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CF Industries

CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NYSE: CF
S&P 500 Component
Industry Manufacturing and distribution
Founded 1946 (1946)
Headquarters Deerfield, Illinois, USA
Area served North America
Products Fertilizer
  • Decrease US$ 5.4747 billion (2013) [1]
  • Increase US$ 6.104 billion (2012) [1]
Operating income
  • Decrease US$ 2.4117 billion (2013) [1]
  • Increase US$ 2.9594 billion (2012) [1]
Net income
  • Decrease US$ 1.4646 billion (2013) [1]
  • Increase US$ 1.8487 billion (2012) [1]
Total assets
  • Increase US$ 10.6781 billion (2013) [2]
  • Increase US$ 10.1669 billion (2012) [1]
Total equity
  • Decrease US$ 5.4384 billion (2013) [2]
  • Increase US$ 6.2822 billion (2012) [2]

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is a North American manufacturer and distributor of agricultural fertilizers, based in Deerfield, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. It was founded in 1946 as the Central Farmers Fertilizer Company, and for its first 56 years, it was a federation of regional agricultural supply cooperatives.[3] CF then demutualized, and made an initial public offering of shares of equity stock in 2005.[3]


The primary operating subsidiary is CF Industries, Inc. From August 2008, the shares of its parent, CF Industries Holdings, Inc., were included in the S&P 500 index of large cap stock prices.[4]

Recent news

In October, 2013, Mosaic Co. agreed to buy CF Industries' phosphate business for $1.4 billion in cash.[5] In September 2014, Yara International announced that it was in talks with CF Industries about a possible merger of equals, a deal worth over $27 billion.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "CF Industries Holdings, Inc. 2013 Annual Report Form (10-K)" (XBRL). United States Securities and Exchange Commission. February 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "CF Industries Holdings, Inc. 2014 Q1 Quarterly Report Form (10-Q)" (XBRL). United States Securities and Exchange Commission. May 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Corporate Profile – CF Industries' History". CF Industries. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  4. ^ "CF Industries Climbs On Addition To S&P 500".  
  5. ^ Mosaic Co. to spend about $1.4 billion on purchase of CF Industries phosphate business Associated Press (Minneapolis Star Tribune) October 28, 2013
  6. ^ Yara, CF in talks to create $27 billion fertilizer giant. Reuters, 23 September 2014

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