Agrium Inc.
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Agrium Inc.

August 05, 2009 07:00 ET

Agrium Earns $370-Million in Second Quarter 2009; Sees Strong Fundamentals

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Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) (NYSE:AGU) announced today its second highest quarterly net earnings at $370-million ($2.35 diluted earnings per share) for the second quarter of 2009.

"Solid results from Retail, Advanced Technologies and our Wholesale nitrogen businesses resulted in Agrium achieving our second strongest quarterly net earnings in our history. We were able to do this despite the challenge of a short-term reduction in potash and phosphate application rates and Retail crop nutrient margins. The outlook for our businesses and products remains strong and we are starting to see signs of improving demand fundamentals as we approach the fall season. Our Retail crop protection and seed businesses in particular delivered excellent results and we ended the season with normal crop nutrient inventories in our Retail business. We continue to anticipate a recovery in potash demand later in the second half of 2009." said Mike Wilson, Agrium President and CEO.

With respect to Agrium's proposal to acquire CF Industries Holdings, Inc. ("CF"), Mr. Wilson stated "We remain fully committed to acquiring CF, with continued conviction that an Agrium and CF combination would create significant value for all stockholders and other stakeholders. We will continue to press CF to execute a mutually beneficial merger agreement despite the fact that CF has so far ignored a clear mandate from their stockholders' to conclude a transaction with us. Our offer remains far superior to any alternative articulated by CF, including remaining independent or paying a premium for Terra."

The 2009 second quarter results included gains of $15-million ($0.07 diluted earnings per share) on derivative financial instruments and a $4-million expense in stock-based compensation for the quarter. It also included an inventory write-down of $32-million (a $0.15 decrease in diluted earnings per share) primarily associated with our Wholesale purchase for resale business.

Similar to previous years, we intend to provide earnings guidance for the second half of the year when we release our third quarter results.

KEY RESULTS AND DEVELOPMENTS

- The strength of our crop protection and seed businesses was evident again this quarter providing excellent results for these product groups, jointly contributing $480-million in gross profit, 80 percent of Retail's total gross profit in the second quarter. Despite significantly reduced fertilizer rates and temporarily low crop nutrient margins we expect EBITDA from our Retail business to approximate $400-million in 2009.(1) Retail EBITDA of $307-million in the second quarter of 2009 was the second highest of any quarter, behind only last year's exceptional second quarter results. Despite crop nutrient use being well below normal, we moved through the majority of our high cost crop nutrient inventory position and did not incur any inventory write-down in our Retail business in 2009.

- Wholesale performance, for urea and ammonia products in particular, was strong this quarter with nitrogen contributing $182-million in gross profit, 86 percent of Wholesale's total gross profit. Equity earnings from our MOPCO Egyptian investment were an impressive $10-million this quarter. Potash margins were $377 per tonne but sales volumes were well below historical levels.

- Recent potash settlements in India have provided additional clarity to global potash prices and we anticipate demand to recover to normal levels in both our Retail and Wholesale businesses in the second half of 2009.(2) Agrium remains committed to our brownfield expansion and continues to evaluate greenfield opportunities.

(1) In the first quarter of 2009, a forward-looking statement indicated that 2009 Retail EBITDA was expected to be close to $0.5-billion. With lower realized fertilizer margin in the second quarter of 2009, our expectation for 2009 Retail EBITDA is updated to approximately $0.4-billion.

(2) See disclosure in the section "Outlook, Key Risks and Uncertainties" in our 2009 second quarter MD&A and additional assumptions in the section "Management's Discussion and Analysis".

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

August 5, 2009

The following interim management's discussion and analysis (MD&A) updates our annual MD&A included in our 2008 Annual Report to Shareholders, to which our readers are referred. No update is provided where an item is not material or there has been no material change from the discussion in our annual MD&A.

2009 Second Quarter Operating Results

NET EARNINGS

Agrium's second quarter consolidated net earnings were $370-million, or $2.35 diluted earnings per share, compared to net earnings of $636-million, or $4.00 diluted earnings per share, for the same quarter of 2008. Consolidated net earnings for the first half of 2009 were $310-million, or $1.97 diluted earnings per share, compared to $831-million, or $5.24 diluted earnings per share, for the same period last year. Net earnings before interest expense and income taxes ("EBIT") were $543-million for the second quarter of 2009 compared with EBIT of $972-million for the second quarter of 2008. EBIT for the first half of 2009 was $487-million compared with EBIT of $1.3-billion for the first half of 2008. A reconciliation of EBIT to net earnings is provided in the section "Non-GAAP Measures". Consolidated gross profit in the second quarter of 2009 was $890-million, a $371-million decrease compared to $1.3-billion in the second quarter of 2008. Consolidated gross profit in the first half of 2009 was $1.2-billion, a $490-million decrease compared to $1.7-billion for the same period of 2008. The decreases in quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year EBIT and gross profit were primarily due to reduced potash sales volumes and lower selling prices for most products. For discussion on the performance of each business unit, see section "Business Segment Performance".

Expenses were $90-million higher in the second quarter and $332-million higher in the first half of 2009 compared to the same periods last year due primarily to significantly lower gains on derivative financial instruments and an increase in Retail selling expenses due the inclusion of the UAP business since May 5, 2008, partly offset by lower stock-based compensation expense and lower potash profit taxes.

The effective tax rate was 28 percent for both the second quarter and first half of 2009, compared with an effective tax rate of 33 percent for the corresponding periods of 2008. The lower tax rate was due to a higher proportion of income earned in lower taxed jurisdictions in 2009.

BUSINESS SEGMENT PEFORMANCE

Retail

Retail's 2009 second quarter net sales were $3.1-billion, which was 26 percent higher than the $2.5-billion in the second quarter of 2008. Gross profit was $597-million in the second quarter of 2009, compared to $667-million for the same period last year while Retail EBIT was $283-million in the second quarter of 2009, versus EBIT of $409-million in the second quarter of 2008 and $142-million in the same quarter of 2007. Retail results are not directly comparable to the same period last year due to the inclusion of UAP, which was acquired on May 5, 2008.

Crop nutrients net sales were $1.3-billion this quarter, an increase of $59-million compared to the second quarter of 2008. The increase was due to the additional five weeks of UAP business recorded this quarter, which was mostly offset by a significant reduction in Legacy Agrium Retail sales volumes versus the same period last year. Gross profit was $117-million this quarter compared to $335-million in the second quarter of 2008. The decrease was due to lower sales volumes from Legacy Agrium Retail and significantly lower margins resulting from the carryover of higher priced crop nutrient inventories from the fall of 2008, which were sold into a lower price environment this spring. This resulted in crop nutrient margins averaging 9 percent in the second quarter of 2009, compared to 27 percent in the second quarter of 2008 or 24 percent in 2007 which was a more normal year. We anticipate crop nutrient margins to continue to improve in the second half of 2009 and are expected to reach near-normal levels in the fourth quarter as the majority of the higher priced nutrient inventory position will have been sold.(1) North American nutrient sales volumes in the second quarter were also influenced by the late, wet spring season which impacted farmers' ability to apply crop nutrients. Sales volumes and margins in our South American operations were also significantly lower this quarter than the same period last year due to extremely dry conditions and the added challenge of uncertainty over government policies. We anticipate improved sales volumes in the second half of 2009 as growers catch up on reduced application rates over the past year.(1)

Crop protection net sales increased by 41 percent this quarter, reaching $1.2-billion in the second quarter of 2009 compared to $860-million in the same period last year. Our gross profit this quarter reached $304-million, an increase of $81-million over last year's $223-million. The strength of earnings from this product line illustrates the benefits of the diversity in our Retail business. Most of the increase in sales and gross profits was due to the addition of a full quarter of UAP's significant crop protection business, including a broad range of private label products. Crop protection product margins as a percentage of net sales were 25 percent for the second quarter of 2009 as compared to 26 percent for the same period last year primarily due to lower margins on glyphosate products.

Net sales for seed, services and other increased by 59 percent, to $629-million this quarter, from $396-million in the second quarter of 2008. Gross profit was $176-million in the second quarter of 2009, compared to $109-million for the same period last year. Seed sales accounted for about $530-million in sales and $104-million in gross profit for the quarter.

