Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Deere Warns of Accelerating Ag Market Decline (DE)

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From Agrimoney:
Deere & Co warned of an accelerating decline in the global farm equipment market as the agricultural machinery giant cautioned of a 40% tumble in earnings over the next year, a bigger drop than Wall Street had expected.
The maker of John Deere machinery unveiled results for the August-to-October period, the fourth quarter of its financial year which, while down 10.6% at $3.16bn, exceeded market forecasts.
The results were equivalent to $1.83 per share, ahead of the $1.57 per share that analysts had pencilled in.
Samuel Allen, the Deere & Co chairman and chief executive, said the company had achieved a "solid performance in spite of weaker conditions in the global farm sector", for which profits are being undermined by lower crop prices.
Sales drop
However, the group cautioned of a deepening decline in the ag machinery market, expecting the group's own sales in the sector to fall by 20% in the year to October 2015.
Deere reported a drop of 9% in sales in the year to the end of last month, and 13% in the August-to-October period....MORE
Here's the last three quarter's price action from FinViz: