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K+S Aktiengesellschaft, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells potash and salt products worldwide. Its Potash and Magnesium Products segment produces and markets mineral fertilizers, such as potassium chloride for crops, including cereals, corn, rice, and soy beans; and potassium and magnesium salts for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and foodstuff industries, as well as products for the production of animal feed. The company’s Salt segment produces and markets food grade salt, industrial salt, salt for chemical use, de-icing salt, and sodium chloride brine. Its Complimentary Business segment engages in the underground disposal and reutilization of waste in potash and rock salt mines; recycling of salt slag and building material; and granulation of animal hygienic products, such as CATSAN and THOMAS. This segment also trades in basic chemicals, including caustic soda, nitric acid, sodium carbonate, calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride. K+S Aktiengesellschaft offers its products primarily under the CEREBOS, ESCO, KALI-STIER, MORTON, UMBRELLA GIRL, VATEL, REGENIT, AXAL, WINDSOR, SALDORO, ACTION MELT, SEASON-ALL, SYSTEM SAVER, BIOSAL, LOBOS, KORN-KALI, KALI SEL, PATENT KALI, and BLIZZARD WIZARD brands. The company is headquartered in Kassel, Germany.
TypePublic
Founded2011
HQKassel, DE
Websitekpluss.com

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2021)14,777
Revenue (FY, 2015)€4.2 B(+10%)
Share Price (Feb 2021)€8.7 (-1%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at K+S Group

Burkhard Lohr

Burkhard Lohr

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors.
Thorsten Boeckers

Thorsten Boeckers

Member of the Board of Executive Directors
Stefanie Wegener

Stefanie Wegener

Dr. , Project Lead
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K+S Group Office Locations

K+S Group has offices in Kassel, Hannover, Philippsthal (Werra), Sehnde and in 10 other locations
Kassel, DE (HQ)
7 Bertha-von-Suttner-Straße
Hannover, DE
Landschaftstraße 1
Philippsthal (Werra), DE
Hattorfer Str.
Sehnde, DE
Glückauf Str.
Machelen, BE
Culliganlaan 2
Pointe-Claire, CA
755 Boul Saint-Jean
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K+S Group Financials and Metrics

K+S Group Revenue

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K+S Group's revenue was reported to be €4.17 b in FY, 2015 which is a 9.2% increase from the previous period.
EUR

Revenue (FY, 2015)

4.2b

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %

9.2%

Gross profit (FY, 2015)

1.9b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %

45.8%

Net income (FY, 2015)

495.2m

EBITDA (FY, 2015)

1.1b

EBIT (FY, 2015)

715.6m

Market capitalization (23-Feb-2021)

1.7b

Closing stock price (23-Feb-2021)

8.7

Cash (31-Dec-2015)

123.1m

EV

4.0b
K+S Group's current market capitalization is €1.7 b.
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015

Revenue

3.8b4.2b

Revenue growth, %

9%

Cost of goods sold

2.2b2.3b

Gross profit

1.6b1.9b
EURY, 2014Y, 2015

Cash

375.2m123.1m

Total Assets

7.9b8.3b

Total Debt

1.6b2.4b

Total Liabilities

3.9b4.0b
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

719.1m669.4m
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K+S Group Revenue Breakdown

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K+S Group revenue breakdown by business segment: 46.1% from Salt, 50.1% from Potash and Magnesium Products and 3.8% from Other

K+S Group Cybersecurity Score

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93/100

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K+S Group Online and Social Media Presence

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K+S Group News and Updates

Europe Fertilizer Market Report 2021 Featuring The Mosaic Company, Yara International, Nutrien Limited, K+S Group & CF Industries

DUBLIN, Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Europe Fertilizer Market, by Segment (Nitrogen, Potassium & Phosphate), Type (Nitrate, Urea, UAN, Compound fertilizer & Others), Crop, Country, Company Analysis" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Europe Fertilizer Market...

K+S Group Blogs

More than the art of potash hot leaching

On October 28, 1919, the systematic research into the extraction and processing of potash salts - at that time a very "young" raw material - began with the founding of a potash research institute in Staßfurt. With the Analytics and Research Center (AFZ) in Unterbreizbach, Thuringia, K+S has a well-e…

Sale of Baltic Train

K+S sells its Baltic Train container train to modal 3 Logistik GmbH, the former Börde Container Feeder GmbH (BCF). This is a joint venture between Rhein-Umschlag GmbH & Co. KG, Walter Lauk Containerspedition GmbH and K+S Transport GmbH, which has since been merged into K+S KALI GmbH. The compani…

K+S reduces potash production

K+S is responding to the current weak demand for potash by reducing fertilizer production for potassium chloride by up to 300 thousand tonnes by the end of 2019. The effect of the production adjustment on EBITDA is expected to be in the amount of up to 80 million euros. “In the current weak market e…

Current weak market environment: K+S reduces potash production

K+S is responding to the current weak demand for potash by reducing fertilizer production for potassium chloride by up to 300 thousand tonnes by the end of 2019. The effect of the production adjustment on EBITDA is expected to be in the amount of up to 80 million euros. On November 14, the company w…

Board memberships of Lohr and Boeckers extended

Dr. Burkhard Lohr (56) will continue to be Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft until June 2025. The membership, which runs until 31 May 2020, was extended by five years in the Company’s Supervisory Board meeting today. At the same time, the current membership of CF…

On the decision of the FGG Ministerial Conference

K+S welcomes the decision made today by the Ministerial Conference of the River Basin Community (FGG) Weser to replace the saline wastewater pipeline to the Oberweser with more cost-efficient alternative measures. The underground storage of saline wastewater is therefore of fundamental importance. T…
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K+S Group Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was K+S Group founded?

    K+S Group was founded in 2011.

  • Who are K+S Group key executives?

    K+S Group's key executives are Burkhard Lohr, Thorsten Boeckers and Stefanie Wegener.

  • How many employees does K+S Group have?

    K+S Group has 14,777 employees.

  • What is K+S Group revenue?

    Latest K+S Group annual revenue is €4.2 b.

  • What is K+S Group revenue per employee?

    Latest K+S Group revenue per employee is €282.5 k.

  • Who are K+S Group competitors?

    Competitors of K+S Group include Johnson Matthey, Ciner Resources and American Vanguard.

  • Where is K+S Group headquarters?

    K+S Group headquarters is located at 7 Bertha-von-Suttner-Straße, Kassel.

  • Where are K+S Group offices?

    K+S Group has offices in Kassel, Hannover, Philippsthal (Werra), Sehnde and in 10 other locations.

  • How many offices does K+S Group have?

    K+S Group has 16 offices.