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AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG exploring capital increase from existing authorised capital

AGRANA is exploring a cash capital increase from existing authorised capital, given appropriate market conditions. Provided that the principal shareholders waive their subscription right and that a significant portion of the existing AGRANA shares directly held by Südzucker are…

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AGRANA-EBIT up 26.6% year-on-year after three financial quarters --- EBIT rises in all segments

In the first three quarters of the 2016|17 financial year, AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG achieved year-on-year growth of 3.1% in Group revenue to € 1,967.5 million (Q1-Q3 prior year: € 1,908.0 million). Operating profit (EBIT) rose substantially to € 137.7 million, an increase of 26.6%…

AGRANA acquires Argentinian fruit preparations producer MAIN PROCESS S.A.

The fruit, starch and fruit processor AGRANA has consolidated its presence in the South American market through the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Main Process S.A., a producer of fruit preparations. Located in north-eastern Argentina, this company with a workforce of…

AGRANA's EBIT up more than 30% – Significant earnings growth also expected for full year 2016|17

AGRANA, the Sugar, Starch and Fruit manufacturer, delivered gratifying results for the first half of 2016|17. The Group's revenue rose slightly, by 4.5%, to € 1,320.3 million (H1 prior year: € 1,263.5 million). Operating profit (EBIT) grew to € 90.4 million, a substantial…

AGRANA forecasts a much better result for the 2016|17 financial year following a strong first half-year

In the first six months of 2016|17 (1 March to 31 August 2016), AGRANA’s operating profit (EBIT) rose by 31.6% to € 90.4 million (H1 prior year: € 68.7 million). At € 1,320.3 million, Group revenue was also up 4.5 % on the previous year (€ 1,263.5 million) in first half of…

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AGRANA achieves significant EBIT growth in first quarter of 2016|17

Group revenue also expandsOutlook: Expecting moderate growth in EBIT and revenue for 2016|17 financial yearThe sugar, starch and fruit products manufacturer AGRANA launched the 2016|17 financial year with quarterly growth in revenue and EBIT. The Group's revenue rose to…

AGRANA Annual General Meeting votes to increase dividend

The 29th ordinary Annual General Meeting of AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG today voted to increase the dividend from €3.60 to €4.00 per share for the 2015|16 financial year. “Following the positive earnings in 2015|16 and in expectation of a moderate increase in earnings in the current…

AGRANA plans strategic partnership with the shareholders of Serbian company Sunoko via majority participation

In order to implement a strategic partnership with the shareholders of Serbian company Sunoko d.o.o., AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG has signed a term sheet with regard to achieving agreement about majority participation. The next step consists of due diligence processes. The conclusion…

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AGRANA expands Group EBIT to € 129.0 million

Positive outlook – Dividend increase to € 4.00

AGRANA posts higher consolidated EBIT for 2015|16; Dividend proposal of € 4.00

In its 2015|16 financial year (1 March 2015 to 29 February 2016), AGRANA achieved an operating result (EBIT) of € 129.0 million, higher than that of the prior year (2014|15: € 121.7 million). Group revenue of € 2.477.6 million remained comparable with the prior period (2014|15: …

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AGRANA improves operating profit in third quarter of 2015|16 and confirms full-year forecast, with EBIT up slightly from prior year

Group revenue of AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG was steady in the first nine months of the 2015|16 financial year at € 1,908.0 million (Q1-Q3 prior year: € 1,914.4 million). While profit for the period, at € 108.8 million in the first three quarters, was still off 12.5% year-on-year,…

AGRANA raises EBIT guidance for 2015|16

AGRANA now forecasts a slight increase in operating profit (EBIT) for its 2015|16 financial year (1 March 2015 to 29 February 2016) in comparison to the prior year (2014|15: € 121.7 million).Due to higher forecast prices for bioethanol and a balanced result in the Sugar…

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Results for first half of 2015|16 (ended 31.08 2015): AGRANA raises Group forecast for full year – Attractive business results in Starch segment

Group revenue of € 1,263.5 million (H1 prior year: € 1,285.2 million) marginally lower than in first half of 2014|15 for price reasonsOperating profit (EBIT) at € 68.7 million still significantly below year-earlier level (H1 prior year: € 87.0 million), but second quarter…

AGRANA's solid first half drives more optimistic outlook for full year 2015|16

In the first half of 2015|16 (the six months to 31 August 2015) AGRANA achieved operating profit (EBIT) of € 68.7 million (H1 prior year: € 87.0 million). Group revenue in the first six months of 2015|16 was € 1,263.5 million, a decrease of 1.7% from one year earlier.While EBIT…

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AGRANA results for first quarter of 2015|16 (ended 31 May 2015)

Sustained pressure on sugar prices led to decrease in revenue and EBITStarch and fruit preparations at year-earlier LevelAGRANA, the global sugar, starch and fruit products manufacturer, as predicted posted reductions in revenue and EBIT in the opening quarter of the 2015|16…

AGRANA Annual General Meeting votes for unchanged dividend of € 3.60

The 28th ordinary Annual General Meeting of AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG today voted to pay out a dividend in the amount of €3.60 per share for the 2014|15 financial year. This is equivalent to that of the prior year. The Annual General Meeting also discharged the members of the…

AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG generated revenue of € 2.5 billion and EBIT of € 121.7 million --- Dividend proposal of € 3.60 per share

Revenue of € 2,493.5 million (prior year: € 2,841.7 million) Operating profit (EBIT) of € 121.7 million was well below the prior year’s € 166.9 million Price pressure in the Sugar Segment, in ethanol activities, on fruit Juice concentrates, and restructuring expenses in Fruit,…

AGRANA expects EBIT to decline in the 2015|16 financial year

AGRANA expects a decline in operating profit after exceptional items (EBIT) in the 2015|16 financial year (1 March 2015 to 29 February 2016).According to provisional figures, the sugar, starch and fruit company achieved revenue of € 2,493.5 million (prior year*: € 2,841.7…

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AGRANA successfully concludes its longest ever sugar beet processing campaign

2014/15 campaign extends for a total of 177 daysSugar production volume amounts to around one million tonnes (of which 0.5 million tonnes in Austria)At the weekend AGRANA successfully concluded its processing of sugar beet from the 2014/15 harvest at its sugar mills in…

AGRANA reaffirms expectations for full year

In the first three quarters of 2014|15, pressure on prices in the Sugar segment and one-time structural effects in the Fruit segment led to significant reductions in revenue and EBIT.In the first nine months of the 2014|15 financial year, AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG as expected…