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ADM Reports Third Quarter Earnings of $0.72 per Share, $0.77 per Share on an Adjusted Basis

•  Net earnings of $407 million

•  Solid results despite challenging external conditions

•  Strong year-over-year growth in Nutrition revenue and profitability

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2019-- Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019.

“We delivered solid third quarter results, consistent with the perspectives we provided last quarter, despite a difficult external environment,” said Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano. “We maintained our focus on serving our customers and advancing our strategic goals, and continued to realize the benefits of the actions that we took earlier this year.

“We are excited about our strategic growth activities, and particularly our participation and leadership in major global trends such as flexitarian diets, nutrition for health, and sustainable materials. We have invested in assets, platforms and technological capabilities to serve and grow with our customers, who are embracing these market-changing trends.

“While external conditions for certain businesses may remain fluid and potentially challenging in the near term, our growing leadership position in major global trends, and our strength in innovation, efficiency, and customer service, position us well for stronger results in 2020 and beyond.”

Third Quarter 2019 Highlights

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

(Amounts in millions except per share data)

 

Earnings per share (as reported)

$

0.72

 

 

$

0.94

 

 

Adjusted earnings per share1

$

0.77

 

 

$

0.92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment operating profit

$

758

 

 

$

881

 

 

Adjusted segment operating profit1

$

764

 

 

$

861

 

 

Ag Services and Oilseeds

417

 

 

478

 

 

Carbohydrate Solutions

182

 

 

288

 

 

Nutrition

118

 

 

67

 

 

Other

47

 

 

28

 

 

  • EPS as reported of $0.72 includes a charge of $0.08 per share related to asset impairment and restructuring charges, a $0.02 per share credit related to LIFO, and a $0.01 per share tax benefit related to the U.S. tax reform transition tax and certain other discrete items. Adjusted EPS, which excludes these items, was $0.77.1

1 Non-GAAP financial measures; see pages 4, 9 and 10 for explanations and reconciliations, including after-tax amounts.

Results of Operations

Ag Services & Oilseeds results were lower than the third quarter of 2018, which benefited from very strong crush margins.

  • Ag Services results were in line with the prior-year quarter. In South America, results were up on improved origination margins in Brazil and increased export volumes from Argentina. In North America, improved merchandising results from favorable ownership positions helped offset a continued challenging volume and margin environment for U.S. exports.
  • In Crushing, results were lower year over year. Crush margins globally were substantially below the record high levels seen in 2018, though still solid in North America and EMEA. In South America, margins were pressured by continued strong exports of soybeans to China. Global crush margins benefited from positive net timing effects of approximately $50 million during the third quarter.
  • Refined Products and Other results were significantly higher than the third quarter of 2018, largely driven by significant improvements in Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts.
  • Wilmar results were lower year over year.

Carbohydrate Solutions results were substantially lower than the year-ago period.

  • Starches and Sweeteners results were down versus the third quarter of 2018. Results in North America were affected by higher net corn costs partly offset by lower manufacturing costs, which included improvements at the Decatur corn complex. EMEA results were impacted by lower selling prices and continued pressure from Turkish sweetener quotas. In wheat milling, an increase in sales volumes was more than offset by lower margins due to limited opportunities in wheat procurement.
  • Bioproducts results were significantly lower, driven by a continued unfavorable margin environment in the ethanol industry.

Nutrition results were substantially higher.

  • WFSI results were significantly higher than the prior-year quarter, with growth across the portfolio. Higher sales and margins globally led to record quarterly results for WILD. In Specialty Ingredients, the protein business continued to expand amid the growing consumer market for alternative proteins. Continued contributions from growth investments in bioactives and fibers benefited the Health & Wellness business.
  • Animal Nutrition results were up year over year, driven largely by contributions from Neovia. Improvements in vitamin additives also helped contribute to positive results. Lysine production improved, though pricing was negatively impacted by lower global demand.

