the factors described above, which are sometimes based upon estimates and data prepared by government agencies.  Such estimates and data are often revised.  The company, except as required by law, undertakes no obligation to update or revise its outlook, whether as a result of new developments or otherwise.  Further information concerning the

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company and its businesses, including factors that could materially affect the company’s financial results, is included in the company’s other filings with the SEC (including, but not limited to, the factors discussed in Item 1A.  Risk Factors of the company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q).

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Fourth Quarter 2019 Press Release

(in millions of dollars)

Unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

November 3

  

October 28

  

%

  

November 3

  

October 28

  

%

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

Change

 

2019

 

2018

 

Change

Net sales and revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture and turf

 

$

5,756

 

$

5,605

 

+3

 

$

23,666

 

$

23,191

 

+2

Construction and forestry

 

 

2,947

 

 

2,738

 

+8

 

 

11,220

 

 

10,160

 

+10

Total net sales

 

 

8,703

 

 

8,343

 

+4

 

 

34,886

 

 

33,351

 

+5

Financial services

 

 

971

 

 

851

 

+14

 

 

3,621

 

 

3,252

 

+11

Other revenues

 

 

222

 

 

222

 

 

 

 

751

 

 

755

 

-1

Total net sales and revenues

 

$

9,896

 

$

9,416

 

+5

 

$

39,258

 

$

37,358

 

+5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit: *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture and turf

 

$

527

 

$

567

 

-7

 

$

2,506

 

$

2,816

 

-11

Construction and forestry

 

 

261

 

 

295

 

-12

 

 

1,215

 

 

868

 

+40

Financial services

 

 

128

 

 

201

 

-36

 

 

694

 

 

792

 

-12

Total operating profit

 

 

916

 

 

1,063

 

-14

 

 

4,415

 

 

4,476

 

-1

Reconciling items **

 

 

(90)

 

 

(75)

 

+20

 

 

(310)

 

 

(381)

 

-19

Income taxes

 

 

(104)

 

 

(203)

 

-49

 

 

(852)

 

 

(1,727)

 

-51

Net income attributable to Deere & Company

 

$

722

 

$

785

 

-8

 

$

3,253

 

$

2,368

 

+37

 

*       Operating profit is income from continuing operations before corporate expenses, certain external interest expense, certain foreign exchange gains and losses, and income taxes. Operating profit of the financial services segment includes the effect of interest expense and foreign exchange gains or losses.

 

**     Reconciling items are primarily corporate expenses, certain external interest expense, certain foreign exchange gains and losses, pension and postretirement benefit costs excluding the service cost component, and net income attributable to noncontrolling interests.

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DEERE & COMPANY

STATEMENT OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME

For the Three Months Ended November 3, 2019 and October 28, 2018

(In millions of dollars and shares except per share amounts) Unaudited 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

2019

    

2018

Net Sales and Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

8,703

 

$

8,343

Finance and interest income

 

 

956

 

 

844

Other income

 

 

237

 

 

229

Total

 

 

9,896

 

 

9,416

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

6,735

 

 

6,381

Research and development expenses

 

 

488

 

 

470

Selling, administrative and general expenses

 

 

945

 

 

899

Interest expense

 

 

388

 

 

322

Other operating expenses

 

 

515

 

 

365

Total

 

 

9,071

 

 

8,437

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income of Consolidated Group before Income Taxes

 

 

825

 

 

979

Provision for income taxes

 

 

104

 

 

204

Income of Consolidated Group

 

 

721

 

 

775

Equity in income of unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

 1

 

 

 9

Net Income

 

 

722

 

 

784

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

   

 

 

(1)

Net Income Attributable to Deere & Company

 

$

722

 

$

785

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Share Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

2.30

 

$

2.45

Diluted

 

$

2.27

 

$

2.42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Shares Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

313.9

 

 

320.3

Diluted

 

 

317.9

 

 

324.7

 

 

See Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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DEERE & COMPANY

STATEMENT OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME

For the Years Ended November 3, 2019 and October 28, 2018

(In millions of dollars and shares except per share amounts) Unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

2019

    

2018

Net Sales and Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

34,886

 

$

33,351

Finance and interest income

 

 

3,493

 

 

3,107

Other income

 

 

879

 

 

900

Total

 

 

39,258

 

 

37,358

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

26,792

 

 

25,571

Research and development expenses

 

 

1,783

 

 

1,658

Selling, administrative and general expenses

 

 

3,551

 

 

3,455

Interest expense

 

 

1,466

 

 

1,204

Other operating expenses

 

 

1,578

 

 

1,399

Total

 

 

35,170

 

 

33,287

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income of Consolidated Group before Income Taxes

 

 

4,088

 

 

4,071

Provision for income taxes

 

 

852

 

 

1,727

Income of Consolidated Group

 

 

3,236

 

