Agroholding KSG Agro in January-March 2022 increased its net profit by 2.5 times compared to the first quarter of 2021 – up to $1.82 million, EBITDA increased by 10% – up to $1.52 million.
According to the holding’s report on the Warsaw Stock Exchange website on Thursday evening, its revenue for the specified period increased by 1% to $3.54 million.
KSG Agro also increased gross profit by 12% to $1.41 million, operating profit by 10% to $1.12 million.
In addition, in the first quarter of 2022, the group of companies received a net loss of $0.65 million due to the difference in exchange rates, while in January-March 2021 this factor generated $0.4 million of net profit.
KSG Agro emphasizes that in the context of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, it continues to implement a development strategy focused on growing three winter and two spring crops and pig farming. The products of the agrarian group are basic foodstuffs and are always in demand, while the demand for it is especially high in wartime.
“The group has strengthened the security of the pig farm and temporarily moved its headquarters from Dnipro to Chernivtsi. Since most of the group’s production processes are vertically integrated, it depends only on suppliers of fertilizers, fuel and feed for pigs,” the report says.
According to it, the total capital of the agricultural producer by March 31, 2022 increased by 0.3% compared to December 31, 2021, to $23.42 million, its net debt increased by 5.5%, to $28.45 million. Thus, in the first quarter, the ratio of net debt to equity increased by 4.3% to 1.21.
The total assets of the agricultural holding for the specified period decreased by 3.8% – to $68.73 million, while long-term debt obligations increased by 3.7% – to $26.71 million, and current liabilities decreased by 16.8% – to $18, 59 million
“Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, there has been no hostilities in close proximity to the group’s assets. The group’s pig farm and its crop fields are located in the center of Ukraine, where there has not yet been hostilities. Therefore, as of the date of this report, management does not expect significant interruptions as in the spring sowing campaign, as well as in the subsequent harvesting of winter crops,” explained KSG Agro.
The number of sows of the agricultural group in the first quarter of 2022 increased by 2.2% compared to the first quarter of 2021 – up to 5.68 thousand. At the same time, the total number of animals (pigs and piglets) increased by 11.6% – up to 48.8 thousand heads.
In the crop-growing segment, the agricultural holding increased its net profit by 4.3% over the three months of this year compared to January-March 2021 – up to $0.46 million, in the livestock segment – by 27.9%, up to $0.93 million. other operations” (production of fuel pellets and thermal energy), net profit decreased by 4.3 times – to $0.22 million.
Thus, the total profit of the agricultural group in the operating segment in the first quarter of this year amounted to $1.41 million (+12% compared to the same period last year) and amounted to 77% of all net profit for this period.
For the three months of 2022, the Group of Companies increased pork sales by a third compared to January-March 2021, in dollar terms, sales amounted to $1.36 million.
“The figures above suggest that the group has a clear track record of resilience in challenging environments. From the improvement in macroeconomic performance, we can conclude that other Ukrainian companies exhibit the same character traits. A trait that seems to be in the DNA of the Ukrainian people and serves evidence that victory will ultimately be ours,” the agricultural holding’s report says.
The vertically integrated holding KSG Agro is engaged in pig breeding, as well as the production, storage, processing and sale of grains and oilseeds. Its land bank is about 21 thousand hectares.
According to the agricultural holding itself, it is among the top 5 pork producers in Ukraine.
KSG Agro in 2021 reduced net profit by 16 times compared to 2020, to $20.27 million, revenue by 44%, to $30.75 million, while doubling EBITDA to $12.28 million.
The owner and chairman of the board of directors of KSG Agro is Sergey Kasyanov.