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CNH Industrial to Update Financial Outlook for 2020 due to Coronavirus Emergency and Global Business Conditions

Nikita Arya
Nikita Arya

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, CNH Industrial has been proactively taking all appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees, the continuity of its industrial and distribution infrastructure, and its supply chain. All these efforts are geared to ensure that the needs of our customers are met, even in these unprecedented circumstances.  

In light of the significant deterioration of the macro-economic environment triggered by the global spread of the COVID-19 virus and the resulting market uncertainty, the impact that such events may have on the company's 2020 financial results cannot be reasonably estimated at this time due to the rapid development and fluidity of the situation. 

Consequently, CNH Industrial withdraws its financial outlook for 2020 presented on February 7, 2020. Further updates will be provided in the company’s first-quarter earnings announcement and conference in May. 

In previous challenging circumstances, CNH Industrial has demonstrated that the company can react promptly while maintaining a firm grip on its financial position. Accordingly, the company is currently evaluating all possible actions to reduce costs and protect its financial position and liquidity. 

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The company’s available liquidity position at December end 2019 was $11.2 billion, which was the highest level in its history, providing a solid cash base and headroom within its credit facilities to navigate such an uncertain and challenging environment.   

Despite these exceptional circumstances, the company puts the healthcare and safety of its employees at priority and is continuing to implement measures to guarantee the health and safety, in line with all national directives, and the continuity of its business operations. 

It is in this context, CNH Industrial announces that it is suspending the majority of its manufacturing operations in North and South America for two weeks, starting March 30.  

In North America, the impacted sites manufacture construction and agricultural equipment but most component facilities will remain operational at low speed, to ensure the continuation of supply to the Company’s other manufacturing facilities in North America – specifically those that are deemed essential by the U.S. Government.  

In South America, the impacted sites manufacture construction and agricultural equipment, commercial vehicles and powertrains. South American parts depots and the majority of dealerships will continue to provide uninterrupted service to their customers. CNH Industrial is working closely with governments and union leaders to implement these actions.

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