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Archer Daniels Midland

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  • Previous Rank48
  • Revenues ($M)$64,341.0
  • Revenue Percent Change5.8%
  • Profits ($M)$1,810.0
  • Profits Percent Change13.5%
  • Assets ($M)$40,833.0
  • Employees31,600

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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Company Info

CEO
Juan R. Luciano
CEO Title
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Sector
Food, Beverages & Tobacco
Industry
Food Production
HQ Location
Chicago, Ill.
Websitehttp://www.adm.com
Years on Fortune 500 List65
Employees31,600

Archer Daniels Midland Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$64,341.05.8%
Profits ($M)$1,810.013.5%
Assets ($M)$40,833.0-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$18,981.0-

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%