ADM profit more than doubles in Q2

By Dow Jones newswires

Excluding items, earnings rose to US77 cents a share from US46 cents. Revenue decreased 4. 6 per cent to $US21. 5 billion.

In February, the company said it was planning "aggressive" steps to improve its grain-trading division after the unit contributed to a 27 per cent decline in its fourth-quarter earnings.

For the period ended June 30, ADM reported a profit of $US533 million, or 81 cents a share, compared with $US223 million, orUS 34 cents a share, a year earlier.

Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report.

Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected per-share profit of US73 cents and revenue of $US22. 84 billion.

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