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									CHS Inc.

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CHS Inc.                                                                 Financial Snapshot

                                                                         Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                5500 Cenex Drive, Inver Grove Heights,   The company reported revenue of US$36,915.83
Headquarters Address
                                55077,United States of America           million during the fiscal year 2011 (2011). The
                                                                         company's revenue grew at a CAGR of 21.01%
Telephone                       + 1 651 3556000
                                                                         during 2007–2011, with an annual growth of 46.10%
                                                                         over 2010. In 2011, the company recorded an
Fax                             N/A                                      operating margin of 2.61%, as against 1.99% in 2010.

Website                         www.chsinc.com
                                                                         Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange   CHSCP, NASDAQ

Number of Employees             8,907

Fiscal Year End                 August

Revenue (in US$ million)        36,915.83




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                       Weaknesses                               Return on Equity

Strong financial performance    Cooperative Status                       The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                         24.55% for 2011, as compared to its peers, Gruma,
                                                                         S.A.B. de C.V. (Ticker: GRUMAB), Agrium Inc.
Wide business portfolio         Third party dependence                   (Ticker: AGU) and ConocoPhillips (Ticker: COP),
                                                                         which recorded ROEs of 39.24%, 21.34% and
Opportunities                   Threats                                  19.07% respectively. The company reported an
                                                                         operating margin of 2.61% in 2011.
Launching new offices           Growing environmental concerns
                                                                         Return on Equity
                                Rising capital costs in the refining
Strategic acquisitions
                                sector




                                                                         Liquidity Position

                                                                         The company reported a current ratio of 1.47 in 2011,
                                                                         as compared to its peers, Gruma, S.A.B. de C.V.,
                                                                         Agrium Inc. and ConocoPhillips, which recorded
                                                                         current ratios of 1.82, 2.08 and 1.08 respectively. As
                                                                         of August 2011, the company recorded cash and
                                                                         short-term investments of worth US$937.68 million,
                                                                         against US$90.80 million current debt. The company
                                                                         reported a debt to equity ratio of 0.62 in 2011 as
                                                                         compared to its peers, Gruma, S.A.B. de C.V., Agrium
                                                                         Inc. and ConocoPhillips, which recorded debt to
                                                                         equity ratios of 0.98, 0.37 and 0.35 respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................7
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators ...................................................................................................................9
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit ...........................................................................................................................9
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................10
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................11
      2.2.4       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................12
      2.2.5       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................13
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................14
      2.3.1       Efficiency ..........................................................................................................................................................14
      2.3.2       Capital Expenditure ..........................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.3       Turnover – Inventory and Asset .......................................................................................................................16
      2.3.4       Liquidity ............................................................................................................................................................17
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 18
    3.1       M&A and Partnerships Strategy ...........................................................................................................................18
4     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 21
5     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 23
    5.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview .......................................................................................................
								
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