Ingredion is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, brewing and pharmaceutical industries as well as numerous industrial sectors. We are committed to supplying our customers with quality, innovative ingredient solutions that are on trend and in demand.

Headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Westchester, Illinois, we turn corn, tapioca, potatoes and other raw materials into a myriad of ingredients. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, we serve customers in more than 60 diverse markets in over 100 countries. In 2014, our net sales reached $5.7 billion. 

Through strategic acquisitions, organic growth, and innovative research and development, we are providing unique product offerings to growing markets. Our starches, sweeteners, texturants and nutritionals are used by our customers to provide everything from sweetness, taste and texture to immune system support, fat replacement and adhesive strength. We make foods and beverages taste better, baby powders and cosmetics smooth to the touch, cereals and crackers crisper, breads brown evenly, IV solutions for patients in need, and much more. 

Our regional businesses, staffed by experts who understand the unique needs of their specific markets, are supported by a global network of engineering and ingredient development centers. Our geographic footprint and diverse organization give us the capability to deliver solutions on a global scale and the agility to meet the needs of local markets. 

Finally, our Company values guide us in all that we do. We are committed to our core values of Safety, Quality, Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Innovation. As you explore our website and talk to our people, you will find our legacy as one of the world’s largest ingredient suppliers with over 100 years of experience remains steadfast and growing for the next century and beyond.
Westchester, US
Size (employees)
11,000 (est)
Ingredion was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Westchester, US

Key People at Ingredion

Ilene Gordon

Ilene Gordon

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Christine Castellano

Christine Castellano

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer

Ingredion Office Locations

Ingredion has an office in Westchester
Westchester, US (HQ)
5 Westbrook Corporate Center

Ingredion Data and Metrics

Ingredion Financial Metrics

Ingredion's revenue was reported to be $5.7 b in FY, 2016 which is a 1% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

5.7 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

1.4 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

496 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

808 m

Market capitalization (25-Jul-2017)

9 b

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

512 m


10.5 b
Ingredion's current market capitalization is $9 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


6.3 b5.7 b5.6 b5.7 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

5.2 b4.6 b4.4 b4.3 b

Gross profit

1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.4 b

Gross profit Margin, %



613 m581 m660 m808 m

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

547 m520 m599 m742 m

Net Income

403 m363 m412 m496 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


574 m580 m434 m512 m


723 m699 m715 m789 m

Current Assets

2.2 b2.1 b2 b2.3 b


2.2 b2.1 b2 b2.1 b


535 m478 m601 m784 m

Total Assets

5.4 b5.1 b5.1 b5.8 b

Accounts Payable

458 m430 m423 m440 m

Total Debt

1.8 b1.8 b1.8 b2 b

Current Liabilities

820 m721 m742 m978 m

Non-Current Liabilities

163 m157 m170 m158 m

Total Liabilities

983 m878 m912 m1.1 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1.1 b

Retained Earnings

2 b2.3 b2.6 b2.9 b

Total Equity

2.4 b2.2 b2.2 b2.6 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.7 x0.8 x0.8 x0.8 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x0.4 x0.4 x0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2.2 x2.3 x2.3 x2.2 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

403 m363 m412 m496 m


76 m(6 m)9 m(19 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

619 m731 m686 m771 m

Capital Expenditures

(298 m)(276 m)(280 m)(284 m)

Dividends Paid

(112 m)(128 m)(126 m)(141 m)

Free Cash Flow

917 m1 b966 m1.1 b
USDY, 2016


13 x


13.6 x


9.9 x


518.5 k


0.8 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2.2 x

Ingredion Market Value History

Ingredion Median Salaries

Source: 25 public H-1B filings from Ingredion

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