Other results were up substantially from the year-ago period, primarily driven by higher captive insurance earnings.

Other Items of Note

As additional information to help clarify underlying business performance, the table on page 9 includes reported earnings and EPS as well as adjusted earnings and EPS.

Segment operating profit of $758 million for the quarter includes charges related to asset impairment and restructuring activities of $6 million ($0.01 per share).

In Corporate results, unallocated corporate costs for the quarter decreased year over year, principally due to lower accruals for performance-related compensation, partially offset by higher spending in IT and Readiness-related project costs.

Corporate results also included non-cash early retirement charges and global workforce restructuring charges of $47 million ($0.07 per share) and a LIFO credit of $16 million ($0.02 per share).

The effective tax rate for the quarter was approximately 19 percent, up from approximately 15 percent in the prior year. The year-over-year change in rate was primarily driven by a lower 2018 annual effective tax rate that included the favorable impacts of both the 2017 retroactive biodiesel tax credit and certain favorable discrete tax items, and changes in the geographic mix of forecast pretax earnings.

Conference Call Information

ADM will host a webcast on October 31, 2019, at 8 a.m. Central Time to discuss financial results and provide a company update. A financial summary slide presentation will be available to download approximately 60 minutes prior to the call. To listen to the webcast or to download the slide presentation, go to www.adm.com/webcast. A replay of the webcast will also be available for an extended period of time at www.adm.com/webcast.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the above statements constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are based on many assumptions and factors that are subject to risk and uncertainties. ADM has provided additional information in its reports on file with the SEC concerning assumptions and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in this presentation, and you should carefully review the assumptions and factors in our SEC reports. To the extent permitted under applicable law, ADM assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

About ADM

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 40,000 employees serving customers in nearly 200 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 450 crop procurement locations, more than 330 food and feed ingredient manufacturing facilities, 62 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.

Financial Tables Follow

Segment Operating Profit, Adjusted Segment Operating Profit (a non-GAAP measure) and Corporate Results

(unaudited)

 

Quarter ended

 

 

Nine months ended

 

 

September 30

 

 

September 30

 

(In millions)

2019

2018

Change

 

2019

2018

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment Operating Profit

$

758

 

$

881

 

$

(123

)

 

$

2,014

 

$

2,487

 

$

(473

)

Specified items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Gains) losses on sales of assets and businesses

 

(21

)

21

 

 

(12

)

(21

)

9

 

Impairment, restructuring, and settlement charges

6

 

1

 

5

 

 

52

 

36

 

16

 

Adjusted Segment Operating Profit

$

764

 

$

861

 

$

(97

)

 

$

2,054

 

$

2,502

 

$

(448

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ag Services and Oilseeds

$

417

 

$

478

 

$

(61

)

 

$

1,196

 

$

1,405

 

$

(209

)

Ag Services

161

 

157

 

4

 

 

326

 

473

 

(147

)

Crushing

138

 

197

 

(59

)

 

493

 

393

 

100

 

Refined Products and Other

80

 

44

 

36

 

 

223

 

298

 

(75

)

Wilmar

38

 

80

 

(42

)

 

154

 

241

 

(87

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carbohydrate Solutions

$

182

 

$

288

 

$

(106

)

 

$

470

 

$

748

 

$

(278

)

Starches and Sweeteners

207

 

245

 

(38

)

 

595

 

699

 

(104

)

Bioproducts

(25

)

43

 

(68

)

 

(125

)

49

 

(174

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nutrition

$

118

 

$

67

 

$

51

 

 

$

316

 

$

277

 

$

39

 

WFSI

102

 

80

 

22

 

 

293

 

259

 

34

 

Animal Nutrition

16

 

(13

)

29

 

 

23

 

18

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

$

47

 

$

28

 

$

19

 

 

$

72

 

$

72

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment Operating Profit

$

758

 

$

881

 

$

(123

)

 

$

2,014

 

$

2,487

 

$

(473

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate Results

$

(255

)

