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AGCO: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Greg Peterson

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Director of Investor Relations



First Quarter Reported EPS of $0.09 and Adjusted EPS of $0.11 on Net Sales of $1.6 Billion

DULUTH, GA – April 27 – AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, reported net sales of approximately

$1.6 billion

for the

quarter of

, a decrease of approximately

compared to net sales of approximately

$1.7 billion

. Reported net income was $0.09 per share for the

and adjusted net income, excluding restructuring and other infrequent expenses, was $0.11 per share. These results compare to reported net income of $0.34 per share and adjusted net income, excluding restructuring and other infrequent expenses, of $0.43 per share for the

. Excluding unfavorable currency translation impacts of approximately 5.2%, net sales in the

decreased approximately 3.2% compared to the

First Quarter Highlights

Regional sales results

: North America (11.6)%, Europe/Africa/Middle East (“EAME”) +4.2%, South America (21.2)%, Asia/Pacific (“APAC”) +19.4%

Regional operating margin performance: EAME 7.6%, North America (0.2)%, South America 0.3%, APAC (3.5)%

Inventory at

March 31, 2016

: approximately $109 million lower than

March 31, 2015

on a constant currency basis

Full-year earnings per share guidance remains at $2.30

Share repurchase program reduced outstanding shares by 1.4 million

Quarterly dividend increased 8% to $0.13, effective first quarter of

As compared to first quarter 2015, excludes currency translation impact. See reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures in appendix.

“AGCO’s first quarter results reflect the cyclicality and seasonality of our industry,” stated Martin Richenhagen, AGCO’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “As anticipated, global market conditions continued to weaken, impacting our revenue and margin performance. In addition, our first quarter results reflect the impact of lower production to manage dealer and company inventory levels in advance of the spring selling season. At the end of March, inventory levels at AGCO were approximately $110 million below prior year levels on a constant currency basis, and we continue to make progress reducing dealer inventory as well. While our focus on cost management to mitigate market pressures continues, we are maintaining a strong level of investment in new products and technologies, as demonstrated by an increase in engineering expense planned for 2016 compared to 2015. We are

confident that these investments along with initiatives in market development, factory efficiency and improved service levels will drive long-term benefits for AGCO.”

Market Update

Industry Unit Retail Sales

Three months ended March 31, 2016


Change from

Prior Year Period


Western Europe

Excludes compact tractors

“Growing global grain stocks are pressuring commodity prices, and estimates call for 2016 farm income to remain below 2015 levels,” continued Mr. Richenhagen. “In North America, weaker income prospects for row crop farmers resulted in significantly lower industry retail sales of high-horsepower tractors, combines and sprayers. Higher industry sales of small and mid-size tractors, due to more normal conditions in the livestock sector and general economy, have provided a partial offset to the decline in large agricultural equipment. First quarter industry retail sales in Western Europe declined more modestly from 2015 levels. Milk prices declined further, and demand from dairy producers remained weak, while lower commodity prices kept market demand soft from the arable farming segment. Significantly lower industry retail sales in the United Kingdom and Germany were partially offset by increases in France and Finland. Regional industry demand declined more severely in South America during the first quarter. In Brazil, growing political and economic uncertainty is impacting farmer confidence, resulting in substantially lower end-market demand for equipment. More supportive government policies in Argentina have contributed to higher sales in that market. Despite the difficult conditions experienced in the first quarter, we remain confident in the long-term fundamentals supporting commodity prices and farm income as well as healthy growth in our industry.”

Regional Results


Regional Net Sales (in millions)

Three Months Ended March 31,

% change from 2015

% change from 2015 due to currency translation












See appendix for additional disclosures

AGCO’s North America net sales decreased 11.6% in the first

months of

compared to the same period of

, excluding the negative impact of currency translation. Dealer inventory reduction efforts and softer industry demand, particularly from the row crop sector, contributed to lower sales. Declines in sales of sprayers, implements and high horsepower tractors were partially offset by modest growth in parts and low horsepower tractor sales. Lower sales and production volumes along with a weaker sales mix contributed to a reduction in income from operations of approximately $18.2 million for the first

compared to the same period in

Net sales in the South American region decreased 21.2% in the first

compared to the first

, excluding the impact of unfavorable currency translation. Significant sales declines in Brazil were partially offset by growth in Argentina. Income from operations decreased approximately $12.7 million for the first

due to lower sales and production volumes, the negative impact of currency translation and a weaker mix of sales.

