ADM Q2 Beats Estimates

The agribusiness giant posts gains in revenue and bottom line.

Eric Volkman
Eric Volkman
Feb 5, 2013 at 5:20PM

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) has released its preliminary Q2 2013 results, and the numbers beat analyst estimates. For the quarter, revenue came in at just under $25 billion, while net profit according to GAAP was $510 million, $0.77 per diluted share. Both compare favorably with Q2 2012's figures of $23.3 billion and $80 million ($0.12 diluted EPS), respectively.

Adjusted net profit for the period amounted to $0.60 per share, representing a strong gain on the $0.51 ADM posted in the same period the previous year.

On average, analysts had been expecting an EPS of $0.58 and top line of $21.2 billion. 

The company attributed the improvements to strong worldwide demand for products derived from oilseed, among other factors.