$

(249

)

$

(6

)

 

$

(922

)

$

(739

)

$

(183

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense - net

(85

)

(80

)

(5

)

 

(276

)

(236

)

(40

)

Unallocated corporate costs

(139

)

(161

)

22

 

 

(454

)

(487

)

33

 

Other charges

 

(4

)

4

 

 

(18

)

(28

)

10

 

Specified items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIFO credit (charge)

16

 

(7

)

23

 

 

(10

)

14

 

(24

)

Expenses related to acquisitions

 

4

 

(4

)

 

(14

)

4

 

(18

)

Restructuring charges

(47

)

(1

)

(46

)

 

(150

)

(6

)

(144

)

Earnings Before Income Taxes

$

503

 

$

632

 

$

(129

)

 

$

1,092

 

$

1,748

 

$

(656

)

Segment operating profit is ADM’s consolidated income from operations before income tax excluding corporate items. Adjusted segment operating profit, a non-GAAP measure, is segment operating profit excluding specified items. Management believes that segment operating profit and adjusted segment operating profit are useful measures of ADM’s performance because they provide investors information about ADM’s business unit performance excluding corporate overhead costs as well as specified items. Segment operating profit and adjusted segment operating profit are not measures of consolidated operating results under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered alternatives to income before income taxes, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, or any other measure of consolidated operating results under U.S. GAAP.

Consolidated Statements of Earnings

(unaudited)

 

Quarter ended

 

Nine months ended

 

September 30

 

September 30

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

(in millions, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

$

16,726

 

 

$

15,800

 

 

$

48,327

 

 

$

48,394

 

Cost of products sold (1)

15,648

 

 

14,742

 

 

45,349

 

 

45,266

 

Gross profit

1,078

 

 

1,058

 

 

2,978

 

 

3,128

 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses (2)

578

 

 

534

 

 

1,839

 

 

1,607

 

Asset impairment, exit, and restructuring costs (3)

53

 

 

1

 

 

200

 

 

41

 

Equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated affiliates

(88

)

 

(131

)

 

(279

)

 

(378

)

Interest income

(47

)

 

(40

)

 

(142

)

 

(115

)

Interest expense

97

 

 

87

 

 

307

 

 

267

 

Other (income) expense - net (4,5)

(18

)

 

(25

)

 

(39

)

 

(42

)

Earnings before income taxes

503

 

 

632

 

 

1,092

 

 

1,748

 

Income tax expense (6)

95

 

 

96

 

 

212

 

 

250

 

Net earnings including noncontrolling interests

408

 

 

536

 

 

880

 

 

1,498

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Net earnings (losses) attributable to noncontrolling interests

1

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

3

 

Net earnings attributable to ADM

$

407

 

 

$

536

 

 

$

875

 

 

$

1,495

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.72

 

 

$

0.94

 

 

$

1.55

 

 

$

2.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average diluted shares outstanding

563

 

 

568

 

 

565

 

 

567

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Includes a charge (credit) related to changes in the Company’s LIFO reserves of ($16 million) and $10 million in the current quarter and YTD, respectively, and $7 million and ($14 million) in the prior quarter and YTD, respectively.

(2) Includes acquisition-related expenses of $14 million in the current YTD.

(3) Includes charges related to impairment of certain assets, restructuring, and pension settlement of $53 million and $200 million in the current quarter and YTD, respectively, restructuring charges of $1 million in the prior quarter, and charges related to impairment of certain assets and restructuring of $41 million in the prior YTD.

(4) Includes gains related to the sale of certain assets and a step-up gain on an equity investment of $12 million in the current YTD and gains related to the sale of a business and an equity investment of $21 million in the prior quarter and YTD.

(5) Includes a settlement charge of $2 million in the current YTD and $1 million in the prior quarter and YTD.

