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Deere Free Cash Flow

: $2,314 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 2022)
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Deere's total free cash flow for the months ended in Jan. 2022 was $-3,137 Mil. Its total free cash flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2022 was $2,314 Mil.

Deere's Free Cash Flow per Share for the months ended in Jan. 2022 was $-10.14. Its free cash flow per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2022 was $7.29.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Deere was -60.30% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the Free Cash Flow Growth Rate using Free Cash Flow per Share data.

During the past 13 years, Deere's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 120.60% per year. The lowest was -41.60% per year. And the median was 8.90% per year.


Deere Free Cash Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Deere's Free Cash Flow 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
Free Cash Flow
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -396.00 -1,128.00 -37.00 4,827.00 5,146.00

Deere Quarterly Data
Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22
Free Cash Flow 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 -305.00 1,007.00 1,910.00 2,534.00 -3,137.00

Deere Free Cash Flow Calculation

Free Cash Flow is considered one of the most important parameters to measure a company’s earnings power by value investors because it is not subject to estimates of Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization (DDA). However, when we look at the Free Cash Flow, we should look from a long term perspective, because any year’s Free Cash Flow can be drastically affected by the spending on Property, Plant, & Equipment (PPE) of the business in that year. Over the long term, Free Cash Flow should give pretty good picture on the real earnings power of the company.

Note: GuruFocus does not calculate Free Cash Flow when Capital Expenditure is 0.

Deere's Free Cash Flow for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (A: Oct. 2021 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=7726+-2580
=5,146

Deere's Free Cash Flow for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2022 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow (Q: Jan. 2022 )=Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure
=-2553+-584
=-3,137

Free Cash Flow for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $2,314 Mil.

* 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.


Deere  (NYSE:DE) Free Cash Flow Explanation

Free Cash Flow is very close to Warren Buffett's definition of Owner's Earnings, except that in Warren Buffett's Owner's Earnings, the spending for Property, Plant, and Equipment is only for maintenance (replacement), while in the Free Cash Flow calculation, the cost of new Property, Plant, and Equipment due to business expansion is also deducted. There, Free Cash Flow is more conservative than Owner's Earnings.

In Don Yacktman's calculation of forward rate of return, he uses Free Cash Flow for the calculation. Yacktman explained the forward rate of return concept in detail in his interview with GuruFocus. Yacktman defines forward rate of return as the normalized free cash flow yield plus real growth plus inflation.

This is what Yacktman said in his March 2012 interview - when the S&P 500 was at 1400:

If the business is stable, this calculation is fairly straightforward. For instance, on the S&P 500 we would normalize earnings. We would then calculate what percentage of those earnings are not reinvested in the underlying businesses and are therefore free. Historically, for the S&P 500, this has been just under 50% of earnings. Currently, we expect the S&P to earn about 70 on a normalized basis, a number which is far below reported earnings due to our adjusting for record high profit margins. $70 X ½ / 1400 gives you a normalized free cash flow yield of approximately 2.5%.

The historical real growth rate of the S&P 500 (companies) is about 1.5%. Assuming an inflation rate of 2.5%, the forward rate of return on an investment in the S&P 500 is about 6.5% today (2.5% free cash flow yield plus 1.5% real growth plus 2.5% inflation).

For the growth part of the Forward Rate of Return calculation, GuruFocus uses the 5-year average growth rate of EBITDA per share as the growth rate, and the growth rate is always capped at 20%. For the Free Cash Flow we use per share data averaged over seven years. The reason we use seven years is because research shows that seven years is the length of the typical business cycle.

Therefore, as of Jan22, Deere's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Jan22)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=3.20419048/376.4+0.1765
=18.50 %

* 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.


Be Aware

Free Cash Flow within a report period can be affected by management's decisions of capital spending. Therefore, it is important to look at long term when it comes to Free Cash Flow.


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Deere Business Description

Deere logo
Industry
Address
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
Erwin Tami A. director 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Holliday Charles O Jr director 1007 MARKET ST WILMINGTON DE 19898
Jones Clayton M director 400 COLLINS ROAD NE CEDAR RAPIDS IA 52498
Smith Sherry M director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: SMITH SHERRY M a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Page Gregory R director EATON CENTER 1111 SUPERIOR AVENUE CLEVELAND OH 44114
Heuberger Alan Cletus director 2365 CARILLON POINT KIRKLAND WA 98033
Talton Sheila director C/O ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION 300 TOWER PARKWAY LINCOLNSHIRE IL 60201
Jain Dipak C director 130 EAST RANDOLPH DRIVE CHICAGO IL 60601
Stockton Dmitri L director 777 LONG RIDGE ROAD SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL C/O CORP. SECRETARY STAMFORD CT 06902

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