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The American icon can thank overseas markets for much of its recent growth. In fiscal 2018, equipment sales grew 34% outside of the U.S. and Canada (as compared to 25% annual growth inside of North America). Its acquisition of German construction machinery maker Wirtgen Group also helped push these increases. The result: Total revenue for the year came in at $37.4 billion, up more than 25% from the year before. Profits also climbed, reaching $2.4 billion, an increase of nearly 10% year-over-year. But Deere is facing some headwinds, not just due to the contracting agriculture market in the U.S. The company has warned that it is facing cost pressures for raw materials such as steel, a side effect of current trade wars.

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CEO

Samuel R. Allen

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Sector

Industrials

Industry

Construction and Farm Machinery

HQ Location

Moline, Ill.

Years on Fortune 500 List

65

Employees

74,413

Figures are for fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2018.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$37,357.725.6%
Profits ($M)$2,368.49.7%
Assets ($M)$70,108
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$11,287.8
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues6.3%
Profits as % of Assets3.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity21.0%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)7.24
EPS % Change (from 2017)8.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-4.4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)4.4%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2018)-3.0%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)13.0%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)17.2%
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