Plentiful crops for the second consecutive year, combined with the absence of significant logistic and geographical disruptions, resulted in a low volatility environment for most platforms. In this adverse context, Louis Dreyfus Company reported US$55.7 billion in consolidated net sales. We also posted a consolidated income before tax of US$416 million, and consolidated Net Income, Group Share, of US$211 million, impacted by exceptional non-cash tax items.
In 2015, we transported and processed approximately 81 million tons of commodities, up 1% from 2014.
Our diversified product range, extensive geographical reach, integrated value chain, best-in-class risk management, merchandising expertise and long-standing commercial relationships all ensure that Louis Dreyfus Company is in a strong position to perform consistently amidst changing markets.
2014: US$64.7 billion
2013: US$63.6 billion
1% rise in shipped volumes
2014: US$1,781 million
2013: US$1,721 million
Gross Margin and Share of income in associates and joint ventures
2014: US$648 million
2013: US$640 million
2014: US$4,919 million
2013: US$4,980 million
Close to US$4,000 million
Intangible assets, property, plant & equipment, biological assets
Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.