Bunge Reports Third Quarter Results

Oct 22, 2009, 06:30 ET from Bunge Limited

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG)

  • Strong agribusiness results driven by good margins
  • Fertilizer margins impacted by continued mismatch between current market prices and inventory costs
  • Reducing full-year earnings guidance based on near-term fertilizer outlook


    Financial Highlights
    (In millions, except per share data and percentages)

                       Quarter Ended                     Nine Months Ended
               9/30/09     9/30/08   % Change      9/30/09    9/30/08 % Change
               -------     -------   --------      -------    ------- --------
    Volumes
     (metric
     tons)      36,843      35,221         5%     107,599     102,502      5%
    Net sales  $11,298     $14,797       (24)%    $31,490     $41,631    (24)%
    Total
     segment
     EBIT
     (1,2)        $209        $247       (15)%       $425      $1,767    (76)%
      Agri-
       business   $294        $170        73%        $760      $1,035    (27)%
      Fertilizer $(127)        $84      (251)%      $(442)       $610   (172)%
      Edible Oil
       Products    $35        $(29)      221%         $67         $36     86%
      Milling
       Products     $7         $22       (68)%        $40         $86    (53)%

    Net income
     attributable
     to Bunge(2)  $232        $234        (1)%       $350      $1,274    (73)%
    Earnings per
     common
     share-      $1.62       $1.70        (5)%      $2.48       $9.26    (73)%
     diluted
     (2,3)       -----       -----       ---        -----       -----


    (1)  Total segment earnings before interest and tax ("EBIT") is a non-GAAP
    financial measure.  The information required by Regulation G under the
    Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including a reconciliation to net income
    attributable to Bunge, is included in the tables attached to this press
    release.

    (2)  Bunge's results included certain gains and charges that may be of
    interest to investors. See the Additional Financial Information section
    included in the tables attached to this press release for more
    information.

    (3)  See Note 2 to the consolidated statements of income attached to this
    press release for information on the calculation of diluted earnings per
    share.

Overview

Alberto Weisser, Bunge's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated, "Bunge produced mixed results in the third quarter. Our agribusiness operations performed well during a volatile period, demonstrating the value of our global franchise and the ability of our team to manage risk effectively. Edible oils also posted a solid quarter. On the other hand, margins in our fertilizer business continued to be pressured by high-cost inventory and a weak pricing environment.

"After rising during the beginning of the third quarter, international phosphate prices pulled back on lackluster global demand. This factor, combined with lower demand in the Brazilian fertilizer market due to reduced planting of fertilizer-intensive corn and cotton, as well as farmers' cautious approach to input purchases, contributed to a weaker than expected domestic pricing environment. While we expect these conditions to persist in the fourth quarter, our margin structure should reset to more traditional levels in 2010 as we replenish our inventories at market cost.

"We expect the overall environment in 2010 to be one in which Bunge can perform well. The USDA forecasts demand for soybean meal and vegetable oil to each increase by 4 percent relative to this year. Despite the anticipation of large crops in the northern and southern hemispheres, global grain and oilseed stocks will remain tight when compared to historical levels. Futures prices reflect these expectations and, at current levels, should provide attractive margins for farmers and encourage input purchases.

"This quarter we laid the foundation for our new export grain terminal in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Building our global grain business is one of our core strategies and this terminal is a significant part of that effort. When completed, it will handle over 8 million tons of grains and oilseeds a year and serve as an important link between our North American grain business and our customers in Asia. We are also expanding in food and ingredients. Earlier this month, we closed on our acquisition of Raisio's margarine businesses in Europe. The transaction includes two margarine production facilities and a portfolio of consumer margarine brands."

Third Quarter Results

Agribusiness

Our U.S. and Brazilian grain origination businesses performed well in the quarter, benefiting from a combination of tight soybean supplies in Argentina due to weather-related issues earlier in the year and strong demand from China. Higher soybean processing results in the U.S. and South America were partially offset by lower softseed processing results in Europe and Canada. Risk management strategies worked well during a volatile period. Higher volume in the quarter was primarily attributed to increased sugar merchandising. Foreign exchange gains of $108 million from U.S. dollar denominated financing of working capital, primarily in our Brazilian subsidiary, resulting from the impact of a 10% appreciation of the real against the U.S. dollar during the quarter, were offset by foreign exchange losses on valuations of commodity inventories included in gross profit.

