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Monsanto has delivered profits consistently looking and the Net profits figures below given in

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2009 2109

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2007 993 Net Profit(million $)

2006 689

2005 255
the graph we can see that it has shown a growth of 7 . % in year 200 when we
compared to the current Net profit figure $ 2 0 million in 200 to $ 2 7 million in 2004 .

Not just that but it has attained a strong competitive position over its compe titors around the
world by attaining a Majority market share of 22.4 % 23, which makes it¶s a safe company to
invest looking at its profits and market shares.

Looking at the dividend and share price history of Monsanto (Please refer Appendix .2) its
shows a sign of a organisation which can keep its investors really happy its share price has
consistently done well and its last year closing share price was $ 0.74 and if we compare it
to the share price of April 2005 which was $27.52 we can see its has seen a growth of
2 3.3 % and moreover from the table we can observed that they haven¶t missed a single
dividend in last years which is quite commendable looking at the current economic
scenarios 4.

Looking at the data given In the APPENDIX .2 we can come to a conclusion that Monsanto
has been successful in making money for its investor hence fulfilling the most basic
Economic Responsibility towards shareholder.

Other than that Monsanto all over the globe Employees 22, 00 regular employees and 4 00
temporary employees (Annual Report 200 ) and it has been awarded with :-

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Above list of awards shows that Monsanto is not only a reason for providing Employment
opportunities to so many people but also being a quality Employer.

But In past Even Monsanto has shown The face of evil employer who only thinks of its own
profit and loss statements, Monsa nto in 2003 shed 25 jobs when it closed its European
cereal seed business headquartered at Trumping ton, Cambridge, UK. & recently according
to an article (3 /0 /20 0) 7 it¶s been heard that Monsanto has plans to trim an additional 50
to 700 jobs from its global work force in addition to 00 jobs eliminated last summer .

   


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Oct 05 )2.43 )3. ,7 5).3* )3.0 , 5, ,27,400 2+.75

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