Net sales in AGCO’s EAME region increased 4.2% in the first

, excluding unfavorable currency translation impacts. Higher sales in France and Scandinavia were partially offset by sales declines in Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy. Income from operations decreased approximately $10.2 million for the first

, compared to the same period in

, due to a weaker sales mix, higher engineering expenses as well as unfavorable currency translation impacts.

Net sales in AGCO’s Asia/Pacific region, excluding the negative impact of currency translation, increased 19.4% in the first

due primarily to increased sales in China. Losses from operations decreased approximately $9.1 million in the first

, due to higher sales and production levels in China.


Lower industry demand for farm equipment across all regions is expected to continue to negatively impact AGCO’s sales and earnings for the remainder of 2016. AGCO’s 2016 net sales are expected to reach $7.0 billion. Gross and operating margins are expected to be below 2015 levels due to the negative impact of lower sales and production volumes, a weaker sales mix and increased investment in product development. Benefits from the Company’s cost reduction initiatives are expected to partially offset the volume-related impacts. Based on these assumptions, 2016 earnings per share are targeted at approximately $2.30, excluding restructuring and other infrequent expenses.

AGCO will be hosting a conference call with respect to this earnings announcement at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

. The Company will refer to slides on its conference call.

Interested persons can access the conference call and slide presentation via AGCO’s website at

in the “Events” section on the “Company/Investors” page of our website. A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the conference call for twelve months following the call. A copy of this press release will be available on AGCO’s website for at least twelve months following the call.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements that are not historical facts, including the projections of earnings per share, sales, industry demand, market conditions, commodity prices, currency translation, farm income levels, margin levels, investments in product and technology development, restructuring and other cost reduction initiatives, production volumes, tax rates, and general economic conditions, are forward-looking and subject to risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the statements. The following are among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in or implied by the forward-looking statements.

Our financial results depend entirely upon the agricultural industry, and factors that adversely affect the agricultural industry generally, including declines in the general economy, increases in farm input costs, lower commodity prices, lower farm income and changes in the availability of credit for our retail customers, will adversely affect us.

A majority of our sales and manufacturing take place outside the United States, and, as a result, we are exposed to risks related to foreign laws, taxes, economic conditions, labor supply and relations, political conditions and governmental policies. These risks may delay or reduce our realization of value from our international operations.

Most retail sales of the products that we manufacture are financed, either by our joint ventures with Rabobank or by a bank or other private lender. Our joint ventures with Rabobank, which are controlled by Rabobank and are dependent upon Rabobank for financing as well, finance approximately 40% of the retail sales of our tractors and combines in the markets where the joint ventures operate. Any difficulty by Rabobank to continue to provide that financing, or any business decision by Rabobank as the controlling member not to fund the business or particular aspects of it (for example, a particular country or region), would require the joint ventures to find other sources of financing (which may be difficult to obtain), or us to find another source of retail financing for our customers, or our customers would be required to utilize other retail financing providers. As a result of the recent economic downturn, financing for capital equipment purchases generally has become more difficult in certain regions and in some cases, can be expensive to obtain. To the extent that financing is not available or available only at unattractive prices, our sales would be negatively impacted.

Both AGCO and our finance joint ventures have substantial account receivables from dealers and end customers, and we would be adversely impacted if the collectability of these receivables was not consistent with historical experience; this collectability is dependent upon the financial strength of the farm industry, which in turn is dependent upon the general economy and commodity prices, as well as several of the other factors listed in this section.

We have experienced substantial and sustained volatility with respect to currency exchange rate and interest rate changes, including uncertainty associated with the Euro, which can adversely affect our reported results of operations and the competitiveness of our products.

Our success depends on the introduction of new products, particularly engines that comply with emission requirements, which requires substantial expenditures.

Our production levels and capacity constraints at our facilities, including those resulting from plant expansions and systems upgrades at our manufacturing facilities, could adversely affect our results.

Our expansion plans in emerging markets, including establishing a greater manufacturing and marketing presence and growing our use of component suppliers, could entail significant risks.

We depend on suppliers for components, parts and raw materials for our products, and any failure by our suppliers to provide products as needed, or by us to promptly address supplier issues, will adversely impact our ability to timely and efficiently manufacture and sell products. We also are subject to raw material price fluctuations, which can adversely affect our manufacturing costs.

We face significant competition, and if we are unable to compete successfully against other agricultural equipment manufacturers, we would lose customers and our net sales and profitability would decline.

We have a substantial amount of indebtedness, and, as result, we are subject to certain restrictive covenants and payment obligations that may adversely affect our ability to operate and expand our business.

