Archer Daniels Midland

F500 2019-Archer Daniels Midland
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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.

Company Info

CEOJuan R. Luciano
CEO TitleChairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
SectorFood, Beverages & Tobacco
IndustryFood Production
HQ LocationChicago, Ill.
Years on Fortune 500 List65

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$64,341
Profits ($M)$1,810
Assets ($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
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%