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CHS is the largest farmer- and rancher-owned cooperative in the U.S. and provides the stuff farmers need to grow crops–fuel and farm supplies–and then buys growers’ harvests to either sell or process. In 2016 CHS saw its revenues drop 12% to $30.3 billion, the product of lower prices for the grain, fertilizer, and energy products that comprise the majority of its business. It’s keeping a tight fist on expenses and staffing as it invests in key areas, from a new coker at its refinery in Kansas to a replaced fuel pipeline that serves Minnesota and the Dakotas.

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Jay D. Debertin

CEO Title

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director


Food, Beverages & Tobacco


Food Production

HQ Location

Inver Grove Heights, MN

Years on Fortune 500 List




A cooperative., Figures are for fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2016.Profile provided by S&P Global.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$30,347-12.2%
Profits ($M)$424.2-45.7%
Assets ($M)$17,318
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$7,852
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)-
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues1.4%
Profits as % of Assets2.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity5.4%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
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EPS % Change (from 2015)-
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2016)-
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