Third quarter results last year included a $60 million credit resulting from a favorable ruling related to certain transactional taxes in Brazil that were accrued and paid in past years.

Fertilizer

The operating loss in the quarter was due to the continued mismatch between current market prices and inventory costs, which negatively impacted margins. While lower than expected, volumes increased in the quarter due to a return to a more traditional seasonal sales pattern in which Brazilian farmers purchase more of their fertilizer needs in the second half of the year closer to when they plant their crops. Bunge's volumes also benefited from market share gains in some regions of Brazil. Results included $60 million of net foreign exchange gains resulting from the appreciation of the Brazilian real on U.S. dollar-denominated financing of working capital. Some offsetting losses to these gains were realized during the quarter as lower gross profit on sales. Noncontrolling interest (previously referred to as minority interest) was a loss in the quarter due to lower results at Fosfertil.

Edible Oil Products

Results were higher in most regions of the world with our businesses in Europe and North America showing the strongest improvement.

Milling Products

Higher corn milling volume was more than offset by lower margins in wheat milling, which suffered from increased competition.

Financial Costs

Interest expense decreased in the quarter due to lower average debt levels, primarily resulting from the drop in prices of agricultural commodity inventories which led to lower average working capital needs, as well as use of a portion of the net proceeds raised from the common share offering in August to repay indebtedness.

Income Taxes

For the quarter, Bunge reported an income tax benefit of $97 million which resulted primarily from the combination of losses in our Brazilian fertilizer business that significantly altered our expected earnings mix among jurisdictions, and a net benefit of approximately $25 million from several discrete items, including the reversal of a valuation allowance at one of our European subsidiaries and the receipt of a favorable ruling in Brazil regarding an uncertain tax position which had been accrued in prior periods. For the nine months ended September 30, 2009, Bunge had an income tax benefit of $52 million compared to income tax expense of $459 million for the same period in 2008. The difference was primarily due to significantly lower pre-tax income in 2009, as well as the effects of the change in earnings mix and discrete items mentioned above.

Cash Flow

Cash provided by operating activities in the third quarter of 2009 was $1,207 million compared to cash provided by operating activities of $2,210 million in the same period last year. For the nine months ended September 30, 2009, cash used by operating activities was $547 million compared to cash provided by operating activities in the same period last year of $1,727 million. The negative cash flow in 2009 primarily reflects lower accounts payable in fertilizer.

Outlook

Jacqualyn Fouse, Chief Financial Officer, stated, "Agribusiness should post a strong finish to the year and food and ingredients should continue its recovery. The large U.S. harvest will provide our operations with an ample supply of crops to originate, process and distribute to customers around the world. We expect northern hemisphere agribusiness margins to remain good due to the supply shortage in South America. However, fertilizer results will be weaker than we previously expected due to a softer pricing environment both internationally and in Brazil. In consideration of this fertilizer outlook, we have revised our 2009 full-year earnings guidance from $4.90 to $5.40 per share which was based on an estimated weighted average of approximately 138 million shares outstanding to $3.10 to $3.50 per share based on an estimated weighted average of approximately 128 million shares outstanding. This revised guidance is based on our expectation that our convertible preference shares will not be dilutive under the 'if-converted' EPS calculation method and assumes an income tax benefit for the year in the range of 14% to 18%. For comparative purposes, if the convertible preferred shares were expected to be dilutive, EPS would be calculated based on net income attributable to Bunge in the range of $475 to $525 million (which is before deducting $78 million of preferred dividends) and an estimated weighted average of approximately 143 million shares outstanding."

Conference Call and Webcast Details

Bunge Limited's management will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. EDT on October 22 to discuss the company's results.

Additionally, a slide presentation to accompany the discussion of the third quarter financial results can be found in the "Investor Information" section of our Web site, www.Bunge.com, under "Investor Presentations."

To listen to the conference call, please dial (877) 852-6580. If you are located outside of the United States or Canada, dial (719) 325-4838. Please dial in five to 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. When prompted, enter confirmation code 4510637. The conference call will also be available live on the company's Web site at www.Bunge.com.

