CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI / MI:CNHI) today announced consolidated revenues of $8,911 million for the second quarter of 2014, up 0.9% compared to Q2 2013. Net sales of Industrial Activities were $8,564 million in Q2 2014, marginally up on the prior year. Net sales increased in Powertrain, offsetting declines in Agricultural Equipment (primarily in LATAM and in NAFTA) and slight decreases in Construction Equipment and Commercial Vehicles.
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Operating profit of Industrial Activities was $678 million in Q2 2014, a 1.2% decrease compared to Q2 2013 with an operating margin for the second quarter of 7.9%, in line with Q2 2013. Operating profit improvements in Construction Equipment, Powertrain and Commercial Vehicles in EMEA were offset by the negative effects of poor trading conditions in Commercial Vehicles in LATAM, due to a significant decline in market demand, and by negative volume and mix for Agricultural Equipment, primarily in NAFTA and LATAM.
Net sales for Agricultural Equipment were $4,436 million for the quarter, down 2.3% from Q2 2013, driven by lower volumes, primarily in LATAM and NAFTA, as well as less favorable product mix, partially offset by net pricing. The geographic distribution of net sales for the period was 43% NAFTA, 37% EMEA, 10% LATAM and 10% APAC.
Worldwide agricultural equipment industry unit sales were down during the second quarter of 2014, with global demand for tractors and combines down approximately 12%. In NAFTA, tractor demand was up 1%, with the under 40 hp segment up 4% and the over 40 hp segment down 2%, while combines were down 20%. In EMEA, tractor and combine markets were down 7% and 9%, respectively. LATAM tractor and combine markets decreased 12%and 30%, respectively. In APAC, demand decreased 16% for tractors and was flat for combines.
Market share performance was mainly flat for tractors, except for LATAM where there was a slight decrease. Combines market share decreased in all markets except for NAFTA, where it was flat.
Production of Agricultural Equipment was 6% above retail sales for the quarter, to support normal seasonality and in anticipation of the facilities’ summer shutdown schedules. The Company expects to under-produce retail demand in the second half of the year.
Agricultural Equipment operating profit was $632 million for the quarter ($646 million in Q2 2013). Operating margin remained at 14.2%, with negative volume and mix (primarily large horsepower tractors and combines in NAFTA) being offset by pricing and cost control actions to recover Tier 4B related content costs, inflation and adverse foreign exchange movement.
Powertrain reported second quarter net sales of $1,250 million, an increase of 13.6% over Q2 2013 primarily attributable to higher volumes. Sales to external customers accounted for 41% of total net sales (33% in the same period in 2013).
During the quarter, Powertrain sold a total of 160,418 engines, an increase of 18% year-over-year. By major customer, 25% of engines were supplied to Agricultural Equipment, 24% to Commercial Vehicles, 5% to Construction Equipment and the remaining 46% to external customers (units sold to third parties were up 35% over Q2 2013). Additionally, Powertrain delivered 18,298 transmissions and 44,138 axles, an increase of 3% and 6%, respectively, compared to the same period in 2013.
Powertrain closed the second quarter with an operating profit of $64 million, up $10 million from the same period in 2013, with an operating margin of 5.1% (4.9% for Q2 2013). The improvement was mainly due to the increase in volumes and related industrial efficiencies.