ADM Reports Second Quarter Earnings

ADM today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

  • Net earnings and adjusted earnings of about $1.2 billion
  • Adjusted ROIC of 11.6%

Our second quarter adjusted earnings per share of $2.15 reflect our team’s strong execution, delivering nutrition to billions of people around the globe,” said Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano. “In addition, our productivity initiatives are improving our capabilities and mitigating the impact of inflation, while our innovation projects are powering profitable growth, as we leverage our unique portfolio and globally integrated network to meet demand driven by the three enduring global trends of food security, health and well-being, and sustainability.

Looking forward, we expect the combination of our strategic actions and continued good demand for our products to propel very strong earnings in the second half of 2022, with strong cash flows enabling us to accelerate approximately $1 billion in share repurchases into the back half of the year. Beyond that, we will continue to execute the growth plan we laid out at our Global Investor Day, while maintaining our focus on balanced capital allocation and optimizing ROIC.”

Second Quarter 2022 Highlights

(Amounts in millions except per share amounts)



Earnings per share (as reported)





Adjusted earnings per share1





Segment operating profit





Adjusted segment operating profit (loss)1





Ag Services and Oilseeds



Carbohydrate Solutions






Other Business



  • Q2 2022 EPS as reported of $2.18 includes a $0.01 per share net charge related to impairments and restructuring and a $0.04 per share gain related to the mark-to-market adjustment on the Wilmar exchangeable bond. Adjusted EPS, which excludes these items, was $2.15.1

1 Non-GAAP financial measures; see pages 3, 5, 10, 11 and 12 for explanations and reconciliations, including after-tax amounts.

Quarterly Results of Operations

Ag Services & Oilseeds delivered substantially higher year-over-year results.

  • Ag Services results more than doubled versus the year-ago quarter. Global Trade had an outstanding quarter: The destination marketing team’s ability to meet customer demand around the globe helped drive strong volumes and margins, and good execution in global freight, as well as net timing gains of about $65 million for the quarter, contributed to significantly higher year-over-year profits. North America had a solid performance as export volumes remained strong in a good global demand environment, though year-over-year results were lower due to the prior-year’s insurance settlement and strong positioning gains. South America results were higher, based on stronger origination volumes and better margins driven by strong global grain demand.
  • Crushing delivered substantially higher results. Strong soy crush margins drove improved performance in all three regions, as meal and oil demand remained robust. Positive net timing effects of approximately $90 million for the quarter, versus the $70 million of negative timing in the year-ago period, helped drive higher year-over-year results.
  • Refined Products and Other results were similar to the prior-year period, as strong demand for biofuels and food oils drove refining premiums and biodiesel margins, offset by approximately $150 million of negative timing effects versus negative $30 million in the prior-year quarter.
  • Equity earnings from Wilmar were significantly higher versus the second quarter of 2021.

Carbohydrate Solutions results were substantially higher versus the prior-year period.

  • The Starches and Sweeteners subsegment, including ethanol production from our wet mills, delivered much better results due to solid demand as food service volumes reached close to pre-pandemic levels. Corn co-products, including strong demand for corn oil, and effective risk management drove higher ethanol and sweetener margins.
  • Vantage Corn Processors results were slightly higher in an environment of good gasoline demand and strong ethanol blending economics. A $50 million recovery from the USDA Biofuel Producer Recovery Program helped offset the prior year’s strong industrial alcohol results from the now-sold Peoria facility as well as valuation losses on ethanol inventory as prices fell late in the quarter.

Nutrition delivered 16% revenue growth — 20%1 on a constant currency basis — and 19% higher year-over-year operating profit.

  • Human Nutrition delivered higher year-over-year results as demand across its diverse product portfolio remained robust. Flavors grew revenue in North America, EMEA and South America, though profits were lower due to negative currency effects in EMEA as well as weaker results in APAC. Healthy demand for alternative proteins resulted in strong soy protein volumes and margins, as contributions from the Sojaprotein acquisition, as well as good demand for texturants, drove higher results in Specialty Ingredients. Strength across probiotics, including in the recently acquired Deerland business, as well as robust demand for fibers, contributed to a stronger quarter in Health and Wellness.
  • Animal Nutrition profits were up substantially year over year, driven by continued strong volumes and margins in amino acids.

Other Business results increased from the prior-year quarter, driven primarily by higher ADM Investor Services earnings due to higher interest rates.

Other Items of Note

As additional information to help clarify underlying business performance, the table on page 10 includes reported earnings and EPS as well as adjusted earnings and EPS.

Segment operating profit of $1.8 billion for the quarter includes net charges related to impairment of $9 million ($0.01 per share).

In Corporate results, interest expense increased year over year on higher rates and higher short-term borrowings to support working capital needs, as well as higher expense for long-term debt. Unallocated corporate costs were higher year over year due primarily to higher IT operating and project-related costs and higher costs in the company’s centers of excellence. Other Corporate was unfavorable to the prior year primarily due to an ADM Ventures investment revaluation gain in the prior-year quarter. Corporate results also included a loss related to the mark-to-market adjustment on the Wilmar exchangeable bond of $19 million ($0.04 per share).

The effective tax rate for the quarter was approximately 18%, compared to approximately 14% in the prior year. The increased rate was driven primarily by changes in the geographic mix of pretax earnings in addition to the impact of discrete tax items.

Note: Additional Facts and Explanations

Additional facts and explanations about results and industry environment can be found at the end of the ADM Q2 Earnings Presentation at

1 FX adjusted revenue is ADM's GAAP revenue adjusted for the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. The Company calculates FX adjusted revenue by converting its current period revenue using the prior period exchange rates and comparing the adjusted amount to its prior period reported results. Management believes providing FX adjusted revenue provides valuable supplemental information regarding its revenue and facilitates period-to-period comparison. FX adjusted revenue is a non-GAAP measure and is not intended to replace or be an alternative to GAAP revenues, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Conference Call Information

ADM will host a webcast on July 26, 2022, at 8 a.m. Central Time to discuss financial results and provide a company update. To listen to the webcast, go A replay of the webcast will also be available for an extended period of time at

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of our comments and materials in this presentation constitute forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views and estimates of future economic circumstances, industry conditions, Company performance and financial results. These statements and materials 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 as a result of new information or future events.

About ADM

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