To access the webcast, click the "Investor Information" link on the Bunge homepage, then select "Webcasts and News Alerts". Click on the link for the "Q3 2009 Bunge Limited Conference Call," and follow the prompts to join the call. Please go to the Web site at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register and to download and install any necessary audio software.

For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay of the call will be available later in the day on October 22, 2009, and continuing through November 21, 2009. To listen to the replay, please dial (888) 203-1112 or, if located outside of the United States or Canada, dial (719) 457-0820. When prompted, enter confirmation code 4510637. A rebroadcast of the conference call will also be available on the company's Web site. To locate the rebroadcast, click on the "Investor Information" link on the Bunge homepage then select "Audio Archives". Follow the prompts to access the replay.

About Bunge Limited

Bunge Limited (www.Bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company founded in 1818 and headquartered in White Plains, New York. Bunge's 25,000 employees in over 30 countries enhance lives by improving the global agribusiness and food production chain. The company supplies fertilizer to farmers; originates, transports and processes oilseeds, grains and other agricultural commodities; produces food products for commercial customers and consumers; and supplies raw materials and services to the biofuels industry.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains both historical and forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts, but rather reflect our current expectations and projections about our future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. We have tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words including "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "intend," "estimate," "continue" and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. The following important factors, among others, could affect our business and financial performance: industry conditions, including fluctuations in supply, demand and prices for agricultural commodities and other raw materials and products used in our business, fluctuations in energy and freight costs and competitive developments in our industries; the effects of weather conditions and the outbreak of crop and animal disease on our business; global and regional agricultural, economic, financial and commodities market, political, social and health conditions; the outcome of pending regulatory and legal proceedings; our ability to complete, integrate and benefit from acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and strategic alliances; changes in government policies, laws and regulations affecting our business, including agricultural and trade policies, tax regulations and biofuels legislation; and other factors affecting our business generally. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made only as of the date of this release, and except as otherwise required by federal securities law, we do not have any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Additional Financial Information

The following table provides a summary of certain gains and charges that may be of interest to investors. The table includes a description of these items and their effect on total segment EBIT, income from operations before income tax, net income attributable to Bunge and earnings per share for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2009 and 2008.



                                      Income From
                           Total      Operations     Net Income      Earnings
                           Segment    Before         Attributable    Per Share
                           EBIT       Income Tax     to Bunge        Diluted
                           -------    -----------    ------------    ---------
    (In millions,
     except per
     share data)

    Quarter Ended
     September 30:       2009  2008   2009  2008     2009  2008     2009  2008
                         ----  ----   ----  ----     ----  ----     ----  ----


    Transactional
     tax credit (1)        $-   $62     $-   $62       $-   $41      $-  $0.30
                           --   ---     --   ---       --   ---      --  -----
          Total            $-   $62     $-   $62       $-   $41      $-  $0.30
                           ==   ===     ==   ===       ==   ===      ==  =====


                                      Income From
                           Total      Operations     Net Income      Earnings
                           Segment    Before         Attributable    Per Share
                           EBIT       Income Tax     to Bunge        Diluted
                           -------    -----------    ------------    ---------
    (In millions,
     except per
     share data)

    Nine Months
     Ended
     September 30:       2009  2008   2009  2008     2009  2008     2009  2008
                         ----  ----   ----  ----     ----  ----     ----  ----

    Transactional
     tax credit (1)       $32  $190    $32  $190      $21  $131    $0.16 $0.95
    Gain on sale of
     land (2)               -    14      -    14        -     9        -  0.07
                           --    --     --    --       --    --       --  ----
          Total           $32  $204    $32  $204      $21  $140    $0.16 $1.02
                          ===  ====    ===  ====      ===  ====    ===== =====


    (1)  In the second quarter of 2009, Bunge reversed a $32 million provision
    recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses, related to
    transactional taxes in its fertilizer segment, which resulted from new
    Brazilian legislation.  As a result of favorable rulings in 2008 related
    to certain transactional taxes in Brazil that were accrued and paid in
    past years, Bunge recorded $117 million and $11 million in cost of goods
    sold in its agribusiness and its milling products segments, respectively,
    pertaining to transactional tax credits on sales and $60 million and $2
    million in selling, general and administrative expenses in its
    agribusiness and edible oil products segment, respectively, pertaining to
    transactional tax credits on financial transactions.

