Financial Highlights

(in millions, except per share amounts)

Years ended Aug. 31  2016 2015 2014 % Change 2016 vs. 2015
Operating Results
Net Sales $13,502 $15,001 $15,855 (10%)
EBIT(1)  $2,408 $3,500 $3,952 (31%)
Net Income Attributable to Monsanto Company  $1,336 $2,314 $2,740 (42%)
Diluted Earnings per Share(2)  $2.99 $4.81 $5.22 (38%)
Other Selected Data        
Free Cash Flow(3) $1,724 $2,089 $959 (17%)
Capital Expenditures $923 $967 $1,005 (5%)
Depreciation and Amortization  $716 $716 $691 2%
Diluted Shares Outstanding(2) 447.1 481.4 524.9 (7%)