CF Industries

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CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
Public
Traded as NYSECF
S&P 500 Component
Industry Manufacturing and distribution
Founded 1946 (1946)
Headquarters Deerfield, Illinois, USA
Area served
North America
Products Fertilizer
Revenue
  • Decrease US$ 5.4747 billion (2013) [1]
  • Increase US$ 6.104 billion (2012) [1]
  • Decrease US$ 2.4117 billion (2013) [1]
  • Increase US$ 2.9594 billion (2012) [1]
  • Decrease US$ 1.4646 billion (2013) [1]
  • Increase US$ 1.8487 billion (2012) [1]
Total assets
  • Increase US$ 10.6781 billion (2013) [2]
  • Increase US$ 10.1669 billion (2012) [1]
Total equity
  • Decrease US$ 5.4384 billion (2013) [2]
  • Increase US$ 6.2822 billion (2012) [2]
Website www.cfindustries.com

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is a North American manufacturer and distributor of agricultural fertilizers, based in Deerfield, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. It was founded in 1946 as the Central Farmers Fertilizer Company. For its first 56 years, it was a federation of regional agricultural supply cooperatives. CF then demutualized, and became a publicly traded company.

Operations[edit]

The primary operating subsidiary is CF Industries, Inc.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1946 as the Central Farmers Fertilizer Company, a federation of regional agricultural supply cooperatives.[3]

CF demutualized in 2002 and made an initial public offering of shares of equity stock in 2005.[3] Since 2008, the shares of CF Industries have been included in the S&P 500 index of large-cap stock prices.[4]

In 2013, Mosaic Company agreed to buy CF Industries' phosphate business for $1.4 billion in cash.[5]

In 2014, Yara International announced that it was in talks with CF Industries about a possible merger of equals, a deal worth over $27 billion.[6]

On July 1st 2015, CF Industries announces an agreement to acquire remaining 50% interest in GrowHow from Yara for $580 million. [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "CF Industries Holdings, Inc. 2013 Annual Report Form (10-K)" (XBRL). United States Securities and Exchange Commission. February 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "CF Industries Holdings, Inc. 2014 Q1 Quarterly Report Form (10-Q)" (XBRL). United States Securities and Exchange Commission. May 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Corporate Profile – CF Industries' History". CF Industries. Retrieved 2008-09-12. [dead link]
  4. ^ "CF - CF Industries Replaces EDS - Electronics Data Systems In S&P 500 Index". S&P 500 Stocks. RiSh, LLC. Aug 27, 2008. Retrieved Apr 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ Mosaic Co. to spend about $1.4 billion on purchase of CF Industries phosphate business Associated Press (Minneapolis Star Tribune) October 28, 2013
  6. ^ Yara, CF in talks to create $27 billion fertilizer giant. Reuters, 23 September 2014
  7. ^ Streetinsider, 1 July 2015,

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