    (2)  In the second quarter of 2008, Bunge recorded a gain on sale of land
    in its edible oil products segment.


    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

    (In millions, except per share data and percentages)
    (Unaudited)

                       Quarter                       Nine Months
                         Ended                          Ended
                     September 30,                  September 30,
                    -------------     Percent       -------------     Percent
                   2009       2008    Change       2009       2008    Change
                   ----       ----    ------       ----       ----    ------

    Net sales   $11,298    $14,797       (24)%  $31,490    $41,631       (24)%
    Cost of
     goods sold (10,955)   (13,588)      (19)%  (30,600)   (38,104)      (20)%
                -------    -------              -------    -------

    Gross profit    343      1,209       (72)%      890      3,527       (75)%
    Selling,
     general and
     administrative
     expenses      (349)      (382)       (9)%     (952)    (1,244)      (23)%
    Interest income  20         57       (65)%       96        159       (40)%
    Interest expense
     (Note 1)       (79)       (97)      (19)%     (212)      (285)      (26)%
    Foreign
     exchange
     gain (loss)    169       (471)                 470       (206)
    Other income
     (expense)   net   (4)        (1)                 (12)       (13)
                     --         --                  ---        ---

    Income from
     operations
     before income
     tax            100        315       (68)%      280      1,938       (86)%
    Income tax
     benefit
     (expense)       97         (5)                  52       (459)
                     --         --                   --       ----

    Income from
     operations
     after income
     tax            197        310       (36)%      332      1,479       (78)%
    Equity in
     earnings of
     affiliates       -         14      (100)%       11         27       (59)%
                     --         --                   --         --

    Net income      197        324       (39)%      343      1,506       (77)%
    Net loss (income)
     attributable to
     noncontrolling
     interest        35        (90)                   7       (232)
                     --        ---                   --       ----

    Net income
     attributable
     to Bunge       232        234        (1)%      350      1,274       (73)%
    Convertible
     preference
     share dividends  -        (19)                 (39)       (58)
                     --        ---                  ---        ---
    Net income
     available to
     Bunge common
     shareholders  $232       $215         8%      $311     $1,216       (74)%
                   ====       ====                 ====     ======

    Earnings
     per common
     share - diluted
     (Note 2):
    Earnings
     to Bunge
     common
     shareholders $1.62      $1.70        (5)%    $2.48      $9.26       (73)%
                  =====      =====                =====      =====

    Weighted-average
     common shares
     outstanding-diluted
     (Note 2) 143,540,130   137,839,070      132,501,800   137,634,556
              ===========   ===========      ===========   ===========


    Note 1:  Includes interest expense on readily marketable inventories of
    $34 million and $30 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2009 and
    2008, respectively, and $62 million and $93 million for the nine months
    ended September 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

    Note 2:  Weighted-average common shares outstanding-diluted for the
    quarter ended September 30, 2009 includes the dilutive effect of
    approximately 14.6 million weighted average common shares that would be
    issuable upon conversion of Bunge's convertible preference shares because
    the effect of the conversion would have been dilutive.  Weighted-average
    common shares outstanding-diluted for the nine months ended September 30,
    2009 includes the dilutive effect of approximately 7.5 million weighted
    average common shares that would be issuable upon conversion of Bunge's
    convertible perpetual preference shares because the effect of the
    conversion would have been dilutive.  Weighted-average common shares
    outstanding-diluted for the quarter and nine months ended September 30,
    2008 includes the dilutive effect of approximately 14.6 million weighted
    average common shares that would be issuable upon conversion of Bunge's
    convertible preference shares because the effect of the conversion would
    have been dilutive.


    CONSOLIDATED SEGMENT INFORMATION

    (In millions, except volumes and percentages)
    (Unaudited)

    Set forth below is a summary of certain items in our consolidated
    statements of income and volumes by reportable segment.

