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Archer-Daniels-Midland NYSE:ADM Stock Report

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03 Oct, 2022


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ADM fundamental analysis
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Future Growth0/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health4/6

ADM Stock Overview

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities, products, and ingredients in the United States, Switzerland, Cayman Islands, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Archer-Daniels-Midland
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$83.03
52 Week HighUS$98.88
52 Week LowUS$60.83
1 Month Change-5.23%
3 Month Change14.71%
1 Year Change35.76%
3 Year Change108.72%
5 Year Change94.86%
Change since IPO872.46%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 19
Calculating The Fair Value Of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM)

Calculating The Fair Value Of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM)

Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company ( NYSE:ADM ) by...

Sep 19

Archer-Daniels' Performance Is Wild, But Can It Last?

Summary Archer-Daniels-Midland is one of the nation's largest agriculture companies benefiting from high export demand and high crush margins. The company is thriving as the global agriculture bull market is not only benefiting from both supply and demand issues but also because these tailwinds are set to last. While the dividend yield has fallen to multi-year lows, the company remains attractively valued, allowing for more upside. Introduction In July, I wrote an article titled "Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM): The Right Way To Add Agriculture (Dividends)". Back then, I highlighted why I was bullish on the company given market fundamentals and why the company is a great way to benefit from long-term growth in the industry through dividends. Since then, the stock has risen 11%, outperforming the S&P 500 by almost 10 points despite market weakness. In this article, I will reiterate my bullish call by using market fundamentals and the company's own progress. Given the company's strong performance and low yield, it's important to assess the risk/reward, which may seem mildly unfavorable due to the low dividend yield. However, the company is doing a great job improving its business, which makes the valuation quite attractive. So, without further ado, let us dive into the details! ADM Hit A Homer - Financially Speaking The chart below speaks volumes. In 2Q21, Archer-Daniels generated $1.8 billion in operating profit. As usual, most of it came from its agriculture services and oilseeds business. However, the most important thing is that the company did "only" $1.2 billion in operating profit in the prior-year quarter. Archer-Daniels-Midland However, before we dive into these numbers, let me quickly reiterate what ADM is all about for the readers who are new to this agricultural giant. After all, I think that even if people don't trade or invest in ADM shares, knowing what ADM is all about is very important. As I wrote in my last ADM article (I updated the numbers): ADM is an extremely complex company engaged in all key aspects of the global food supply chain. This Chicago-based company was founded in 1902 and employs close to 40,000 employees. With a market cap of roughly $47.5 billion, it's the largest company in the farm products industry. ADM operates a number of business segments. Ag Services & Oilseeds (79% of 2021 sales) Carbohydrate Solutions (13%) Nutrition (8%) Other (Negligible) Ag services and oilseeds include operations that take place at the start of the food supply chain. These operations are related to the origination, merchandising, transportation, and storage of agricultural raw materials, and the crushing and further processing of oilseeds (soybeans, cottonseed, sunflower seed, canola, rapeseed, etc.). These products are used food, feed, energy, and industrial feedstock. This includes renewable diesel and more or less everything that comes to mind when thinking of food. On top of that, the company owns the largest ethanol plants in the United States. [...] The overview below shows the company's business segments. Archer-Daniels-Midland As the first chart of this article suggests, the company is back on track, exploiting a very strong agricultural bull case. Its 2Q22 earnings were blowout earnings. Adjusted EPS came in at $2.15, a whopping $0.43 higher than expected. Revenues jumped by 19% to $27.3 billion. That's $2.4 billion higher than expected. As the chart below shows, the start of the inflationary agricultural bull market in 2020 has pushed ADM to a whole new level of profitability. This year, net income is expected to reach $3.8 billion with a net income margin close to 4.0%. TIKR The company also saw a steep increase in its adjusted return on invested capital, which rose from 8.7% in 2Q21 to 11.6% in the most recent quarter. On top of higher sales, the company benefited from modernization projects like its Minnesota corn facility in Marshall, which is unlocking significant new value through automation, new control systems, and advanced analytics. The company is seeing double-digit returns on investments made to streamline its labor and capital-intensive operations. With regard to agricultural developments, the company sees strong export volumes thanks to high global demand. While the rate of growth is set to slow, I expect global agriculture tailwinds to be persistent. The other day, Bloomberg ran an article, citing long-term food problems, which are still mounting around the world. According to the article: Everywhere you look, nations are grappling with a vast range of food ailments. In the US, bakers are being squeezed by the worst ever flour inflation. In the UK, the price of an English breakfast is getting out of reach for more and more people. And in Europe, tomato growers and beer