(6) Includes the tax expense (benefit) impact of the above specified items and tax adjustment due to the U.S. tax reform and certain discrete items totaling ($13 million) and ($57 million) in the current quarter and YTD, respectively, and $3 million and ($11 million) in the prior quarter and YTD, respectively.

Summary of Financial Condition

(unaudited)

 

 

September 30,
2019

 

September 30,
2018

 

 

(in millions)

Net Investment In

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents (a)

 

$

932

 

 

$

915

 

Short-term marketable securities (a)

 

26

 

 

 

Operating working capital (b)

 

7,457

 

 

8,024

 

Property, plant, and equipment

 

10,101

 

 

9,885

 

Investments in and advances to affiliates

 

5,399

 

 

5,293

 

Long-term marketable securities

 

10

 

 

26

 

Goodwill and other intangibles

 

5,401

 

 

4,065

 

Other non-current assets

 

1,715

 

 

930

 

 

 

$

31,041

 

 

$

29,138

 

Financed By

 

 

 

 

Short-term debt (a)

 

$

1,242

 

 

$

532

 

Long-term debt, including current maturities (a)

 

7,646

 

 

7,320

 

Deferred liabilities

 

3,205

 

 

2,240

 

Temporary equity

 

53

 

 

46

 

Shareholders’ equity

 

18,895

 

 

19,000

 

 

 

$

31,041

 

 

$

29,138

 

(a)

Net debt is calculated as short-term debt plus long-term debt, including current maturities less cash and cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities.

(b)

Current assets (excluding cash and cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities) less current liabilities (excluding short-term debt and current maturities of long-term debt).

Summary of Cash Flows

(unaudited)

 

 

Nine months ended

 

 

September 30

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

(in millions)

Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

$

880

 

 

$

1,498

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

742

 

 

706

 

Asset impairment charges

 

50

 

 

33

 

Gains on sales of assets

 

(37

)

 

(45

)

Other - net

 

65

 

 

(286

)

Change in deferred consideration in securitized receivables(a)

 

(5,714

)

 

(5,413

)

Other changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

375

 

 

(173

)

Total Operating Activities

 

(3,639

)

 

(3,680

)

 

 

 

 

 

Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

 

(566

)

 

(555

)

Net assets of businesses acquired

 

(1,946

)

 

(324

)

Proceeds from sale of business/assets

 

43

 

 

177

 

Investments in retained interest in securitized receivables(a)

 

(3,813

)

 

(3,391

)

Proceeds from retained interest in securitized receivables(a)

 

9,527

 

 

8,804

 

Marketable securities - net

 

41

 

 

 

Investments in and advances to affiliates

 

(12

)

 

(127

)

Other investing activities

 

(23

)

 

(9

)

Total Investing Activities

 

3,251

 

 

4,575

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt borrowings

 

3

 

 

762

 

Long-term debt payments

 

(615

)

 

(13

)

Net borrowings (payments) under lines of credit

 

960

 

 

(317

)

Share repurchases

 

(150

)

 

 

Cash dividends

 

(592

)

 

(568

)

Other

 

(36

)

 

32

 

Total Financing Activities

 

(430

)

 

(104

)

 

 

 

 

 

Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and restricted cash equivalents

 

(818

)

 

791

 

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and restricted cash equivalents - beginning of period

 

3,843

 

 

1,858

 

Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, and restricted cash equivalents - end of period

 

$

3,025

 

 

$

2,649

 

(a)

Cash flows related to the Company’s retained interest in securitized receivables as required by ASU 2016-15 which took effect January 1, 2018.

