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27. Archer Daniels Midland
Archer Daniels Midland
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Rank: 27 (Previous rank: 52)
Compare tool: Archer Daniels Midland vs. Top 10
CEO: Patricia A. Woertz
Address: 4666 Faries Pkwy.
Decatur, IL 62525
Phone: 217-424-5200
Website: www.admworld.com
As the world slid into recession last year, few stocks were punished as swiftly as Archer Daniels Midland. Its shares swooned from $49 in April to under $14 by October. For ADM, meat is money - or at least the feed it sells to fatten livestock is money. And when economies shrink, so does meat consumption and ADM's business.

The stock has rallied since October. But concerns over the lingering recession, the collapse of the market for corn to be made into ethanol, and a general oversupply of the grains suggest a tough year ahead. Still, with $3.3 billion in cash, ADM should weather even this tough season. - M.C.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 69,816.0 58.6
Profits 1,802.0 -16.7
Assets 37,056.0
Stockholders' equity 13,490.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 18,313.1
Profits as % of  
Revenues 2.6
Assets 4.9
Stockholders' equity 13.4
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 2.79
% change from 2007 -15.5
1998-2008 annual growth rate % 17.4
Total return to investors %
2008 -36.9
1998-2008 annual rate 8.6
Industry: Food Production
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Archer Daniels Midland 27 69,816.0
2 Tyson Foods 89 28,130.0
3 Smithfield Foods 183 14,264.1
4 Pilgrim's Pride 304 8,525.1
5 Chiquita Brands International 508 4,524.1
6 Seaboard 531 4,267.8
7 Corn Products International 560 3,943.6
8 Sanderson Farms 998 1,723.6
Issue date: May 4, 2009
Figures are for fiscal year ended June 30, 2008.
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