brewers are facing shutdowns and production cutbacks as the region’s energy crisis spills over beyond the utilities and energy-intensive sectors. Moreover, we're now in a situation where we could see another year of La Nina, a weather phenomenon that will (could more than likely) pressure crop production in key growing areas in Southern America, Europe, Asia, and North America. Although I expect North America to remain in a good spot due to really favorable growing areas. France, for example, is seeing the first corn crop in more than three decades, which is a good benchmark for the dire situation in Europe right now. Bloomberg According to the same article: The price of everything from a cup of coffee to the coal used in steelmaking is impacted by the weather. It’s all but guaranteed the world will see another year of weather disasters that destroy homes, ruin crops, disrupt shipping and threaten lives. Another year of La Nina means the world is hurtling toward $1 trillion in damages by the time 2023 wraps up. It also needs to be said that the company's operations benefit from strong crush margins. Crush margins are the margins it gets on operations like turning soybeans into soybean meal and soybean oil. After all, that's not something farmers do. Companies like ADM buy grains and turn this into value-added products. If i.e., soybean oil and soybean meal futures outperform the price of soybeans it pays to farmers, ADM makes more money. Using soybean crush futures, we see that futures are indeed at elevated levels, more than double what they were prior to the pandemic. Barchart (Soybean Crush Jan 2023) The company's own numbers as shown below confirm this. Both crush margins and ethanol margins are very strong. Given higher demand, the company is in a good spot to deliver elevated earnings on a long-term basis. Archer-Daniels-Midland With regard to the company's outlook: [...] North American crush margins should be constructive. As soybean meal remains a very efficient and cost-effective protein substitute for even wheat as wheat prices, even though they've come up, they're still relatively expensive. So soybean meal remains an important feed for all types of protein and especially for poultry, and you've seen the number of poultry rising. So we're constructive for crush margins in North America. And even with biodiesel as well, that's also providing another avenue to support crush margins even in Europe. So crush margin outlook for the back half is strong in terms of the fundamentals that I highlighted. What About The Valuation? Archer-Daniels-Midland has a low correlation with the market. Going back to 1986, the company has a 0.38 correlation, which is rather low. What's interesting is that during this period, ADM shares have performed really well. An investment in ADM was "slightly" more profitable than an investment in the S&P 500. While the S&P 500 was rising quite consistently, ADM shares got most of their gains from three major upswings with prolonged sideways trends in between. We're currently in one of these uptrends for the first time since the early 2000s as the market has shifted from "growth" to "value" stocks due to high inflation, high commodity prices, and everything related to this. Portfolio Visualizer Given these developments, it's important to refrain from buying into overvaluation. Especially because ADM shares are yielding less than 2% again. That's not a lot for most dividend investors, especially not when dealing with slow-growing (in general) stocks. ADM has been paying dividends for 90 years with 40 years of consecutive growth. The company hiked dividends by 8% this year. The current dividend is $0.40 per share per quarter. That's $1.60 per year or 1.9% of the company's stock price. This yield is one of the lowest in years. It's even below 2014 levels before commodities came down crashing.

Aug 24
Should You Investigate Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) At US$88.05?

Should You Investigate Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) At US$88.05?

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company ( NYSE:ADM ) led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple...

Shareholder Returns

ADMUS FoodUS Market

Return vs Industry: ADM exceeded the US Food industry which returned -1.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ADM exceeded the US Market which returned -23.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is ADM's price volatile compared to industry and market?
ADM volatility
ADM Average Weekly Movement4.1%
Food Industry Average Movement5.5%
Market Average Movement6.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.5%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.8%

Stable Share Price: ADM is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ADM's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

190239,979Juan Luciano

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities, products, and ingredients in the United States, Switzerland, Cayman Islands, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Ag Services and Oilseeds, Carbohydrate Solutions, and Nutrition. It procures, stores, cleans, and transports agricultural raw materials, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, and barley.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company Fundamentals Summary

How do Archer-Daniels-Midland's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
ADM fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$46.54b
Earnings (TTM)US$3.60b
Revenue (TTM)US$94.36b


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Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
ADM income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$87.39b
Gross ProfitUS$6.97b
Other ExpensesUS$3.38b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)6.42
Gross Margin7.39%
Net Profit Margin3.81%
Debt/Equity Ratio46.7%

How did ADM perform over the long term?

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