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June 30, 2015 2:01 PM ET

Food and Staples Retailing

Company Overview of Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V.

Company Overview

Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V. operates as a merchandiser of commodities and processor of agricultural goods worldwide. It operates under two segments, Value Chain and Merchandizing. The company portfolio of commodities includes oilseeds, grains, rice, feed, freight, coffee, cotton, sugar, juice, dairy, fertilizers and inputs, and metals. Its farm products comprise sugarcane, palm, oranges, and lemons, as well as soy, corn, wheat, sunflower seeds, and peanuts. The company owns 90,000 hectares of farm land; and operates approximately 500,000 hectares of land, as well as 330,000 hectares of sugarcane plantations in Brazil. In addition, it transports its products through road, rail, air, and se...

Westblaak 92

Rotterdam,  3012 KM


Founded in 1851


31 10 206 2440

Key Executives for Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V.

Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Member of Managing Board and Member of Senior Executive Committee
Age: 50
Senior Head of Oilseeds & Value Chain Platform, Member of Senior Executive Committee, Chairman of North Latin America Region and Chief Executive Officer of North Latin America Region
Head of Asia Region
Managing Director and Member of Managing Board
Global HR Director, Senior Head of Corporate Function and Member of Senior Executive Committee
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V. Key Developments

Louis Dreyfus Commodities Is Not Planning For An IPO

Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V. largest shareholder said that the company has no plans for an initial public offering. Margarita Louis Dreyfus intends to increase her stake to 80%.

Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V. Reports Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014

Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V. reported audited consolidated earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the period, the company reported net sales were $64,719 million compared to $63,596 million for the same period a year ago. Income before tax was $837 million compared to $761 million for the same period a year ago. Net income attributable to owners of the company was $648 million compared to $640 million for the same period a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was $339 million compared to $981 million for the same period a year ago. Purchase of fixed assets was $426 million compared to $503 million for the same period a year ago. Return on Equity of 14%.

Mayo Schmidt Not to Assume the Position of Chief Executive Officer of Louis Dreyfus Commodities

Louis Dreyfus Commodities announced that Mayo Schmidt will not assume the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The search for the CEO of Louis Dreyfus Commodities will resume immediately. In the meantime, Deputy CEO Claude Ehlinger will continue to ensure the Group’s operational leadership.

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