AGCO has 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. 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.
The company’s North American net sales increased 3.1% in the first nine months of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, excluding the negative impact of currency translation. Increased sales of high horsepower tractors, hay equipment and Precision Planting products were partially offset by lower grain and protein product as well as sprayer sales. Income from operations for the first nine months of 2020 improved approximately $69.4 million compared to the same period in 2019. Higher sales, the benefit of a richer mix of products, as well as cost control initiatives contributed most of the increase.
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.
Source: AGCO release https://news.agcocorp.com/news/agco-reports-third-quarter-results-6819659