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Monsanto

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Bayer agreed to buy St. Louis-based biotech agricultural company Monsanto in 2017, a deal worth an estimated $60 billion. Together the conglomerate looks to corner the market on farm data and software.

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CEO

Hugh Grant

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Sector

Chemicals

Industry

Chemicals

HQ Location

St. Louis

Years on Fortune 500 List

15

Employees

21,900

Figures are for fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2017.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$14,6408.4%
Profits ($M)$2,260.069.2%
Assets ($M)$21,333
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,438
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$51,444
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues15.4%
Profits as % of Assets10.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity35.1%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)5.09
EPS % Change (from 2016)70.2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)6.1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)11.0%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)13.1%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)6.2%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)2.1%
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