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KSG Agro reduced its net profit by 37%

30 May , 2024  

In the first quarter of 2024, KSG Agro agricultural holding reduced its net profit by 37% to $0.96 million, while revenue decreased by 2% to $5.02 million, according to the company’s report on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

“As in the previous year, the Group used more of its own grain for feed production rather than purchasing it (to reduce dependence on external suppliers of feed components in wartime). In 2024, the Group continues to export grain,” the document says.

According to it, due to a 10-fold increase in the benefits of biological transformation this year (up to $1.06 million), gross profit increased by 10% to $2.26 million, operating profit by 5% to $1.61 million, while EBITDA decreased by 2% to $1.83 million.

It is specified that the higher profit last year was due to the sale of a subsidiary for $0.76 million.

According to the report, KSG Agro managed to slightly reduce its net debt in the first quarter of this year to $15.06 million from $15.63 million due to a reduction in bank loans to $15.17 million from $15.84 million. The agricultural holding’s free cash flows at the end of March amounted to $0.11 million compared to $0.21 million at the beginning of the year.

During January-March 2024, the key operating subsidiary KSG Dnipro issued $5 million of C and D series bonds with a coupon rate of 7% per annum and maturity in August and October 2025, respectively, of which it placed $1.35 million of C series bonds.

As noted, the sowing campaign is proceeding according to plan, without significant interruptions due to military operations. As of the date of the report, the group sowed sunflower on an area of 7.7 thousand hectares, wheat on 2.2 thousand hectares and rapeseed on 1.43 thousand hectares.

According to the report, KSG Agro, a vertically integrated holding company, is one of the top 5 pork producers in Ukraine. It is also engaged in the production, storage, processing, and sale of grains and oilseeds. Its land bank is about 21 thousand hectares in the Dnipro and Kherson regions.

In 2023, KSG Agro reduced its net loss by 30.9% to $1.16 million, while revenue increased by 13.8% to $18.79 million.