SLC Agrícola, for 43 years, has contributed to strengthening agribusiness, a strategic sector for the country’s economic growth and development. As it operates in six different states, with 16 farms, the company specializes in the cultivation, harvesting and processing of soybeans, corn and cotton. Its business model integrates modern technologies, high scale of production, standardization of units, efficiency in cost management and socio-environmental responsibility.
hectares of crops
covered by 4G
hectares planted in the
certified (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and NBR 16001)
Impacted by uncertainties caused by the US-China Trade War and by the rebuilding on the supply side in the United States and India, cotton prices dropped in the first three quarters of the year. The recovery came in the fourth quarter, with a perceived lower risk of over-supply for the commodity.
Prices reacted to developments in the expected production losses in the United States and, in the fourth quarter, suffered different trends between the international market and the domestic market. Brazil broke records in the export of corn, shipping 43 million tons, 88% higher than 2018 (according to the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services).
Prices were influenced positively by the drop in production that occurred in the United States, and negatively by the spread of African Swine Fever in China. After several years of surplus in global supply and demand, the 2019/2020 period should present a deficit of at least 13 million tons.
In the 2018/2019 harvest, yield was 2.4% lower than the initial target, mainly due to late rainfall in Maranhão state, which affected crops. For 2019/2020, we finished planting (including 2nd crop) and the crops have high productive potential.
Cotton | Planted area and yield
In the 2018/2019 harvest, yield was 24.2% higher than the previous crop year, overcoming the inicial project. We also expanded our differentiation to the national average, measured by the Companhia Nacional de Abastecimento – CONAB (21.2% higher).
Corn | Planted area and yield
In the 2018/2019 harvest, we reached a new yield record, higher than the initial project (+6.1%) and the national average-CONAB (+16.6%). For the 2019/2020 harvest, we currently have 52.8% of the cultivated area harvested and increased our estimate of productivity.
Soybean | Planted area and yield
in adjusted EBITDA
for the base value in cash of the land sale in Maranhão state
in net revenue, a new record
in net profit
in free cash flow
in leverage ratio (net debt/adjusted EBITDA)
SLC Agrícola’s vision of sustainability is aligned with our Big Dream. It is transversal to operations and materializes in several initiatives, such as the more efficient use of inputs driven by technology, the qualification and digital inclusion of employees, the development of communities and the preservation of the environment as a necessary condition for the future development of activities.