                       Quarter                       Nine Months
                         Ended                          Ended
                     September 30,                  September 30,
                    -------------     Percent       -------------     Percent
                   2009       2008    Change       2009       2008    Change
                   ----       ----    ------       ----       ----    ------

    Volumes
     (in thousands
     of metric
     tons):
    Agribusiness  30,493        29,683        3%  91,723     86,501        6%
    Fertilizer     3,814         3,082       24%   8,301      8,748       (5)%
    Edible oil
     products      1,465         1,452        1%   4,241      4,281       (1)%
    Milling
     products      1,071         1,004        7%   3,334      2,972       12%
                   -----         -----             -----      -----
         Total    36,843        35,221        5% 107,599    102,502        5%
                  ======        ======           =======    =======

    Net sales:
    Agribusiness  $8,133       $10,152     (20)% $23,070    $28,894      (20)%
    Fertilizer     1,190         1,899     (37)%   2,730      4,875      (44)%
    Edible oil
     products      1,572         2,232     (30)%   4,534      6,411      (29)%
    Milling
     products        403           514     (22)%   1,156      1,451      (20)%
                     ---           ---             -----      -----
         Total   $11,298       $14,797     (24)% $31,490    $41,631      (24)%
                 =======       =======           =======    =======

    Gross profit:
    Agribusiness    $353          $534     (34)%  $1,071     $1,743      (39)%
    Fertilizer      (162)          543    (130)%    (567)     1,314     (143)%
    Edible oil
     products        112            84       33%     274        306      (10)%
    Milling
     products         40            48     (17)%     112        164      (32)%
                      --            --               ---        ---
         Total      $343        $1,209     (72)%    $890     $3,527      (75)%
                    ====        ======              ====     ======

    Selling,
     general and
     administrative
     expenses:
    Agribusiness   $(163)        $(174)     (6)%   $(517)     $(641)     (19)%
    Fertilizer       (76)          (78)     (3)%    (151)      (243)     (38)%
    Edible oil
     products        (78)         (102)    (24)%    (211)      (278)     (24)%
    Milling
     products        (32)          (28)      14%     (73)       (82)     (11)%
                    ----          ----              ----       ----
         Total     $(349)        $(382)     (9)%   $(952)   $(1,244)     (23)%
                   =====         =====             =====   ========

    Foreign exchange
     gain (loss):
    Agribusiness    $108         $(192)             $226       $(33)
    Fertilizer        60          (270)              246       (169)
    Edible oil
     products          2            (9)               (1)        (4)
    Milling
     products         (1)            -                (1)         -
                     ---           ---               ---        ---
         Total      $169         $(471)             $470      $(206)
                    ====         =====              ====      =====

    Equity in
     earnings
     of affiliates:
    Agribusiness     $(1)           $7    (114)%     $(7)        $9     (178)%
    Fertilizer         -             2    (100)%       1          6      (83)%
    Edible oil
     products          -             4    (100)%      14          9       56%
    Milling
     products          1             1        -%       3          3        -%
                      --            --                --         --
         Total        $-           $14    (100)%     $11        $27      (59)%
                      ==           ===               ===        ===

    Noncontrolling
     interest:
    Agribusiness     $(2)          $(6)             $(12)      $(23)
    Fertilizer        54          (112)               36       (294)
    Edible oil
     products         (2)           (4)               (6)        (7)
    Milling
     products          -             -                 -          -
                      --            --                --         --
         Total       $50         $(122)              $18      $(324)
                     ===         =====               ===      =====

    Other
     income/(expense):
    Agribusiness     $(1)           $1               $(1)      $(20)
    Fertilizer        (3)           (1)               (7)        (4)
    Edible oil
     products          1            (2)               (3)        10
    Milling
     products         (1)            1                (1)         1
                     ---            --               ---         --
         Total       $(4)          $(1)             $(12)      $(13)
                     ===           ===              ====       ====

    Segment earnings
     before interest and
     tax:
    Agribusiness    $294          $170       73%    $760     $1,035      (27)%
    Fertilizer      (127)           84    (251)%    (442)       610     (172)%
    Edible oil
     products         35           (29)     221%      67         36       86%
    Milling
     products          7            22     (68)%      40         86      (53)%
                      --            --                --         --
         Total
          (Note 1)  $209          $247     (15)%    $425     $1,767      (76)%
                    ====          ====              ====     ======

