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TEX 10K Annual Report

Part I
Item 1. Business
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments
Item 2. Properties
Item 3. Legal Proceedings
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosure
Part II
Item 5. Market for The Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
Item 6. Selected Financial Data
Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures
Item 9B. Other Information
Part III
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
Item 11. Executive Compensation
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence
Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services
Part IV
Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
Item 16. Form 10 - K Summary
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Terex Earnings 2020-12-31

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Washington, D.C. 20549


(Mark One)
For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020

Commission file number 1-10702
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of Incorporation)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
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The aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity stock held by non-affiliates of the Registrant was approximately $1,256.0 million based on the last sale price on June 30, 2020.

Number of outstanding shares of common stock: 69.4 million as of February 9, 2021.

Portions of the Terex Corporation Proxy Statement to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission within 120 days after the year covered by this Form 10-K with respect to the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders are incorporated by reference into Part III hereof.

As used in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, unless otherwise indicated, Terex Corporation, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, is referred to as “Terex,” the “Registrant,” “us,” “we,” “our” or the “Company.” Unless specifically noted otherwise, this Annual Report generally speaks as of December 31, 2020 and excludes discontinued operations. Discontinued operations primarily relate to the Demag® mobile cranes business and mobile crane product lines that were previously manufactured in our Oklahoma City facility. See Note D - “Discontinued Operations and Assets and Liabilities Held for Sale” in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further information.
Forward-Looking Information
Certain information in this Annual Report includes forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) regarding future events or our future financial performance that involve certain contingencies and uncertainties, including those discussed below in the section entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Contingencies and Uncertainties.” In addition, when included in this Annual Report or in documents incorporated herein by reference, the words “may,” “expects,” “should,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “plans,” “projects,” “estimates,” “will” and the negatives thereof and analogous or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. We have based these forward-looking statements on current expectations and projections about future events. These statements are not guarantees of future performance. Such statements are inherently subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, include, among others:
our business has been, and could be further, adversely impacted by global health pandemics such as the outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus (“COVID-19”);
our business is highly competitive and is affected by our cost structure, pricing, product initiatives and other actions taken by competitors;
we are dependent upon third-party suppliers, making us vulnerable to supply shortages and price increases;
our operations are subject to a number of potential risks that arise from operating a multinational business, including compliance with changing regulatory environments and political instability;
a material disruption to one of our significant facilities;
our business is sensitive to government spending;
our business is affected by the cyclical nature of markets we serve;
our financial results could be adversely impacted by the United Kingdom’s (“U.K.”) departure from the European Union (“E.U.”);
changes affecting the availability of the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) may have consequences on us that cannot yet reasonably be predicted;
our need to comply with restrictive covenants contained in our debt agreements;
our ability to generate sufficient cash flow to service our debt obligations and operate our business;
our ability to access the capital markets to raise funds and provide liquidity;
the financial condition of suppliers and customers, and their continued access to capital;
exposure from providing financing and credit support for some of our customers;
we may experience losses in excess of recorded reserves;
our business is global and subject to changes in exchange rates between currencies, commodity price changes, regional economic conditions and trade restrictions;
our retention of key management personnel;
possible work stoppages and other labor matters;
changes in import/export regulatory regimes and the escalation of global trade conflicts could continue to negatively impact sales of our products and our financial results;
compliance with changing laws and regulations, particularly environmental and tax laws and regulations;
litigation, product liability claims and other liabilities;
our compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar worldwide anti-corruption laws;
increased regulatory focus on privacy and data security issues and expanding laws;
our ability to comply with an injunction and related obligations imposed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”);
our ability to successfully implement our strategy;
disruption or breach in our information technology systems and storage of sensitive data; and
other factors.
Actual events or our actual future results may differ materially from any forward-looking statement due to these and other risks, uncertainties and material factors. The forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this Annual Report and the forward-looking statements contained in documents incorporated herein by reference speak only as of the date of the respective documents. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained or incorporated by reference in this Annual Report to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.


Index to Annual Report on Form 10-K
For the Year Ended December 31, 2020






Our Company was incorporated in Delaware in October 1986 as Terex U.S.A., Inc. Since that time, we have changed significantly, and much of this change has been historically accomplished through acquisitions and managing our portfolio of companies by divestiture of non-core businesses and products. Today, Terex is a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and materials processing machinery. We design, build and support products used in construction, maintenance, manufacturing, energy, minerals and materials management applications. Our products are manufactured in North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia and sold worldwide. We engage with customers through all stages of the product life cycle, from initial specification and financing to parts and service support. We continue to focus on becoming an industry leading operating company.

We report our business in the following segments: (i) Aerial Work Platforms (“AWP”) and (ii) Materials Processing (“MP”).

Further information about our industry and reportable segments appears in Part II, Item 7. – “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and Note B – “Business Segment Information” in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


Our AWP segment designs, manufactures, services and markets aerial work platform equipment, utility equipment and telehandlers. Products include portable material lifts, portable aerial work platforms, trailer-mounted articulating booms, self-propelled articulating and telescopic booms, scissor lifts, utility equipment (including truck-mounted digger derricks and insulated aerial devices) and telehandlers, as well as their related components and replacement parts. Customers use these products to construct and maintain industrial, commercial, institutional and residential buildings and facilities, for construction and maintenance of utility and telecommunication lines, tree trimming, certain construction and foundation drilling applications, and for other commercial operations, as well as in a wide range of infrastructure projects. We market aerial work platform products principally under the Terex® and Genie® brand names.

AWP has the following significant manufacturing operations:

Aerial work platform equipment is manufactured in Redmond and Moses Lake, Washington, Umbertide, Italy and Changzhou, China;
Utility products are manufactured in Watertown and Huron, South Dakota and Betim, Brazil; and
Telehandlers are manufactured in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Umbertide, Italy.

We have a parts and logistics center located in North Bend, Washington for our aerial and utility products. Additionally, a portion of our aerial and utility products parts business is conducted at a shared Terex facility in Southaven, Mississippi. Our European, Asian Pacific and Latin American parts and logistics operations are conducted through a combination of outsourced facilities and Terex managed operations.

We also provide service and support for aerial and utility products in the U.S. through a network of service branches and field service operations. We have announced plans to exit and sell our utility hot line tools business in Betim, Brazil.


Our MP segment designs, manufactures, services and markets materials processing and specialty equipment, including crushers, washing systems, screens, apron feeders, material handlers, pick and carry cranes, rough terrain cranes, tower cranes, wood processing, biomass and recycling equipment, concrete mixer trucks and concrete pavers, conveyors, and their related components and replacement parts. Customers use these products in construction, infrastructure and recycling projects, in various quarrying and mining applications, as well as in landscaping and biomass production industries, material handling applications, maintenance applications to lift equipment or material, moving materials and equipment on rugged or uneven terrain, lifting construction material and placing material at point of use. We market our MP products principally under the Terex®, Powerscreen®, Fuchs®, EvoQuip®, Canica®, Cedarapids®, CBI®, Simplicity®, Franna®, Terex Ecotec®, Terex Finlay®, Terex Washing Systems, Terex MPS, Terex Jaques®, Terex Advance®, Terex Conveying Systems, ProStacktm and Terex Bid-Well® brand names and business lines.


MP has the following significant manufacturing operations:

Mobile crushers, mobile screens and washing systems are manufactured in Omagh and Dungannon, Northern Ireland;
Mobile crushers, mobile screens, base crushers, base screens, modular and wheeled crushing and screening plants, track conveyors and washing systems are manufactured in Hosur, India;
Modular, mobile and static crushing and screening equipment and base crushers are manufactured in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;
Static crushers and screens are manufactured in Subang Jaya, Malaysia;
Crushing and screening equipment is manufactured in Durand, Michigan;
Crushing chambers are manufactured in Coalville, England;
Tracked conveyors and telescopic wheeled conveyors are manufactured in Campsie, Northern Ireland;
Fabrications, sub-assemblies and steel kits are manufactured in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland;
Wood processing, biomass and recycling equipment systems are manufactured in Newton, New Hampshire, Dungannon, Northern Ireland and Campsie, Northern Ireland;
Material handlers are manufactured in Bad Schönborn, Germany;
Concrete pavers and tracked conveyors are manufactured in Canton, South Dakota;
Front discharge concrete mixer trucks are manufactured in Fort Wayne, Indiana;
Pick and carry cranes are manufactured in Brisbane, Australia;
Rough terrain cranes are manufactured in Crespellano, Italy; and
Tower cranes are manufactured in Fontanafredda, Italy.

We have North American distribution centers in Louisville, Kentucky and Southaven, Mississippi and service centers in Australia, Thailand, Turkey and Malaysia.


We may assist customers in their rental, leasing and acquisition of our products through Terex Financial Services (“TFS”). TFS uses its equipment financing experience to facilitate financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of our equipment. TFS continually evaluates the level to which it utilizes third party funding versus providing direct customer financing to meet its business objectives.

In the United States and on a limited basis in China, TFS originates and services financing transactions directly with end-user customers, distributors and rental companies. Most of the transactions are fixed and floating rate loans; however, TFS also provides sales-type leases, operating leases and rentals. In the normal course of business, loans and leases are sold to third party financial institutions. Increasingly, and on a global basis, TFS facilitates financing transactions directly between our customers and third party financial institutions, providing recourse in certain circumstances. In addition, wholesale financing may be arranged between dealers and distributors who sell our equipment and financial institutions with which TFS has established relationships.

TFS continually monitors used equipment values of Terex equipment in the secondary market sales channels for all of our equipment categories. This provides a basis to project future values of equipment for the underwriting of leases or loans. These secondary market sales channels are also used for re-marketing any equipment which is returned at end of lease, or is repossessed in case of a customer default. When equipment is received, TFS uses the resale channel which maximizes proceeds and/or mitigates risk for Terex and our funding partners.


Mobile Cranes

On July 31, 2019, we completed the disposition of our Demag® mobile cranes business (“Demag”) to Tadano Ltd. and certain of its subsidiaries (“Tadano”). Products divested were our Demag® all terrain cranes and large lattice boom crawler cranes. During 2019, we also exited North American mobile crane product lines manufactured in our Oklahoma City facility. Our actions to sell Demag and cease the manufacturing of mobile crane product lines in our Oklahoma City facility represented a significant strategic shift in our business away from mobile cranes as these businesses constituted a significant part of our operations and financial results. We believe these actions were necessary to execute our strategy.