Further information concerning these and other factors is included in AGCO’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K for the year ended

December 31, 2015

and subsequent Form 10-Qs. AGCO disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by law.

About AGCO

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, grain storage and protein production systems, seeding and tillage implements and replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through five core machinery brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra® and are distributed globally through a combination of approximately 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2015, AGCO had net sales of $7.5 billion. For more information, visit

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(unaudited and in millions)

December 31, 2015


Current Assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

Accounts and notes receivable, net

Inventories, net



Other current assets

Total current assets



Property, plant and equipment, net



Investment in affiliates

Deferred tax assets

Other assets

Intangible assets, net




Total assets




Current Liabilities:

Current portion of long-term debt

Senior term loan

Accounts payable

Accrued expenses



Other current liabilities

Total current liabilities



Long-term debt, less current portion and debt issuance costs


Pensions and postretirement health care benefits

Deferred tax liabilities

Other noncurrent liabilities

Total liabilities



Stockholders’ Equity:

AGCO Corporation stockholders’ equity:

Common stock

Additional paid-in capital

Retained earnings



Accumulated other comprehensive loss



Total AGCO Corporation stockholders’ equity



Noncontrolling interests

Total stockholders’ equity



Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.


(unaudited and in millions, except per share data)

Cost of goods sold



Gross profit

Selling, general and administrative expenses

Engineering expenses

Restructuring and other infrequent expenses

Amortization of intangibles

Income from operations

Interest expense, net

Other expense, net

(Loss) income before income taxes and equity in net earnings of affiliates

Income tax (benefit) provision

(Loss) income before equity in net earnings of affiliates

Equity in net earnings of affiliates

Net income

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

Net income attributable to AGCO Corporation and subsidiaries

Net income per common share attributable to AGCO Corporation and subsidiaries:



Cash dividends declared and paid per common share

Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding:


Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in

operating activities:


Deferred debt issuance cost amortization

Amortization of intangibles

Stock compensation expense

Equity in net earnings of affiliates, net of cash received

Deferred income tax provision


Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from purchase of


Accounts and notes receivable, net


Inventories, net



Other current and noncurrent assets

Accounts payable

Accrued expenses

Other current and noncurrent liabilities

Total adjustments



Net cash used in operating activities



Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

Purchase of businesses, net of cash acquired

Investment in unconsolidated affiliates

Restricted cash

Net cash used in investing activities

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from debt obligations, net

Purchases and retirement of common stock

Payment of dividends to stockholders

Payment of minimum tax withholdings on stock compensation

Net cash provided by financing activities

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


(unaudited, in millions, except share amounts, per share data and employees)


The Company recorded stock compensation expense as follows:

Total stock compensation expense


During 2014 and 2015, the Company announced and initiated several actions to rationalize employee headcount at various manufacturing facilities and administrative offices located in Europe, China, South America and the United States. The aggregate headcount reduction of approximately

employees during 2014 and 2015 was initiated in order to reduce costs in response to softening global market demand and reduced production volumes. During 2014 and 2015, the Company expensed and paid an aggregate of

$68.7 million

$48.5 million

, respectively, associated with these rationalizations, of which a majority related to severance and other related costs. The Company had approximately

$16.9 million

of severance and related costs accrued as of December 31, 2015. During the

, the Company recorded an additional

$1.9 million

of severance and related costs associated with further rationalizations in the United States, South America and Europe, associated with the termination of approximately

employees, and paid approximately

$3.4 million

of severance and associated costs. The remaining

$16.0 million

of accrued severance and other related costs as of

, inclusive of approximately

$0.6 million

of positive foreign currency translation impacts, are expected to be paid primarily during 2016.


Indebtedness at

consisted of the following:

4½% Senior term loan due 2016

Credit facility, expires 2020

1.056% Senior term loan due 2020

5⅞% Senior notes due 2021

Other long-term debt

Debt issuance costs



Less: 4½% Senior term loan due 2016



Current portion of other long-term debt

Total indebtedness, less current portion

On April 26, 2016, the Company entered into two term loan agreements with Rabobank, in the amount of €100.0 million and €200.0 million, respectively. The €300.0 million (or approximately $338.0 million) of funding was received on April 26, 2016 and was partially used to repay the Company’s €200.0 million 4½% senior term loan with Rabobank which was due May 2, 2016. The provisions of the two term loans are identical in nature. The Company has the ability to prepay the term loans before their maturity date on April 26, 2021. Interest is payable on the term loans per annum, equal to the EURIBOR plus a margin ranging from 1.0% to 1.75% based on the Company’s net leverage ratio. Interest is paid quarterly in arrears on April 26, July 26, October 26 and January 26 of each year. The term loan contains certain covenants restricting, among other things, the incurrence of indebtedness and the making of certain payments, including dividends, and is subject to acceleration in the event of default. The Company also has to fulfill financial covenants with respect to a total debt to EBITDA ratio and an interest coverage ratio.