Retail selling expenses for the second quarter of 2009 were $273-million, a 29 percent increase over last year's level, primarily due to the inclusion of an additional five weeks of UAP business. Selling expenses as a percentage of net sales in the second quarter of 2009 were slightly higher on a quarter over quarter basis.

(1) See disclosure in the section "Outlook, Key Risks and Uncertainties" in our 2009 second quarter MD&A and additional assumptions in the section "Management's Discussion and Analysis".

Wholesale

Wholesale's net sales were $950-million for the second quarter of 2009 compared to $1.4-billion for the second quarter of 2008. Gross profit was $212-million in the second quarter of 2009, a $370-million reduction from the record second quarter for 2008 of $582-million. EBIT of $215-million in the second quarter of 2009 was significantly lower than the $647-million earned in the second quarter of 2008. The key factors impacting the results were lower sales prices and volumes for nitrogen and phosphate products combined with significantly lower potash sales volumes and lower gains on derivative financial instruments.

Nitrogen gross profit was $182-million this quarter, compared to $246-million in the same quarter last year. Nitrogen prices were lower than the same period last year across all products for both benchmark and Agrium's realized prices. Sales volumes were similar to the same period last year, with lower UAN sales volumes, offset by higher Profertil export sales. Nitrogen cost of product was $227 per tonne this quarter, a 27 percent decrease versus last year. The lower production cost was a result of lower North American gas prices and favorable movement in foreign exchange rates. Agrium's nitrogen margins averaged $146 per tonne this quarter, compared with $196 per tonne in the second quarter of last year. Ammonia margins were higher than the same quarter last year. Urea margins were lower than last year but remained well over $100 per tonne.

Agrium's overall natural gas cost was $4.59/MMBtu in the second quarter of 2009 versus $7.36/MMBtu in the second quarter of 2008. The U.S. benchmark (NYMEX) natural gas price for the second quarter of 2009 was $3.60/MMBtu, versus $10.80/MMBtu in the same quarter last year and $4.86/MMBtu in the first quarter of 2009. The AECO (Alberta) basis differential was $0.49/MMBtu for the second quarter of 2009.

Phosphate gross profit was $12-million, compared to $96-million for the same quarter last year. Sales volumes were 12 percent lower than the same quarter last year. Realized sales prices averaged $454 per tonne which were 43 percent less than the $791 per tonne achieved in the same quarter last year. Benchmark phosphate prices for the same comparative period were down about 70 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2008. Phosphate cost of product decreased $60 per tonne to $408 per tonne compared to the second quarter of 2008, due to lower sulphur, ammonia and rock costs. Gross margin for phosphate was $46 per tonne compared with $323 per tonne in the second quarter of 2008.

Potash gross profit was $23-million versus $184-million in the second quarter of 2008. Realized selling prices were 81 percent higher than last year's levels and contributed to higher per tonne margins. The higher prices were more than offset by the impact of a significant decrease in sales volumes and higher cost of product due to lower production volumes. Sales volumes decreased by 513,000 tonnes compared to the same period last year. Both international and domestic demand were significantly lower than normal due to a combination of delayed contract settlements in China and India, credit issues in many other international markets and the current cautious approach to replenishing stocks by retailers and distributors in North America and globally. Cost of product on a per tonne basis increased substantially from the same quarter of 2008 due to lower production volumes, resulting in a larger proportion of fixed costs being allocated to fewer sales tonnes. Gross margin on a per tonne basis was $377 per tonne, which was 17 percent above the $321 per tonne in the second quarter of last year.

Purchase for resale sales volumes were 81 percent higher in the second quarter of 2009 than last year's levels, largely due to the addition of the European CMF business. Gross profit in the second quarter of 2009 was a loss of $28-million versus $29-million in gross profit for the same period last year. The reduction was due to a 34 percent decrease in overall realized selling price compared to last year's levels and a $29-million inventory write-down this quarter as a result of net realizable value adjustments to our purchased product inventories.

Wholesale expenses were $62-million higher in the second quarter of 2009 than for the same period last year due primarily to a lower gain in derivative financial instruments compared to the same period last year. Unrealized net mark-to-market gains of $38-million and realized losses of $34-million from natural gas, power and other derivatives in the second quarter of 2009 were both lower than the significant gains experienced in the same period last year. This variance in derivative valuations was partially offset by a decrease in potash profit and capital taxes of $43-million, due mainly to lower potash sales volumes.

Advanced Technologies

Advanced Technologies' second quarter 2009 net sales were $82-million compared to $107-million in the second quarter of 2008. Net sales and gross profit were impacted by reduced volumes and margins in turf and ornamental due to lower household expenditures as a result of the slower economic growth. ESN net sales were impacted primarily by lower selling prices as benchmark urea prices were less than half what they were in the second quarter of last year. However, gross profit for ESN was largely unchanged, as slightly lower sales volumes were offset by expanded per tonne margins, as lower costs more than offset lower sales prices. Year to date ESN sales volumes and gross profit are both higher compared to 2008.

Gross profit for Advanced Technologies was $17-million for the quarter, compared with $20-million for the same period last year, while EBITDA was $12-million, a decrease of $3-million versus the comparable period in 2008. The reduction in EBITDA was due to weaker demand and margins from a number of our controlled-release products other than ESN, due to lower housing starts and a depressed economy. In the second quarter, ESN accounted for 35 percent of Advanced Technologies' gross profit, an increase from the 29 percent in the same period last year.

Other

EBIT for our Other non-operating business unit for the second quarter of 2009 was $37-million, an increase of $132-million over the loss of $95-million for the second quarter of 2008. EBIT for Other for the first half of 2009 was $17-million, an increase of $130-million over the loss of $113-million for the same period of 2008. The increases in EBIT for the second quarter and first half of 2009 reflected a significant decrease in stock-based compensation expense driven by lower increases in our share price in the corresponding periods of 2009 and recognition of gross profit deferred by Wholesale in 2008 on the sales of products to Retail now sold to external customers in 2009.



FINANCIAL CONDITION

The following are changes to working capital on our Consolidated Balance
Sheets in the six-month period ended June 30, 2009.
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As at
(millions
of U.S. Jun 30, Dec 31,
dollars) 2009 2008 Change Explanation of the change in balance
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Current
assets
Cash and 251 374 (123) See discussion under the Section
cash "Liquidity and Capital Resources".
equivalents

Accounts 2,230 1,223 1,007 Increased sales activities during the
receivable spring and higher Retail vendor rebates
receivable, partially offset by federal
income tax refund received in the first
quarter of 2009.

Inventories 2,318 3,047 (729) Lower Wholesale and Retail inventory
volumes and decrease in input costs
(nitrogen, phosphate and product
purchased for resale). Partially offset
by increase in chemical prices and
lower chemical sales volumes.


Prepaid 322 475 (153) Drawdown of pre-bought Retail inventory
expenses due to increased sales activities in
and the spring. Partially offset by
deposits quarterly potash profit tax
installments in excess of the related
accrued potash profit tax and costs
related to the proposed CF acquisition.
See discussion under the Section
"Business Acquisition".

Marketable 108 - 108 Majority of change from the purchase of
securities CF shares in Q1'09. See discussion
under the Section "Business
Acquisition".

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Current
liabilities
Bank 349 610 (261) Repayment in Q1'09 of certain variable
indebtedness rate loans taken in Q4'08 to meet UAP
working capital requirements and
removal of EAgrium bank indebtedness
as a result of the deconsolidation of
EAgrium.

Accounts 2,328 2,200 128 Retail inventory purchases made in
payable anticipation of the spring season and
and accrued increase in the accrued current income
liabilities tax liability. Partially offset by:
decrease in Wholesale customer
prepayments due to slowdown in the
fertilizer market and unstable prices,
drawdown in Retail customer prepayments
received during the spring season, and
lower plant utilities due to reduction
in production.

