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Last C$130.96 CAD
Change Today +0.70 / 0.54%
Volume 459.2K
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C$130.26
Day High
C$131.18
Day Low
C$129.97
52 Week High
03/2/15 - C$146.52
52 Week Low
10/15/14 - C$92.80
Market Cap
18.8B
Average Volume 10 Days
389.6K
EPS TTM
C$5.43
Shares Outstanding
143.7M
EX-Date
06/26/15
P/E TM
19.4x
Dividend
C$3.50
Dividend Yield
2.69%
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Agrium Inc. produces, markets, and distributes crop nutrients, crop protection products, seeds, and merchandise products primarily in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, and Australia, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Retail and Wholesale. The Retail segment supplies the crop nutrients, including dry and liquid nitrogen and phosphates, potash, sulfur, and micronutrients; crop protection products, such as herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and adjuvant products; and merchandise products comprising fencing, feed supplements, livestock-related animal health products, irrigation equipment, and other products, as well as provides seeds and seed-related information. This segment provides nutritionals and crop protection product offerings under Loveland Products brand name; seed products under the Dyna-Gro and Proven brand names; and animal health products under the Dalgety brand name. This segment also offers product application, soil and leaf testing, crop scouting, tissue and soil sampling services, seed treatment, livestock marketing, insurance and real estate services, as well as provides precision agriculture services, such as yield data mapping, record-keeping, soil fertility management, variable-rate fertilizer application, and variable-rate seeding recommendations, as well as agronomic advice and proprietary product considerations. The Wholesale segment produces, markets, and distributes nitrogen, potash, and phosphate based crop nutrients to agricultural and industrial customers. This segment’s products include ammonia, urea, urea ammonium nitrate solutions, ammonium nitrate, monoammonium phosphate, superphosphoric acid products, and muriate of potash. The company was formerly known as Cominco Fertilizers Ltd. and changed its name to Agrium Inc. in 1995. Agrium Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

15,500 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/5/15
Founded in 1931

agrium inc (AGU) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $62.7K
President of Retail Business Unit and Senior ...
Total Annual Compensation: $580.8K
President of Wholesale Business Unit and Seni...
Total Annual Compensation: $517.3K
Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $549.7K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

agrium inc (AGU) Key Developments

Agrium Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Half of 2015; Revised Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Agrium Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company’s net earnings were $14-million or $0.08 diluted earnings per share compared to $3-million or $0.02 diluted earnings per share in the first quarter of 2014. The higher earnings were supported by strong margins and operating rates for nitrogen products in Wholesale, while some first quarter Retail earnings were pushed into the second quarter as a result of the delayed start to the spring season in the U.S. this year. Sales were $2,872 million compared to $3,079 million a year ago. Earnings before finance costs and income taxes were $75 million compared to $53 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations were $14 million compared to $12 million a year ago. Cash provided by operating activities was $705 million compared to $761 million a year ago. Cash flows provided by operating activities decreased due to a smaller growth in accounts payable during the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014 as a result of softer market conditions and outlook on fertilizer pricing. First quarter adjusted net earnings of $19-million or $0.12 per share. Adjusted EBITDA was $190 million compared to $186 million a year ago. EBITDA was $186 million compared to $180 million a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $19 million compared to $17 million a year ago. Capital expenditures was $399 million compared to $459 million a year ago. For the year, the company expects to achieve annual diluted earnings per share of $7.00 to $8.25 compared to previous estimate of $7.00 to $8.50 per share. The company has narrowed the guidance range primarily based on the impact of higher Chinese urea exports on global urea prices, margin pressure on seed sales and the expected impact on crop input expenditures associated with a reduction in U.S. corn acres this year 2015. Retail EBITDA for 2015 is now expected to be from $1.15-billion to $1.22 billion. The slight narrowing of the range from previous estimate is due to some seed margin pressure this year, a reduction in U.S. corn acres and a slightly lower fertilizer pricing environment in 2015. The company expected sustaining capital expenditures to be in the range of $500 million to $550 million. The company is issuing earnings guidance of $4.75 to $5.25 diluted earnings per share for the first half of 2015 indicative of a strong spring season despite earlier weather related delays.

Agrium Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend Payable on July 16, 2015

The Board of Directors of Agrium Inc. also announced it has approved an increase to Agrium's dividend by 12%, or $0.38 U.S. per common share to a total dividend of $3.50 U.S. per common share on an annualized basis. The increased dividend is expected to be paid in quarterly installments of $0.875 U.S. and the next $0.875 U.S. per common share dividend has been declared by the Board of Directors and will be paid on July 16, 2015 to shareholders of record on June 30, 2015.

Agrium Announces Progress on Expansion at Texas Nitrogen Facility

Agrium announced that the construction work at its $720 million expansion of a nitrogen facility in Borger, Texas, has surpassed the 25% completion mark. All major equipment is currently in place and that piping installation is the next step in the construction phase. If contractors can remain on the scheduled pace of the work underway at the facility. A turnaround for the ammonia unit, whereby parts of the expansion work will be tied in, is planned for the second half of this year. Once completed the expansion will add a new urea production unit with a capacity of approximately 610,000 tonnes, of which approximately 100,000 tonnes will be converted to diesel emission fuel (DEF) grade urea. The project also will increase the annual ammonia capacity for the facility by approximately 145,000 tonnes, which will bring the total annual gross ammonia capacity to 635,000 tonnes.

 

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