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Company Overview of Louis Dreyfus Company B.V.

Company Overview

Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. operates as a merchant and processor of agricultural goods worldwide. It operates in two segments, Value Chain and Merchandizing. The company engages in the farming, origination, processing, refining, storage, transportation, and distribution of commodities, including oilseeds, grains, rice, coffee, cotton, sugar, juice, dairy products, fertilizers and inputs, and metals, as well as provides freight and finance services. It serves a range of customers from large multinationals to local manufacturers. The company was formerly known as Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V. and changed its name to Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. in March 2016. The company was founded in 1851 and ...

Westblaak 92

Rotterdam,  3012 KM


Founded in 1851

19,434 Employees


31 10 411 0480

Key Executives for Louis Dreyfus Company B.V.

Chief Executive Officer and Member of Management Board
Group Chief Financial Officer
Chief Controlling & Accounting Officer and Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Senior Head of Functions & Regions and Global Human Resources Director
Senior Head of Cotton & Merchandizing Platforms
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. Key Developments

Louis Dreyfus Company's Stake May Be Sold By Parent

Louis Dreyfus Company B.V.'s metals trading unit reported higher profit on zinc trading and operations in China at a time that the parent, Louis Dreyfus Holding B.V., is considering selling a majority stake in the business.

Louis Dreyfus Company Reports Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2016

Louis Dreyfus Company reported audited consolidated earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2016. For the year, the company reported net sales of $49.8 billion compared to $55.7 billion in 2015. Income before tax of $365 million compared to $416 million in 2015. Consolidated net income, group share, was $305 million compared to $211 million a year ago. Capital expenditure was $354 million against $420 million the previous year. Return on equity, Group Share, of 6.3% compared to 4.1% a year ago.

Louis Dreyfus Company Announces the Successful Launch of a EUR 400 Million Eurobond

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) B.V. announced a successful EUR 400 million, five-year, senior bond transaction with a 4% coupon. The transaction was initially launched with an expected size of EUR 300 million, and was upsized to EUR 400 million to accommodate investor interests within needs. This reaffirms LDC's commitment to being a recurring issuer on the debt capital markets. BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, Crédit Suisse and HSBC are joint lead managers on the deal.

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