At a glance

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. 

Financial highlights

In fiscal year 2016, Cargill had $107.2 billion in sales and other revenues. Adjusted operating earnings were $1.64 billion. More financial information.

Dollars in Millions 2016 2015 Percent Change
Sales and other revenues $ 107,164 $ 120,393 (11)
Net earnings        2,377          1,583 50
Adjusted operating earnings a        1,642          1,926 (15)
Cash flow from operations        3,410          3,819 (11)

a Cargill reports financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Effective in fiscal 2016, the company also reports adjusted operating earnings, a non-GAAP financial measure that provides additional insight into the underlying financial performance of the company’s ongoing operations.

Customers we serve

Thousands of customers turn to Cargill for innovative solutions across our four major market segments. 

Grain silos.

Agriculture: We buy, process and distribute grain, oilseeds and other commodities to makers of food and animal nutrition products. We also provide crop and livestock producers with products and services.

Pork meal in fry pan with sauce.

Food: We provide food and beverage manufacturers, foodservice companies and retailers with high-quality ingredients, meat and poultry products, and health-promoting ingredients and ingredient systems.

Cargill employee in Mexico.

Financial: We provide our agricultural, food, financial and energy customers around the world with risk management and financial solutions.

Paper surface press.

Industrial: Cargill serves industrial users of energy, salt, starch and steel products. We also develop and market sustainable products made from agricultural feedstocks.