    Reconciliation of
     total segment
     earnings before
     interest and tax:
    Total segment
     earnings
     before
     interest
     and tax        $209          $247              $425     $1,767
    Interest
     income           20            57                96        159
    Interest
     expense         (79)          (97)             (212)      (285)
    Income
     tax benefit
     (expense)        97            (5)               52       (459)
    Noncontrolling
     interest
     share of
     interest
     and tax         (15)           32               (11)        92
                    ----            --              ----         --
    Net income
     attributable
     to Bunge       $232          $234              $350     $1,274
                    ====          ====              ====     ======

    Depreciation,
     depletion and
     amortization:
    Agribusiness    $(50)         $(48)       4%   $(141)     $(144)      (2)%
    Fertilizer       (40)          (44)     (9)%    (106)      (130)     (18)%
    Edible oil
     products        (18)          (20)    (10)%     (52)       (56)      (7)%
    Milling
     products        (11)           (5)     120%     (20)       (14)      43%
                    ----           ---              ----       ----
         Total     $(119)        $(117)       2%   $(319)     $(344)      (7)%
                   =====         =====             =====      =====


    Note 1:  Total segment earnings before interest and tax ("EBIT") is a non-
    GAAP measure and is not intended to replace net income attributable to
    Bunge, the most directly comparable GAAP measure.  The information
    required by Regulation G under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
    including the reconciliation to net income attributable to Bunge, is
    included under the caption "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures."


    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
    (In millions)
    (Unaudited)

                                      September 30, December 31, September 30,
                                              2009         2008          2008
                                              ----         ----          ----
                     ASSETS
     Current assets:
         Cash and cash equivalents            $1,101       $1,004      $1,494
         Trade accounts receivable             2,381        2,350       3,536
         Inventories (1)                       4,835        5,653       6,995
         Deferred income taxes                   296          268         430
         Other current assets (2)              3,893        3,901       4,827
                                               -----        -----       -----
    Total current assets                      12,506       13,176      17,282
    Property, plant and equipment, net         5,051        3,969       4,298
    Goodwill                                     377          325         366
    Other intangible assets, net                 152          107         115
    Investments in affiliates                    801          761         779
    Deferred income taxes                      1,150          864         771
    Other non-current assets                   1,823        1,028       1,029
                                               -----        -----       -----
    Total assets                             $21,860      $20,230     $24,640
                                             =======      =======     =======

         LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current liabilities:
         Short-term debt                        $430         $473        $765
         Current portion of long-term debt        23           78         567
         Trade accounts payable                3,106        4,158       5,634
         Deferred income taxes                   106          104         225
         Other current liabilities             3,021        3,261       3,873
                                               -----        -----       -----
    Total current liabilities                  6,686        8,074      11,064
    Long-term debt                             3,625        3,032       2,961
    Deferred income taxes                        164          132         164
    Other non-current liabilities                992          864         981

    Total Bunge shareholders' equity           9,522        7,436       8,710
    Noncontrolling interest                      871          692         760
                                                 ---          ---         ---
    Total equity                              10,393        8,128       9,470
                                              ------        -----       -----
    Total liabilities and
     shareholders' equity                    $21,860      $20,230     $24,640
                                             =======      =======     =======


    Note 1:  Includes readily marketable inventories of $2,568 million, $2,741
    million and $3,142 million at September 30, 2009, December 31, 2008 and
    September 30, 2008, respectively.

    Note 2:  Includes marketable securities of $7 million, $14 million and $43
    million at September 30, 2009, December 31, 2008 and September 30, 2008,
    respectively.


