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Land O'Lakes, Inc. reports results for first quarter 2020

Farmer-owned cooperative posts net earnings of $37 million on $3.8 billion in sales

Land O'Lakes, Inc. reports results for first quarter 2020


ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (May 7, 2020) – Land O’Lakes, Inc. today reported net sales of $3.8 billion and net earnings of $37 million for the first quarter ending March 31, 2020, compared with net sales of $3.5 billion and net earnings of $67 million during the first quarter of 2019.

Our priority is the safety of our employees who continue to work on behalf of our members-owners and serve consumers. In our new, ever-changing economic environment, we are concentrating on what we can control: innovation built on solid business fundamentals,” said Beth Ford, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Inc. “We are pleased with the performance and are well-positioned for the future, particularly in our digital applications.”

Improved performance in Purina Animal Nutrition was driven by higher volumes in Premix and Lifestyle Feed, and favorable product mix in Milk Replacer. Earnings in Dairy Foods were flat with prior year as strong Retail demand was offset by sharp commodity market declines and lower volumes in Foodservice due to impacts of COVID-19. Crop Inputs showed improved volumes in Seed and Crop Protection Products driven by favorable spring planting conditions, but overall earnings were lower due to product mix and timing of vendor rebates. Ending liquidity was $965 million, up 12% from prior year levels.

More information about the company’s 2020 performance can be found here.

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About Land O'Lakes, Inc. 
Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2019 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 212 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 98 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Truterra. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.

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