Ceres, Inc. is an agricultural biotechnology company that develops and markets seeds to produce crops for forage, biofuels and other markets that utilize plant biomass. The company’s advanced plant breeding and biotechnology technology platforms, which can increase crop productivity, improve quality, reduce crop inputs and improve cultivation on marginal land, have broad application across multiple crops, including food, feed, fiber and fuel crops. Ceres markets its seed products under its Blade brand. The company also licenses its biotech traits and technology, including its Persephone genome visualization software, to other life science companies and organizations.
Type
Subsidiary
HQ
Thousand Oaks, US
Founded
1996
Website
ceres.net
Ceres was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, US
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Ceres Office Locations

Ceres has an office in Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks, US (HQ)
1535 Rancho Conejo Blvd
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Ceres Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1996

Total Funding

$98 m

Investors

Ceres Financials

Ceres's revenue was reported to be $2.72 m in FY, 2015 which is a 13.1% increase from the previous period.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Revenue

5.2 m2.4 m2.7 m

Revenue growth, %

(54%)13%

Cost of goods sold

6.2 m3 m5.3 m

Gross profit

(1 m)(617 k)(2.5 m)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q2, 2015Q1, 2016Q3, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016

Revenue

763 k495 k806 k343 k942 k1.1 m351 k1.4 m

Cost of goods sold

1.3 m556 k575 k2.1 m442 k860 k787 k538 k

Gross profit

(546 k)(61 k)231 k(1.8 m)500 k265 k(436 k)877 k

Gross profit Margin, %

(72%)(12%)29%(522%)53%24%(124%)62%
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash

8.9 m3.4 m8.1 m

Accounts Receivable

957 k370 k577 k

Inventories

20 k84 k50.5 m

Current Assets

32.4 m29.3 m9.8 m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q2, 2015Q1, 2016Q3, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016

Cash

7.3 m5.4 m5.9 m4.8 m3.4 m5.4 m5.8 m4.2 m

Accounts Receivable

901 k761 k460 k333 k848 k661 k813 k384 k

Inventories

125 k790 k84 k

Current Assets

26.3 m20.4 m32.5 m15.7 m5.5 m10.9 m7.3 m5.4 m
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Net Income

(32.5 m)(29.3 m)(28.2 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

1.9 m1.5 m657 k

Inventories

679 k(61 k)65 k

Accounts Payable

21.1 m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q2, 2015Q1, 2016

Net Income

(8.2 m)(7.2 m)(7.7 m)(8.1 m)(6 m)
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Ceres News and Updates

NASA is on a 'daring adventure' to get the closest-ever photos of Ceres — a dwarf planet between Mars and Jupiter

Ceres is a Texas-size dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt that may hide a salty ocean. NASA's ion-propelled Dawn probe reached Ceres in 2015 — the first visit to the mysterious world. Now NASA is now thrusting Dawn 10 times closer to Ceres than ever before, which will allow the probe to take new p…

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Vermont's Statehouse goddess statue is taken down in one piece

The 80-year-old wooden statue of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, has been taken down from the top of the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier because it's believed to be rotting

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This top UK university is shaking up how it spins out innovative startups

One of the UK's top universities is shaking up how it spins out innovative startups to encourage more experts to found companies and boost the UK's technology industry. Imperial College will pilot a new programme to help researchers commercialise their technologies that gives them up to a 95 per …
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