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Working
capital 2,552 2,309 243
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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Cash provided by operating activities was $199-million in the second quarter of 2009, compared with cash used in operating activities of $317-million in the same period of 2008. Cash provided by operating activities was $271-million in the first half of 2009, a $198-million increase from the same period of last year. Driving this quarter change was the unusually high change in non-cash working capital that occurred in the second quarter of 2008 when inventory increased significantly reflecting the price escalation that occurred in the agricultural sector last spring and a significant reduction in prepaid expenses and deposits. This was partially offset by a $266-million decrease in net earnings and a $343-million non-cash decrease in future income tax liabilities. Driving the year-over-year change was a $0.9-billion increase in non-cash working capital due to a significant reduction in inventory and an increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities, in addition to a decrease in unrealized gain on derivative financial instruments. This was partially offset by a $521-million decrease in net earnings and a $360-million non-cash decrease in future income tax liabilities.



Below is a summary of our inventory balances as at June 30, 2009 and
December 31, 2008:

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Inventories: At At
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(millions of U.S. dollars) June 30, 2009 December 31, 2008
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Wholesale 556 946
Retail:
Crop nutrient 388 1,031
Crop protection 1,123 829
Seed 182 176
Other 26 19
Advanced Technologies 43 46
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2,318 3,047
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Cash used in investing activities decreased by $2.7-billion in the second quarter and first half of 2009 both primarily due to the UAP acquisition in the second quarter of 2008 and lower capital expenditures in the first half of 2009.

Cash provided by financing activities was $74-million in the second quarter of 2009 compared with $1.6-billion in the same period of 2008. Cash used in financing activities was $127-million in the first half of 2009, compared with cash provided by financing of $1.6-billion in the same period of 2008. The quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year changes reflected the issuance of long-term debt and bank indebtedness of $1.2-billion used to finance the UAP acquisition in the second quarter of 2008 and a pay-down of our bank indebtedness in the first half of 2009.



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Short-term credit facilities available at
June 30, 2009 a) b) Total Unutilized Utilized

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(millions of U.S. dollars)
North American revolving credit facilities
expiring 2010 and 2012 835 639 196
European credit facilities expiring in 2009 233 155 78
South American credit facilities expiring 2009 to
2012 165 90 75
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1,233 884 349
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a) In addition to the facilities detailed in this table, we have committed
facilities of $1.4 -billion for the CF acquisition.
b) As of June 30, 2009, a total of $200-million was drawn on our accounts
receivable securitization facility. For further information, see
discussion under the section "Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements" on page 75
of our 2008 Annual Report.


OUTSTANDING SHARE DATA

The number of outstanding shares as at July 31, 2009 was 157 million. As at July 31, 2009, there were approximately 1.1 million stock options outstanding and issuable assuming full conversion, where each option granted can be exercised for one common share.

There were no shares repurchased during the first half of 2009 under our normal course issuer bid.



SELECTED QUARTERLY INFORMATION
(Unaudited, in millions of U.S. dollars, except per share information)

2009 2008 2007
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Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2
Net sales $ 4,090 1,753 1,941 3,113 3,870 1,107 1,426 989 2,034
Gross profit 890 273 522 1,048 1,261 392 533 305 572
Net earnings (loss) 370 (60) 124 367 636 195 172 51 229
Earnings (loss) per
share
-basic $ 2.36 (0.38) 0.79 2.32 4.03 1.24 1.25 0.38 1.71
-diluted $ 2.35 (0.38) 0.79 2.31 4.00 1.23 1.24 0.38 1.70
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The agricultural products business is seasonal in nature. Consequently, quarter-to-quarter results are not directly comparable. Sales are concentrated in the spring and fall planting seasons, while produced inventories are accumulated throughout the year. Cash collections generally occur after the planting seasons in North and South America. In addition, our acquisition of UAP on May 5, 2008 impacts the comparability of quarterly results.

BUSINESS ACQUISITION

On February 25, 2009, Agrium submitted a proposal to the board of directors of CF to acquire all of the capital stock of CF for cash and Agrium shares at $72.00 per CF share, or a total of approximately $3.6-billion, based on the closing price of Agrium shares on February 24, 2009. Agrium would fund the cash portion through available liquidity and committed financing. The board of directors of CF rejected Agrium's proposal on March 9, 2009.

On March 16, 2009, Agrium commenced an exchange offer for all of the outstanding shares of CF (the "Offer"), pursuant to which CF stockholders would receive $31.70 in cash plus one common share of Agrium for each CF share. The Offer is subject to a number of conditions, including the negotiation of a definitive merger agreement and regulatory approvals under Canadian and U.S. antitrust legislation. The Canadian Competition Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission (United States) are reviewing the transaction. On March 27, 2009, Agrium announced an increase in the cash portion to $35.00, for an aggregate consideration of $1.8 billion in cash and 50.2 million shares. On May 11, 2009, Agrium announced an increase in the cash portion to $40.00 for an aggregate cash consideration not to exceed $2.01 billion. The Offer and withdrawal rights will expire on August 19, 2009, unless extended. The CF board of directors has rejected the Offer.

Agrium is fully committed to acquiring CF and intends to continue to press the board of directors of CF to execute a mutually beneficial merger agreement for our respective shareholders. Agrium has had extensive discussions with CF shareholders, who have advised Agrium that they favour a combination between Agrium and CF and want the CF board to engage in discussions with us. Agrium is prepared to increase its Offer further if CF can demonstrate additional value.

The rules of the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") do not require that we obtain the approval of our shareholders, but the TSX has the discretion to require us to obtain shareholder approval. During February 2009, we acquired 1.2 million shares of CF at an average cost of $52.34 for the total consideration of $65-million, the maximum allowed under FTC regulations. The shares are classified for accounting purposes as available for sale financial instruments with changes to the fair value being recorded in other comprehensive income. At June 30, 2009, the fair value of the CF shares was $92-million.

EGYPT NITROGEN PROJECT

In the third quarter of 2008, we entered into an agreement with MOPCO, whereby MOPCO would acquire EAgrium and all related contractual obligations through a share exchange. The share exchange was completed on January 26, 2009, which resulted in our owning 26 percent of MOPCO. We account for our investment in MOPCO in the Wholesale business unit using the equity method.

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS ("IFRS")

The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' Accounting Standards Board has published its strategic plan for convergence of Canadian generally accepted accounting standards with IFRS as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. The changeover date for Canadian publicly accountable enterprises is January 1, 2011 and will require restatement of comparative figures.

Agrium is currently in the design and development phase of its IFRS transition plan. To date, progress remains on plan for a successful IFRS implementation.

At this time, the full impact of transitioning to IFRS on the Company's future financial position and future operational results is not reasonably determinable or estimable. We continue to assess the available transitional exemption options along with the accounting policies under IFRS and the resulting impacts.

NON-GAAP MEASURES

In the discussion of our performance for the quarter, in addition to the primary measures of earnings and earnings per share, we make reference to EBIT (net earnings before interest expense and income taxes) and EBITDA (net earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and asset impairment). We consider EBIT and EBITDA to be useful measures of performance because income tax jurisdictions and business segments are not synonymous and we believe that allocation of income tax charges distorts the comparability of historical performance for the different business segments. Similarly, financing and related interest charges cannot be allocated to all business segments on a basis that is meaningful for comparison with other companies.

EBIT and EBITDA are not recognized measures under GAAP, and our methods of calculation may not be comparable to other companies. Similarly, EBITDA should not be used as an alternative to cash provided by (used in) operating activities as determined in accordance with GAAP.

