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February 12, 2016 5:49 AM ET

Food Products

Company Overview of Vilmorin & Cie, SA

Company Overview

Vilmorin & Cie SA creates, produces, and sells vegetable and field seeds. It offers vegetable seeds, such as tomato, melon, carrot, sweet pepper, bean, cauliflower, squash, onion, lettuce, cucumber, etc.; and field seeds, including corn, wheat, barley, rape, sunflower, and soybean for farmers. The company also provides garden products comprising vegetable and flower seeds, bulbs, and plant care products to garden centers, DIY stores, and supermarkets, as well as to amateur gardens. It operates in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, Africa, and the Middle East. The company was founded in 1743 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

CS 20001 Saint-Beauzire

Gerzat,  63360


Founded in 1743

6,269 Employees


33 4 73 63 44 85


33 4 73 63 41 80

Key Executives for Vilmorin & Cie, SA

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee
Age: 61
Total Annual Compensation: $333.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Vilmorin & Cie, SA Key Developments

Vilmorin & Cie Approves Dividend, Payable on December 17, 2015

The annual general meeting of the Vilmorin & Cie held on December 11, 2015. At the meeting the shareholders fixed the net dividend per share at EUR 1.57. This corresponds to an increase of almost 5% compared with the previous fiscal year, bearing in mind the free allotment of shares granted during fiscal year 2014-2015, at the rate of one new share for ten old shares held. Moreover this dividend corresponds to a significantly higher pay-out rate of 44.8%, compared with 37.2% in 2014. Dividend detachment will be on December 15, 2015, with payment on December 17, 2015.

Vilmorin & Cie, SA Presents at The 19th Oddo Forum, Jan-07-2016

Vilmorin & Cie, SA Presents at The 19th Oddo Forum, Jan-07-2016 . Venue: Lyon’s Convention Center, Lyon, France.

Vilmorin & Cie, SA Announces Consolidated Sales Results for the First Quarter Ended September 30, 2015; Provides Sales Guidance for the Full Year of 2015-2016

Vilmorin & Cie, SA announced consolidated sales results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2015. For the quarter, the corresponding the revenue from ordinary activities, stood at EUR 209.8 million, an increase of 5.5% with current data and 3.5% on a like-for-like basis, after restatement for currency translation and scope. The company is maintaining its objectives in terms of sales and operating margin for fiscal year 2015-2016. Consolidated sales objectives correspond to a rise of between 0 and 2% on a like-for-like basis, with a current operating margin at the same level as in 2014-2015, including a research investment estimated to be more than EUR 225 million in gross value.

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