Deere & Co.

Deere & Co.

Deere & Co.

Overview
Date Founded

1837

Headquarters

ONE JOHN DEERE PLACE, MOLINE, IL, 61265

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

73.5K

Industries

Trucks, Construction & Farm Machinery
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Real Estate
Computer Software
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing
Tools & Hardware
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Engineering, Construction & Architecture
Power & Utilities
Agriculture & Mills

Company Description

Deere & Co. engages in the manufacturing and distribution of equipment used in agriculture, construction, forestry, and turf care. It operates through the following segments: Agriculture and Turf, Construction and Forestry, and Financial Services. The Agriculture and Turf segment focuses on the distribution and manufacturing of full line of agriculture and turf equipment and related service parts. The Construction and Forestry segment offers machines and service parts used in construction, earthmoving, road building, material handling, and timber harvesting. The Financial Services segment finances sales and leases by John Deere dealers of new and used agriculture and turf equipment and construction and forestry equipment. The company was founded by John Deere in 1837 and is headquartered in Moline, IL.

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Executives & Employees

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & General Counsel

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, North America

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, International

President, John Deere Financial & Chief Information Officer

President, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division-Americas & Australia, Global Harvesting, Crop Care & Turf & Utility Platforms & AG Solutions

Senior Vice President, C&F Division & Chief Executive Officer, Wirtgen Group

President, John Deere Water

Chief Administrative Officer & Senior Vice President

Board of Directors

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at John Deere Capital Corp.

Former Chief Executive Officer at Cargill, Inc.

Former Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at SUPERVALU, Inc.

Former Senior Vice President & President, Rockwell Collins at Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Executive-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management

Co-President at China Europe International Business School

Former President & Chief Executive Officer, GE Asset Management at General Electric Company

Former Governor of Nebraska

Founder at Gray Matter Analytics

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Deere & Co.

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Owners & Shareholders
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Cascade Investment invests primarily in fixed-income securities. The firm employs a macroeconomic approach that focuses on interest and inflation rates, market trends and sector growth rates. They utilize a value-oriented equity investment approach that focuses on investments in stocks that are undervalued and under-followed as the result of negative trends in the market. The firm may short position and invests in commodities and private equity.

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Wellington Management's investment services rely on their extensive independent research and include portfolio management styles and approaches in equities, fixed income securities, currencies and commodities, as well as asset allocation across these categories. The firm has a number of different disciplines when approaching research and these include asset allocation analysts, currency analysts, data scientists, factor analysts, fixed income credit analysts, fixed income market analysts, global industry analysts and research associates, macroanalysts, quantitative analysts and technical analysts. Wellington Management's portfolio management teams often include dedicated analysts who evaluate securities and other instruments for suitability based on the team's investment approach. The firm supplements their internal research with external research from sources such as broker/dealers and third-party research firms. These sources typically provide data, research and analysis and may serve as a gauge of market consensus.

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CRMC's International Investors division invests primarily in the stocks of large-cap growth-oriented companies across practically all sectors. Although they invest internationally, most of their investments are in the stocks of North American companies. They maintain an investment philosophy that is distinguished by four key beliefs: (1) solid research is fundamental to sound investment decisions; (2) investment decisions should not be made lightly; (3) a long-term approach; (4) the capital system.

Recent Transactions
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Deere & Co. purchases Pla SA

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McCoy Group, Inc. (Iowa) purchases Nortrax, Inc. /Stores (7) from Deere & Co.

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McNally Capital LLC, Dobbs Management Service /Private Equity, John Deere Construction & Forestry Co. /Stores 7//Pvt Grp purchase Dobbs Equipment LLC from Deere & Co.

Transaction Clients

Advised on SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
Accountant

Advised onDeere & Co. purchases Timberjack Group from Metso Oyj

Legal Advisor

Advised onExelon Corporation purchases John Deere Renewables LLC from Deere & Co.

Investment Advisor

Advised onDeere & Co. purchases Wirtgen Invest Holding GmbH

Legal Advisor

Advised onExelon Corporation purchases John Deere Renewables LLC from Deere & Co.

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Advised onClayton Dubilier & Rice LLC purchases Siteone Landscape Supply LLC from Deere & Co.

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Advised onClayton Dubilier & Rice LLC purchases Siteone Landscape Supply LLC from Deere & Co.

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at DLA Piper

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Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Clients

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Lowe's Cos., Inc. engages in the retail sale of home improvement products. It offers products for maintenance, repair, remodelling, home decorating, and property maintenance. It also provides home improvement products in the following categories: appliances, bathroom, building supply, electrical, flooring, hardware, paint, kitchen, plumbing, lighting & fans, outdoor living, windows, and doors. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Mooresville, NC.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$55.9B
Total Enterprise Value
$97.4B
Earnings Per Share
$10.15
Revenue
$39.3B
Total Debt
$45.3B
Total Equity
$11.4B
Net Profit
$3.25B
EBITDAMargin
19.58%
EBITDA
$7.69B
Enterprise Value Sales
2.48x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
12.67x
TEVNet Income
29.93x
Debt TEV
0.47x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
13.92%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
1.72%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
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SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. engages in the distribution of commercial and residential landscape supplies. Its products include outdoor lighting, nursery, landscape supplies, fertilizers, turf protection products, grass seed, turf care equipment, and golf course accessories for green industry professionals. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Roswell, GA.

Investors
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Awards & Honors
Rank #97
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #97
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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