See Note D – “Discontinued Operations and Assets and Liabilities Held for Sale” in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further information regarding dispositions and our discontinued operations.



Terex is a manufacturer of specialized capital equipment and related services. Our goal is to design, manufacture and market equipment and services that provide superior life-cycle return on invested capital to our customers (“Customer ROIC”). Customer ROIC is a key focus of our organization and is central to our ability to generate returns for investors.

We operate our business based on our value system, “The Terex Way.” The Terex Way values shape the culture of our Company and reflect our collective commitment to and understanding of what it means to be a part of Terex. The Terex Way is based on six key values:

Integrity: Integrity reflects honesty, ethics, transparency and accountability. We are committed to maintaining high ethical standards in all of our business dealings and we never sacrifice our integrity for profit.
Respect: Respect incorporates concern for safety, health, teamwork, diversity, inclusion and performance. We treat all our team members, customers and suppliers with respect and dignity.
Improvement: Improvement encompasses quality, problem-solving systems, a continuous improvement culture and collaboration. We continuously search for new and better ways of doing things, focusing on continuous improvement and the elimination of waste.
Servant Leadership: Servant leadership requires service to others, humility, authenticity and leading by example. We work to serve the needs of our customers, investors and team members.
Courage: Courage entails willingness to take risks, responsibility, action and empowerment. We have the courage to make a difference even when it is difficult.
Citizenship: Citizenship means social responsibility and environmental stewardship. We comply with all laws, respect all people’s values and cultures, and are good global, national and local citizens.

From 2016 - 2019, Terex pursued a strategy based on three key themes:

1.Focus the portfolio on businesses best positioned to generate returns above the cost of capital through the cycle.
2.Simplify company structure, systems and footprint to improve efficiency and enhance global competitiveness.
3.Execute to Win, driving process discipline, execution rigor, and accountability in core processes.

The “Focus” theme concentrated our business portfolio in product categories where we are among the market leaders. Where we were not among the market leaders our strategy has been to either divest those product lines or pursue a business strategy which we believe will enable us to become a market leader. Work related to this strategic theme involved review of all businesses in the portfolio from the perspectives of market attractiveness and competitive position. Several portfolio actions were taken as a result, including disposition of our Material Handling and Port Solutions business (“MHPS”) and Demag, and the outcome was our current two-segment company in which greater than 90% of remaining businesses are top three in their respective categories and in which all remaining businesses have the demonstrated ability to sustainably out-earn the cost of capital.

The “Simplify” theme centered on complexity reduction and cost management. This involved efforts to flatten and streamline the organization. We undertook finance initiatives to simplify the way that we measure and manage the Company day-to-day and simplified the Company’s manufacturing footprint.

The “Execute to Win” theme focused on new process disciplines and on executing step change improvements in three core process areas: Strategic Sourcing, Commercial Excellence, and Life Cycle Solutions. Core teams were established in each area, and these teams drove programmatic changes across all businesses in the Company.

During 2020, we transitioned our “Focus, Simplify, Execute to Win” strategy to its next phase of “Execute, Innovate, Grow”.

The “Execute” theme continues the progress made with “Execute to Win”, while intensifying process discipline and improving measurement and accountability. We have now re-embedded responsibility for Strategic Sourcing, Commercial Excellence, and Lifecycle Solutions into our business segments, but the team members responsible for such are closely networked to one another and continue to share best practices. We are also implementing several new operational processes and enabling systems within the Company as part of the “Execute” theme.


The “Innovate” theme focuses on purposeful development of step-change improvements in Terex offerings and in the efficiency with which these offerings are executed and supported. When we talk about innovation at Terex, we mean doing things significantly better tomorrow than they have been done in the past by harnessing new thinking and applying technology in new and creative ways. While digitalization plays an important role in this and many of the innovations we currently pursue, there are many other aspects of this strategy that involve non-digital changes to the design of our products and improved ways of doing things.

The “Grow” theme is, in many ways, the outcome of doing “Execute” and “Innovate” well. We will successfully and profitably grow when we operate efficiently, apply new thinking in creating value for customers and take on new challenges through business investments (i.e. new category development, new geographic development). We also see a role for increased inorganic investment, smartly adding scope or depth to our Company via acquisitions. We are actively rebuilding our inorganic investment pipeline, with an eye towards adding new dimensions to the Company portfolio and applying our skills as a manager of specialized machinery businesses in new and complementary domains.

Our Disciplined Capital Allocation approach remains an important part of our overall strategy, including maintenance of an optimal capital structure (~2.5 average net debt to EBITDA over the cycle), growth investments, restructuring investments and efficient return of capital to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases.

Successful pursuit of the “Execute, Innovate, Grow” strategy will shape the direction of our Company over the coming years, much in the same way that “Focus, Simplify, Execute to Win” shaped our direction between 2016 and 2019. Terex is a diverse company that works collaboratively to deliver business performance efficiently and effectively. We balance the independence of our businesses with the benefits of total Company scale, and our ability to do this is central to the style of management in our Company.



AERIAL WORK PLATFORMS. Aerial work platform equipment positions workers and materials easily and quickly to elevated work areas, enhancing safety and productivity at height. These products have been developed as alternatives to scaffolding and ladders. We offer a variety of aerial lifts that are categorized into six product families: portable material lifts; portable aerial work platforms; trailer-mounted articulating booms; self-propelled articulating and self-propelled telescopic booms; and scissor lifts.

Portable material lifts are used primarily indoors in the construction, industrial and theatrical markets.
Portable aerial work platforms are used primarily indoors in a variety of markets to perform overhead maintenance.
Trailer-mounted articulating booms are used both indoors and outdoors. They provide versatile reach, and they have the ability to be towed between job sites.
Self-propelled articulating booms are primarily used in construction and industrial applications, both indoors and outdoors. They feature lifting versatility with up, out and over position capabilities to access difficult to reach overhead areas.
Self-propelled telescopic booms are used outdoors in commercial, industrial and institutional construction, as well as highway and bridge maintenance projects.
Scissor lifts are used in indoor and outdoor applications in a variety of construction, industrial, institutional and commercial settings.

UTILITY EQUIPMENT. Our utility products include digger derricks and insulated aerial devices. These products are used by electric utilities, tree care companies, telecommunications and cable companies, and the related construction industries, as well as by government organizations.

Digger derricks are insulated products used to dig holes, hoist and set utility poles, as well as lift transformers and other materials at job sites near energized power lines.
Insulated aerial devices are used to elevate workers and material to work areas at the top of utility poles near energized transmission and distribution lines and for trimming trees near energized electrical lines, as well as for miscellaneous purposes such as sign maintenance.

TELEHANDLERS. Telehandlers are used to move and place materials on residential and commercial construction sites and in the energy and infrastructure industries.


SERVICES. We offer a range of services for aerial and utility products consisting of inspections, preventative maintenance, general repairs, reconditioning, refurbishment, modernization and spare parts, as well as consultancy and training services. Our services are provided on our own products and on third-party products and related equipment.


MATERIALS PROCESSING EQUIPMENT. Materials processing equipment is used in processing aggregate materials for building applications and is also used in the quarrying, mining, construction, demolition, recycling, landscaping and biomass production industries. Our materials processing equipment includes crushers, screens and feeders, washing systems and conveyors as well as wood and biomass chippers and grinders, concrete mixers and pavers.

We manufacture a range of jaw, impactor (both horizontal and vertical shaft) and cone crushers, as well as base crushers for integration within mobile, modular and static plants.

Jaw crushers are used for crushing larger rock, primarily at the quarry face or on recycling duties. Applications include hard rock, sand and gravel and recycled materials. Cone crushers are used in secondary and tertiary applications to reduce a number of materials, including quarry rock and riverbed gravel.
Horizontal shaft impactors are primary and secondary crushers. They are typically applied to reduce soft to medium hard materials, as well as recycled materials. Vertical shaft impactors are secondary and tertiary crushers that reduce material utilizing various rotor configurations and are highly adaptable to any application.

Our screening and feeder equipment includes:

Heavy duty inclined and horizontal screens and feeders, which are used in low to high tonnage applications and are available as either stationary or heavy-duty mobile equipment. Screens are used in all phases of plant design from handling quarried material to fine screening. Dry screening is used to process materials such as sand, gravel, quarry rock, coal, ore, construction and demolition waste, soil, compost and wood chips.
Feeders are used to unload materials from hoppers and bulk material storage at controlled rates. They are available for applications ranging from primary feed hoppers to fine material bin unloading. Our range includes apron feeders, grizzly feeders and pan feeders.

Washing system products include mobile and static wash plants incorporating separation, washing, scrubbing, dewatering and stockpiling. We manufacture mobile and stationary rinsing screens, scrubbing systems, sand screw dewaterers, bucket-wheel dewaterers, water management systems, hydrocyclone plants for efficient silt extraction and a range of stockpiling conveyors. Washing systems operate in the aggregates, recycling, mining and industrial sands segments.

Wood processing, biomass and recycling equipment includes shredders, grinders, trommels, chippers and specialty systems. This equipment is used in, among other things, recycling, wood energy, green waste/construction, demolition recycling industries and pulp and paper.

We manufacture a range of conveyors which include tracked and wheeled mobile conveyors. Conveyors are mechanical machines used to transport and stockpile materials such as aggregates and minerals after processing.

SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT. We manufacture material handlers, cranes, concrete mixer trucks and concrete pavers.

Material handlers are designed for handling logs, scrap, recycling and other bulky materials with clamshell, magnet or grapple attachments.
Pick and carry cranes are designed for a wide variety of applications, including use at mine sites, large fabrication yards, building and construction sites and in machinery maintenance and installation. They combine high road speed with all-terrain capability.
Rough terrain cranes move materials and equipment on rugged or uneven terrain and are often located on a single construction or work site for long periods. Rough terrain cranes cannot be driven on highways (other than in Italy) and accordingly must be transported by truck to the work site.
Tower cranes are often used in urban areas where space is constrained and in long-term or high-rise building sites. Tower cranes lift construction material and place the material at the point of use. We produce self-erecting, hammerhead, flat top and luffing jib tower cranes.
Concrete mixer trucks are machines with a large revolving drum in which cement is mixed with other materials to make concrete. We offer models with custom chassis with configurations from three to seven axles.
Our concrete pavers are used to finish bridges, canals, concrete streets, highways and airport surfaces.



