During 2014, the Group reignited its outreach and communication with the financial community by completing the transition to one entity following the merger between Fiat Industrial S.p.A. and CNH Global N.V. into CNH Industrial N.V. and culminating in the presentation of its five year strategic business plan in May 2014.
The Group’s objective is to continue building on the relationship of trust with analysts and investors through transparent and responsible management aimed at increasing the value of the enterprise on a sustainable basis. The Investor Relations team interacts with the financial community throughout the year, maintaining an active dialogue with shareholders, investors and analysts to keep them informed and enhance their understanding of the Group and its activities.
Those communication activities include conference calls, meetings and public Group presentations of its periodic financial results or other events that require direct communication to the market. Information presented or discussed on those occasions is immediately made publicly available on the corporate website. Other activities include participation in seminars and industry conferences, as well as non-deal roadshows in major financial centers that provide the opportunity for direct contact with management.
Several non-deal roadshows, one-on-one meetings and conferences on the capital goods sector were organized by equity and fixed income analysts in New York, Boston, Las Vegas, Des Moines, Detroit, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Milan and Turin, at which management and the Investor Relations team also had the opportunity to give additional briefings to investors on the operating performance of CNH Industrial’s various businesses and their strategic plans going forward.
Financial information, institutional presentations, periodic publications, official press releases and real-time share price updates are available in the Investors section of the corporate website (www.cnhindustrial.com) or may be requested at the followng e-mail address: email@example.com US registered shareholders may contact the Transfer Agent and Registrar, Computershare Trust Company NA, by: Telephone: +1 855 807 3164 (US) or +1 732 491 0514 (outside US) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Shareholders holding their shares in an intermediary account with a participant in the Monte Titoli clearing system may contact the Italian Agent Computershare S.p.A., by: Telephone: +39 011 0923200 E-mail: email@example.com
MI: CNH INDUSTRIAL COMMON SHARES: PERFORMANCE RELATIVE TO FTSE MIB AND DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE (REBASED TO 100 AT 12/31/2013) AND DAILY TRADING VOLUME
NYSE: CNH INDUSTRIAL COMMON SHARES: PERFORMANCE RELATIVE TO S&P 500 AND DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE (REBASED TO 100 AT 12/31/2013) AND DAILY TRADING VOLUME
In 2014, the global economy grew at a moderate pace of 2.7%. North America continued to grow (+2.3%), above the prior year’s growth trend. While many states in Northern Europe closed the year in positive territory, economic conditions in Southern Europe remain weak. Economic activity was varied in other regions. While growth in Asia (excluding Japan) stabilized at 5.8%, other economies, such as LATAM (+0.6%) and CIS (+0.4%), suffered slowdowns in infrastructure development and increased political and economic volatility. Various factors are driving these global trends such as low interest rates, weak commodity prices and the sharp decline in crude oil prices, starting in the second half of 2014. Foreign currency fluctuations have also become as issue in some regions. For 2014, the FTSE 250 index registered a 0.9% increase, the S&P 500 was up 11.4% and the Dow Jones Industrial US was up 7.5%.
At December 31, 2014 the fully subscribed and paid in shares of CNH Industrial N.V. amount to 1,829,793,916 divided into 1,355,319,640 common shares and 474,474,276 special voting shares of €0.01 each. On the same date, on the basis of the information published on the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets’s website (Autoriteit Financiële Markten or AFM) and in reference to the up-to-date information on the files of CNH Industrial N.V., since they held 3% or more of the aggregate number of outstanding common and special voting shares, the following institutions were considered as the major shareholders of CNH Industrial N.V.:
OUTSTANDING COMMON AND SPECIAL VOTING SHARES:
|Harris Associates LP||10.45%|
|Southeastern Asset Management, Inc.||3.23%|
At December 31, 2014 there were 1,355,319,640 common shares and 415,399,503 special voting shares outstanding since CNH Industrial N.V. held 59,074,773 special voting shares equal to 3.23% of the total issued shares (acquired by CNH Industrial N.V following the de-registration of the corresponding amount of qualifying common shares from the Loyalty Register).
The percentage of the aggregate number of common and special voting shares of CNH Industrial N.V. held by its major shareholders was calculated by using the publicly disclosed number of beneficially owned shares published on the AFM’s website and in reference to the up-to-date information on the files of CNH Industrial N.V., the following institutions as the numerator, and the aggregate number of outstanding common shares and special voting shares as of December 31, 2014 as the denominator (1,770,719,143).
EARNINGS PER SHARE (*)
|(figures in $)||2014||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|Basic earnings/(loss) per common share||0.68||0.83||0.84||0.68||0.34|
|Diluted earnings/(loss) per common share||0.68||0.83||0.84||0.68||0.34|
(*) As a consequence of the effective date of the merger, full-year 2013 basic EPS has been calculated on approximately 1,255 million of weighted average number of common shares outstanding. For 2012 and prior years, earnings per share calculation is based on the average number of Fiat Industrial ordinary shares outstanding after taking into account the effect of the conversion of preference and savings shares occurred on May 21, 2012.
FIAT INDUSTRIAL REFERENCE PRICE PER SHARE (*)
|(figures in €)||09.27.13||12.28.12||12.30.11||01.03.11|
(*) Equivalent to the closing auction price
CNH INDUSTRIAL REFERENCE PRICE PER SHARE (*)
|MI:CNHI Common shares (€)||6.70||8.29||9.48|
|NYSE:CNHI Common shares ($)||8.06||11.35||12.50|
(*) Equivalent to the closing auction price