“Deere’s strong performance for both the fourth quarter and full year is a tribute to our dedicated team of employees, dealers, and suppliers throughout the world,” said John C. May, chairman and chief executive officer.
Deere's production and precision agriculture sales increased for the quarter due to price realization and higher shipment volumes. Operating profit rose primarily due to price realization and higher shipment volumes / sales mix.
While some positive signs are emerging for large equipment sales in the production segment of the agricultural industry, sales of small equipment and other rural lifestyle products is where the real action is these days. In addition to the record-setting sales of compact tractors, other segments of this market are also booming.
Recent quarterly earnings reports for the major farm machinery manufacturers were described as either “better than expected” or “could have been worse,” according to several industry analysts. This is to say, at least, AGCO and Deere exceeded analysts’ expectations. (CNH Industrial didn’t.)
Deere & Co. reported consolidated net sales and revenues of $8.9 billion during its third quarter ended Aug. 2, 2020 vs. $10 billion in the same period a year earlier, a decline of 11%. Equipment operations came in at $7.9 billion during the period compared to nearly $9 billion last year, also a drop off of 12%.
The Deere Smart Industrial strategy is designed to unlock new value for customers and to help them become more profitable and sustainable, while simultaneously revolutionizing the agriculture and construction industries through the rapid introduction of new technologies.
In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Associated Equipment Distributors, PFG America CEO Daniel Cook discusses the company's goals for expanding Deutz-Fahr's North American presence. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman hits the technology highlights of the 2024 National Farm Machinery Show. Also in this episode, CNH Industrial reports $18.1 billion in 2023 ag sales, fewer dealers plan to build brand new dealerships and Deere dealers' inventory levels are rising.
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