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					       Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) - Financial and Strategic SWOT
                                 Analysis Review

      Reference Code: GDAE11764FSA                                                                                    Publication Date: APR 2011

      4666 Faries Parkway, Box 1470 Phone                     +1 217 4245200                         Revenue           61,682 (million USD)
      Decatur, IL                   Fax                       +1 217 4245447                         Net Profit        1,930 (million USD)
                                            Website           www.adm.comen-                         Employees
      62526                                                                                                            29,300
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      United States                         Exchange          ADM [New York Stock Exchange]          Industry          Alternative Energy

      Company Overview
      Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) engages in procuring, transporting, storing, processing, and merchandising agricultural
      commodities and products. The company operates its business in three segments, namely, Oilseeds Processing; Corn
      Processing; and Agricultural Services. ADM is one of the largest agricultural processors of soy beans, corn, wheat and cocoa,
      which operates in alignment with farmers to convert these crops into soy meal and oil, corn sweeteners, flour, cocoa and
      chocolate, ethanol and biodiesel. In addition, the company through its subsidiaries provides commodities broking services;
      foreign exchange services; and participates in third-party reinsurance arrangements.

      Key Executives                                                              SWOT Analysis
                    Name                                   Title                  Archer Daniels Midland Company, SWOT Analysis
      Patricia A. Woertz                    Chairman                              Strengths                 Weaknesses

      Mark J. Cheviron                      Vice President, Corporate
                                                                                  Efficient Resource                  Litigations and Legal
                                            Security and Services
                                                                                  Management                          Proceedings
      Ismael Roig                           Director, Asia-Pacific
      Gary L. Towne                         Chairman, ACTI, G.m.b.H.              Broad Spectrum of Support           Declining Performance of Key
                                                                                  Services                            Business Segments
      John D. Rice                          Vice Chairman
      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
      GlobalData

      Share Data                                                                  Opportunities                      Threats

      Archer Daniels Midland Company                                              Focus on Lucrative Asian            Fluctuations in Energy Prices
       Share Price (USD) as on 06-Apr-2011                                36.56   Markets
                                                                          3.000                                       Regulatory Obligations
       EPS (USD)
                                                                                  Growing Market for
       Market Cap (million USD)                                         23,886    Foodservices
       Enterprise Value (million USD)                                   36,063

       Shares Outstanding (million)                                         637
                                                                                  Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                  Research, GlobalData
       GlobalData

      Financial Performance                                                       Recent Developments
                                                                                  Feb 01, 2011        ADM Reports Net Earnings Of $732m In
                                                                                                      Q2 Fiscal Year Ended 2011
                                                                                  Nov 23, 2010        ADM Announces Management Changes
                                                                                  Nov 04, 2010        ADM Announces            Re-Election        Of   10
                                                                                                      Directors To Board
                                                                                  Nov 02, 2010        ADM To Construct Biodiesel Facility In
                                                                                                      Joacaba, Brazil
                                                                                  Nov 02, 2010        ADM Reports Net Earnings Of $345 Million
                                                                                                      In Q1 Fiscal 2011
                                                                                  Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                  Research, GlobalData
       GlobalData




Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) - Financial and Strategic SWOT                                                          Reference Code: GDAE11764FSA
Analysis Review
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      Table of Contents
      Table of Contents........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
      List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
      List of Figures................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
      Section 1 - About the Company ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
      Archer Daniels Midland Company - Key Facts .............................................................................................................................................................. 5
      Archer Daniels Midland Company - Key Employees ..................................................................................................................................................... 6
      Archer Daniels Midland Company - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................................... 8
      Archer Daniels Midland Company - Major Products and Services ................................................................................................................................ 9
      Archer Daniels Midland Company - History ................................................................................................................................................................. 11
      Archer Daniels Midland Company - Company Statement............................................................................................................................................ 14
      Archer Daniels Midland Company - Locations And Subsidiaries ................................................................................................................................. 17
            Head Office............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 17
            Other Locations & Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................................. 17
      Section 2 – Company Analysis .................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
      Archer Daniels Midland Company - Business Description........................................................................................................................................... 19
      Archer Daniels Midland Company - Corporate Strategy .............................................................................................................................................. 20
      Archer Daniels Midland Company - SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................................... 21
            SWOT Analysis - Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
            Archer Daniels Midland Company - Strengths....................................................................................................................................................... 21
                  Strength - Efficient Resource Management .................................................................................................................................................... 21
                  Strength - Broad Spectrum of Support Services ............................................................................................................................................. 21
                  Strength - Robust Research and Development Activity .................................................................................................................................. 21
                  Strength - Strategic Location of Manufacturing Facilities................................................................................................................................ 21
                  Strength - Portfolio of Multiple Products.......................................................................................................................................................... 22
            Archer Daniels Midland Company - Weaknesses ................................................................................................................................................. 22
                  Weakness - Litigations and Legal Proceedings .............................................................................................................................................. 22
                  Weakness - Declining Performance of Key Business Segments.................................................................................................................... 22
            Archer Daniels Midland Company - Opportunities................................................................................................................................................. 22
                  Opportunity - Focus on Lucrative Asian Markets ............................................................................................................................................ 22
                  Opportunity - Growing Market for Foodservices ............................................................................................................................................. 23
                  Opportunity - Rising Demand for Biofuels....................................................................................................................................................... 23
                  Opportunity - New Expansion Plans ............................................................................................................................................................... 23
                  Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions ................................................................................................................................................................ 23
            Archer Daniels Midland Company - Threats.......................................................................................................................................................... 24
                  Threat - Fluctuations in Energy Prices ............................................................................................................................................................ 24
                  Threat - Regulatory Obligations ...................................................................................................................................................................... 24
                  Threat - Competitive Landscape ..................................................................................................................................................................... 24
      Archer Daniels Midland Company - Key Competitors.................................................................................................................................................. 25
      Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ........................................................................................................................................................................ 26
            Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios................................................................................................................................................................ 26
            Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios............................................................................................................................................................................ 26
            Performance Chart ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 28
            Financial Performance.......................................................................................................................
				
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Description: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review Summary Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) engages in procuring, transporting, storing, processing, and merchandising agricultural commodities and products. The company operates its business in three segments, namely, Oilseeds Processing; Corn Processing; and Agricultural Services. ADM is one of the largest agricultural processors of soy beans, corn, wheat and cocoa, which operates in alignment with farmers to convert these crops into soy meal and oil, corn sweeteners, flour, cocoa and chocolate, ethanol and biodiesel. In addition, the company through its subsidiaries provides commodities broking services; foreign exchange services; and participates in third-party reinsurance arrangements. Geographically, the company operates in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. ADM is headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, the US. Archer Daniels Midland Company Key Recent Developments… Feb 01, 2011: ADM Reports Net Earnings Of $732m In Q2 Fiscal Year Ended 2011 Nov 23, 2010: ADM Announces Management Changes Nov 04, 2010: ADM Announces Re-Election Of 10 Directors To Board Nov 02, 2010: ADM To Construct Biodiesel Facility In Joacaba, Brazil Nov 02, 2010: ADM Reports Net Earnings Of $345 Million In Q1 Fiscal 2011 This comprehensive SWOT profile of Archer Daniels Midland Company provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better. The profile contains critical company information including: - Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions. - Corporate strategy –
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