South African Country Bird reports profit
Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed poultry and stock
feed group Country Bird Holdings (CBH) has reported a 4% increase in profit
after tax to R112m (€11.5m, $16.3m) for the year ended June
CBH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synapp International,
also reported an increase in headline earnings per share of 59.25c compared with
57.13c in the previous year.
The group revenue rose 35% to R1.3bn
(€133.3m, $189m), which was assisted by sustained strong demand for poultry
products, while gross profit rose to R221m (€22.7m, $32.1m) for the year from
R218m(€22.4m, $31.7m) in the previous year.
CBH operates in SA, Botswana and Zambia through its three
subsidiaries. These consist of Supreme, which is the third-largest poultry
producer in SA with a 10% market share.
In the feed business CBH operates
under the Nutrifeeds brand, which has feedmills in Viljoenskroon and
Blomfontein. The group also owns 100% of Ross Zambia and Ross Botswana, which
has more than 60% market share and is the only poultry-breeding operation in
CBH is planning to spend further capital to complete the
restructuring and capacity expansion of the feed milling
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