The following is a reconciliation of EBITDA and EBIT to net earnings as calculated in accordance with GAAP:



Three Months Ended June 30

(millions of 2009
U.S. dollars)--------------------------------------------------------------
Advanced
Retail Wholesale Technologies Other Consolidated
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EBITDA 307 244 12 39 602
Depreciation
and amortization 24 29 4 2 59
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EBIT 283 215 8 37 543
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Interest
expense (27)
Income taxes (146)
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Net earnings 370
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Three Months Ended June 30

(millions of 2008
U.S. dollars)--------------------------------------------------------------
Advanced
Retail Wholesale Technologies Other Consolidated
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EBITDA 431 682 15 (93) 1,035
Depreciation
and amortization 22 35 4 2 63
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EBIT 409 647 11 (95) 972
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Interest
expense (25)
Income taxes (311)
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Net earnings 636
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Six Months Ended June 30

(millions of 2009
U.S. dollars)--------------------------------------------------------------
Advanced
Retail Wholesale Technologies Other Consolidated
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EBITDA 239 323 18 21 601
Depreciation
and amortization 50 51 9 4 114
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EBIT 189 272 9 17 487
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Interest
expense (58)
Income taxes (119)
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Net earnings 310
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Six Months Ended June 30

(millions of 2008
U.S. dollars)--------------------------------------------------------------
Advanced
Retail Wholesale Technologies Other Consolidated
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EBITDA 444 1,017 25 (110) 1,376
Depreciation
and amortization 31 57 8 3 99
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EBIT 413 960 17 (113) 1,277
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Interest
expense (38)
Income taxes (408)
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Net earnings 831
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BUSINESS RISKS

The information presented on business risks on pages 85 - 90 in our 2008 Annual Report has not changed materially since December 31, 2008.

CONTROLS & PROCEDURES

There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the six months ended June 30, 2009 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

OUTLOOK, KEY RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

A second consecutive year of delayed corn and soybean planting in the U.S. Corn Belt led to a high level of volatility in grain and oilseed prices during the second quarter. Grain prices came under pressure following the completion of spring planting and pressured further when the USDA reported significantly higher than expected corn and soybean planted area at the end of June. Prices have stabilized since then, but significant uncertainty remains with respect to global grain and oilseed production and prices for 2009/10 at this early stage of the year. The USDA is currently forecasting that global grain ending stocks will increase slightly. This assumes normal yields globally, although weather and crop nutrient levels will play an important role in determining final yields. Dry weather has hampered grain production in Western Canada and Argentina, leading to the lowest planted area of wheat in Argentina in recent history. In addition, monsoon rains in India are below normal for the first two months of the growing season. The significant reduction in global fertilizer use this past year is expected to have some impact on yield potential this year and could result in potential nutrient deficiencies for 2010/11, which could lead to higher than normal application rates starting this fall.

Wet spring weather delayed demand for crop protection products in North America this year but higher corn acreage provided solid demand for seed and most crop protection products. The one exception was lower demand for glyphosate based products this spring. We expect retail demand for glyphosate to improve in the second half of the year after declining 19 percent in the first half of 2009. Stronger than historical grain prices and crop margins are expected to support continued growth in the seed and crop protection product lines into the next crop year.

The outlook globally for urea and ammonia markets appears stable as producers are comfortable with their bookings through August. This has been supported by increased demand from India, Pakistan and Brazil and seasonal turnaround at a number of facilities internationally. Urea prices in the U.S. Gulf have increased 20 percent since May, and have returned to a point where the U.S. has become an attractive market for imports. U.S. urea imports for the first five months of 2009 were down 11 percent from 2008 levels, which have contributed to tight U.S. inventory levels. Chinese export taxes on urea are currently 10 percent and will remain at that level until September 15, at which time they are expected to increase to 110 percent until the end of October. Chinese offer prices have increased in parallel with global prices and are currently acting as a cap on the market. The UAN market may experience additional pressure relative to urea prices in late 2009 as the new Trinidad UAN facility is expected to come on-stream at that time. At current crude oil prices, European formula-based natural gas prices will increase in the fourth quarter which could put upward pressure on nitrogen prices.

The delay in 2009 contracts between major potash producers and Chinese and Indian buyers created considerable uncertainty in the marketplace, resulting in many other buyers delaying their purchasing decisions. As a result, producers have continued to reduce capacity utilization. In the first six months of 2009, TFI reported North American potash production was down over 60 percent from the high rates in 2008, and North American inventory levels were at historically high levels at the end of June. Recent contract agreements between India and global potash producers have been concluded at prices significantly below 2008 contract values. This is expected to influence benchmark prices for the near term but has provided additional clarity on prices to the market. As a result, demand is expected to improve in the second half of 2009 and rebound strongly in 2010. There continues to be uncertainty with respect to both volumes and price of 2009 potash contracts with China.

Global phosphate markets have recently shown some signs of stabilizing. The TFI reported U.S. DAP/MAP June inventory levels were 9 percent below the five year average and only 4 percent above 2008 levels. Apparent wholesale DAP/MAP disappearance in the U.S. was down 37 percent in the 2008/09 fertilizer year compared to the previous year. We anticipate global and North American demand will continue to recover in the second half of 2009 and into 2010. India is still expected to purchase additional import volumes in the second half of 2009 and South American import demand is expected to continue to improve. The reduction in Chinese export taxes to 10 percent has been extended through August, but at current market prices, China is not expected to be a major factor in the export market. A risk to the phosphate market is a build in exportable Chinese inventories when the export tax is increased, which could cap the market in November when the export tax is again reduced.

Important Information

This press release does not constitute an offer to exchange, or a solicitation of an offer to exchange, common stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. ("CF"), nor is it a substitute for the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO or the Prospectus/Offer to Exchange included in the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (including the Letter of Transmittal and related documents) (collectively, as amended from time to time, the "Exchange Offer Documents") filed by Agrium Inc. ("Agrium") with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on March 16, 2009, as amended. The Registration Statement on Form F-4 has not yet become effective. The offer to exchange is made only through the Exchange Offer Documents. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF AGRIUM AND CF ARE URGED TO READ THE EXCHANGE OFFER DOCUMENTS AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE OFFER TO EXCHANGE.

Copies of any documents filed by Agrium with the SEC are available free of charge through the web site maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov, by calling the SEC at telephone number 800-SEC-0330 or by directing a request to the Agrium Investor Relations/Media Department, Agrium Inc, 13131 Lake Fraser Drive S.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2J 7E8. Free copies of any such documents can also be obtained by calling Georgeson Inc. toll-free at (866) 318-0506.

Agrium, its wholly-owned subsidiary North Acquisition Co. ("North"), their respective directors and executive officers and certain other persons are deemed to be participants in any solicitation of proxies from CF's stockholders in respect of the proposed transaction with CF. Information regarding Agrium's directors and executive officers is available in its management proxy circular dated April 3, 2009, relating to the annual general meeting of its shareholders to be held on May 13, 2009. Other information regarding potential participants in such proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in any proxy statement filed in connection with the proposed transaction.

All information in this press release concerning CF, including its business, operations and financial results, was obtained from public sources. While Agrium has no knowledge that any such information is inaccurate or incomplete, Agrium has not had the opportunity to verify any of that information.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including those referred to in the MD&A section of the Corporation's most recent annual report to shareholders, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, CF's failure to accept Agrium's proposal and enter into a definitive agreement to effect the transaction, Agrium common shares issued in connection with the proposed acquisition may have a market value lower than expected, the businesses of Agrium and CF, or any other recent business acquisitions, may not be integrated successfully or such integration may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected, the expected combination benefits and synergies and costs savings from the Agrium/CF transaction may not be fully realized or not realized within the expected time frame, the possible delay in the completion of the steps required to be taken for the eventual combination of the two companies, including the possibility that approvals or clearances required to be obtained from regulatory and other agencies and bodies will not be obtained in a timely manner or will be obtained on conditions that may require divestiture of assets expected to be acquired, disruption from the proposed transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees and suppliers, weather conditions, crop prices, the future supply, demand and price level for our major products, future gas prices and gas availability in key markets, future operating rates and production costs at Agrium's facilities, the exchange and tax rates for U.S., Canada and Argentina and any changes in government policy in key agriculture markets, including the application of price controls and tariffs on fertilizers and the availability of subsidies or changes in their amounts, the ongoing global financial conditions and changes in credit markets; the potential inability to integrate and obtain anticipated synergies for recent or new business acquisitions as planned or within the time predicted, timing and final terms of completion of the proposed CF acquisition, a potential inability for MOPCO to raise the required capital or the failure of the Egyptian government to issue all necessary approvals to complete the MOPCO expansion as planned,
Egyptian and Argentinean governmental and regulatory requirements and actions by governmental authorities, including changes in government policy, changes in environmental, tax and other laws or regulations and the interpretation thereof and other risk factors detailed from time to time in Agrium and CF's reports filed with the SEC. Except as required by law, Agrium disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information as a result of new information or future events.

