WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) announced earnings for its first quarter that rose compared to the same period last year.
The company said its bottom line rose to $678 million, or $0.60 per share. This was up from $573 million, or $0.42 per share, in last year's first quarter.
Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.62 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.
The company said revenue for the quarter rose 4.2% to $14.99 billion. This was up from $14.38 billion last year.
Archer-Daniels-Midland earnings at a glance:
-Earnings (Q1): $678 Mln. vs. $573 Mln. last year. -Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 18.3% -EPS (Q1): $0.60 vs. $0.42 last year. -EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 42.9% -Analysts Estimate: $0.62 -Revenue (Q1): $14.99 Bln vs. $14.38 Bln last year. -Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 4.2%
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