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Südzucker Sees Group Revenue Decline In First Quarter

By Dayeeta Das
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Südzucker Sees Group Revenue Decline In First Quarter

Europe's largest sugar refiner Südzucker posted a 2.3% year-on-year decline in consolidated group revenue to €1.7 billion in the first quarter of its financial year.

EBITDA for the period declined by 34% to €138 million from €208 million in 2017.

Divisional Performance

Sales revenues in the group's sugar division dropped 10% to €695 million in the first quarter, while the CropEnergies segment saw an 18% decline in revenues to €176 million.

In its special products division, revenues rose 16% year on year during the quarter to €558 million.

In the fruit division, revenue for the quarter grew moderately to €312 million, from €311 million in 2018.

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Outlook

The sugar refiner expects consolidated group revenues in the range of €6.7 billion to €7 billion for this financial year, in line with its forecasts in March.

However, the company also said that it anticipates another operating loss of between €200 million and €300 million in its sugar division.

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