OTHER

Agrium Inc. is a major Retail supplier of agricultural products and services in North and South America, a leading global Wholesale producer and marketer of all three major agricultural nutrients and the premier supplier of specialty fertilizers in North America through our Advanced Technologies business unit. Agrium's strategy is to grow across the value chain through acquisition, incremental expansion of its existing operations and through the development, commercialization and marketing of new products and international opportunities. Our strategy places particular emphasis on growth opportunities that both increase and stabilize our earnings profile in the continuing transformation of Agrium.

A WEBSITE SIMULCAST of the 2009 2nd Quarter Conference Call will be available in a listen-only mode beginning Wednesday, August 5th at 9:30 a.m. MT (11:30 a.m. ET). Please visit the following website: www.agrium.com.




AGRIUM INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

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Sales 4,140 3,942 5,935 5,103
Direct freight 50 72 92 126
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Net sales 4,090 3,870 5,843 4,977
Cost of product 3,168 2,609 4,630 3,324
Inventory write-down 32 - 50 -
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Gross profit 890 1,261 1,163 1,653
Expenses
Selling 281 220 485 323
General and administrative 56 53 100 86
Depreciation and amortization 29 26 60 39
Potash profit and capital tax 7 50 (16) 67
Earnings from equity investees (note 6) (11) (1) (17) (2)
Other (income) expenses (note 3) (15) (91) 64 (169)
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Earnings before interest, income taxes
and non-controlling interests 543 1,004 487 1,309
Interest on long-term debt 21 17 46 28
Other interest 6 8 12 10
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Earnings before income taxes and
non-controlling interests 516 979 429 1,271
Income taxes 146 311 119 408
Non-controlling interests - 32 - 32
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Net earnings 370 636 310 831
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Earnings per share (note 4)
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Basic 2.36 4.03 1.98 5.27
Diluted 2.35 4.00 1.97 5.24
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See accompanying notes.



AGRIUM INC.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Millions of U.S. dollars)
(Unaudited)

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2009 2008 2009 2008
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Operating
Net earnings 370 636 310 831
Items not affecting cash
Inventory write-down 32 - 50 -
Depreciation and amortization 59 63 114 99
Earnings from equity investees (11) (1) (17) (2)
Stock-based compensation 4 115 14 109
Unrealized gain on derivative financial
instruments (50) (119) (22) (182)
Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss (3) (9) 79 (5)
Future income taxes (182) 161 (176) 184
Non-controlling interests - 32 - 32
Other 19 (11) (6) 8
Net changes in non-cash working capital (39) (1,184) (75) (1,001)
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Cash provided by (used in) operating
activities 199 (317) 271 73
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Investing
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired - (2,741) (15) (2,741)
Capital expenditures (56) (115) (104) (196)
Proceeds from disposal of property,
plant and equipment, and investments 2 14 3 21
Purchase of CF Industries Holdings,
Inc. shares (note 2) - - (65) -
Other (54) (7) (69) (73)
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Cash used in investing activities (108) (2,849) (250) (2,989)
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Financing
Bank indebtedness 62 542 (131) 456
Long-term debt issued 12 1,024 12 1,120
Transaction costs on long-term debt - (4) - (6)
Contributions from non-controlling
interests - 20 - 20
Dividends paid - - (9) (9)
Shares issued, net of issuance costs - 1 1 3
Other - (1) - 1
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Cash provided by (used in) financing
activities 74 1,582 (127) 1,585
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Increase (decrease) in cash and cash
equivalents 165 (1,584) (106) (1,331)
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning
of period 86 1,762 374 1,509
Deconsolidation of EAgrium subsidiary - - (17) -
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Cash and cash equivalents - end of
period 251 178 251 178
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See accompanying notes.



AGRIUM INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Millions of U.S. dollars)
(Unaudited)

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June 30, December 31,
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ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents 251 178 374
Accounts receivable 2,230 2,556 1,223
Inventories (note 5) 2,318 2,222 3,047
Prepaid expenses and deposits 322 297 475
Marketable securities 108 - -
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5,229 5,253 5,119
Property, plant and equipment 1,584 2,029 2,036
Intangibles 640 716 653
Goodwill 1,797 1,665 1,783
Investment in equity investees (note 6) 351 81 71
Other assets 87 195 156
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LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities
Bank indebtedness (note 7) 349 622 610
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 2,328 2,451 2,200
Current portion of long-term debt - 279 -
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2,677 3,352 2,810
Long-term debt (note 7) 1,637 1,621 1,622
Other liabilities 339 343 328
Future income tax liabilities 549 603 706
Non-controlling interests 13 143 242
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5,215 6,062 5,708
Shareholders' equity 4,473 3,877 4,110
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AGRIUM INC.
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income and Shareholders' Equity
(Millions of U.S. dollars, except share data)
(Unaudited)

Millions Accumulated
of other Total
common Share Contributed Retained comprehensive shareholders'
shares capital surplus earnings income equity
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December
31, 2008 157 1,961 8 2,313 (172) 4,110
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Net earnings 310 310
Cash flow
hedges(a) (2) (2)
Available
for sale
financial
instruments
(b) 16 16
Foreign
currency
translation 46 46
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Comprehensive
income 370
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Dividends (9) (9)
Stock
options
exercised 2 2
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2009 157 1,963 8 2,614 (112) 4,473
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December 31,
2007 158 1,972 8 1,024 84 3,088
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Transition
adjustment(c) 4 4
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158 1,972 8 1,028 84 3,092
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Net earnings 831 831
Cash flow
hedges(d) (11) (11)
Foreign
currency
translation (30) (30)
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Comprehensive
income 790
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Dividends (9) (9)
Stock
options
exercised 3 1 4
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2008 158 1,975 9 1,850 43 3,877
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(a) Net of tax of $1-million.
(b) Net of tax of $11-million.
(c) Adjustment at January 1, 2008 for adoption of accounting standards for
inventory. Net of tax of $1-million.
(d) Net of non-controlling interest of $7-million.

See accompanying notes.


AGRIUM INC.
Summarized Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
For the six months ended June 30, 2009
(Millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)


1. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The Company's accounting policies are in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in Canada and are consistent with those outlined in the annual audited financial statements except where stated below. These interim consolidated financial statements do not include all disclosures normally provided in annual financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2008. In management's opinion, the interim consolidated financial statements include all adjustments necessary to present fairly such information.

The agricultural products business is seasonal in nature. Sales are concentrated in the spring and fall planting seasons, while produced inventories are accumulated throughout the year. Cash collections generally occur after the planting seasons in North and South America.

Certain comparative figures have been reclassified to conform to the current year's presentation.



Significant accounting standard and policy changes

Date and method
Description of adoption Impact
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Goodwill and Intangible Assets January 1, 2009; No material
establishes guidance for the prospective for impact on
recognition, measurement, intangible items earnings or
presentation and disclosure of initially expensed; financial
goodwill and intangible assets, retrospective for position
including guidance on pre-production intangible items
and start-up costs, requiring that initially capitalized
these costs be expensed as incurred.
The current goodwill standards are
carried forward unchanged.
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Date and method
Description of adoption Impact
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International Financial Reporting January 1, 2011 Currently being
Standards (IFRS) - the Canadian or earlier; in reviewed
Institute of Chartered Accountants accordance with
Accounting Standards Board has IFRS 1
published its strategic plan for
convergence of Canadian generally
accepted accounting standards with
IFRS as issued by the International
Accounting Standards Board. The
changeover date for Canadian
publicly accountable enterprises is
January 1, 2011 and will require
restatement of comparative figures.
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Business Combinations, Consolidated January 1, 2011 Impact depends
Financial Statements and or earlier; in on nature of
Non-controlling Interests amend accordance with acquisitions
previously existing standards on IFRS 1
accounting for and reporting business
acquisitions and non-controlling
interests. The new standards change
the recognition of assets and
liabilities in purchase price
allocations and require expensing of
certain acquisition-related costs.
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2. BUSINESS ACQUISITIONS

CF Industries Holdings, Inc.

