On January 28, 2014, CNH Industrial and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, the two shareholders of CNH Industrial Capital Europe, agreed on the extension of the joint-venture services to CNH Industrial Trucks and Commercial Vehicles Segment in Italy, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and other major European markets. This extension has been approved by the French banking regulatory authority (ACPR). Prior to this agreement, the joint venture had, starting in 1997, provided leasing and financing to CNH Industrial customers in the Agricultural and Construction Equipment businesses in Europe. The company currently finances over 40,000 customers in nine countries, for a total outstanding portfolio of €1.7 billion. As a result of this increase in scope, CNH Industrial Capital Europe is now the captive finance company for all CNH Industrial Group businesses in major European countries. CNH Industrial Capital Europe will henceforth use the CNH Industrial Capital and Iveco Capital brands for dealer and customer-oriented financing activities.
Projected improvements in operating performances in the Trucks and Commercial Vehicles and Construction Equipment businesses, coupled with continued industrial efficiencies, are expected to offset the projected decline in unit demand of agricultural equipment forecasted for 2014. Accordingly, CNH Industrial is setting its 2014 guidance as follows:
- Revenues flat to up 5%;
- Trading margin between 7.8% and 8.2%; and
- Year-end net industrial debt between €1.5 billion and €1.7 billion.
The Group will be releasing a new business plan in May of 2014 at an investor event to be held in the United States following the Q1 2014 results release.
February 27, 2014
The Board of Directors
Richard J. Tobin
Maria Patrizia Grieco
Léo W. Houle
Jacqueline A. Tammenoms Bakker