Earnings, investments, global strategy position cooperative CHS for long-term …

Earnings, investments, global strategy position cooperative CHS for long-term …
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/PRNewswire/ — Consistent strong financial performance, coupled with strategic domestic and global investments, have positioned CHS (NASDAQ: CHSCP) producer and co-op owners for long-term growth, leaders of the nation’s largest cooperative reported at its annual meeting today.

“When it comes to the producers and cooperatives who own us, and the customers we serve around the world, we must not only invest in the future, but make sure we provide relevant options for doing business with us,” said Carl Casale, CHS president and chief executive officer.

“In the last two years we’ve made three dozen major news announcements on investments and acquisitions on our owners’ behalf that strengthen our presence at home and round the world in energy, grains, processing and food ingredients.”

Casale and other leaders reported on 2012 results to more than 2,200 of the cooperative’s owners and other guests at its annual meeting at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

In November, CHS reported record net income of $ 1.26 billion for fiscal 2012 (Sept. 1, 2011 – Aug. 31, 2012) on revenues of $ 40.6 billion, setting a new mark for U.S. agriculture cooperatives. During fiscal 2013, CHS will return an estimated $ 600 million of its fiscal 2012 earnings to its owners in cash.

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Winans Investments Reports: It’s Not Different This Time
News from Higher Investment … – Sacramento Bee:

NOVATO, Calif., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As the investment world braces for dramatic changes from Washington, history provides us with some important clues as to what investors will face if taxes on investment profits significantly increase.

There have been two long periods in U.S. history where the tax on long-term capital gains was above 30% (1934-1941 and 1970-1979). Although one was a period of mild deflation and the other during rapid inflation, there were noticeable investment trends that occurred.

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Average                   
Annual Total Return:    Since 1980          1934-41   1970-79
U.S. Common Stocks    12.1% 6.5% 7.9%
U.S. Corporate Bonds       9.8% 6.0% 8.0%
U.S. Preferred Stocks        12.3% 8.9% 4.6%
Inflation (CPI)                   3.6% 1.6% 7.1%

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