On March 16, 2009 (as amended on May 14, 2009), the Company filed an exchange offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. ("CF"). Under the terms of the amended offer, for each CF share CF stockholders have the choice of receiving one of the following:

- $40.00 in cash and one common share of Agrium,

- 1.8850 common shares of Agrium, or

- $85.20 in cash.

In total, a maximum of 47 percent of the shares tendered will be exchanged for cash and a maximum of 53 percent of the shares tendered will be exchanged for Agrium common shares. The total cash and stock to be paid by Agrium under the amended offer will be approximately $2.01-billion and 50.2 million Agrium common shares. The offer and withdrawal rights will expire on August 19, 2009, unless extended. As of July 17, 2009, approximately 10.4 million CF shares (approximately 21 percent) had been tendered and not withdrawn from the exchange offer.

During February 2009, Agrium acquired 1.2 million shares of CF at an average cost of $52.34 for total consideration of $65-million. The shares are recorded in marketable securities and classified as available for sale financial instruments with changes to fair value, comprised of a gain of $27-million to June 30, 2009, recorded in other comprehensive income. At June 30, 2009, the fair value of the CF shares was $92-million.



3. OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSES

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Stock-based compensation 4 115 14 109
(Gain) loss on derivative
financial instruments (15) (191) 54 (258)
Environmental remediation and
accretion of asset retirement
obligations (5) 6 1 7
Interest income (17) (11) (29) (31)
Foreign exchange loss (gain) 5 (11) 11 (11)
Bad debt expense 14 9 19 10
Other (1) (8) (6) 5
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4. EARNINGS PER SHARE

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Numerator
Net earnings 370 636 310 831
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Denominator
Weighted-average number of
shares outstanding for basic
earnings per share 157 158 157 158
Dilutive instruments -
Stock options (a) - 1 - 1
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Weighted-average number of
shares outstanding for
diluted earnings per share 157 159 157 159
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Basic earnings per share 2.36 4.03 1.98 5.27
Diluted earnings per share 2.35 4.00 1.97 5.24
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(a) For diluted earnings per share, conversion or exercise is assumed only
if the effect is dilutive to basic earnings per share.



5. INVENTORIES


As at As at
June 30, December 31,
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2009 2008 2008
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Raw materials 260 181 216
Finished goods 320 179 417
Product for resale 1,738 1,862 2,414
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2,318 2,222 3,047
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6. INVESTMENT IN EQUITY INVESTEES

As at As at
June 30, December 31,
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Interest 2009 2008 2008
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MISR Oil Processing
Company, S.A.E. ("MOPCO") 26.0% 264 - -
Hanfeng Evergreen Inc. 19.5% 83 77 67
Other 4 4 4
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351 81 71
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MOPCO is a private company located in Egypt. In January 2009, Agrium acquired its 26 percent interest through an agreement exchanging its shares and all related contractual obligations of its EAgrium subsidiary for shares in MOPCO. Previously, Agrium's Egypt operations had been carried in its EAgrium subsidiary.

As at December 31, 2008, the Company adjusted the carrying value of its Egypt operations based on the fair value of the MOPCO interest received. Prior to such adjustment, the Egypt operations had a net carrying value of $295-million (net of non-controlling interest). The major categories of assets and liabilities of the EAgrium subsidiary were production assets under construction, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, and bank indebtedness. On adjusting the Egypt operations to fair value of $250-million, the Company recorded an impairment charge in its Wholesale business unit of $87-million ($45-million net of non-controlling interest).

The Company determined the fair value of the interest in MOPCO using an income approach, discounting a range of possible outcomes, with each possible outcome bearing different risk factors, at a risk-free rate plus an adjustment for the risk factors of each scenario. The analysis included various management estimates about future revenue, operating margins, growth rates, discount rates, terminal value and non-controlling interest discount. The assumptions included anticipated future cash flows, budgets and long-term business plans, marketplace information, industry data, economic analysis and contracts in place at the time of the analysis. Actual results could differ from management's estimates and assumptions, potentially resulting in future impairment losses.

Hanfeng Evergreen Inc. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The investment, consisting of 11.9 million common shares, is carried in the Advanced Technologies business unit.



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Net earnings
MOPCO 10 - 14 -
Hanfeng 1 1 3 2
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11 1 17 2
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June 30, December 31,
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2009 2008 2008
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Cumulative undistributed earnings
MOPCO 14 - -
Hanfeng 7 2 4
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21 2 4
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The following summarizes the assets, liabilities and results of operations
of the above equity investees:

June 30, 2009
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Net sales 113 213
Net earnings 42 72
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As at
June 30,
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Assets 930
Liabilities 266
Shareholders' equity 664
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7. DEBT

As at As at
June 30, December 31,
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2009 2008
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Total Unutilized Utilized Utilized
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Bank indebtedness (a)
North American revolving
credit facilities expiring
2010 and 2012 (b) 835 639 196 300
European credit facilities
expiring in 2009 (c) 233 155 78 120
South American credit
facilities expiring 2009
to 2012 165 90 75 70
EAgrium bridge loan - - - 120
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1,233 884 349 610
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Long-term debt (a)
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Unsecured
Floating rate bank loans
due May 5, 2013 460 460
6.75% debentures due
January 15, 2019 500 500
7.125% debentures due
May 23, 2036 300 300
7.7% debentures due
February 1, 2017 100 100
7.8% debentures due
February 1, 2027 125 125
8.25% debentures due
February 15, 2011 125 125
Secured
Other 38 24
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1,648 1,634
Transaction costs (11) (12)
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1,637 1,622
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Accounts receivable securitization 2009 2008 2009 2008
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Proceeds from sales of receivables (d) 200 - 400 -
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(a) The Company has committed available facilities, subject to certain
terms and conditions, of $1.4 -billion for the CF acquisition not
included in the table. The facilities are comprised of $1-billion of
long-term debt with repayment terms of two to three years and
$400-million of bank indebtedness. All facilities, if drawn, will bear
interest at U.S. base rate plus a variable margin or LIBOR plus a
variable margin. These facilities are available to fund a portion of
the proposed acquisition of CF and cannot be used for other purposes.
(b) The Company has issued letters of credit under its revolving credit
facilities. Outstanding letters of credit at June 30, 2009 of
$67-million reduce unutilized credit available under the facilities to
$572-million.
(c) Of the total, $136-million is secured. Security pledged for the
utilized balance includes inventory, accounts receivable and other
items with a total carrying value of $83-million. The facilities bear
interest at various base rates plus a fixed or variable margin. The
utilized balance includes Euro debt of $31-million.
(d) The Company has a revolving purchase and sale agreement to sell, with
limited recourse, accounts receivable to a maximum of $200-million
(June 30, 2008 -- $200-million). The receivables are sold to an
unrelated financial institution. The Company provides a security
interest to the financial institution in the form of accounts
receivable in excess of the net cash proceeds received. The
agreement expires in December 2012. Proceeds from collections
reinvested in revolving-period securitizations were $685-million for
the three months ended June 30, 2009 (June 30, 2008 -- nil) and
$955-million for the six months ended June 30, 2009 (June 30,
2008 -- nil).



8. ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

As at As at
June 30, December 31,
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2009 2008 2008
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Cash flow hedges, net of tax 4 9 6
Available for sale financial
instruments, net of tax 16 - -
Foreign currency translation (132) 34 (178)
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(112) 43 (172)
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9. EMPLOYEE FUTURE BENEFITS

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Defined benefit pension plans
Service cost 1 1 2 2
Interest cost 3 2 5 5
Expected return on plan assets (2) (3) (4) (6)
Net amortization and deferral 1 1 2 1
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Net expense 3 1 5 2
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Post-retirement benefit plans
Service cost 1 1 2 2
Interest cost 1 2 2 3
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Net expense 2 3 4 5
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Defined contribution pension plans 7 7 16 17
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Total expense 12 11 25 24
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10. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

Risk management

In the normal course of business, the Company's financial position, results of operation and cash flows are exposed to various risks. On an annual basis, the Board approves a strategic plan that takes into account the opportunities and major risks of the Company's business and mitigation factors to reduce these risks. The Board also reviews risk management policies and procedures on an annual basis and sets upper limits on the transactional exposure to be managed and the time periods over which exposures may be managed. The Company manages risk in accordance with its Exposure Management Policy. The objective of the policy is to reduce volatility in cash flow and earnings.