Inventories at

were as follows:

Finished goods

Repair and replacement parts

Work in process

Raw materials


, the Company had accounts receivable sales agreements that permit the sale, on an ongoing basis, of a majority of its wholesale receivables in North America and Europe to its 49% owned U.S., Canadian and European finance joint ventures. The Company also had an accounts receivable sales agreement that permits the sale, on an ongoing basis, of a portion of its wholesale receivables in Brazil to its Brazilian finance joint venture. As of both

, the cash received from receivables sold under the U.S., Canadian, European and Brazilian accounts receivable sales agreements was approximately

$1.1 billion

Losses on sales of receivables associated with the accounts receivable financing facilities discussed above, reflected within “Other expense, net” in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, were approximately

$4.8 million

$5.0 million

The Company’s finance joint ventures in Brazil and Australia also provide wholesale financing directly to the Company’s dealers. As of

, these finance joint ventures had approximately

$17.3 million

$17.7 million

, respectively, of outstanding accounts receivable associated with these arrangements. In addition, the Company sells certain trade receivables under factoring arrangements to other financial institutions around the world.


A reconciliation of net income attributable to AGCO Corporation and subsidiaries and weighted average common shares outstanding for purposes of calculating basic and diluted net income per share for the

is as follows:

Basic net income per share:

Net income attributable to AGCO Corporation and subsidiaries

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding

Basic net income per share attributable to AGCO Corporation and subsidiaries

Diluted net income per share:

Dilutive stock-settled appreciation rights, performance share awards and restricted stock units

Weighted average number of common shares and common share equivalents outstanding for purposes of computing diluted net income per share

Diluted net income per share attributable to AGCO Corporation and subsidiaries

Share Repurchase Program

During the three months ended

, the Company entered into an accelerated share repurchase (“ASR”) agreement with a financial institution to repurchase an aggregate of

$60.0 million

of shares of the Company’s common stock. The Company received approximately


shares during the three months ended

related to the ASR. All shares received under the ASR were retired upon receipt, and the excess of the purchase price over par value per share was recorded to “Additional paid-in capital” within the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

Of the

$1,050.0 million

in approved share repurchase programs, the remaining amount authorized to be repurchased is approximately

$184.2 million


The Company’s four reportable segments distribute a full range of agricultural equipment and related replacement parts. The Company evaluates segment performance primarily based on income (loss) from operations. Sales for each segment are based on the location of the third-party customer. The Company’s selling, general and administrative expenses and engineering expenses are charged to each segment based on the region and division where the expenses are incurred. As a result, the components of income (loss) from operations for one segment may not be comparable to another segment. Segment results for the

are as follows:

(Loss) income from operations

Income (loss) from operations

A reconciliation from the segment information to the consolidated balances for income from operations is set forth below:

Segment income from operations

Corporate expenses

Consolidated income from operations


This earnings release discloses adjusted income from operations, net income and earnings per share, all of which exclude amounts that differ from the most directly comparable measure calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). A reconciliation of each of those measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is included below.

The following is a reconciliation of adjusted income from operations, net income and earnings per share to reported income from operations, net income and earnings per share for the three months ended

(in millions, except per share data):

Income From Operations

Net Income

Earnings Per Share

As adjusted

Restructuring and other infrequent expenses

As reported

Net income and earnings per share amounts are after tax.

The restructuring and other infrequent expenses recorded during the

relate primarily to severance costs associated with the Company’s rationalization of certain European, South American and U.S. manufacturing operations and various administrative offices. The restructuring and other infrequent expenses recorded during the three months ended

relate primarily to severance costs associated with the Company’s rationalization of certain European manufacturing operations as well as various administrative offices located in Europe and the U.S.

This earnings release discloses the percentage change in regional net sales due to the impact of currency translation. The following table sets forth, for the

, the impact to net sales of currency translation by geographical segment (in millions, except percentages):

Change due to currency translation

This earnings release discloses the reduction in inventory on a constant currency basis, excluding the impact of currency translation, between

. The following is a reconciliation of the impact of currency translation on the change in inventory balances (in millions):

March 31, 2015

Change from 2015

Change excluding currency translation




The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see the filing, click here.

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