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Deere & Co  (DE)
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Deere & Co Segments

Agricultural equipment
   69.9 % of total Revenue
Construction & forestry
   20.17 % of total Revenue
   1.55 % of total Revenue
   8.38 % of total Revenue

Business Segments (July 31, 2015)
(in millions $)
III. Quarter
(of total Revenues)
(July 31, 2015)
(in millions $)
III. Quarter
(Profit Margin)
Agricultural equipment
5,308.00 69.9 % 472.00 8.89 %
Construction & forestry
1,532.00 20.17 % 129.00 8.42 %
118.00 1.55 % 0.00 -
636.00 8.38 % 239.00 37.58 %
7,594.00 100 % 840.00 11.06 %

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Growth rates by Segment (July 31, 2015)
Y/Y Revenue
III. Quarter
Q/Q Revenue
(July 31, 2015)
Y/Y Income
III. Quarter
Q/Q Income
Agricultural equipment
-23.83 % -7.94 % -49.84 % -26.13 %
Construction & forestry
-12.71 % -6.18 % -33.51 % -31.75 %
-2.48 % -0.84 % - -
-3.05 % -2.6 % 273.44 % -9.81 %
-20.07 % -7.06 % -29.94 % -23.15 %

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  Deere & Co's

Business Segments Description


Agricultural Equipment

Sales of agricultural equipment, particularly in the United States and Canada, are affected by total farm cash receipts, which reflect levels of farm commodity prices, acreage planted, crop yields and the amount and timing of government payments. Sales are also influenced by general economic conditions, farm land prices, farmers’ debt levels, interest rates, agricultural trends and the levels of costs associated with farming. Weather and climatic conditions can also affect buying decisions of equipment purchasers.

Innovations to machinery and technology also influence buying. For example, larger, more productive equipment is well accepted where farmers are striving for more efficiency in their operations. The Company has developed a comprehensive agricultural management systems approach using advanced technology and global satellite positioning to enable farmers to better control input costs and yields, to improve environmental management and to gather information.

Large, cost-efficient, highly-mechanized agricultural operations account for an important share of worldwide farm output. The large-size agricultural equipment used on such farms has been particularly important to John Deere. A large proportion of the Equipment Operations’ total agricultural equipment sales in the United States is comprised of tractors over 100 horsepower, self-propelled combines, self-propelled cotton pickers, self-propelled forage harvesters and self-propelled sprayers.

Commercial and Consumer Equipment

John Deere commercial and consumer equipment includes front-engine lawn tractors, lawn and garden tractors, compact utility tractors, utility tractors, zero-turning radius mowers, front mowers and small utility vehicles. In the fourth quarter of 2003, the division expanded its offering of utility vehicles with new products focused on residential, commercial, agricultural, and consumer markets. A broad line of associated implements for mowing, tilling, snow and debris handling, aerating, and many other residential, commercial, golf and sports turf care applications are also included. The product line also includes walk-behind mowers and other outdoor power products. Retail sales of these commercial and consumer equipment products are influenced by weather conditions, consumer spending patterns and general economic conditions. In an effort to increase asset turnover and reduce the average level of field inventories through the year, the Company has recently modified the production and shipment schedules of its product lines to more closely correspond to the seasonal pattern of retail sales.

Construction and Forestry

John Deere construction, earthmoving, material handling and forestry equipment includes a broad range of backhoe loaders, crawler dozers and loaders, four-wheel-drive loaders, excavators, motor graders, articulated dump trucks, landscape loaders, skid-steer loaders, log skidders, log feller bunchers, log loaders, log forwarders, log harvesters and a variety of attachments.

Today, this segment provides sizes of equipment that compete for over 90 percent of the estimated total North American market for those categories of construction, earthmoving and material handling equipment in which it competes. These construction, earthmoving and material handling machines are distributed under the Deere brand name. This segment also provides the most complete line of forestry machines and attachments available in the world. These forestry machines and attachments are distributed under the Deere, Timberjack and Waratah brand names. In addition to the equipment manufactured by the Construction and Forestry division, John Deere purchases certain products from other manufacturers for resale.

Credit Operations

United States and Canada. The Company’s credit subsidiaries (collectively referred to as the Credit Companies) primarily provide and administer financing for retail purchases from John Deere dealers of new equipment manufactured by the Company’s agricultural equipment, commercial and consumer equipment, and construction and forestry divisions and used equipment taken in trade for this equipment. John Deere Capital Corporation (Capital Corporation), a United States credit subsidiary, purchases retail installment sales and loan contracts (retail notes) from the sales companies. These retail notes are acquired by the sales companies through John Deere retail dealers in the United States. John Deere Credit Inc., a Canadian credit subsidiary, purchases and finances retail notes acquired by John Deere Limited, the Company’s Canadian sales branch. The terms of retail notes and the basis on which the Credit Companies acquire retail notes from the sales companies are governed by agreements with the sales companies. The Credit Companies also finance and service revolving charge accounts, in most cases acquired from and offered through merchants in the agricultural, commercial and consumer, and construction and forestry markets (revolving charge accounts).  Further, the Credit Companies finance and service operating loans, in most cases offered through and acquired from farm input providers or through direct relationships with agricultural producers (operating loans). Additionally, the Credit Companies provide wholesale financing for inventories of John Deere engines and John Deere agricultural, commercial and consumer, and construction and forestry equipment owned by dealers of those products (wholesale notes). The Credit Companies also plan to offer certain crop risk mitigation products.


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