Diversified Company: We are a diversified global fertilizers and specialty chemicals company with revenues of $5.4 billion in 2015. We produce thousands of products that increase global food and energy supplies and improve industrial materials and processes.
Market Leader: We are the world’s sixth largest producer of potash, a leading producer of specialty fertilizers, the largest producer of bromine, and a major player in flame retardants, specialty phosphates, bromine-based drilling fluids and specialty chemical niche markets.
Focus on Global Trends: We aim to benefit from the revenue-driving force of significant global trends, especially shortages of food, increasingly stringent environmental regulations, demand for better-performing products and increased deep-drilling activities. By creating products that contribute to the world’s long-term sustainability, we believe that we continually enhance our positioning in markets with strong, long term growth potential.
Operations Worldwide: During the past several years, we have become an even more global company with manufacturing, logistics, sales and marketing facilities in all leading and fast-growing markets including China, India and South America, as well as North America and Europe.
Continuous, Successful Acquisitions: Over the past decade, we have made numerous successful acquisitions and continue to regard acquisitions as a key component of our growth strategy.
Focus on Sustainability: We take our safety, product stewardship and environmental responsibilities seriously. We comply with required standards while striving to use best available technologies, and where possible, to go beyond compliance, in accordance with the standards of the chemical industry’s Responsible Care program. We are an industry leader in reporting our GHG emissions, and are making major strides in footprinting our primary products and facilities. On July 22, 2014 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) certified that our 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report met Application Level ‘B’.
Strong Continuous Growth: Over the past decade we have experienced continuous growth in sales, operating income and net income. Our ROE was 21% in 2014 and our ROIC was 13.6%. We are well positioned for sustainable growth.
Consistent, High Dividend Return: We have a consistent and relatively high dividend yield (6.3% past Five years average).
Liquidity of Shares: Our shares are dual listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (NYSE and TASE: ICL) and have among the highest turnover on the TASE. 46.0% of our equity is held by Israel Corp., 13.8% by Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and the remainder by the public.
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