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CHS

U.S.

It’s been a tough year for America’s largest farmer- and rancher-owned cooperative. CHS—which provides fuel and farm supplies to farmers and then buys the harvests to sell—saw its net income drop from $424.2 million in fiscal year 2016 to $127.9 million in fiscal year 2017, while consolidated revenues jumped about 5% to $31.9 billion. The agribusiness attributes the plunge in part to “significant charges” related to the bankruptcy of a Brazilian trading partner. CHS President and CEO Jay Debertin said the company is focusing on three priorities for 2018: strengthening customer and owner relationships, focusing on operational excellence, and restoring financial flexibility.

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CEO

Jay D. Debertin

Sector

Food, Beverages & Tobacco

Industry

Food Production

HQ Location

Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

Years on Global 500 List

11

Employees

11,626

A cooperative., Figures are for fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2017.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$31,9355.2%
Profits ($M)$127.9-69.9%
Assets ($M)$15,974
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$7,893
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues0.4%
Profits as % of Assets0.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity1.6%