The largest detractor for the quarter was CNH Industrial (CNHI), a global agricultural and construction equipment manufacturer, which fell 11%. CNH released its nine-month results, which showed revenue growth of 0.6%, but the company’s margins were adversely affected by Iveco, its trucks and commercial vehicles segment. Iveco’s margins fell short of expectations due to tough pricing, high launch costs, negative mix and increases in bad debt provisions. Management maintains full-year guidance of 3-4% revenue growth. We believe improvements in the Iveco division will help CNH Industrial achieve its long-term margin targets.
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