Our backlog as of December 31, 2020 and 2019 was as follows (in millions):
December 31,
AWP$825.6 $752.5 
MP523.4 328.7 
Total$1,349.0 $1,081.2 

We define backlog as firm orders that are expected to be filled within one year, although there can be no assurance that all such backlog orders will be filled within that time. Our backlog orders represent primarily new equipment orders. Parts orders are generally filled on an as-ordered basis.

Our management views backlog as one of many indicators of the performance of our business. Because many variables can cause changes in backlog and these changes may or may not be of any significance, we consequently view backlog as an important, but not necessarily determinative, indicator of future results.

Our overall backlog amounts at December 31, 2020 increased $267.8 million from our backlog amounts at December 31, 2019, due to higher orders across all business segments.

AWP segment backlog at December 31, 2020 increased approximately 10% from our backlog amounts at December 31, 2019. This increase from the prior year was driven primarily by customer optimism about a recovery following fleet reductions and delayed capital expenditures during 2020 in Western Europe and to a lesser extent North America and China.

MP segment backlog at December 31, 2020 increased approximately 59% from our backlog amounts at December 31, 2019. This increase from the prior year was driven primarily by higher demand in our aggregates, concrete and cranes businesses in North America and to a lesser extent Western Europe and Asia Pacific.


We distribute our products through a global network of dealers, rental companies, major accounts and direct sales to customers.


Our aerial work platform and telehandler products are distributed principally through a global network of rental companies and independent distributors. We employ sales representatives who service these channel partners from offices located throughout the world.

Our utility products are distributed to the utility and municipal markets and contractors in North America principally through a network of rental companies, independent distributors and a direct sales model. Outside of North America, independent distributors sell our utility equipment directly to customers.


We distribute our products through a global network of independent distributors, rental companies, major accounts and direct sales to customers.



We maintain engineering staff primarily at our manufacturing locations to conduct research, development and engineering for site-specific products. We have also established competency centers that support entire segments from single locations in certain fields such as control systems. Our businesses also assess global trends to understand future needs of our customers and help us decide which technologies to implement in future development projects. In addition, our engineering center in India supports our engineering teams worldwide through new product design, existing product design improvement and development of products for local markets. Continually monitoring our materials, manufacturing and engineering costs is essential to identify possible savings, then leverage those savings to improve our competitiveness and our customers’ return on investment. Our research, development and engineering expenses are primarily incurred to develop (i) additional applications and extensions of our existing product lines to meet customer needs, such as the telematics application to remotely monitor and manage our products, and take advantage of growth opportunities, and (ii) customer responsive enhancements and continuous cost improvements of existing products.

Our engineering focus mirrors the business priorities of delivering customer responsive solutions, growing in developing markets, complying with evolving regulatory standards in our global markets and applying our lean manufacturing principles by standardizing products, rationalizing components and strategically aligning with select global suppliers. Our engineering teams in China and India represent our commitment to engineering products for developing markets. They take equipment technology from the developed markets and translate it to appropriate technology for developing markets using the experience and cultural understanding of engineering teams native to those markets.

Product change driven by compliance with new regulations and environmental standards continues to be a focus of the Company, including the newest diesel engine emission reduction program introduced in Europe, known as Stage V, which is driving further engine emissions related product development. We are active in the development of incorporating alternative power solutions within our different product lines as our customers are seeking out products that operate on battery-electric and fuel-electric hybrid options. Product innovation has become a core element of our growth strategy. We have re-invigorated and increased our emphasis on creating new models and meeting the demands of our customers.  Robust product development pipelines are in place, which we expect will continue to bring new, differentiated products to the market in the years ahead.  We have also focused on producing more cost-effective product solutions across product families, as well as increasing commonalities of components to ease manufacturing processes.

We will continue our commitment to appropriate levels of research, development and engineering spending in order to meet our customer needs, uphold competitive functionality of our products and maintain regulatory compliance in all the markets we serve.


Information regarding principal materials, components and commodities and any risks associated with these items are included in Part II, Item 7A. – “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk – Commodities Risk.”



We face a competitive global manufacturing market for all of our products. We compete with other manufacturers based on many factors, particularly price, performance and product reliability. We generally operate under a best value strategy, where we attempt to offer our customers products designed to improve customers’ return on invested capital. However, in some instances, customers may prefer the pricing, performance or reliability aspects of a competitor’s product despite our product pricing or performance. We do not have a single competitor across our business segments. The following table shows the primary competitors, in alphabetical order, for our products in the following categories:

Aerial Work PlatformsPortable Material Lifts and Portable Aerial Work PlatformsOshkosh (JLG), Sumner, Vestil and Wesco
Boom LiftsAichi, Dingli, Haulotte, JCB, Linamar (Skyjack), Oshkosh (JLG) and Xtreme/Tanfield (Snorkel)
Scissor LiftsDingli, Haulotte, JCB, Oshkosh (JLG), Linamar (Skyjack), LGMG and Manitou and Xtreme/Tanfield (Snorkel)
TelehandlersCNH, JCB, Manitou (Gehl), Merlo and Oshkosh (JLG, Skytrak, Caterpillar and Lull brands)
Utility EquipmentAltec and Time Manufacturing
Materials ProcessingCrushing & Screening EquipmentAstec Industries, Deere (Kleeman), Keestrack, Metso, Portafill, Sandvik and Rubble Master
Washing SystemsAzfab, CDE Global, Matec, McLanahan, Metso, Phoenix Process Equipment, Superior and Weir/Trio
Wood Processing, Biomass and Recycling EquipmentAstec Industries, Bandit, Doppstadt, Eggersmann, Jenz, Komptech, Morbark and Vermeer
ConveyorsAstec/Telestack, Deere (Kleeman), Edge, Metso/McCloskey, Puzzulona Thor, Superior and Weir/Trio
Material HandlersAtlas, Caterpillar, Liebherr and Sennebogen
Concrete PaversAllen Equipment, Deere (Wirtgen), Gomaco, Guntert & Zimmerman and Power Curbers
Concrete Mixer TrucksKimble and Continental Manufacturing, McNeilus and Oshkosh
Pick and Carry CranesAce, Escorts, Humma and TIDD
Rough Terrain Cranes
Kato, Liebherr, Link-Belt, Manitowoc (Grove), Sany, Tadano-Faun, XCMG and Zoomlion
Tower CranesComansa, Jaso, Liebherr, Manitowoc (Potain), Wolffkran, XCMG and Zoomlion


None of our customers individually accounted for more than 10% of our consolidated net sales in 2020. In 2020, our largest customer accounted for less than 6% of our consolidated net sales and our top ten customers in the aggregate accounted for less than 25% of our consolidated net sales. A material portion of AWP net sales are to national rental companies.


We use proprietary materials such as patents, trademarks, trade secrets and trade names in our operations and take actions to protect these rights.

We use several significant trademarks and trade names, most notably the Terex®, Genie®, Powerscreen® and Fuchs® trademarks. The other trademarks and trade names that we use include registered trademarks of Terex Corporation or its subsidiaries.


We have many patents that we use in connection with our operations and most of our products contain some proprietary technology. Many of these patents and related proprietary technology are important to the production of particular products; however, overall, our patents, taken together, are not material to our business or our overall financial results.

Currently, we are engaged in various legal proceedings with respect to intellectual property rights. While the outcome of these matters cannot be predicted with certainty, we believe the outcome of such matters will not have a material adverse effect, individually or in aggregate, on our business or operating performance. For more detail, see Item 3 – “Legal Proceedings.”


As part of The Terex Way, and our Zero Harm Safety and Environmental culture, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our team members, and strive to provide quality products that are safe to use and operate in an environmentally conscious and respectful manner.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking appropriate precautions and implementing safeguards to protect our team members while they continue to meet our customers' needs around the world. We have implemented measures consistent with recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Practices include increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of facilities, following social distancing practices, mask usage when distancing practices are not possible and managing safe return to work for those impacted by COVID-19.

We generate hazardous and non-hazardous wastes in the normal course of our manufacturing operations. As a result, we are subject to a wide range of environmental laws and regulations. All of our employees are required to obey all applicable health, safety and environmental laws and regulations and must observe the proper safety rules and environmental practices in work situations. These laws and regulations govern actions that may have adverse environmental effects, such as discharges to air and water, and require compliance with certain practices when handling and disposing of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. These laws and regulations would also impose liability for the costs of, and damages resulting from, cleaning up sites, past spills, disposals and other releases of hazardous substances, should any such events occur. We are committed to complying with these standards and monitoring our workplaces to determine if equipment, machinery and facilities meet specified safety standards. Each of our manufacturing facilities is subject to an environmental audit at least once every five years to monitor compliance. Also, no incidents have occurred which required us to pay material amounts to comply with such laws and regulations. We are dedicated to ensuring that safety and health hazards are adequately addressed through appropriate work practices, training and procedures. We are committed to reducing lost time injuries and working towards a world-class level of safety practices in our industry.

We are dedicated to product safety when designing and manufacturing our equipment. Our equipment is designed to meet all applicable laws, regulations and industry standards for use in their markets. We continually incorporate safety improvements in our products. We maintain an internal product safety team that is dedicated to improving safety and investigating and resolving any product safety issues that may arise.

Use and operation of our equipment in an environmentally conscious manner is an important priority for us. We are aware of global discussions regarding climate change and the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on global warming. We are increasing our production of products that have lower greenhouse gas emissions in response to both regulatory initiatives and anticipated market demand trends. For example, the newest diesel engine emission reduction program introduced in Europe, known as Stage V, is driving further engine emissions related product development. Our segments also offer products that use plug-in electric hybrid technology to save fuel, reduce emissions and reduce noise in residential areas.

Increasing laws and regulations dealing with the environmental aspects of the products we manufacture can result in significant expenditures in designing and manufacturing new forms of equipment that satisfy such new laws and regulations. Compliance with laws and regulations regarding safety and the environment has required, and will continue to require, us to make expenditures. We currently do not expect that these expenditures will have a material adverse effect on our business or results of operations.


Terex is a globally diverse company, supporting multiple end uses.  Seasonality is a factor in some businesses, where annual purchasing patterns are impacted by the seasonality of downstream project spending.  Specifically, our businesses can experience stronger demand during the second quarter, as customers in the northern hemisphere make investments in time for the annual construction season (April to October). In 2021, we expect sales to be the highest in the second quarter, and expect our earnings generated in the second half of the year to be slightly higher than the first half of the year.