Segment Operating Analysis

(unaudited)

 

 

Quarter ended

 

Nine months ended

 

 

September 30

 

September 30

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

(in ‘000s metric tons)

Processed volumes (by commodity)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oilseeds

 

9,062

 

 

9,181

 

 

27,002

 

 

27,303

 

Corn

 

5,619

 

 

5,599

 

 

16,297

 

 

16,708

 

Total processed volumes

 

14,681

 

 

14,780

 

 

43,299

 

 

44,011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter ended

 

Nine months ended

 

 

September 30

 

September 30

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

(in millions)

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ag Services and Oilseeds

 

$

12,616

 

 

$

12,260

 

 

$

36,382

 

 

$

37,431

 

Carbohydrate Solutions

 

2,565

 

 

2,534

 

 

7,409

 

 

7,782

 

Nutrition

 

1,457

 

 

922

 

 

4,263

 

 

2,890

 

Other

 

88

 

 

84

 

 

273

 

 

291

 

Total revenues

 

$

16,726

 

 

$

15,800

 

 

$

48,327

 

 

$

48,394

 

Adjusted Earnings Per Share

A non-GAAP financial measure

(unaudited)

 

Quarter ended September 30

 

Nine months ended September 30

 

2019

2018

 

2019

2018

 

In millions

Per share

In millions

Per share

 

In millions

Per share

In millions

Per share

Net earnings and fully diluted EPS

$

407

 

$

0.72

 

$

536

 

$

0.94

 

 

$

875

 

$

1.55

 

$

1,495

 

$

2.64

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIFO charge (credit) (a)

(12

)

(0.02

)

5

 

0.01

 

 

8

 

0.01

 

(11

)

(0.02

)

Losses (gains) on sales of assets and businesses (b)

 

 

(20

)

(0.04

)

 

(9

)

(0.02

)

(20

)

(0.04

)

Asset impairment, restructuring, and settlement charges (c)

41

 

0.08

 

2

 

 

 

156

 

0.28

 

30

 

0.05

 

Expenses related to acquisitions (d)

 

 

(3

)

 

 

9

 

0.02

 

(3

)

 

Tax adjustment (e)

(5

)

(0.01

)

3

 

0.01

 

 

(7

)

(0.01

)

(4

)

(0.01

)

Sub-total adjustments

24

 

0.05

 

(13

)

(0.02

)

 

157

 

0.28

 

(8

)

(0.02

)

Adjusted net earnings and adjusted EPS

$

431

 

$

0.77

 

$

523

 

$

0.92

 

 

$

1,032

 

$

1.83

 

$

1,487

 

$

2.62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

Current quarter and YTD changes in the Company’s LIFO reserves of $16 million and $10 million pretax, respectively ($12 million and $8 million after tax, respectively), tax effected using the Company’s U.S. income tax rate. Prior quarter and YTD changes in the Company’s LIFO reserves of $7 million and $14 million pretax, respectively ($5 million and $11 million after tax, respectively), tax effected using the Company’s U.S. income tax rate.

(b)

Current YTD gains of $12 million pretax ($9 million after tax), consisted of a gain on the sale of certain assets and a step-up gain on an equity investment, tax effected using the Company’s U.S. income tax rate. Prior quarter and YTD gains of $21 million pretax ($20 million after tax) related to the sale of a business and an equity investment, tax effected using the applicable tax rates.

(c)

Current quarter charges of $53 million pretax ($41 million after tax) related to the impairment of certain assets, restructuring, and pension settlement, tax effected using the applicable rates. Current YTD charges of $202 million pretax ($156 million after tax) related to the impairment of certain assets, restructuring, and pension settlement, tax effected using the applicable tax rates. Prior quarter charges of $2 million pretax and after tax related to restructuring charges and a settlement charge, tax effected using the applicable tax rates. Prior YTD charges of $42 million pretax ($30 million after tax) related to impairment of certain assets, restructuring charges and a settlement charge, tax effected using the applicable tax rates.

(d)

Current YTD acquisition expenses of $14 million pretax ($9 million after tax), consisted of expenses related to the Neovia acquisition. Prior quarter and YTD acquisition adjustment of $4 million pretax ($3 million after tax) related to net gains on foreign exchange derivative contracts to economically hedge certain acquisitions.

