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Deere Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation

: $32,838 Mil (As of Jan. 2022)
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Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation is the debt and capital lease obligation due more than 12 months in the future. Deere's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2022 was $32,838 Mil.

Warning Sign:

Deere & Co has been issuing new debt. Over the past 3 years, it issued USD 4.3 billion of debt. But overall, its debt level is acceptable.

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset is a measurement representing the percentage of a corporation's assets that are financed with loans and financial obligations lasting more than one year. The ratio provides a general measure of the financial position of a company, including its ability to meet financial requirements for outstanding loans. It is calculated as a company's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divides by its Total Assets. Deere's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2022 was $32,838 Mil. Deere's Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2022 was $79,614 Mil. Deere's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2022 was 0.41.

Deere's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset declined from Jan. 2021 (0.43) to Jan. 2022 (0.41). It may suggest that Deere is progressively becoming less dependent on debt to grow their business.


Deere Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Historical Data

The historical data trend for Deere's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Deere Annual Data
Trend Oct12 Oct13 Oct14 Oct15 Oct16 Oct17 Oct18 Oct19 Oct20 Oct21
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 25,891.00 27,237.00 30,229.00 32,734.00 32,888.00

Deere Quarterly Data
Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 32,772.00 33,346.00 32,280.00 32,888.00 32,838.00

Deere Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Calculation

Long-Term Debt is the debt due more than 12 months in the future. The debt can be owed to banks or bondholders. Some companies issue bonds to investors and pay interest on the bonds.

Long-Term Capital Lease Obligation represents the total liability for long-term leases lasting over one year. It's amount equal to the present value (the principal) at the beginning of the lease term less lease payments during the lease term.

The interest paid on companies' debt is reflected in the income statement as interest expense. If a company has too much debt and it cannot serve the interest payment on the debt or repay the matured debt, the company risks bankruptcy. Peter Lynch famously said: A company that does not have debt cannot go bankrupt.

A company's long term debt may have different dates of maturity and interest rates, depending on the terms.

Usually a company issues long term debt to pay for its capital expenditures. Borrowing allows the company to do things that otherwise cannot be done with only the capital it has. But debt can be risky.


Deere  (NYSE:DE) Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Explanation

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset is a measurement representing the percentage of a corporation's assets that are financed with loans and financial obligations lasting more than one year. The ratio provides a general measure of the financial position of a company, including its ability to meet financial requirements for outstanding loans. A year-over-year decrease in this metric would suggest the company is progressively becoming less dependent on debt to grow their business.

Deere's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset ratio for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2022 is calculated as:

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset (Q: Jan. 2022 )=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation (Q: Jan. 2022 )/Total Assets (Q: Jan. 2022 )
=32838/79614
=0.41

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

Buffett says that durable competitive advantages carry little to no long-term debt because the company is so profitable that even expansions or acquisitions are self financed.

We are interested in long term debt load for the last ten years. If the ten years of operation show little to no long term debt, then the company has some kind of strong competitive advantage.

Warren Buffett's historic purchases indicate that on any given year, the company should have sufficient yearly net earnings to pay all long term within 3 or 4 year earnings period. (e.g. Coke + Moody's = 1yr)

Companies with enough earning power to pay long term debt in less than 3 or 4 years is a good candidate in our search for long term competitive advantage.

BUT, these companies are targets for leveraged buy outs, which saddles the business with long term debt.

If all else indicates the company has a moat, but it has ton of debt, a leveraged buyout may have created the debt. In these cases the company's bonds offer the better bet, in that the company’s earnings power is focused on paying off the debt and not growth.

Important: little or no long term debt often means a Good Long Term Bet


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Deere Business Description

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One John Deere Place, Moline, IL, USA, 61265
Deere is the world's leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment, producing some of the most recognizable machines in the heavy machinery industry. The company is divided into four reportable segments: production and precision agriculture, small agriculture and turf, construction and forestry, and John Deere Capital. Its products are available through a robust dealer network, which includes over 1,900 dealer locations in North America and approximately 3,700 locations globally. John Deere Capital provides retail financing for machinery to its customers, in addition to wholesale financing for dealers, which increases the likelihood of Deere product sales.
Executives
Howze Marc A officer: Group Pres., Life Sol & CAO DEERE & COMPANY ONE JOHN DEERE PLACE MOLINE IL 61265
Reed Cory J officer: Pres, Ag & Turf Prod & Prec Ag DEERE & COMPANY ONE JOHN DEERE PLACE MOLINE IL 61265
Von Pentz Markwart officer: PresAg Turf Small Ag & Turf DEERE & COMPANY ONE JOHN DEERE PLACE MOLINE IL 61265
Kalathur Rajesh officer: President, JD Financial & CIO DEERE & COMPANY ONE JOHN DEERE PLACE MOLINE IL 61265
Stone John H officer: Pres., WW Const & For & Pow Sy ONE JOHN DEERE PLACE MOLINE IL 61265
Field James M. officer: Pres., C&F Division DEERE & COMPANY ONE JOHN DEERE PLACE MOLINE IL 61265
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