Our businesses are working capital intensive and require funding to purchase production and replacement parts inventories, expenditures to repair, replace and upgrade existing facilities, as well as funding to finance receivables from customers and dealers. We have debt service requirements, including semi-annual interest payments on our outstanding notes and periodic interest payments on our bank credit facility and term loans. We believe cash generated from operations, together with availability under our bank credit facility and cash on hand, provide us with adequate liquidity to meet our operating and debt service requirements. See Item 1A. – “Risk Factors” for a detailed description of the risks resulting from our debt and our ability to generate sufficient cash flow to operate our business. We will continue to pursue cash generation opportunities, including reducing costs and working capital, reviewing alternatives for under-utilized assets, and selectively investing in our businesses to promote growth opportunities.



The safety of our team is our number one priority. At Terex, safety is an absolute way of life. We are committed to Zero Harm, and we expect all team members to be committed to safety and continuous improvement in this area. In 2016, Terex set the long-term goals of reaching a 0.2 lost time injury rate and 1.0 total recordable injury rate by 2024. Through the end of 2020, our lost time injury rate has declined from 0.80 to 0.43 and our total recordable injury rate has declined from 3.58 to 1.50. Our aspirational goal will always be zero injuries, but these goals represent milestones along our journey to Zero Harm.


Terex strives to attract, develop and retain the best people to be part of our team. We have a diverse and highly engaged global workforce. Capable, highly skilled and diverse team members are key to our ability to implement our “Execute, Innovate, Grow” strategy.

As of December 31, 2020, we had approximately 8,200 team members, including approximately 3,800 team members in the U.S. Approximately one percent of our team members in the U.S. are represented by labor unions. Outside of the U.S., we enter into employment contracts and collective agreements in those countries in which such relationships are mandatory or customary. The provisions of these agreements correspond in each case with the required or customary terms in the subject jurisdiction. We generally consider our relations with our team members to be good and we provide mechanisms such as surveys and helplines for our team members to provide their perspectives.

We have a robust talent review process in which we assess talent strengths and opportunity areas, matching our team members’ career aspirations with the needs of the business. We offer a wide range of training programs to support team members in their current roles and in achieving advancement opportunities. Our core curriculum of Terex Success Programs are designed for all of our team members from individual contributors to front line supervisors to managers and executives. These programs are grounded in The Terex Way values and help participants build key skills.

We have a strong performance management process that includes annually setting clear business and professional objectives, mid-year calibration, annual performance reviews and succession planning. Both team members and managers play active roles in the performance management process, furthering a culture of accountability that supports team member development.

We design our benefits and programs to support the way our team members live and work. We care about our team members. For example, our Global Employee Assistance Program is in place to support team members who are facing challenges in their personal lives. Where we can, we offer a flexible work environment, enabling team members to manage the demands of their personal and professional lives.


We are committed to increasing and retaining demographic diversity at all levels of our global workforce. We extend a warm welcome to team members of every race, gender, age, religion, identity or experience. We encourage, value and support non-majority team members in all of our facilities worldwide. We actively seek their engagement and partnership, as we understand that diversity of background, thought and experience leads to improved problem-solving and greater innovation.


Diversity in and of itself is not sufficient. We strive to be fair and impartial in our decisions, ensuring Equity within our workplace. By doing so, we create a sense of Inclusion for all our team members. We are committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion so we can make Terex the kind of place where every team member feels valued, listened to, and appreciated.

Our Company has a vibrant, global initiative to increase representation of women in our workplace because we recognize that women are often under-represented in manufacturing organizations such as ours. We are making excellent progress, requiring diverse candidate slates, supporting women through mentoring, training, and colleague-to-colleague education, and using our talent development process to identify qualified women for their next role(s) within our organization. In 2014, we established five-year goals to increase representation in three areas: women in leadership, women in line roles (like operations, engineering and sales) and women overall. Having made progress against these goals, we have extended them for another five years.

In 2020, we committed to expand our primary Diversity, Equity & Inclusion focus areas to include race and ethnicity, to ensure that members of under-represented groups have a sense of belonging and can thrive within our organization. We intentionally defined our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion aspirations, initially focusing on our U.S. workforce.

We have implemented actions to achieve our aspirations, by mobilizing a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Committee that is focused on training, development, recruitment and inclusion. We have started our training efforts with the Executive Leadership Team to ensure they have a thorough awareness and understanding of systemic racism and unconscious bias. We are developing tools and resources for use at the site level to foster inclusion.


We maintain a website at We make available on our website under “Investor Relations” – “Financial Reporting”, free of charge, our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file or furnish such material with the SEC. References to our website in this report are provided as a convenience, and the information on our website is not, and shall not be deemed to be a part of this report or incorporated into any other filings we make with the SEC. The SEC maintains an Internet site ( that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC. In addition, we make available on our website under “Investor Relations” – “Governance”, free of charge, our Audit Committee Charter, Compensation Committee Charter, Governance and Nominating Committee Charter, Corporate Governance Guidelines and Code of Ethics and Conduct. In addition, the foregoing information is available in print, without charge, to any stockholder who requests these materials from us.



You should carefully consider the following material risks, together with the cautionary statement under the caption “Forward-Looking Information” above and the other information included in this report. Although the risks are organized by headings, and each risk is discussed separately, many are interrelated. The risks described below are not the only ones we face. Additional risks that are currently unknown to us or that we currently consider immaterial may also impair our business or adversely affect our financial condition or results of operations. If any of the following risks actually occurs, our business, financial condition or results of operation could be adversely affected.

Manufacturing and Operational Risks

Global public health pandemics, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have adversely impacted and may continue to adversely impact our business, results of operations and financial condition and the ultimate impact will depend on future developments, which remain uncertain.

Countries around the world have experienced, and may experience in the future, outbreaks of contagious diseases that affect public health. In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and governmental authorities around the world implemented shelter-in-place orders, quarantines, social distancing requirements, travel bans and other similar governmental restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This negatively impacted the global economy, created significant volatility and disruption of financial markets and caused disruptions in our supply chains and logistics. It also adversely affected our customers’ sentiment and spending, leading to a downturn in our markets. Additionally, COVID-19 adversely affected our workforce, with temporary factory closures, slowdowns and restrictions on travel and transports, among other effects, thereby negatively impacting our operations. We reduced our workforce to focus only on critical activities and a significant percentage of global team members continue to work remotely, which can introduce operational and cybersecurity risks. We developed and implemented new health and safety protocols, business continuity plans and different scenario plans in an effort to try to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19. Our management continues to remain focused on mitigating the impact of COVID-19, which has required a large investment of time and resources, which may delay other value-add initiatives.

It is not possible to accurately predict with any degree of certainty the impact COVID-19 will have on our operations going forward as the situation continues to remain fluid. Despite our efforts and numerous measures taken to manage the impacts of COVID-19, the full degree and extent to which it will ultimately affect our operational and financial performance will depend on uncertain future developments and factors beyond our control, including, but not limited to, the pace of the continued spread of the pandemic, the severity and ultimate duration of the pandemic, including any resurgences, mutations or variants, any governmental regulations or restrictions imposed in response to such, and the ultimate efficacy and distribution speed of approved vaccines and treatments. We expect that any significant further or prolonged deterioration in the global economic conditions and disruptions to our global supply chain would adversely impact our operations, business results and financial condition. Such factors could also continue to adversely affect our customers’ financial condition, resulting in further reduced spending for our products and services. The longer the pandemic continues, the more likely that more of the foregoing risks may be realized.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a global recession and there is no certainty about when a sustained economic recovery may occur and what such recovery will look like. The impact of COVID-19 may also continue to exacerbate other risks discussed below in this section Item 1A. Risk Factors, any of which could have a material effect on us. This situation continues to evolve and additional impacts may arise that we are not aware of currently.

We operate in a highly competitive industry.

Our industry is highly competitive. Our competitors include a variety of both domestic and foreign companies in all major markets. To compete successfully, our products must excel in terms of quality, reliability, productivity, price, features, ease of use, safety and comfort, and we must provide excellent customer service. The greater financial resources of certain of our competitors may put us at a competitive disadvantage. Low-cost competition from China and other developing markets could also result in decreased demand for our products. If competition in our industry intensifies or if our current competitors lower their prices for competing products, we may lose sales or be required to lower the prices we charge for our products. If we are unable to provide continued technological improvements in our equipment that meet our customers’ expectations, or the industry’s expectations, the demand for our equipment could be substantially adversely affected. Our ability to match new product offerings to diverse global customers’ anticipated preferences for different types and sizes of equipment and various equipment features and functionality, at affordable prices, is critical to our success. This requires a thorough understanding of our existing and potential customers on a global basis, particularly in developing markets, including China, India, Brazil and the Middle East. Failure to compete effectively could result in lower revenues from our products and services, lower gross margins or cause us to lose market share.


We are dependent upon third-party suppliers, making us vulnerable to supply shortages and price increases.

We obtain materials and manufactured components from third-party suppliers. In the absence of labor strikes or other unusual circumstances, substantially all materials and components are normally available from multiple suppliers. However, certain of our businesses receive materials and components from a single source supplier, although alternative suppliers of such materials may be generally available. Delays in our suppliers’ abilities, especially any sole suppliers for a particular business, to provide us with necessary materials and components may delay production at a number of our manufacturing locations, or may require us to seek alternative supply sources. Delays in obtaining supplies may result from a number of factors affecting our suppliers, including capacity constraints, regulatory changes, freight and container availability, labor disputes, suppliers’ impaired financial condition, suppliers’ allocations to other purchasers, weather emergencies, pandemics or acts of war or terrorism. Any delay in receiving supplies could impair our ability to deliver products to our customers and, accordingly, could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

Principal materials and components used in our various manufacturing processes include steel, castings, engines, tires, hydraulics, cylinders, drive trains, electric controls and motors, and a variety of other commodities and fabricated or manufactured items. Increases in the cost of these materials and components may affect our financial performance. If we are unable to recover a substantial portion of increased raw material or component costs through duty draw-back or from our customers and suppliers, our business or results of operation could be adversely affected.

In addition, we purchase material and services from our suppliers on terms extended based on our overall credit rating. Deterioration in our credit rating may impact suppliers’ willingness to extend terms and in turn accelerate cash requirements of our business.

We are exposed to political, economic and other risks that arise from operating a multinational business.

