Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

Industry: Food Processing

Fortune Rank: 27

ADM procures, transports, stores, processes and markets agricultural commodities and products such as oil seeds, corn, and wheat. For the FY ended 6/30/05, revenues fell 1% to $35.94B. Net income rose from $494.7M to $1.04B. Revenues reflect decline in Corn Processing due to lower lysine selling prices. Net income reflects improved margins, the absence of a charge related to the settlement of the fructose litigation and a gain on the sale of Tate & Lyle.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is principally engaged in procuring, transporting, storing, processing and merchandising agricultural commodities and products. The Company's operations are classified into three business segments: Oilseeds Processing, Corn Processing and Agricultural Services. A new line of trans-free fats and oils is being marketed under the NovaLipid brand using enzymatic interesterification technology. The Company has launched a new product for latex paint manufacturers, Archer RC. It entered into a joint development alliance with Metabolix to produce polyhydroxy alkanoate (PHA) via fermentation during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005. Other new products include a wide range of health and nutrition products known as nutraceuticals or functional foods. The Company has formed a joint venture with Kao Corporation of Japan to manufacture and market diacylglycerol oil in America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company was ranked number 27 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 27th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company achieved revenue of $69,207.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $1,707.00 million.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company remains solid in 27

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company is one of the minority of companies, who ranking on the Fortune 500 list remained stable in 2010, retaining 27th position that is achieved in 2009. This identical ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $69,816 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $1,802 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 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company would be ranked 80th rather than 27th due to its profits of $1,707 in 2010.

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