Monsanto Company

Industry: Chemical Materials Manufacturing

Fortune Rank: 197

Monsanto Company and its subsidiaries provide agricultural products and integrated solutions for farmers. It produces seed brands and develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds. The company provides other seed companies with genetic material and biotechnology traits for their seed brands. It makes herbicide and other herbicides. Monsanto also provides lawn-and-garden herbicide products for the residential market and animal agricultural products. The company operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment consists of the global seeds and related traits businesses, and genetic technology platforms. Its products include trait in soybeans, corn, canola, and cotton. The company also offers growers stacked-trait products. The Agricultural Productivity segment consists of the crop protection products, animal agriculture, lawn-and-garden herbicide products, and environmental technologies businesses. Its products include herbicide and other glyphosate-based herbicides, acetanilide-based herbicides, other selective herbicides, lawn-and-garden herbicides, bovine somatotropin, and swine genetics product lines. This segment also provides engineering, procurement, and construction management services; and equipment and process technologies. The company markets and sells its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, and agricultural cooperatives, as well as to growers outside the United States. It also sells various intermediates of its crop protection products to various agricultural chemical producers. The company was incorporated in February 2000 under the name Monsanto Ag Company and later changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Monsanto Company

Monsanto Company is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Monsanto Company was ranked number 197 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 197th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Monsanto Company achieved revenue of $11,740.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $2,109.00 million.

Monsanto Company' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 197th compared to 235th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $11,579 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $2,024 million (a change of $0 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Monsanto Company would be ranked 69th rather than 197th due to its profits of $2,109 in 2010.

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