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Ceres, Inc.
Type
Public
(Acquisition by Land O'Lakes pending)
Traded as NASDAQ: CERE
Industry Biotechnology
Founded 1996
Headquarters Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Key people
Richard Hamilton (President and CEO)
Products Seeds of energy crops
Subsidiaries Ceres Sementes do Brasil
Website ceres.net

Ceres, Inc. is a biotechnology company based in Thousand Oaks, California, United States. The company develops and produces seeds of genetically modified crops used for biofuels production. In addition to the operations in the United States, it has a subsidiary in Brazil called Ceres Sementes do Brasil.

The company was founded in 1996. Since 2012 it is listed at the NASDAQ. As of February 2012, the largest shareholders were Artal Luxembourg, Warburg Pincus, Ambergate Trust and Oxford Bioscience, while biotechnology company Monsanto had 4.8% stake. The company's president and CEO is Richard Hamilton.

On June 21, 2016, Ceres was acquired by Land O'Lakes for $17.2 million.

Ceres sells sweet sorghum, switchgrass and high biomass sorghum seeds, with its first sales coming for the 2009 growing season. It has tested biofuels production from switchgrass and miscanthus. In 2010, Ceres started to cooperate with Novozymes to improve the enzyme cocktails for biorefinery switchgrass and sweet sorghum. USAID has funded Ceres' research on biotech traits and trait stacks in rice for Asia.

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Ceres, Inc. CERE report Q3 2016
Period
Date
Adjusted Actuals EPS
GAAP EPS
Q4 2016
2016-10-14
--
--
Q3 2016
2016-07-14
0.0000
0.0000
Q2 2016
2016-04-14
0.0000
-0.0900
Q1 2016
2016-01-14
0.0000
-0.3900
Q4 2015
2015-11-23
0.0000
-1.2500
Q3 2015
2015-07-10
0.0000
-0.9800
Q2 2015
2015-04-09
0.0000
-1.3600
Q1 2015
2015-01-13
0.0000
-0.9600
Q4 2014
2014-11-20
0.0000
-1.0400
Q3 2014
2014-07-10
0.0000
-1.3600
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Funds
Fund Name
Ticker shares
Major Shareholders
Name Relationship
Total Shares
Holding stocks
ARTAL LUXEMBOURG S A
17.0000% (8192167)
CERE /
KILEY THOMAS
0.0300% (16666)
CERE / GERN / TSPT /
Krieger David Benjamin
5.1100% (2460807)
CERE / KOS /
Olivier de Vezin Edmund Martin
0.0500% (25896)
CERE /
Gwyn Joseph Jefferson
0.1000% (49033)
CERE /
Pennell Roger Ivan
0.1800% (85233)
CERE /
Ambergate Trust
5.0900% (2452366)
CERE /
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