Erika Blanco Fall 2010 ACG2021.001. Executive Summary.
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Mr. Hugh Grant, 52, is the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto.
Monsanto Company800 N. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63167
Ending date of last fiscal year, August 31, 2009.
Monsanto offers farmers a wide range of corn, soybean, cotton, wheat, canola, sorghum and sugar cane seeds.
Monsanto’s geographic area of activity is very diverse, including the continents North America, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.Part A. Introduction
The dividend per share is 2.33% per share.
Information accessed on September 29, 2010 .
Twelve month trade range: $77.23 – $48.75.
Based on my analysis, I would not purchase stock from Monsanto. After evaluating the activity over the past year, their stock has steadily decreased since January 2010.Part A. Stock Market Information
Comparing the Gross Profit, Income from Operations, and Net Income, from 2008 to 2009, it appears the company has seen an overall increase in profits.Part C. Income Statement
Shipping and Handling Costs
Marketing and Advertising
Research and developmental costs
Foreign Currency translation
Derivatives of other financial instruments
Pension and post retirement plans
Stock based compensation
Fair values of assets and liabilities
Plant, Property, and Equipment
Environmental remediation liabilities
Litigation and other contingencies
GuaranteesPart D. Accounting Policies