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Archer-Daniels Midland Co ADM

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Raising ADM FVE to $46 on Stronger Near-Term Profit Forecast; Shares Fairly Valued

Seth Goldstein, CFA Senior Equity Analyst

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| Seth Goldstein, CFA |

Archer-Daniels Midland reported solid second-quarter results as adjusted segment operating profit grew 18% year on year. Improved results were driven by higher grain merchandising profits in the ag services and oilseeds business and profit growth in the nutrition business. Although the corn processing segment's results were flat, vantage corn processors, or VCP, which houses ADM's ethanol business, generated a surprising profit.

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Business Description

Archer Daniels Midland is a major processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, and other agricultural commodities. Additionally, the company owns an extensive network of logistical assets to store and transport crops around the globe. Its end products include vegetable oil and meal, corn sweeteners, flour, feed ingredients, ethanol, and natural flavors.

77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 4600
Chicago, IL, 60601
T +1 312 634-8100
Sector Consumer Defensive
Industry Farm Products
Most Recent Earnings Jun 30, 2020
Fiscal Year End Dec 30, 2020
Stock Type High Yield
Employees 38,100