Our operations are subject to a number of potential risks. Such risks principally include:

trade protection measures and currency exchange controls;
labor unrest;
global and regional economic conditions;
political instability;
terrorist activities and the U.S. and international response thereto;
restrictions on the transfer of funds into or out of a country;
export duties and quotas;
domestic and foreign customs and tariffs;
current and changing regulatory environments;
difficulties protecting our intellectual property;
transportation delays and interruptions;
costs and difficulties in integrating, staffing and managing international operations, especially in developing markets such as China, India, Brazil and the Middle East;
difficulty in obtaining distribution support;
natural disasters; and
current and changing tax laws.

In addition, many of the nations in which we operate have developing legal and economic systems adding greater uncertainty to our operations in those countries than would be expected in North America and Western Europe. These factors may have an adverse effect on our international operations in the future.

We continue to focus on operational improvement in developing markets such as China, India, Brazil and the Middle East. These efforts will require us to hire, train and retain qualified personnel in countries where language, cultural or regulatory barriers may exist. Any significant difficulties in continuing to improve or expand our operations in developing markets may divert management’s attention from our existing operations and require a greater level of resources than we plan to commit.

Expansion into developing markets may require modification of products to meet local requirements or preferences.  Modification to the design of our products to meet local requirements and preferences may take longer or be more costly than we anticipate and could have a material adverse effect on our ability to achieve international sales growth.


A material disruption to one of our significant manufacturing plants could adversely affect our ability to generate revenue.

We produce most of our machines for each product type at one manufacturing facility. If operations at a significant facility were disrupted as a result of equipment failures, natural disasters, health epidemics, work stoppages, power outages or other reasons, our business, financial conditions and results of operations could be adversely affected. Interruptions in production could increase costs and delay delivery of units in production. Production capacity limits could cause us to reduce or delay sales efforts until production capacity is available.

Our business is sensitive to government spending.

Many of our customers depend substantially on government funding of highway construction, maintenance and other infrastructure projects. In addition, we sell products to governments and government agencies in the U.S. and other nations. Policies of governments attempting to address local deficit or structural economic issues could have a material impact on our customers and markets. Any decrease or delay in government funding of highway construction and maintenance, other infrastructure projects and overall government spending could cause our revenues and profits to decrease.

Financial and General Economy Risks

Our business is affected by the cyclical nature of markets we serve.

Demand for our products tends to be cyclical and is affected by the general strength of the economies in which we sell our products, prevailing interest rates, residential and non-residential construction spending, capital expenditure allocations of our customers and other factors. As discussed under the risk factor titled, “Global public health pandemics, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have adversely impacted and may continue to adversely impact our business, results of operations and financial condition and the ultimate impact will depend on future developments, which remain uncertain,” the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the global economy and significantly increased economic and demand uncertainty. These uncertain economic conditions have caused and may continue to cause our customers to forego or postpone new purchases. If our customers are not successful in generating sufficient revenue or are precluded from securing financing, they may not be able to pay, or may delay payment of, receivables that are owed to us. Any inability of current and/or potential customers to pay us for our products will adversely affect our earnings and cash flow.

Our sales depend in part upon our customers’ replacement or repair cycles, which are impacted in part by historical purchase levels. We are coming through a period during which global economic conditions and key commodity prices rapidly and significantly declined, and if economic conditions in the U.S. and other key markets deteriorate further or do not show continued improvement, we may experience negative impacts to our net sales, financial condition, profitability and cash flows, which could result in the need for us to record impairments. We have taken a number of steps, and will continually review our operations, to reduce our costs. There can be no assurance, however, that these steps will mitigate the negative impact of a possible continued deterioration in economic conditions.

Our financial results could be adversely impacted by the U.K.’s departure from the E.U.

On January 31, 2020, the U.K. withdrew from the E.U., which is commonly referred to as “Brexit”. On December 24, 2020, the U.K. and E.U. announced they had reached an agreement which contains new rules for certain aspects on how the U.K. and E.U. will live, work and trade together. The ultimate impact of the withdrawal of the U.K. from the E.U. remains uncertain, and may adversely impact the global economy, particularly business activity and economic and market conditions in the U.K. and other important European economies. Depending on the ultimate interpretations and application of the agreements negotiated by the U.K. with the E.U. and other countries, we could become subject to, among other things, export tariffs and regulatory restrictions that could increase transaction costs, reduce our ability to hire or retain employees in Northern Ireland, reduce access to supplies and materials, cause shipping delays because of the need for new customs inspections and procedures and reduce demand or access to customers in international markets, all of which would impair our ability to conduct our operations as they have been conducted historically. While we have not experienced any direct material financial impact as a result of Brexit, we cannot predict its future implications and it is possible there will be financial, trade, regulatory or legal implications of Brexit that could adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations, particularly for our MP segment which has significant manufacturing facilities in Northern Ireland.


Changes affecting the availability of LIBOR may have consequences on us that cannot yet reasonably be predicted.

We currently have outstanding variable rate debt with interest rates based on LIBOR. The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority, which regulates LIBOR, has announced that it intends to stop one week and two month U.S. Dollar LIBOR rates after 2021 with remaining U.S. Dollar LIBOR rates ceasing to be published on June 30, 2023. In the U.S., the Alternative Reference Rates Committee has proposed the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) as an alternative to LIBOR. It is not presently known whether SOFR or any other alternative reference rates that have been proposed will attain market acceptance as replacements of LIBOR. In addition, the overall financial markets may be disrupted as a result of the phase-out replacement of LIBOR. Uncertainty as to the nature of such phase-out and selection of an alternative reference rate, together with disruption in the financial markets, may cause our interest expense to increase and our available cash flow and/or financial condition to be adversely affected.

We have a significant amount of debt outstanding and must comply with restrictive covenants in our debt agreements.

Our total debt at December 31, 2020 was approximately $1.2 billion. Our credit agreement and other debt agreements contain financial and restrictive covenants that may limit our ability to, among other things, borrow additional funds or take advantage of business opportunities. As of December 31, 2020, we are in compliance with the financial covenants. However, increases in our debt, increases in our interest expense or decreases in our earnings could cause us to fail to comply with these financial covenants. Failing to comply with such covenants could result in an event of default that, if not cured or waived, could result in the acceleration of all our indebtedness or otherwise have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations and debt service capability.

Our level of debt and the financial and restrictive covenants contained in our credit agreement could have important consequences on our financial position and results of operations, including increasing our vulnerability to increases in interest rates because debt under our credit agreement bears interest at variable rates. In addition, our credit agreement indebtedness may use LIBOR as a benchmark for establishing our interest rate. As discussed above, LIBOR is the subject of recent national, international and other regulatory guidance and proposals for reform which may cause LIBOR to perform differently than in the past or to be replaced entirely. Consequences of these developments cannot be entirely predicted, but could include an increase in the cost of our credit agreement indebtedness.

We may be unable to generate sufficient cash flow to service our debt obligations and operate our business.

Servicing our debt requires a significant amount of cash. Our ability to generate sufficient cash depends on numerous factors beyond our control and our business may not generate sufficient cash flow from operating activities. Our ability to make payments on, and refinance, our debt and fund planned capital expenditures will depend on our ability to generate cash in the future. To some extent, this is subject to general economic, financial, competitive, legislative, regulatory and other factors that are beyond our control. Lower sales, or uncollectible receivables, generally will reduce our cash flow.

We cannot assure our business will generate sufficient cash flow from operations, or future borrowings will be available to us under our credit facility or otherwise, in an amount sufficient to fund our liquidity needs.

If our cash flows and capital resources are insufficient to service our indebtedness, we may be forced to reduce or delay capital expenditures, sell assets, seek additional capital or restructure or refinance our indebtedness. These alternative measures may not be successful and may not permit us to meet our scheduled debt service obligations. Our ability to restructure or refinance our debt will depend on the condition of the capital markets and our financial condition at such time. Any refinancing of our debt could be at higher interest rates and may require us to comply with more onerous covenants, which could further restrict our business operations.

Our access to capital markets and borrowing capacity could be limited in certain circumstances.

Our access to capital markets to raise funds through the sale of equity or debt securities is subject to various factors, including general economic and/or financial market conditions. Significant changes in market liquidity conditions could impact access to funding and associated funding costs, which could reduce our earnings and cash flows. If our consolidated cash flow coverage ratio is less than 2.0 to 1.0, we are subject to significant restrictions on the amount of indebtedness we can incur. Although our cash flow coverage ratio was greater than 2.0 to 1.0 at the end of 2020, there can be no assurance this will continue to occur.


Our access to debt financing at competitive risk-based interest rates is partly a function of our credit ratings. A downgrade to our credit ratings could increase our interest rates, could limit our access to public debt markets, could limit the institutions willing to provide us credit facilities, and could make any future credit facilities or credit facility amendments more costly and/or difficult to obtain.

Although we believe the banks participating in our credit facility have adequate capital and resources, we can provide no assurance that all of these banks will continue to operate as a going concern in the future. If any of the banks in our lending group were to fail or be unwilling to renew our credit facility at or prior to its expiration, it is possible that the borrowing capacity under our current or any future credit facility would be reduced. If the availability under our credit facility was reduced significantly, we could be required to obtain capital from alternate sources to finance our capital needs. Our options for addressing such capital constraints would include, but not be limited to (i) obtaining commitments from the remaining banks in the lending group or from new banks to fund increased amounts under the terms of our credit facility, or (ii) accessing the public capital markets. If it becomes necessary to access additional capital, it is possible that any such alternatives in the current market could be on terms less favorable than under our existing credit facility terms, which could have a negative impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Some of our customers rely on financing with third parties to purchase our products.

We rely on sales of our products to generate cash from operations. Significant portions of our sales are financed by third party finance companies on behalf of our customers. The availability of financing by third parties is affected by general economic conditions, credit worthiness of our customers and estimated residual value of our equipment. Deterioration in credit quality of our customers or estimated residual value of our equipment could negatively impact the ability of our customers to obtain resources they need to purchase our equipment. There can be no assurance third party finance companies will continue to extend credit to our customers.

Some of our customers have been unable to obtain the credit they need to buy our equipment. As a result, some of our customers may need to cancel existing orders and some may be compelled to sell their equipment at less than fair value to raise cash, which could have a negative impact on residual values of our equipment. These economic conditions could have a material adverse effect on demand for our products and on our financial condition and operating results.

We are exposed to losses from providing financing and credit support to some of our customers.

