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Archer Daniels Midland

ADM

The Chicago-based commodities giant, which trades, processes, and transports agricultural products, is working to diversify its business at a time when crop surpluses and trade disputes weigh on ADM’s bottom line. ADM, which saw 5.8% revenue growth in 2018, continued its push into the flavor and nutrition businesses—including through its $1.8 billion acquisition of Neovia, a leading animal feed company based in France. CEO Juan Luciano dismissed rumors in January that the company was interested in purchasing one of its largest competitors, Bunge; he added it was not the time to make monster deals. Devastating floods in the Midwest earlier this year disrupted business and have dampened expectations for 2019.

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CEO

Juan R. Luciano

CEO Title

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Sector

Food, Beverages & Tobacco

Industry

Food Production

HQ Location

Chicago, Ill.

Years on Fortune 500 List

65

Employees

31,600

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$64,3415.8%
Profits ($M)$1,810.013.5%
Assets ($M)$40,833
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$18,981
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues2.8%
Profits as % of Assets4.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity9.5%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)3.19
EPS % Change (from 2017)14.3%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)9.6%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)1.3%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2018)5.3%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)1.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)6.1%
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