Agrium Inc. stock is share ownership in Agrium Inc., a supplier of retail agriculture products. It also operates potash and phosphate fertilizer mines.
Agrium Inc. has benefitted from its shift to selling fertilizers, and away from making them. Agrium Inc. also sells seeds and other products to farmers.
In December 2010, it paid $1.2 billion for AWB Ltd., which operated 220 stores in Australia.
Overall earnings fell 0.7%, from $1.50 billion in 2011 to $1.49 billion in 2012. Due to more shares outstanding, however, per-share earnings of Agrium Inc. stock rose 0.3%, from $9.52 to $9.55.
In October 2013, the company added 210 stores in Western Canada and Australia in a $485-million deal with Viterra Inc.
Sales slipped to $15.7 billion in 2013 before recovering to $16.0 billion in 2014.
In 2015, Agrium’s sales fell 7.8%, to $14.8 billion. That’s mainly because record harvests depressed crop prices, giving farmers less cash to spend on fertilizers.
In 2015, Agrium’s 1,250 retail stores in North America, South America and Australia supplied 82% of its sales, and 70% of its earnings. The remaining 18% of sales and 30% of earnings came from making nitrogen-based fertilizers from natural gas.
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