(e)

Tax adjustment due to the U.S. tax reform and certain discrete items totaling ($5 million) and ($7 million) in the current quarter and YTD, respectively, and $3 million and ($4 million) in the prior quarter and YTD, respectively.

Adjusted net earnings reflects ADM’s reported net earnings after removal of the effect on net earnings of specified items as more fully described above. Adjusted EPS reflects ADM’s fully diluted EPS after removal of the effect on EPS as reported of specified items as more fully described above. Management believes that Adjusted net earnings and Adjusted EPS are useful measures of ADM’s performance because they provide investors additional information about ADM’s operations allowing better evaluation of underlying business performance and better period-to-period comparability. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to replace or be alternatives to net earnings and EPS as reported, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, or any other measures of operating results under GAAP. Earnings amounts described above have been divided by the company’s diluted shares outstanding for each respective period in order to arrive at an adjusted EPS amount for each specified item.

Adjusted Return on Invested Capital

A non-GAAP financial measure

(unaudited)

Adjusted ROIC Earnings (in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Quarters

 

Quarter Ended

 

Ended

 

Dec. 31, 2018

 

Mar. 31, 2019

 

June 30, 2019

 

Sep. 30, 2019

 

Sep. 30, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to ADM

$

315

 

 

$

233

 

 

$

235

 

 

$

407

 

 

$

1,190

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

97

 

 

101

 

 

109

 

 

97

 

 

404

 

LIFO

(4

)

 

1

 

 

25

 

 

(16

)

 

6

 

Other adjustments (3)

241

 

 

30

 

 

119

 

 

48

 

 

438

 

Total adjustments

334

 

 

132

 

 

253

 

 

129

 

 

848

 

Tax on adjustments

(80

)

 

(28

)

 

(65

)

 

(32

)

 

(205

)

Net adjustments

254

 

 

104

 

 

188

 

 

97

 

 

643

 

Total Adjusted ROIC Earnings

$

569

 

 

$

337

 

 

$

423

 

 

$

504

 

 

$

1,833

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Invested Capital (in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

Trailing Four

 

Dec. 31, 2018

 

Mar. 31, 2019

 

June 30, 2019

 

Sep. 30, 2019

 

Quarter Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity (1)

$

18,981

 

 

$

18,895

 

 

$

18,955

 

 

$

18,873

 

 

$

18,926

 

+ Interest-bearing liabilities (2)

8,392

 

 

9,887

 

 

9,417

 

 

8,891

 

 

9,147

 

+ LIFO adjustment (net of tax)

41

 

 

42

 

 

61

 

 

49

 

 

48

 

Other adjustments (3)

183

 

 

27

 

 

86

 

 

36

 

 

83

 

Total Adjusted Invested Capital

$

27,597

 

 

$

28,851

 

 

$

28,519

 

 

$

27,849

 

 

$

28,204

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Return on Invested Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.5

%

(1) Excludes noncontrolling interests
(2) Includes short-term debt, current maturities of long-term debt, finance lease obligations, and long-term debt
(3) Includes the impact of U.S. tax reform

Adjusted ROIC is Adjusted ROIC earnings divided by adjusted invested capital. Adjusted ROIC earnings is ADM’s net earnings adjusted for the after tax effects of interest expense, changes in the LIFO reserve and other specified items. Adjusted invested capital is the sum of ADM’s equity (excluding noncontrolling interests) and interest-bearing liabilities adjusted for the after tax effect of the LIFO reserve, and other specified items. Management believes Adjusted ROIC is a useful financial measure because it provides investors information about ADM’s returns excluding the impacts of LIFO inventory reserves and other specified items and increases period-to-period comparability of underlying business performance. Management uses Adjusted ROIC to measure ADM’s performance by comparing Adjusted ROIC to its weighted average cost of capital (WACC). Adjusted ROIC, Adjusted ROIC earnings and Adjusted invested capital are non-GAAP financial measures and are not intended to replace or be alternatives to GAAP financial measures.

Source: Archer Daniels Midland Company

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