Raven Industries reported consolidated net sales of $85.2 million, down 13.1% during the second quarter of its fiscal year ended July 31, 2020. Growth in Applied Technology and Aerostar was more than offset by a decline in Engineered Films.
AGCO posted net sales of about $2 billion during the second quarter of 2020, down approximately 17.2% vs. the same period a year earlier. Net sales for the second quarter were approximately $2 billion, a decrease of approximately 17.2% compared to the second quarter of 2019.
On July 9, Art’s Way Mfg. reported consolidated sales for the 3 months and 6 months ended May 31, 2020 were $5,446,000 and $10,472,000, respectively, compared to $5,747,000 and $9,871,000 during the same respective periods in fiscal 2019.
Deere & Co. reported that its worldwide net sales and revenues decreased 4% in the first quarter of 2020, ended Feb. 2, to $7.63 billion. Net sales of the company’s equipment operations were $6.53 billion for the quarter, compared with $6.94 billion in 2019; a decline of 6%. At the same time, Deere’s net income for the quarter was up 4% to $517 million vs. $498 for the same period in 2019.
AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) reported net sales of approximately $2.1 billion for the third quarter of 2019, a decrease of approximately 4.8% compared to the third quarter of 2018. Excluding unfavorable currency translation impacts of approximately 3.1%, net sales in the third quarter of 2019 decreased approximately 1.7% compared to the third quarter of 2018.
Manitou, manufacturer of equipment for construction, agriculture and other industries reported a 4% increase in sales during the third quarter of 2019 and 18% from the first 9 months of the year. Besides Manitou equipment, the company is also known for its Gehl and Mustang branded equipment.
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In this week's episode we take a first look at the UAW strike at 14 of Deere's U.S. facilities. In the Technology Corner, Michaela Paukner examines Kubota's planned acquisition of AgJunction for $72.8 million. Also in this episode, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that will ban gas-powered small-off road engines. Ben Thorpe reports on dealers early orders heading into 2022, based on the results of Ag Equipment Intelligence's Dealer Business Outlook & Trends report. Art's Way reported its second straight profitable quarter, and saw Agriculture Products segment sales for the third quarter improve by 27% vs. last year.