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Archer Daniels Midland



As goes the commodity market, so goes Archer Daniels Midland. Last year that was not a good thing: Sales dropped 16.6%, and profits declined 17.7%. The processor of goods like corn and wheat has been hurt by a strong dollar and a grain surplus, reducing the demand for the North American supply it processes and sells. Low oil prices and a glut of ethanol also cut into its manufacturing of the fuel additive. Management is trying to remake ADM accordingly, selling off its cocoa business and considering shedding stakes in operations like corn mills that make ethanol. Meanwhile, ADM acquired companies like Wild Flavors, Eatem Foods, and SCI to capitalize on consumers shifting their preferences toward natural goods. ADM also has made investments in organic, gluten-free ingredient company Harvest Innovation and sugar supplier Wilmar International to gain a bigger footprint in Asia.


Juan R. Luciano


Food, Beverages & Tobacco


Food Production

HQ Location

Chicago, IL



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Key Financials (last fiscal year)
($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$67,702-16.6%
Profits ($M)$1,849-17.7%
Assets ($M)$40,157
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$17,899
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues2.7%
Profits as % of Assets4.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity10.3%
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Videos about Archer Daniels Midland

Why Chicago had the right flavor for ADM

Archer Daniel Midland CEO Pat Woertz talks about the reasons the company moved to Chicago.

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ADM to acquire Wild Flavors for $3 billion

Archer Daniels Midland announces it will buy Swiss natural-flavoring ingredients company Wild Flavors for $3 billion. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2014.

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