We may assist customers in their rental, leasing and acquisition of our products by issuing guarantees to financial institutions or providing direct financing to our customers. We assess the expectation of losses or non-performance based on consideration of historical customer reviews, current financial conditions, reasonable and supportable forecasts, equipment collateral value and other factors. Many of these factors, including the assessment of a customer’s ability to pay, are influenced by economic and market factors that cannot be predicted with certainty.

Our customers may fund the acquisition of our equipment through third-party finance companies. In certain instances, we may provide a credit guarantee to the finance company by which we agree to make payments to the finance company should the customer default. Our maximum liability is generally limited to our customer’s remaining payments due to the finance company at the time of default. In the event of a customer default, we are generally able to recover and dispose of the equipment at a minimum loss, if any, to us. We also provide financing for some of our customers to acquire and use our equipment through loans, sales-type leases, and operating leases. Until such financing obligations are satisfied through either customer payments or a third party sale, we retain the risks associated with such customer financing. Our results could be adversely affected if such customers default on their contractual obligations to us, if residual values of such equipment on these transactions decline below original estimated values or we are unable to sell the financing receivable to a third party.

During periods of economic weakness, collateral underlying our guarantees of indebtedness of customers or receivables can decline sharply, thereby increasing our exposure to losses. In the future, we may incur losses in excess of our recorded reserves if the financial condition of our customers were to deteriorate further or the full amount of any anticipated proceeds from the sale of the collateral supporting our customers’ financial obligations is not realized. Historically, losses related to guarantees have been immaterial; however, there can be no assurance that our historical experience with respect to guarantees will be indicative of future results.


We may experience losses in excess of our recorded reserves for receivables.

We evaluate the collectability of our receivables based on consideration of a customer’s payment history, leverage, availability of third party financing, political and foreign exchange risks, and other factors. Recorded reserves represent our estimate of current expected credit losses on existing receivables and are determined based on historical customer reviews, current financial conditions and reasonable and supportable forecasts. An unexpected change in customer financial condition or future economic uncertainty could result in additional requirements for specific reserves, which could have a negative impact on our consolidated financial position.

We are subject to currency fluctuations.

Our products are sold in over 100 countries around the world. The reporting currency for our consolidated financial statements is the U.S. dollar. Certain of our assets, liabilities, expenses, revenues and earnings are denominated in other countries’ currencies, including the Euro, British Pound and Australian dollar. Those assets, liabilities, expenses, revenues and earnings are translated into U.S. dollars at the applicable foreign exchange rates to prepare our consolidated financial statements. Therefore, increases or decreases in foreign exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and those other currencies affect the value of those items as reflected in our consolidated financial statements, even if their value remains unchanged in their original currency. Due to continued volatility of foreign exchange rates to the U.S. dollar, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates may have an impact on the accuracy of our financial guidance. Such fluctuations in foreign exchange rates relative to the U.S. dollar may cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in our guidance and have a material adverse effect on our business or results of operations. We note that Brexit may negatively impact the value of the British Pound as compared to the U.S. dollar and other currencies. We assess foreign exchange risk based on transactional cash flows, identify naturally offsetting positions and purchase hedging instruments to partially offset anticipated exposures. Despite our efforts to partially hedge our anticipated exposures, currency fluctuations may impact our financial performance in the future.

Human Capital Risks

We rely on key management.

We rely on the management and leadership skills of our senior management team, particularly those of the Chief Executive Officer. The loss of the services of key employees or senior officers, or the inability to identify, hire and retain other highly qualified personnel in the future, could adversely affect the quality and profitability of our business operations.

We may be adversely impacted by work stoppages and other labor matters.

As of December 31, 2020, we employed approximately 8,200 people worldwide in our continuing operations businesses. While we have no reason to believe that we will be impacted by work stoppages or other labor matters, we cannot assure that future issues with our team members or labor unions will be resolved favorably or that we will not encounter future strikes, further unionization efforts or other types of conflicts with labor unions or our team members. Any of these factors may have an adverse effect on us or may limit our flexibility in dealing with our workforce.

Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Risks

Changes in import/export regulatory regimes, the imposition of tariffs and escalation of global trade conflicts could continue to negatively impact our business.

The U.S. government has imposed tariffs on certain foreign goods from a variety of countries and regions that it perceives as engaging in unfair trade practices, and previously raised the possibility of imposing additional tariff increases or expanding the tariffs to capture other types of goods. In response, many of these foreign governments have imposed retaliatory tariffs on goods that their countries import from the U.S. Changes in U.S. trade policy have and may continue to result in one or more foreign governments adopting responsive trade policies that make it more difficult or costly for us to do business in or import our products from those countries. For example, tariffs on certain Chinese origin goods impact the cost of material and machines we import directly from our manufacturing operations in China, as well as the cost of material and components imported on our behalf by suppliers. The indirect impact of inflationary pressure on costs throughout the supply chain and the direct impact, for example, on costs for machines we import from our manufacturing operations in China, is leading to higher input costs and lower margins on certain products we sell. In addition, tariffs imposed by the Chinese government on U.S. imports have made the cost of some of our products more expensive for our Chinese customers.


We cannot predict the extent to which the new U.S. administration or other countries will impose new or additional quotas, duties, tariffs, taxes or other similar restrictions upon the import or export of our products in the future, nor can we predict future trade policy or the terms of any renegotiated trade agreements and their impact on our business. Tariffs and the possibility of an escalation or further developments of current trade conflicts, particularly between the U.S. and China, could continue to negatively impact global trade and economic conditions in many of the regions where we do business. This could result in continued significant increases in our material and component costs and the cost of machinery imported directly from our manufacturing operations in China. In addition, it may adversely impact demand for our products in China and elsewhere.

While we have been able to mitigate a portion of the effects of tariffs through the U.S. government’s duty draw back mechanism and from tariff exclusions, nearly all tariff exclusions have expired and there is no indication that expired tariff exclusions will be reinstated. If we are unable to recover a substantial portion of increased raw material, component or machinery costs through duty draw-back or from our customers and suppliers this could have an adverse effect on our business or results of operations.

Compliance with environmental regulations could be costly and require us to make significant expenditures.

We generate hazardous and nonhazardous wastes in the normal course of our manufacturing operations. As a result, we are subject to a wide range of environmental laws and regulations. These laws and regulations govern actions that may have adverse environmental effects and require compliance with certain practices when handling and disposing of hazardous and nonhazardous wastes. Some environmental laws impose strict, retroactive and joint and several liability for the remediation of the release of hazardous substances, which could subject us to liability without regard to whether we were negligent or at fault. Failure to comply with environmental laws could expose us to substantial fines or penalties and to civil and criminal liability. These liabilities, sanctions, damages and remediation efforts related to any non-compliance with such laws and regulations could have a material adverse effect on our business or results of operations. No such incidents have occurred which required us to pay material amounts to comply with such laws and regulations.

In addition, increasing laws and regulations dealing with environmental aspects of the products we manufacture can result in significant expenditures in designing and manufacturing new forms of equipment that satisfy such new laws and regulations. In particular, climate change is receiving increasing attention worldwide. Many scientists, legislators and others attribute climate change to increased levels of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, which has led to significant legislative and regulatory efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions. While additional regulation of emissions in the future appears likely, it is too early to predict how new regulations would ultimately affect our business, operations or financial results, although government policies limiting greenhouse gas emissions of our products will likely require increased compliance expenditures on our part.

While plans are in place to continue to comply with the phase-in of European Stage V regulations, we are dependent on our engine suppliers to continue to timely deliver engines which meet applicable emissions regulations. A failure to timely receive appropriate engines from our suppliers could result in our being placed in uncompetitive positions or without finished product when needed. Compliance with environmental laws and regulations has required, and will continue to require, us to make expenditures; however, we do not expect these expenditures to have a material adverse effect on our business or results of operations.

There is also increased focus, including by governmental and non-governmental organizations, investors and other stakeholders, on these and other sustainability matters. Maintaining a strong reputation with customers, investors, stakeholders and trade partners is critical to the success of our business. We devote significant time and resources to programs that are consistent with our corporate values and are designed to protect and preserve our reputation as a good corporate citizen. Any perception (whether or not valid) of our failure to act responsibly with respect to the environment or to effectively respond to new, or changes in, legal or regulatory requirements concerning climate change or other sustainability concerns could adversely affect our business and reputation.


We face litigation and product liability claims and other liabilities.

In our lines of business, numerous suits have been filed alleging damages for accidents that have occurred during use or operation of our products. We are self-insured, up to certain limits, for these product liability exposures, as well as for certain exposures related to general, workers’ compensation and automobile liability. We obtain insurance coverage for catastrophic losses as well as those risks where insurance is required by law or contract. We do not believe that the outcome of such matters will have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position; however, any significant liabilities not covered by insurance could have an adverse effect on our financial condition.

We operate in many different jurisdictions and we could be adversely affected by violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar worldwide anti-corruption laws.

We must comply with all applicable laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other laws that prohibit engaging in corruption for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. These anti-corruption laws prohibit companies and their intermediaries from making improper payments or providing anything of value to improperly influence government officials or private individuals for the purpose of obtaining or retaining a business advantage regardless of whether those practices are legal or culturally expected in a particular jurisdiction. Our global activities and distribution model are subject to risk of corruption by our employees and in addition, our sales agents, distributors, dealers and other third parties that transact Terex business particularly because these parties are generally not subject to our control. We have an internal policy that expressly prohibits engaging in any commercial bribery and public corruption, including facilitation payments. We conduct corruption risk assessments, have implemented training programs for our employees with respect to the Company’s prohibition against public corruption and commercial bribery, and perform reputational due diligence on certain third parties that transact Terex business. In addition, we conduct transaction testing to assess compliance with our internal anti-corruption policy and procedures. However, we cannot assure you that our policies, procedures and programs always will protect us from reckless or criminal acts committed by our employees or third parties that transact Terex business. We have a zero tolerance policy for violations of anti-corruption laws and our anti-corruption policy. In the event we believe or have reason to believe our employees, agents, representatives, dealers or distributors or other third parties that transact Terex business have or may have violated our anti-corruption policy or applicable anti-corruption laws, we investigate or have outside counsel investigate relevant facts and circumstances. Although we have a compliance program in place designed to reduce the likelihood of potential violations of such laws, violations of anti-corruption laws could result in significant fines, criminal sanctions against us or our employees, prohibitions on the conduct of our business including our business with the U.S. government, an adverse effect on our reputation, business and results of operations and financial condition and a violation of our injunction or cease and desist order with the SEC. See Risk Factor entitled, “We must comply with an injunction and related obligations imposed by the SEC.”

