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Archer Daniels Midland


While soft commodities prices continued to dwindle at the close of 2017, the year closed on a high note for food-processing giant Archer Daniels Midland, which had otherwise been plagued the prior year by a strong dollar and a grain surplus. Chicago-based ADM—which produces goods like soy proteins, corn, wheat, and sweeteners for customers on six continents—grew earnings from $1.3 billion in 2016 to $1.6 billion in 2017. At the close of 2017, ADM agreed to sell off its Bolivian oilseeds business as word of a possible takeover of commodity trader Bunge spread. (The talks have reportedly ceased.)

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Juan R. Luciano

CEO Title

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer


Food, Beverages & Tobacco


Food Production

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$60,828-2.4%
Profits ($M)$1,595.024.7%
Assets ($M)$39,963
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$18,313
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$24,238
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues2.6%
Profits as % of Assets4.0%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity8.7%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)2.79
EPS % Change (from 2016)29.2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)8.7%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-1.7%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)-9.5%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)10.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)0.8%
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