AGCO REPORTS 3Q20 RESULTS
Nov. 9, 2020
Source: AGCO news release
AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, reported its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. Net sales for the third quarter were approximately $2.5 billion, an increase of approximately 18.4% compared to the third quarter of 2019. Reported and adjusted net income was $2.09 per share for the third quarter of 2020. These results compare to reported net income of $0.10 per share, and adjusted net income, excluding a non-cash deferred income tax adjustment and restructuring expenses, of $0.82 per share for the third quarter of 2019. Excluding unfavorable currency translation impacts of approximately 1.6%, net sales in the third quarter of 2020 increased approximately 20.0% compared to the third quarter of 2019.
Net sales for the first nine months of 2020 were approximately $6.4 billion, a decrease of approximately 1.5% compared to the same period in 2019. Excluding unfavorable currency translation impacts of approximately 3.1%, net sales for the first nine months of 2020 increased approximately 1.6% compared to the same period in 2019. For the first nine months of 2020, reported net income was $3.86 per share, and adjusted net income, excluding a non-cash impairment charge and restructuring expenses was $4.06 per share. These results compare to reported net income of $2.77 per share, and adjusted net income, excluding a non-cash deferred income tax adjustment and restructuring expenses, of $3.50 per share for the first nine months of 2019.
Third Quarter Highlights
Reported regional sales results (1) : Europe/Middle East ("EME") 22.7%, North America 8.6%, South America 14.4%, Asia/Pacific/Africa ("APA") 25.2%
Constant currency regional sales results (1)(2) : EME 18.9%, North America 9.1%, South America 48.5%, APA 21.3%
Regional operating margin performance: EME 13.3%, North America 10.0%, South America 6.1%, APA 10.1%
Year-to-date free cash flow increased over $309 million from the first nine months of 2019
Funding position improved with net debt below September 2019 levels
Raised full-year outlook for net sales and net income per share
(1) Increase (decrease) as compared to third quarter 2019
(2) Excludes currency translation impact. See reconciliation in appendix.
"AGCO's third quarter results were highlighted by sales growth and margin expansion across all regions," stated Martin Richenhagen, AGCO's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our focused operational performance allowed us to ramp up production and recover from supply chain interruptions experienced in the second quarter. During the third quarter, we made significant progress towards fulfilling our strong order board while reducing dealer and company inventory levels. We have strong order boards heading into the fourth quarter, however, we still face a demanding environment to manage our manufacturing, supply chain and aftermarket operations. I would like to thank all our employees again for their extraordinary efforts to support our dealers and customers under these challenging conditions. AGCO is also maintaining its planned funding levels supporting premium technology, smart farming solutions and enhanced digital capabilities in 2020. These investments are delivering new features and functionality across our product portfolio which positions us to improve our global market position and profitably grow our business."
The health, safety and well-being of all AGCO employees, dealers and farmer customers continues to be AGCO's top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following outlook does not contemplate any further sales or production disruptions caused by the pandemic.
Net sales in 2020 are expected to be approximately $8.9 billion reflecting relatively flat end-market demand, the unfavorable impact of currency translation, offset by the benefit of positive pricing. Adjusted operating margins are expected to be improved from 2019 levels due to positive pricing and expense reductions. Based on these assumptions, 2020 adjusted net income per share, excluding the impact of restructuring expenses and the non-cash goodwill impairment charge, is targeted at approximately $5.00.