Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) in the first quarter of 2020 received $174 million in net loss compared to $33 million in net profit for the same period in 2019.
According to the holding’s report on the London Stock Exchange’s website, its revenue increased by 2%, to $443 million, export revenue decreased by 11.6%, to $237 million (54% of total revenue compared to 61% in January-March 2019).
MHP’s operating profit decreased by 6%, to $47 million, gross profit grew by 14%, to $92 million. The company’s EBITDA in the reporting period grew by 16%, to $96 million, EBITDA margin to 22% from 19% in the first quarter of 2019.
“The net loss of $174 million compared with a profit of $33 million for the first quarter of 2019 is associated with $182 million of losses from foreign currency cashless transfers (foreign exchange differences) in the first quarter of 2020,” MHP explained.
Net profit before exchange rate differences in January-March 2020 amounted to $8 million, which is 33% lower than in the same period a year earlier.
MHP’s net debt as of March 31, 2020 amounted to $1.22 million compared to $1.14 million as of December 31, 2019.
In the first quarter of 2020, total capital investment amounted to $21 million and were mainly related to the maintenance and production of Perutnina Ptuj.