Sensitivity analysis to risk is provided where the effect on net earnings or shareholders' equity could be material. Sensitivity analysis is performed by relating the reasonably possible changes in the risk variable at June 30, 2009 to financial instruments outstanding on that date while assuming all other variables remain constant.

Market risk

(a) Currency risk

U.S. dollar denominated transactions in our Canadian operations generates foreign exchange gains and losses on outstanding balances which are recognized in net earnings. The net U.S. dollar denominated balance in Canadian operations is $224-million. A strengthening of $0.01 in the U.S. dollar against the Canadian dollar would have increased net earnings by $2-million.



Balances in non-U.S. dollar subsidiaries Canadian
(in U.S. dollar equivalent) dollars Euro
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Cash and cash equivalents 18 2
Accounts receivable 146 61
Bank indebtedness - (31)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (202) (18)
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A foreign currency translation adjustment is recognized in other comprehensive income upon translation of our Canadian and European operations to U.S. dollars. A strengthening of $0.01 of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar would have an impact of less than $1-million on other comprehensive income. A $0.01 weakening of the Canadian dollar would have an equal but opposite impact. A strengthening of $0.01 of the Euro against the U.S. dollar would have an impact of less than $1-million on other comprehensive income. A $0.01 weakening of the Euro would have an equal but opposite impact.

(b) Commodity price risk

For natural gas derivative financial instruments outstanding at June 30, 2009, an increase of $0.10 per MMBtu would have increased net earnings by $2-million. A $0.10 decrease per MMBtu would have an equal but opposite impact.

(c) Interest rate risk

The Company's cash and cash equivalents include highly liquid investments with a term of three months or less that earn interest at market rates. The Company manages its interest rate risk on these investments by maximizing the interest income earned on excess funds while maintaining the liquidity necessary to conduct operations on a day-to-day basis. Fluctuations in market rates of interest on cash and cash equivalents do not have a significant impact on the Company's results of operations due to the short term to maturity of the investments.

Credit risk

There were no significant uncollectible trade receivable balances at June 30, 2009.

The Company may be exposed to certain losses in the event that counterparties to short-term investments and derivative financial instruments are unable to meet their contractual obligations. The Company manages this counterparty credit risk with policies requiring that counterparties to short-term investments and derivative financial instruments have an investment grade or higher credit rating and policies that limit the investing of excess funds to liquid instruments with a maximum term of one year and limit the maximum exposure to any one counterparty. The Company also enters into master netting agreements that mitigate its exposure to counterparty credit risk. At June 30, 2009, all counterparties to derivative financial instruments have maintained an investment grade or higher credit rating and there is no indication that any counterparty will be unable to meet their obligations under derivative contracts.



Maximum credit exposure based on
derivative financial instruments in As at As at
an asset position June 30, December 31,
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2009 2008 2008
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Foreign exchange contracts - 81 -
Natural gas, power and nutrient
contracts 13 144 21
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13 225 21
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Liquidity risk

The Company's bank indebtedness and accounts payable and accrued liabilities generally have contractual maturities of six months or less.

Fair values

The fair values of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, bank indebtedness and accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate carrying value due to their short-term nature. The fair value of floating-rate loans approximates their carrying value.

Marketable securities are carried at fair value and measured using information classified as Level 1 (observable inputs based on unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets).

The fair value of derivative financial instruments is recorded at the estimated amount that the Company would receive or pay to terminate the contracts. The Company's derivative financial instruments measured at fair value on a recurring basis are measured using information classified as Level 2 (observable inputs based on quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets).

The fair value of long-term debt at June 30, 2009 was $1,630-million (June 30, 2008 - $1,964-million, December 31, 2008 - $1,578-million). The carrying value of long-term debt at June 30, 2009 was $1,648-million (June 30, 2008 - $1,921-million, December 31, 2008 - $1,634-million). The weighted-average effective interest rate on long-term debt at June 30, 2009, was 6 percent (June 30, 2008 - 5 percent, December 31, 2008 - 6 percent). The fair value of long-term debt is determined using information classified as Level 2 (valuation techniques based on quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets).

The following items are carried at fair value, which is equal to carrying value.



As at As at
June 30, December 31,
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2009 2008 2008
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Marketable securities
Investment in CF (available for sale) 92 - -
Other (held for trading) 16 - -
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108 - -
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Other assets (available for sale) 29 29 27
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Net fair value of held for trading As at As at
derivative financial instruments June 30, December 31,
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2009 2008 2008
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Foreign exchange derivative
financial instruments
Accounts receivable - 81 -
Accounts payable and accrued
liabilities (3) (20) (18)
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(3) 61 (18)
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Interest rate derivative financial
instruments
Accounts payable and accrued
liabilities - (25) -
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- (25) -
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Natural gas, power and nutrient
derivative financial instruments
Accounts receivable 3 71 5
Other assets 10 73 16
Accounts payable and accrued
liabilities (46) (2) (64)
Other liabilities (12) (4) (11)
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(45) 138 (54)
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11. CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

The Company manages capital by monitoring the ratios outlined in the table below. Net debt includes bank indebtedness and long-term debt including the current portion, net of cash and cash equivalents. Equity includes shareholders' equity. EBITDA is net earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and asset impairment. Interest includes interest on long-term debt plus other interest. The measures of debt, equity and EBITDA described above are non-GAAP financial measures which do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by Canadian GAAP and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.



As at As at
June 30, December 31,
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2009 2008 2008
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Net debt to net debt plus equity (%) 28 38 31
EBITDA interest coverage (multiple) 10.4 36.2 22.1
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The Company's revolving credit facilities require the Company maintain a specific interest coverage and debt to capital ratios as well as other non-financial covenants as defined in the debt agreement. The Company was in compliance with all covenants at June 30, 2009.

Normal course issuer bid

There were no shares repurchased during the six months ended June 30, 2009 under the Company's normal course issuer bid which expires October 5, 2009.



12. SEGMENTATION

Three months ended Six months ended
June 30, June 30,
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2009 2008 2009 2008
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Consolidated net sales
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Retail (a)
Crop nutrients 1,309 1,250 1,746 1,499
Crop protection products 1,210 860 1,636 953
Seed, services and other 629 396 817 448
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3,148 2,506 4,199 2,900
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Wholesale (b)
Nitrogen 464 635 693 962
Potash 47 244 89 375
Phosphate 118 235 231 377
Product purchased for resale 240 201 506 252
Other 81 82 126 139
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950 1,397 1,645 2,105
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Advanced Technologies (c) 82 107 149 186
Other (90) (140) (150) (214)
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4,090 3,870 5,843 4,977
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Consolidated net earnings
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Retail 283 409 189 413
Wholesale 215 647 272 960
Advanced Technologies 8 11 9 17
Other 37 (95) 17 (113)
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Earnings before interest and
income taxes (d) 543 972 487 1,277
Interest on long-term debt 21 17 46 28
Other interest 6 8 12 10
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Earnings before income taxes (d) 516 947 429 1,239
Income taxes 146 311 119 408
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370 636 310 831
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(a) Includes inter-segment sales for the three months ended June 30, 2009
of $1-million and for the six months ended June 30, 2009 of $2-million
(three months ended June 30, 2008 - $2-million, six months ended
June 30, 2008 - $3-million).
(b) Includes inter-segment sales for the three months ended June 30, 2009
of $78-million and for the six months ended June 30, 2009 of
$120-million (three months ended June 30, 2008 - $118-million, six
months ended June 30, 2008 - $180-million).
(c) Includes inter-segment sales for the three months ended June 30, 2009
of $11-million and for the six months ended June 30, 2009 of
$28-million (three months ended June 30, 2008 - $20-million, six
months ended June 30, 2008 - $31-million).
(d) Net of non-controlling interests.



