Agrium, Inc. produces and markets agricultural nutrients, industrial products, and specialty products worldwide, as well as involves in the retail supply of agricultural products and services in North and South America. It operates through three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Advanced Technologies. The Retail segment markets crop nutrient products in liquid or dry form, including nitrogen, phosphate, potash, sulphur, and micronutrients; crop protection products, such as herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides; Vigoro branded and private label seeds; and a range of custom application and agronomic services, as well as other services, including applying crop input products, obtaining and analyzing soil and tissue samples, and crop scouting. As of December 31, 2007, this segment operated 444 farm centers and 49 distribution facilities across 30 U.S. states, Argentina, and Chile. The Wholesale segment manufactures, purchases, and markets a range of nutrients, including nitrogen-based, potash, and phosphate-based crop nutrient products. It also owns and operates facilities that upgrade ammonia and urea to other products, such as nitrogen solutions and nitric acid. In addition, this segment operates fertilizer granulation and blending plants in the United States. The Advanced Technologies segment produces and sells controlled-release crop nutrient and professional products to the agriculture, specialty agriculture, professional turf, horticulture, and consumer lawn and garden markets. It also offers pest control products to the structural pest control industry, including pest control in residential and commercial structures. The company was founded in 1931. It was formerly known as Cominco Fertilizers, Ltd. and changed its name to Agrium, Inc. in 1995. Agrium is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
Shares Outstanding5: 158.00M
% Held by Insiders1: 0.15%
% Held by Institutions1: 60.30%
Market Cap (intraday)5: 13.64B
Enterprise Value (9-May-08)3: 12.84B
Trailing P/E (ttm, intraday): 19.02
Forward P/E (fye 31-Dec-09) 1: 10.31