BRAZIL: Marfrig returns to profit in Q3

By Michelle Russell | 26 October 2012

  • Net profit of BRL10.4m
  • EBITDA climbs 19.3%
  • Net sales reach BRL6.5bn
Marfrig returned to profit in the third-quarter

Marfrig returned to profit in the third-quarter

Brazilian meat giant Marfrig has returned to profit in the third quarter of the year.

In the three-month period, net income amounted to BRL$10.4m (US$5.1bn), reversing a net loss of BRL$540m recorded a year ago.

Marfrig put the performance down to an improvement in the product mix at Seara Foods, with an increase in the share of higher-value added products. It also pointed to the incorporation of new assets received from Brasil Foods, and a "good performance" from its beef operations.

EBITDA reached BRL$514m, an increase of 19.3% on last year, driven by a "better control of expenses" and increased prices for higher-value added products.

Sales in the period climbed to BRL6.5bn from BRL5.52bn in the year-ago period.

Sectors: Emerging markets, Financials, Meat & poultry

Companies: Marfrig, Brasil Foods

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