| Archer Daniels Midland is a human and animal nutrition and an agricultural origination and processing company. Co.'s segments include: Ag Services and Oilseeds, which includes activities related to the origination, merchandising, transportation, and storage of agricultural raw materials, and the crushing and further processing of oilseeds such as soybeans and soft seeds into vegetable oils and protein meals; Carbohydrate Solutions, which is engaged in corn and wheat wet and dry milling and other activities; and Nutrition, which engages in the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of an array of products including plant-based proteins, natural flavor ingredients, and flavor systems. We show 45 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our ADM shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute ADM market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing ADM market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing ADM's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of ADM versus a peer is one thing; comparing
ADM market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like ADM can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ADM by allowing them to research the ADM market cap history.