Increasing regulatory focus on privacy and data security issues and expanding laws could expose us to increased liability.

The legislative and regulatory framework for privacy and data protection issues worldwide is also rapidly evolving and is likely to remain uncertain for the foreseeable future. We collect and transfer personal data as part of our business processes and activities. This data is subject to a variety of U.S., E.U. and other international laws and regulations, including oversight by various regulatory or other governmental bodies. Any inability, or perceived inability, to adequately address privacy and data protection concerns, even if unfounded, or to comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies, industry standards, contractual obligations, or other legal obligations (including at newly acquired companies) could result in additional cost and liability to us or company officials, damage our reputation, inhibit sales, and otherwise adversely affect our business.

We must comply with an injunction and related obligations imposed by the SEC.

We and our directors, officers and employees are required to comply at all times with the terms of a 2009 settlement with the SEC that includes an injunction barring us from committing or aiding and abetting any future violations of the anti-fraud, books and records, reporting and internal control provisions of the federal securities laws and related SEC rules. In addition, regarding a separate and unrelated SEC matter, we consented to the entry of an administrative cease and desist order prohibiting future violations of certain provisions of the federal securities laws. As a result, if we commit or aid or abet any future violations of the anti-fraud, books and records, reporting and internal control provisions of the federal securities laws and related SEC rules, we are likely to suffer severe penalties, financial and otherwise, that could have a material negative impact on our business and results of operations.


Strategic Performance Risks

The timing and amount of benefits from our strategic initiatives may not be as expected and our financial results could be adversely impacted.

In 2020, we transitioned our “Focus, Simplify, Execute to Win” strategy to “Execute, Innovate, Grow”. This is part of our continuing strategy to deliver long-term growth and earnings to our shareholders. We have made, and continue to make, significant investments in these strategic initiatives. However, we cannot provide any assurance that we will be able to realize the full anticipated benefits of these initiatives. Although “Execute, Innovate, Grow” is expected to improve future operating margins and revenue growth, if we are unable to achieve expected benefits from these initiatives or are unable to complete them without material disruption to our businesses, the timing and amount of benefits may not be as expected and could adversely impact the Company’s competitive position, financial condition, profitability and/or cash flows.

General Risk Factors

We may be adversely affected by disruption in, or breach in security of, our information technology systems.

We rely on information technology systems, some of which are managed by third parties, to process, transmit and store electronic information (including sensitive data such as confidential business information and personally identifiable data relating to employees, customers and other business partners), and to manage or support a variety of critical business processes and activities. As technology continues to evolve, we anticipate that we will collect and store even more data in the future and that our systems will increasingly use remote communication. We continuously seek to maintain a robust program of information security and controls, but these systems may be damaged, disrupted or shut down due to attacks by computer hackers, computer viruses, employee error or malfeasance, power outages, hardware failures, telecommunication or utility failures, catastrophes or other unforeseen events, and in any such circumstances our system redundancy and other disaster recovery planning may be ineffective or inadequate. A failure of or breach in information technology security, particularly through malicious cyber-attacks which are increasing in both frequency and sophistication by both state and non-state actors, could expose us and our customers, distributors and suppliers to risks of misuse of information or systems, the compromise of confidential information, manipulation and destruction of data, defective products, production downtimes and operations disruptions. In addition, such breaches in security could result in misstated financial information, regulatory action, fines and litigation, and other potential liabilities, as well as the costs and operational consequences of implementing further data protection measures, each of which could have a material adverse effect on our business or results of operations.

The current cyber threat environment indicates increased risk for all companies. In addition, we could be impacted by cyber threats, disruptions or vulnerabilities of our customers and suppliers. Like other global companies, we have experienced cyber threats and incidents, although none have had a material adverse effect on our business or financial condition. Our information security efforts include programs designed to address security governance, identification and protection of critical assets, insider risk, third-party risk and cyber defense operations. While these measures are designed to reduce the risk of a breach or failure of our information technology systems, no security measures or countermeasures can guarantee that the Company will not experience a significant information security incident in the future.


Not applicable.



As of December 31, 2020, our principal manufacturing, warehouse, service and office facilities comprised a total of approximately 7 million square feet of space worldwide. The following table outlines the principal manufacturing, warehouse, service and office facilities owned or leased (as indicated below) by the Company and its subsidiaries in relation to our continuing businesses:
Norwalk, Connecticut (1)
MP (continued)Hosur, India
Schaffhausen, Switzerland (1)
Subang Jaya, Malaysia (1)
Moses Lake, Washington (1)
Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
North Bend, Washington (1)
Campsie, Northern Ireland
Redmond, Washington (1)
Dungannon, Northern Ireland (1)
Changzhou, China
Omagh, Northern Ireland (1)
Umbertide, ItalyNewton, New Hampshire
Darra, Australia (1)
Canton, South Dakota
Watertown, South Dakota Fort Wayne, Indiana
Huron, South DakotaBad Schönborn, Germany
Betim, Brazil (1) (2)
Brisbane, Australia (1)
Crespellano, Italy
MPLouisville, KentuckyFontanafredda, Italy
Durand, MichiganMultiple Business Segments
Southaven, Mississippi (1)
Coalville, EnglandOklahoma City, Oklahoma

(1)These facilities are either partially or fully leased or subleased.
(2) Plans have been announced to exit the business associated with this facility.

We also have numerous owned or leased locations for new machine and parts sales, distribution and service located worldwide.

We believe the properties listed above are suitable and adequate for our use. From time to time, we may determine that certain of our properties exceed our requirements. Such properties may be sold, leased or utilized in another manner.


We are involved in various legal proceedings, including product liability, general liability, workers’ compensation liability, employment, commercial and intellectual property litigation, which have arisen in the normal course of operations. We are insured for product liability, general liability, workers’ compensation, employer’s liability, property damage and other insurable risk required by law or contract with retained liability to us or deductibles. We believe the outcome of such matters, individually and in aggregate, will not have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position. However, outcomes of lawsuits cannot be predicted and, if determined adversely, could ultimately result in us incurring significant liabilities which could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations.

For information concerning litigation and other contingencies and uncertainties, including our proceedings involving a claim in Brazil regarding payment of ICMS tax (Brazilian state value-added tax), see Note O – “Litigation and Contingencies,” in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


Not applicable.




Our common stock, par value $.01 per share (“Common Stock”) is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the symbol “TEX.” Certain of our debt agreements contain restrictions as to the payment of cash dividends to stockholders. In addition, Delaware law limits payment of dividends. In February 2021, Terex’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.12 per share to be paid on March 19, 2021. Any additional payments of dividends will depend upon our financial condition, capital requirements and earnings, as well as other factors that the Board of Directors may deem relevant.

As of February 9, 2021, there were 572 stockholders of record of our Common Stock.

Performance Graph

The following stock performance graph is intended to show our stock performance compared with that of comparable companies. The stock performance graph shows the change in market value of $100 invested in our Common Stock, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Index and the Peer Group (as defined below) for the period commencing December 31, 2015 through December 31, 2020. The cumulative total stockholder return assumes dividends are reinvested. The stockholder return shown on the graph below is not indicative of future performance. The companies in the Peer Group are weighted by market capitalization.

The Peer Group consists of the following companies that are in our same industry, of comparable revenue size to us and/or other manufacturing companies: AGCO Corporation, Carlisle Companies Inc., Crane Company, Dana Incorporated, Dover Corporation, Flowserve Corporation, Hubbell Inc., Lennox International Inc., The Manitowoc Company, Inc., Meritor Inc., Navistar International Corporation, Oshkosh Corporation, Pentair Ltd., Rockwell Automation, Inc., Roper Technologies Inc., Timken Company, Trinity Industries Inc. and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation.


Terex Corporation100.00 172.75 266.51 154.00 168.92 199.10 
S&P 500100.00 111.96 136.40 130.42 171.49 203.04 
Peer Group100.00 124.60 164.01 138.45 188.92 214.50 
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Purchases of Equity Securities

The following table provides information about our purchases during the quarter ended December 31, 2020 of our Common Stock that is registered by us pursuant to the Exchange Act.
Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
Total Number of Shares Purchased (1)
Average Price Paid per Share
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs (2)
Approximate Dollar Value of Shares that May Yet be Purchased
Under the Plans or Programs (in thousands) (2)
October 1, 2020 – October 31, 20201,325$24.50$140,517
November 1, 2020 – November 30, 20201,165$26.65$140,517
December 1, 2020 – December 31, 20201,178$34.93$140,517
(1)Amount includes shares of Common Stock purchased to satisfy requirements under the Company’s deferred compensation obligations to employees.
(2)In July 2018, our Board of Directors authorized and the Company publicly announced the repurchase of up to an additional $300 million of the Company’s outstanding common shares.



Not applicable.




Terex is a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and materials processing machinery. We design, build and support products used in construction, maintenance, manufacturing, energy, minerals and materials management applications. Our products are manufactured in North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia and sold worldwide. We engage with customers through all stages of the product life cycle, from initial specification and financing to parts and service support. We report our business in the following segments: (i) AWP and (ii) MP.

Further information about our reportable segments appears below and in Note B - “Business Segment Information” in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

Non-GAAP Measures

In this document, we refer to various GAAP (U.S. generally accepted accounting principles) and non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures disclosed by other companies. We present non-GAAP financial measures in reporting our financial results to provide investors with additional analytical tools which we believe are useful in evaluating our operating results and the ongoing performance of our underlying businesses. We do not, nor do we suggest that investors consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Non-GAAP measures we may use include translation effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on net sales, gross profit, selling, general & administrative (“SG&A”) costs and operating profit, as well as the net sales, gross profit, SG&A costs and operating profit excluding the impact of acquisitions and divestitures.

As changes in foreign currency exchange rates have a non-operating impact on our financial results, we believe excluding effects of these changes assists in assessment of our business results between periods. We calculate the translation effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes by translating current period results using rates that the comparable prior periods were translated at to isolate the foreign exchange component of fluctuation from the operational component. Similarly, impact of changes in our results from acquisitions and divestitures not included in comparable prior periods may be subtracted from the absolute change in results to allow for better comparability of results between periods.

