A poll of twelve analysts conducted by Reuters earlier today [Monday] has suggested that Danish sugar and food ingredients giant Danisco will post a 1% decline in operating profit for the full-year 2001/02.

The twelve analysts, including Jyske Bank, Nordea Securities and UBS Warburg, now expect Danisco's profits to reach DKr2.28bn (US$289.3m) for the year.

Danisco is due to post its full-year report on Wednesday. The analysts expect that its FY consolidated net profit will be in line with the company's own expectations, at around 904m crowns.