Who is Agrium?
Agrium Inc. is a major Retail supplier of agricultural products and services in North America, South America and Australia and a leading global Wholesale producer and marketer of all three major agricultural nutrients and the premier supplier of specialty fertilizers in North America.† Agriumís strategy is to provide the crop inputs and services needed to feed a growing world. We focus on maximizing shareholder returns by driving continuous improvements to our base businesses, pursuing value-added growth opportunities across the crop input value chain and returning capital to shareholders.
Agrium is a publicly traded company that is listed on the Toronto (AGU-TSX) and New York (AGU-NYSE) stock exchanges.
Why Invest in Agrium?
Agrium has a proven track record of delivering sustainable value and strong shareholder returns through the successful execution of our integrated strategy. Our leading global position across the crop input value chain provides us with broad and direct exposure to the agricultural fundamentals as well as an increasingly stable and growing stream of earnings and cash flow, which affords us the opportunity to maintain a strong balance sheet, continue reinvesting in our business and provide growing returns of capital over time.
In 2013, we delivered consolidated net earnings from continuing operations of $7.31 per share, generated $2.2-billion in adjusted EBITDA and $1.8-billion of cash flow from operations. In 2013, we also substantially increased the quarterly dividend to $3 per share on an annual basis, and completed approximately $500-million of share repurchases through a Normal Course Issuer Bid. Additionally, we believe that the outlook for 2014 and beyond remains positive for Agrium, as higher-than-average global crop prices and strong farm income levels continue to support robust cash margins, providing a compelling economic incentive for growers across the globe to maximize production through the optimal use of crop input products and services.