We calculate a non-GAAP measure of free cash flow. We define free cash flow as Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, plus (minus) increases (decreases) in TFS finance receivables consisting of sales-type leases and commercial loans (“TFS Assets”), less Capital expenditures, net of proceeds from sale of capital assets. We believe this measure of free cash flow provides management and investors further useful information on cash generation or use in our primary operations.

We discuss forward looking information related to expected earnings per share (“EPS”) excluding the impact of potential future acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring and other unusual items. Our 2021 outlook for earnings per share is a non-GAAP financial measure because it excludes unusual items. The Company is not able to reconcile these forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP financial measures without unreasonable efforts because the Company is unable to predict with a reasonable degree of certainty the exact timing and impact of such items. The unavailable information could have a significant impact on the Company’s full year 2021 GAAP financial results. This forward looking information provides guidance to investors about our EPS expectations excluding these unusual items that we do not believe are reflective of our ongoing operations.

Working capital is calculated using the Consolidated Balance Sheet amounts for Trade receivables (net of allowance) plus Inventories, less Trade accounts payable and Customer advances. We view excessive working capital as an inefficient use of resources, and seek to minimize the level of investment without adversely impacting ongoing operations of the business. Trailing three months annualized net sales is calculated using net sales for the most recent quarter end multiplied by four. The ratio calculated by dividing working capital by trailing three months annualized net sales is a non-GAAP measure we believe measures our resource use efficiency.

Non-GAAP measures we also use include Net Operating Profit After Tax (“NOPAT”) as adjusted, Income (loss) from operations as adjusted, Cash and cash equivalents as adjusted and Stockholders’ equity as adjusted, which are used in the calculation of our after tax return on invested capital (“ROIC”) (collectively the “Non-GAAP Measures”), which are discussed in detail below.



The past year was one of transition for Terex. We evolved our “Focus, Simplify, Execute to Win” strategy to its next phase of “Execute, Innovate, Grow”. We are progressing into a leaner organization, with fewer organizational levels, including the elimination and consolidation of management layers. Also, as we right-size our organization, we have been re-evaluating and reducing our company-wide footprint. We recognize that to win in the marketplace we must have a globally cost competitive manufacturing footprint. We have been and will continue to take the actions necessary to achieve this objective. We will also continue to innovate in our products and technology. We are listening to our customers, so our products and services offer the features and benefits which provide value to our customers. We are emphasizing execution, driving innovation and growth, specifically focused on profitable growth.

We were significantly impacted in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, 2020 demonstrated the resilience of our business and team members to deliver improving results throughout the year against a very challenging backdrop. While the COVID-19 pandemic continued in the second half of 2020, global economic activity has stabilized and begun to gradually recover but remains below pre-COVID-19 levels. In response to the ongoing pandemic, we implemented safety, financial and cost reduction actions.

Although our strategy has evolved, safety is and will remain the top priority of the Company driven by our Zero Harm Safety culture of Think Safe – Work Safe – Home Safe. Our global and regional crisis response teams remain active and our facilities continue refining their preparedness and response plans to ensure they can respond swiftly as local or regional pandemic conditions change. The continuing vigilance of our team members both inside and outside of work and the successful COVID-19 safety measures we implemented early on are effectively protecting our team.

After safety, our top priority is our liquidity. As of December 31, 2020, we had approximately $1.1 billion in available liquidity. We have taken numerous actions so that we can maintain strong liquidity levels going forward. It is important that all of Terex’s stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, team members and credit and equity investors, have confidence that we have the operational and financial strength to manage successfully through this period of uncertainty. We believe we have ample liquidity to meet our business plans. See “Liquidity and Capital Resources” for a detailed description of liquidity and working capital levels, including the primary factors affecting such levels.

Throughout 2020, we have made good progress in lowering our costs. Specifically, we have reduced our SG&A cost structure for 2021 by over $100 million as compared to 2019, driven by headcount reductions, footprint reductions, optimizing our information technology spend and automating and digitizing processes. These actions have enabled us to come into 2021 well positioned to meet our target of SG&A percent to sales for 2021 of 12.5%. Given the economic and industry uncertainty posed by the pandemic, we reduced our 2020 capital spending by 35%, although we continued to invest in growth as demonstrated by our new Utilities manufacturing facility and continued expansion of our Changzhou, China facility. We will continue to invest in 2021 with capital spending, net of asset dispositions, expected to be approximately $90 million.

Net sales in 2020 were down 29% compared to 2019 driven by the onset of the pandemic in early 2020. Net sales stabilized and improved in the second half of 2020 as compared to the first half of 2020. As a result, net sales were only down 11% in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the same quarter in 2019. End markets for both AWP and MP continued to recover in the second half of 2020 from the lows in the second quarter of 2020.

Our AWP segment’s 2020 net sales were down 35% from the prior year period driven by end markets in the U.S. and Europe being significantly below last year’s levels as a result of the pandemic. The market and our aerial products sales in China were strong throughout most of 2020 after a slow start to the year caused by the pandemic. Overall, the utilities market was softer in 2020 but did not experience the same levels of decline as our aerials business. We aggressively managed production levels to ensure we were not building excess inventory. Our aggressive production control allowed us to achieve almost a $180 million reduction in aerial products inventory levels year-over-year. We expect the improved customer sentiment demonstrated by our Genie and Utilities customers in the second half of 2020 to continue into 2021 and are encouraged by our backlog for the segment, which is up 10% compared to the prior year. As a result, we anticipate sales of approximately $2.0 billion and an operating margin of approximately 6.5% in 2021.


Our MP segment’s 2020 net sales were down 22% from the prior year period driven by cautious customer sentiment delaying capital purchases of crushing and screening equipment and material handlers. However, net sales stabilized and improved in the second half of 2020 as compared to the first half of 2020. As a result, net sales were only down 3% in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the same quarter in 2019. The MP team has been aggressively managing all elements of cost in a challenging environment. This helped drive the strong financial performance of the MP segment, achieving an operating margin of 11% in 2020, despite the decrease in net sales. We expect MP to continue its consistent operating performance in 2021 and are encouraged by our backlog for the segment, which is up 59% compared to the prior year. As a result, we anticipate sales of approximately $1.4 billion and an operating margin of approximately 12% in 2021.

Throughout 2020, we have been intensely focused on rightsizing our inventory levels to the customer demand environment, especially in our aerial products business. Our focus on net working capital management drove $141 million of free cash flow generation in 2020. Our strong liquidity and expected 2021 free cash flow generation allowed us to initiate our option to prepay a portion of our term loans prior to their maturity date and reinstate a dividend in 2021.

In 2020, our largest market remained North America, which represented approximately 57% of our global sales in continuing operations. As compared to the prior year period, our sales were down double digits in every major geography.

We have seen our markets stabilize and improve over the course of 2020 and we currently expect to see markets improve in 2021 due to the global deployment of COVID-19 vaccines and AWP customers’ fleet replenishment. However, we continue to operate in an unprecedented period and our results could continue to change, negatively or positively.  Disruptions associated with COVID-19, whether it is team member absenteeism or supply chain disruptions, could impact our results. See Part I, Item 1A. – “Risk Factors” for a detailed description of the risks resulting from COVID-19. As a result, we currently expect 2021 earnings per share (“EPS”) to be between $1.95 and $2.35, on net sales of approximately $3.45 billion.



ROIC and other Non-GAAP Measures (as calculated below) assist in showing how effectively we utilize capital invested in our operations. ROIC is determined by dividing the sum of NOPAT for each of the previous four quarters by the average of Debt less Cash and cash equivalents plus Stockholders’ equity for the previous five quarters. NOPAT for each quarter is calculated by multiplying Income (loss) from operations by one minus the effective tax rate.

In the calculation of ROIC, we adjust Income (loss) from operations and Stockholders’ equity to remove the effects of the impact of certain transactions in order to create a measure that is useful to understanding our operating results and the ongoing performance of our underlying business without the impact of unusual items as shown in the tables below. Cash and cash equivalents is adjusted to include amounts recorded as held for sale.

Furthermore, we believe returns on capital deployed in TFS do not represent our primary operations and, therefore, TFS Assets and results from operations have been excluded from the Non-GAAP Measures. Debt is calculated using amounts for Current portion of long-term debt plus Long-term debt, less current portion. We calculate ROIC using the last four quarters’ adjusted NOPAT as this represents the most recent 12-month period at any given point of determination. In order for the denominator of the ROIC ratio to properly match the operational period reflected in the numerator, we include the average of five quarters’ ending balance sheet amounts so that the denominator includes the average of the opening through ending balances (on a quarterly basis) thereby providing, over the same time period as the numerator, four quarters of average invested capital.

Terex management and Board of Directors use ROIC as one measure to assess operational performance, including in connection with certain compensation programs. We use ROIC as a metric because we believe it measures how effectively we invest our capital and provides a better measure to compare ourselves to peer companies to assist in assessing how we drive operational improvement. We believe ROIC measures return on the amount of capital invested in our primary businesses, excluding TFS, as opposed to another metric such as return on stockholders’ equity that only incorporates book equity, and is thus a more accurate and descriptive measure of our performance. We also believe adding Debt less Cash and cash equivalents to Stockholders’ equity provides a better comparison across similar businesses regarding total capitalization, and ROIC highlights the level of value creation as a percentage of capital invested. As the tables below show, our ROIC at December 31, 2020 was 3.8%.

Amounts described below are reported in millions of U.S. dollars, except for the effective tax rate. Amounts are as of and for the three months ended for the periods referenced in the tables below.
Dec '20Sep '20Jun '20Mar '20Dec '19
Effective tax rate18.2 %18.2 %18.2 %18.2 %
Income (loss) from operations as adjusted$30.6 $34.7 $4.0 $(4.5)
Multiplied by: 1 minus effective tax rate81.8 %81.8 %81.8 %81.8 %
Adjusted net operating income (loss) after tax$25.0 $28.4 $3.3 $(3.7)
Debt$1,173.8 $1,174.5 $1,174.5 $1,345.1 $1,175.7 
Less: Cash and cash equivalents as adjusted(670.1)(512.6)(429.9)(515.0)(540.1)
Debt less Cash and cash equivalents as adjusted$503.7 $661.9 $744.6 $830.1 $635.6 
Stockholders’ equity as adjusted$816.0 $746.1 $679.2 $649.7 $789.7 
Debt less Cash and cash equivalents plus Total Terex Corporation stockholders’ equity as adjusted
$1,319.7 $1,408.0