Archer Daniels Midland Reports a Drop in Profit; Beats Estimates (ADM)

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On Tuesday agricultural commodity processor Archer Daniels Midland Company ( ADM ) reported a steep drop in third quarter net income on flat revenues.

The Decatur, Illinois based company reported third quarter net income of $182 million, or 28 cents per share, a 60% decrease from $460 million, or 68 cents per share, a year earlier. Adjusting for one time charges, adjusted earnings per share for the quarter were 50 cents, down from 58 cents a year ago. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected adjusted EPS to be just 35 cents.

Third quarter revenues were $21.80 billion, slightly down from $21.90 billion a year ago. Wall Street analysts expected higher revenues of $22.00 billion for the quarter.

Archer Daniels Midland shares were mostly flat in Wednesday morning trading.

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