DE : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$109.16 up 0.98 | 0.91%
Today's Range: 108.25 - 109.43
Avg. Daily Volume: 2393900.0
03/30/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

DEERE & CO's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.57% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)5625.25524.5
EBITDA ($mil)1045.8898.6
EBIT ($mil)630.1524.4
Net Income ($mil)193.8254.4

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)3917.03507.9
Total Assets ($mil)56296.656036.2
Total Debt ($mil)34578.436238.2
Equity ($mil)6825.56590.2

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin34.6732.78
EBITDA Margin18.5916.26
Operating Margin11.29.49
Sales Turnover0.470.5
Return on Assets2.593.22
Return on Equity21.4327.42
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense208.1173.2
Interest Coverage3.033.03

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)318.28315.33
Div / share0.60.6
Book value / share21.4420.9
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2351793.03149589.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 28.29 for the Machinery industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.33. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.11 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a premium versus the industry average of 4.86. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, DEERE & CO seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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DE 23.71 Peers 28.29   DE 9.06 Peers 15.54

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

DE is trading at a discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

DE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
DE 19.81 Peers 22.43   DE NM Peers 1.85

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

DE is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

DE's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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DE 5.11 Peers 4.86   DE -15.08 Peers -12.52

Average. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

DE is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, DE is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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DE 1.31 Peers 1.93   DE -4.63 Peers -1.99

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

DE is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

DE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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