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    Key Figures

    In 2018, we delivered on our strategy with improved financial performance while refocusing on core activities: Net Sales of US$36.5 billion with a 25.8% increase in Segment Operating Results.

    A Major Player

    Established in 1851, LDC is a global, vertically integrated commodities merchant with one of the most diversified portfolios in the agribusiness space.

    In the year ended 31 December 2018, LDC delivered:

    2018
    US $36.5 billion
    2017
    US $38.0 billion
    2018
    80 million tons
    2017
    81 million tons
    2018
    US $18.4 billion
    2017
    US $21.0 billion
    2018
    US $5.0 billion
    2017
    US $5.1 billion

    A Global Leader
    Active in more than 100 countries, LDC continues to reinforce its strong relationships with partners and customers in developed economies, and to pursue emerging opportunities in consumer growth markets.
    Revenues by Region
    Fixed Assets by Region
    Headcount by Region
    Europe, Middle East & Africa
    Asia
    North Latin America
    North America
    South & West Latin America
    US$10.3 bn 28.3% US$17.0 bn 46.6% US$1.5 bn 4.2% US$4.9 bn 13.4% US$2.7 bn 7.5%
    Revenues by Region US$36.5 bn
    Europe, Middle East & Africa
    Asia
    North Latin America
    North America
    South & West Latin America
    US$424 m 11.2% US$320 m 8.4% US$1.221 bn 32.2% US$1.204 bn 31.8% US$623 m 16.4%
    Fixed Assets by Region US$3.8 bn
    Europe, Middle East & Africa
    Asia
    North Latin America
    North America
    South & West Latin America
    2,418 13.1% 2,227 12.1% 10,169 55.2% 1,665 9.0% 1,960 10.6%
    18,439 Headcount by Region

    Operational indicators

    Louis Dreyfus Company achieved a strong performance in 2018, with both business segments contributing positively to the 25.8% growth in Segment Operating Results. Our agility in adapting to a global environment that remained challenging for the agri-commodities sector proved key to delivering good results.

    2018
    Value chainUS$ 830 million
    MerchandizingUS$ 500 million
    2017
    Value chainUS$ 714 million
    MerchandizingUS$ 343 million
    2018
    US$ 1,048 million
    2017
    US$ 800 million
    2018
    US$ 6.6 Bn
    2017
    US$ 6.3 Bn
    Profitability and Financing Indicators
    In the year ended 31 December 2018, LDC delivered:
    Return on Equity
    Adjusted Net Gearing
    Adjusted Leverage Ratio
    6.9%
    2018

    6.4%
    2017
    0.59
    2018

    0.51
    2017
    2.9x
    2018

    3.3x
    2017
    Reports & Publications

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