In Illinois, analysts compared Archer-Daniels-Midland and Ingredion to see which is the better business in terms of investment earnings, risk, profitability and other stock related criteria. ADM, which processes oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa for biofuels and food, pays a dividend whereas Ingredion, which focuses on ingredients and biomaterials, doesn’t pay dividends.
Ingredion has higher net margins, return on equity and return on assets and was reported in NUU last week for partnering with SweetGen on new sweetener ingredients. However, ADM beat out Ingredion on revenue and earnings. ADM is also busy with plans to acquire Chamtor, a producer of glucose, starch, and proteins from wheat, from Vivescia Industries, as reported in NUU in March. Overall, ADM beat out Ingredion with a higher score on 6 of the 10 stock and investment related factors compared between the two companies.