ZAMBIA: Shares plunge in Zambeef on H1 loss
Zambeef eyeing "strategic alliances and partnerships"
Zambian eggs, dairy and poultry processor Zambeef has reported higher half-year losses after being hit by increased competition and the impact of the African swine fever outbreak.
The firm posted a net loss of US$38m for the six months to 31 March, compared with US$3.4m for the same period last year.
Operating profit fell to US$2.7m compared with US$12.7m in 2013.
Revenues were also 9% lower at US$140m.
The firm said it anticipated its "second-half performance will be broadly similar to that in the first half".
However, chairman Dr. Jacob Mwanza was positive about Zambeef's future. "With the operational platform which we have established over the last few years and the demographic drivers for growth in southern Africa, we believe that Zambeef is well placed to become a regional food player. With this goal in mind, we are actively looking at forging strategic alliances and partnerships with global industry players, as well as unlocking value from within the group."
Shares in Zambeef fell 11.11% today (16 June) to 19p per share as GMT11.13.
Click here for the full results.
- Price an underlying tension across European FMCG
- Danone's Q3 sales - what the analysts say
- Interview: UK trade body on Brexit's policy impact
- Interview: UK trade body on the impact of Brexit
- It won't just be Unilever to push for Brexit hikes
- Nestle lowers outlook on "softer environment"
- UK announces "action plan" to drive food exports
- Kraft Heinz: Innovation more important than ever
- Online snack seller Graze makes US retail debut
- Abbott sees international nutrition sales fall
- The Big 15: Strategies and Priorities of Top Packaged Food Players in Comparison
- Omega-3 in Food and Beverage:Time for a Reboot?
- Global Food Packaging: Innovating for Greater Convenience and Quality Image
- Packaged Food: Quarterly Statement Q3 2016
- Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review