Archer Daniels Midland Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 30th. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products. The Company processes oilseeds, corn, milo, oats, barley, peanuts, and wheat. Archer-Daniels-Midland also processes produce products which have primarily two end uses including food or feed ingredients.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Archer Daniels Midland Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.54 per share on revenues of $21.33 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 15.64.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.58 to a profit $0.48. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.47, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Archer Daniels Midland has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 69,820 69,210 61,680 80,680 89,040
Diluted EPS ($) 2.79 2.62 3.00 3.13 1.84

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 23,310 21,160 22,680 21,810 24,920
Diluted EPS ($) 0.12 0.60 0.4303 0.28 0.7716

Past Performance:
Archer Daniels Midland has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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