Ovostar Union, one of the leading egg and egg products producer in Ukraine, in January-March 2019 saw $4.5 million in net profit, which was 38.7% more than a year ago.
According to a company report on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), revenue fell by 8%, to $31.14 million. This is linked to the decrease in the egg and egg products prices.
Gross profit in January-March fell by 30%, to $7.82 million, and operating profit – by 47.4%, to $4.57 million.
Export sales over the period grew by 24.8%, reaching $18.02 million. The share of export grew from 43% to 58%.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) fell to $5.4 million ($9.5 million in January-March 2018).
“The first quarter of 2019 proved to be challenging for the egg industry due to the reduction of selling prices both on local and export markets. With regard to the unfavorable market situation, the management believes that the results achieved by the company in the reporting period are quite satisfying,” CEO Borys Bielikov said.