 

2,344

Equity in income of unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

21

 

 

27

Net Income

 

 

3,257

 

 

2,371

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 4

 

 

 3

Net Income Attributable to Deere & Company

 

$

3,253

 

$

2,368

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per Share Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

10.28

 

$

7.34

Diluted

 

$

10.15

 

$

7.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Shares Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

316.5

 

 

322.6

Diluted

 

 

320.6

 

 

327.3

 

 

See Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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DEERE & COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

As of November 3, 2019 and October 28, 2018

(In millions of dollars) Unaudited 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

2019

    

2018

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

3,857

 

$

3,904

Marketable securities

 

 

581

 

 

490

Receivables from unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

46

 

 

22

Trade accounts and notes receivable - net

 

 

5,230

 

 

5,004

Financing receivables - net

 

 

29,195

 

 

27,054

Financing receivables securitized - net

 

 

4,383

 

 

4,022

Other receivables

 

 

1,487

 

 

1,736

Equipment on operating leases - net

 

 

7,567

 

 

7,165

Inventories

 

 

5,975

 

 

6,149

Property and equipment - net

 

 

5,973

 

 

5,868

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

215

 

 

207

Goodwill

 

 

2,917

 

 

3,101

Other intangible assets - net

 

 

1,380

 

 

1,562

Retirement benefits

 

 

840

 

 

1,298

Deferred income taxes

 

 

1,466

 

 

808

Other assets

 

 

1,899

 

 

1,718

Total Assets

 

$

73,011

 

$

70,108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term borrowings

 

$

10,784

 

$

11,062

Short-term securitization borrowings

 

 

4,321

 

 

3,957

Payables to unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

142

 

 

129

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

 

9,656

 

 

10,111

Deferred income taxes

 

 

495

 

 

556

Long-term borrowings

 

 

30,229

 

 

27,237

Retirement benefits and other liabilities

 

 

5,953

 

 

5,751

Total liabilities

 

 

61,580

 

 

58,803

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interest

 

 

14

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Deere & Company stockholders’ equity

 

 

11,413

 

 

11,288

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

 4

 

 

 3

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

11,417

 

 

11,291

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

$

73,011

 

$

70,108

 

 

See Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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DEERE & COMPANY

STATEMENT OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS

For the Years Ended November 3, 2019 and October 28, 2018

(In millions of dollars) Unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

2019

    

2018

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

3,257

 

$

2,371

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for credit losses

 

 

43

 

 

90

Provision for depreciation and amortization

 

 

2,019

 

 

1,927

Impairment charges

 

 

77

 

 

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

82

 

 

84

(Gain) loss on sales of businesses and unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

 5

 

 

(25)

Undistributed earnings of unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

 9

 

 

(26)

Provision (credit) for deferred income taxes

 

 

(465)

 

 

1,480

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade, notes, and financing receivables related to sales

 

 

(869)

 

 

(1,531)

Inventories

 

 

(780)

 

 

(1,772)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

 

46

 

 

722

Accrued income taxes payable/receivable

 

 

173

 

 

(466)

Retirement benefits

 

 

(233)

 

 

(1,026)

Other

 

 

48

 

 

(6)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

3,412

 

 

1,822

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collections of receivables (excluding receivables related to sales)

 

 

16,706

 

 

15,589

Proceeds from maturities and sales of marketable securities

 

 

89

 

 

76

Proceeds from sales of equipment on operating leases

 

 

1,648

 

 

1,483

Proceeds from sales of business and unconsolidated affiliates, net of cash sold

 

 

93

 

 

156

Cost of receivables acquired (excluding receivables related to sales)

 

 

(18,873)

 

 

(17,013)

Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired

 

 

 

 

 

(5,245)

Purchases of marketable securities

 

 

(140)

 

 

(133)

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(1,120)

 

 

(896)

Cost of equipment on operating leases acquired

 

 

(2,329)

 

 

(2,054)

Other

 

 

 2

 

 

(139)

Net cash used for investing activities

 

 

(3,924)

 

 

(8,176)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase (decrease) in total short-term borrowings

 

 

(917)

 

 

473

Proceeds from long-term borrowings

 

 

9,986

 

 

8,288

Payments of long-term borrowings

 

 

(6,426)

 

 

(6,245)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

 

 

178

 

 

217

Repurchases of common stock

 

 

(1,253)

 

 

(958)

Dividends paid

 

 

(943)

 

 

(806)

Other

 

 

(116)

 

 

(93)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

509

 

 

876

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash

 

 

(56)

 

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Decrease in Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash

 

 

(59)

 

 

(5,452)

Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash at Beginning of Year

 

 

4,015

 

 

9,467

Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash at End of Year

 

$

3,956

 

$

4,015

 

 

See Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Condensed Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

(1)

Dividends declared and paid on a per share basis were as follows: