CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Reports Full Year 2020 Net Earnings of $317 Million, EBITDA of $1,316 Million, Adjusted EBITDA of $1,350 Million

By: Corporate Communications
February 17, 2021


CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF), a leading global manufacturer of hydrogen and nitrogen products, today announced results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2020.


  • Full year net earnings of $317 million(1), or $1.47 per diluted share; EBITDA(2) of $1,316 million; adjusted EBITDA(2) of $1,350 million
  • Fourth quarter net earnings of $87 million, or $0.40 per diluted share; EBITDA of $334 million; adjusted EBITDA of $338 million
  • Full year net cash from operating activities of $1,231 million, free cash flow(3) of $748 million
  • Lowest year-end rolling average recordable incident rate in Company history
  • Company-record annual gross ammonia production of 10.4 million tons and company-record quarterly gross ammonia production of 2.7 million tons in the fourth quarter of 2020
  • Company-record 20.3 million product tons sold
  • Company to redeem remaining $250 million of Senior Secured Notes due December 2021

“Our team’s outstanding execution in 2020 produced multiple records for safety, production and sales volume, and delivered strong results in a challenging environment,” said Tony Will, president and chief executive officer, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. “Nitrogen industry dynamics entering 2021 are the most favorable we’ve seen in nearly a decade, as rising grain values and higher global energy prices are driving significant price appreciation for nitrogen products. We expect that these conditions will provide a very positive backdrop for the year.

“Longer term, we are focused on our clean energy strategy as a growth platform and continue to make progress on our initiatives. We see significant and growing interest from potential partners and customers in clean hydrogen and ammonia as a way to make real progress decarbonizing key industries. We believe we are uniquely positioned with our unparalleled asset base and technical knowledge to serve this developing demand.”

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