Just as in 1929, CHS is a farmer-owned cooperative working to help America’s farmers be more successful. Today, because of our belief in shared success and farmer-first values, we’ve grown into a Fortune 100 company that over the past five years has returned nearly $2 billion in cash to our farmer and member cooperative owners. Together, we’re making a difference around the world with our depth of energy, grain and food solutions—not to mention our full range of business services and our commitment to stewardship.
Our Vision
To be a globally integrated energy, grains and foods system innovatively linking producers with consumers.
Our Mission
To grow company profitability and stakeholder value.
Our Values
At CHS, our values include a tradition of partnership and shared success. We build lasting and mutually rewarding customer relations. We manage our business safely and with the highest integrity. We’re responsible stewards in our communities. Just as importantly, we value our people and their innovative spirit.
Company Growth (employees)
Inver Grove Heights, US
Size (employees)
12,157 (est)
CHS was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Inver Grove Heights, US

Key People at CHS

Carl Casale

Carl Casale

President and Chief Executive Officer
Lisa Zell

Lisa Zell

Executive Vice President
Jay Debertin

Jay Debertin

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Timothy Skidmore

Timothy Skidmore

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jim Zappa

Jim Zappa

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Lynden Johnson

Lynden Johnson

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Shirley Cunningham

Shirley Cunningham

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

CHS Office Locations

CHS has offices in Inver Grove Heights, Calgary, Winnipeg, Sterling and in 22 other locations
Inver Grove Heights, US (HQ)
5500 Cenex Dr
Petit Lancy, CH
12 Avenue Des Morgines
Novi Sad, RS
23 Narodnog Fronta
Krasnodar, RU
Evdokii Bershanskoy Ul.
București, RO
Forum Iii 92 96 Strada Izvor
Orosháza, HU
Szeszfőzde U.
Budapest, HU
14 Fő U.
Winnipeg, CA
1180 201 Portage Ave
Calgary, CA
350 7 Ave Sw

CHS Metrics

CHS Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$30.3 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$959.3 m

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$424 m

Cash (31-Aug-2016)

$279.3 m
CHS's revenue was reported to be $30.3 b in FY, 2016 which is a 12% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$36.9 b$40.6 b$44.5 b$42.7 b$34.6 b$30.3 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$35.5 b$38.6 b$42.7 b$41 b$33.1 b$29.4 b

Gross profit

$1.4 b$2 b$1.8 b$1.6 b$1.5 b$959.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Pre tax profit

$1.1 b$1.1 b$768.2 m$419.9 m

Net Income

$996.3 m$1.1 b$780.3 m$424 m
Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$394.7 m$937.7 m$314 m$1.8 b$2.1 b$953.8 m$279.3 m


$2.7 b$2.8 b$2.7 b$2.4 b

Current Assets

$8.9 b$9.4 b$8 b$6.9 b

Total Assets

$13.5 b$15.1 b$15.2 b$17.3 b

Accounts Payable

$2.4 b$2.2 b$1.7 b$1.8 b

Total Debt

$2.5 b$2.6 b$2.6 b$5 b

Current Liabilities

$5.8 b$6.2 b$5.3 b$6.5 b

Preferred Stock

$319.4 m$1.2 b$2.2 b$2.2 b

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.2 x0.2 x0.2 x0.3 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$996.3 m$1.1 b$780.3 m$424 m


$557.3 m($37.8 m)$71.1 m$338.7 m

Accounts Payable

$171.9 m($164.6 m)($558.1 m)($129.3 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

$2.5 b$1.4 b$570 m$1.3 b

Purchases of PP&E

($659.4 m)($943.9 m)($1.2 b)($692.8 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

($535 m)($1.3 b)($1.9 b)($3.7 b)

Long-term Borrowings

($170.7 m)

Dividends Paid

($24.5 m)($50.8 m)($133.7 m)($163.3 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

($443.2 m)$240.5 m$153.8 m$1.8 b

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