    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
    (In millions)
    (Unaudited)


                                                             Nine Months Ended
                                                               September  30,
                                                               --------------
                                                                2009    2008
                                                                ----    ----
     OPERATING ACTIVITIES
     Net income                                                 $343  $1,506
       Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash
        (used for) provided by operating activities:
       Foreign exchange gain on debt                            (594)     90
       Impairment of assets                                        -       6
       Bad debt expense                                           41      68
       Depreciation, depletion and amortization                  319     344
       Stock-based compensation expense                           16      56
       Recoverable taxes provision                                41     (19)
       Deferred income taxes                                    (163)    (22)
       Equity in earnings of affiliates                          (11)    (27)
       Changes in operating assets and liabilities,
        excluding the effects of acquisitions:
          Trade accounts receivable                              152  (1,255)
          Inventories                                          1,619  (1,453)
          Prepaid commodity purchase contracts                    19     268
          Secured advances to suppliers                          220      (5)
          Trade accounts payable                              (1,544)  1,997
          Advances on sales                                       23     171
          Unrealized net gain/loss on derivative
           contracts                                            (145)   (322)
          Margin deposits                                       (348)     44
          Accrued liabilities                                      4     190
          Other-net                                             (539)     90
                                                                ----      --
            Cash (used for) provided by operating
             activities                                         (547)  1,727
     INVESTING ACTIVITIES
     Payments made for capital expenditures                     (596)   (594)
     Investments in affiliates                                    (6)    (68)
     Acquisitions of businesses (net of cash acquired)           (22)    (61)
     Related party loans                                         (19)     30
     Proceeds from disposal of property, plant
      and equipment                                               39      36
     Proceeds from investments                                    92       2
                                                                  --       -
            Cash used for investing activities                  (512)   (655)
     FINANCING ACTIVITIES
     Net proceeds/(repayments) in short-term
      debt with maturities of 90 days or less                   (198)   (586)
     Proceeds from short-term debt with
      maturities greater than 90 days                            986   1,209
     Repayments of short-term debt with
      maturities greater than 90 days                           (891)   (405)
     Proceeds from long-term debt                              2,885   1,757
     Repayment of long-term debt                              (2,359) (2,205)
     Proceeds from sale of common shares                         762       7
     Dividends paid to preference shareholders                   (58)    (61)
     Dividends paid to common shareholders                       (74)    (64)
     Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest                    (4)   (153)
     Other                                                        20      38
                                                                  --      --
            Cash provided by (used for) financing
             activities                                        1,069    (463)
     Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and
      cash equivalents                                            87     (96)
                                                                  --     ---
     Net increase in cash and cash equivalents                    97     513
     Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of
      period                                                   1,004     981
                                                               -----     ---
     Cash and cash equivalents, end of period                 $1,101  $1,494
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Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

This earnings release contains total segment earnings before interest and tax ("EBIT"), which is "non-GAAP financial measures" as this term is defined in Regulation G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In accordance with Regulation G, Bunge has reconciled this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures.

Total segment earnings before interest and tax

Total segment EBIT is consolidated net income attributable to Bunge excluding interest income and expense and income tax attributable to each segment.

Total segment EBIT is a non-GAAP financial measure and is not intended to replace net income attributable to Bunge, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Total segment EBIT is an operating performance measure used by Bunge's management to evaluate its segments' operating activities. Bunge believes EBIT is a useful measure of its segments' operating profitability, since the measure reflects equity in earnings of affiliates and minority interest and excludes income tax. Income tax is excluded as management believes income tax is not material to the operating performance of its segments. Interest income and expense have become less meaningful to the segments' operating activities as Bunge is financing more of its working capital with equity rather than debt. In addition, EBIT is a financial measure that is widely used by analysts and investors in Bunge's industries. Total segment EBIT is not a measure of consolidated operating results under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or any other measure of consolidated operating results under U.S. GAAP.

Below is a reconciliation of total segment EBIT to net income attributable to Bunge:

                                       Quarter  Ended     Nine Months Ended
                                        September 30,        September 30,
                                        -------------        -------------
    (In millions)                      2009      2008      2009       2008
    -------------                      ----      ----      ----       ----
    Total segment EBIT                 $209      $247      $425     $1,767
    Interest income                      20        57        96        159
    Interest expense                    (79)      (97)     (212)      (285)
    Income tax benefit (expense)         97        (5)       52       (459)
    Noncontrolling interest share of
     interest and tax                   (15)       32       (11)        92
                                       ----        --      ----         --
    Net income attributable to Bunge   $232      $234      $350     $1,274
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SOURCE Bunge Limited



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