AGRIUM INC.
Segmentation
(Unaudited - millions of U.S. dollars)

Schedule 1

Three months ended June 30
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Advanced
Retail Wholesale Technologies Other Total
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2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008
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Net Sales
-external 3,147 2,504 872 1,279 71 87 - - 4,090 3,870
-inter-segment 1 2 78 118 11 20 (90) (140) - -
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Total net
sales 3,148 2,506 950 1,397 82 107 (90) (140) 4,090 3,870
Cost of
product 2,551 1,839 706 815 65 87 (154) (132) 3,168 2,609
Inventory
write-down - - 32 - - - - - 32 -
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Gross profit 597 667 212 582 17 20 64 (8) 890 1,261
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Gross profit (%) 19 27 22 42 21 19 22 33
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Selling expenses 273 212 9 8 2 2 (3) (2) 281 220

EBITDA (1) 307 431 244 682 12 15 39 (93) 602 1,035

EBIT (2) 283 409 215 647 8 11 37 (95) 543 972


Six months ended June 30
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Advanced
Retail Wholesale Technologies Other Total
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2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008
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Net Sales
-external 4,197 2,897 1,525 1,925 121 155 - - 5,843 4,977
-inter-segment 2 3 120 180 28 31 (150) (214) - -
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Total net
sales 4,199 2,900 1,645 2,105 149 186 (150) (214) 5,843 4,977
Cost of
product 3,460 2,118 1,266 1,250 122 149 (218) (193) 4,630 3,324
Inventory
write-down - - 50 - - - - - 50 -
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Gross profit 739 782 329 855 27 37 68 (21) 1,163 1,653
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Gross profit (%) 18 27 20 41 18 20 20 33
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Selling
expenses 471 311 17 13 3 3 (6) (4) 485 323

EBITDA (1) 239 444 323 1,017 18 25 21 (110) 601 1,376

EBIT (2) 189 413 272 960 9 17 17 (113) 487 1,277

(1) Net earnings (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation,
amortization and asset impairment.
(2) Net earnings (loss) before interest expense and income taxes.


AGRIUM INC.
Product Lines
Three months ended June 30
(Unaudited - millions of U.S. dollars)
Schedule 2a

2009
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Sales Selling Cost of
Net Cost of Gross Tonnes Price Product Margin
Sales Product(1) Profit (000's) ($/Tonne) ($/Tonne) ($/Tonne)
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Wholesale
Nitrogen 464 282 182 1,244 373 227 146
Potash 47 24 23 61 770 393 377
Phosphate 118 106 12 260 454 408 46
Product
purchased
for resale 240 268 (28) 681 352 393 (41)
Other 81 58 23 176
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950 738 212 2,422 392 304 88
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Retail (2)
Crop
nutrients 1,309 1,192 117
Crop
protection
products 1,210 906 304
Seed,
services
and other 629 453 176
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3,148 2,551 597
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Advanced
Technologies (3)
Turf and
ornamental 57 48 9
Agriculture 25 17 8
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82 65 17
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Other inter-
segment
eliminations (90) (154) 64
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Total 4,090 3,200 890
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2008
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Sales Selling Cost of
Net Cost of Gross Tonnes Price Product Margin
Sales Product Profit (000's) ($/Tonne) ($/Tonne) ($/Tonne)
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Wholesale
Nitrogen 635 389 246 1,254 506 310 196
Potash 244 60 184 574 425 104 321
Phosphate 235 139 96 297 791 468 323
Product
purchased
for resale 201 172 29 376 535 458 77
Other 82 55 27 202
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1,397 815 582 2,703 517 302 215
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Retail (2)
Crop
nutrients 1,250 915 335
Crop
protection
products 860 637 223
Seed,
services
and other 396 287 109
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2,506 1,839 667
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Advanced
Technologies (3)
Turf and
ornamental 72 60 12
Agriculture 35 27 8
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107 87 20
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Other inter-
segment
eliminations (140) (132) (8)
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Total 3,870 2,609 1,261
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(1) Includes inventory write-down of $32-million in Wholesale.
(2) International retail net sales were $30-million (2008 - $84-million) and
gross profit was $5-million (2008 - $30-million).
(3) The current presentation has been revised from prior periods to revise
the categories.


AGRIUM INC.
Product Lines
Six months ended June 30
(Unaudited - millions of U.S. dollars)
Schedule 2b


2009
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Sales Selling Cost of
Net Cost of Gross Tonnes Price Product Margin
Sales Product (1) Profit (000's) ($/Tonne) ($/Tonne) ($/Tonne)
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Wholesale
Nitrogen 693 456 237 1,917 362 238 124
Potash 89 45 44 137 650 329 321
Phosphate 231 193 38 462 500 418 82
Product
purchased
for resale 506 532 (26) 1,564 324 341 (17)
Other 126 90 36 321
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1,645 1,316 329 4,401 374 299 75
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Retail (2)
Crop
nutrients 1,746 1,611 135
Crop
protection
products 1,636 1,255 381
Seed, services
and other 817 594 223
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4,199 3,460 739
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Advanced
Technologies (3)
Turf and
ornamental 100 85 15
Agriculture 49 37 12
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149 122 27
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Other inter-
segment
eliminations (150) (218) 68
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Total 5,843 4,680 1,163
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2008
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Sales Selling Cost of
Net Cost of Gross Tonnes Price Product Margin
Sales Product Profit (000's) ($/Tonne) ($/Tonne) ($/Tonne)
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Wholesale
Nitrogen 962 590 372 2,022 476 292 184
Potash 375 104 271 1,023 367 102 265
Phosphate 377 237 140 529 713 448 265
Product
purchased
for resale 252 217 35 488 516 444 72
Other 139 102 37 370
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2,105 1,250 855 4,432 475 282 193
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Retail (2)
Crop
nutrients 1,499 1,092 407
Crop
protection
products 953 701 252
Seed,
services
and other 448 325 123
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2,900 2,118 782
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Advanced
Technologies (3)
Turf and
ornamental 131 106 25
Agriculture 55 43 12
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186 149 37
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Other inter-
segment
eliminations (214) (193) (21)
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Total 4,977 3,324 1,653
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(1) Includes inventory write-down of $50-million in Wholesale.
(2) International retail net sales were $50-million (2008 - $113-million)
and gross profit was $9-million (2008 - $37-million).
(3) The current presentation has been revised from prior periods to revise
the categories.


AGRIUM INC.
Selected Wholesale sales prices and volumes
(Unaudited)
Schedule 3

Three months ended June 30
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2009 2008
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Sales Tonnes Selling Price Sales Tonnes Selling Price
(000's) ($/Tonne) (000's) ($/Tonne)
---------------------------- ----------------------------
Nitrogen
Domestic
Ammonia 402 521 390 632
Urea 422 340 411 538
Other 260 253 347 364
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Total domestic
nitrogen 1,084 385 1,148 517
International
nitrogen 160 284 106 391
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Total nitrogen 1,244 373 1,254 506
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Potash
Domestic 34 728 317 459
International 27 818 257 386
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Total potash 61 770 574 425
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Phosphate 260 454 297 791

Product purchased
for resale 681 352 376 535

Ammonium sulfate 88 264 100 331

Other 88 102

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Total Wholesale 2,422 392 2,703 517
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Six months ended June 30
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2009 2008
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Sales Tonnes Selling Price Sales Tonnes Selling Price
(000's) ($/Tonne) (000's) ($/Tonne)
---------------------------- ----------------------------
Nitrogen
Domestic
Ammonia 543 480 552 582
Urea 781 347 736 502
Other 377 263 502 355
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Total domestic
nitrogen 1,701 370 1,790 485
International
nitrogen 216 291 232 400
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Total nitrogen 1,917 362 2,022 476
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Potash
Domestic 53 737 554 409
International 84 590 469 317
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Total potash 137 650 1,023 367
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Phosphate 462 500 529 713

Product purchased
for resale 1,564 324 488 516

Ammonium sulfate 194 242 175 310

Other 127 195

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Total Wholesale 4,401 374 4,432 475
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Contact Information

  • Agrium Inc.
    Richard Downey
    Senior Director, Investor Relations
    (403) 225-7357
    or
    Agrium Inc.
    Ashley Harris
    Manager, Investor Relations
    (403) 225-7437
    Website: www.agrium.com