Archive 2012

CropEnergies again increases forecast for current financial year
Operating profit more than doubled in 3rd quarter

In the first nine months of the current financial year 2012/13 (1 March - 30 November 2012), CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, continued its road to success and increased the revenues by 20 percent to EUR 510 (previous year: 426) million. The significantly higher production and sales volumes of bioethanol have contributed to this. The operating profit reached EUR 70 (previous year: 43) million. The 3rd quarter alone contributed EUR 33 (previous year: 14) million to this result. The main reason for the growth in earnings were the contributions in operating income from the increase in production and sales volumes, the foresighted hedging of raw materials as well as the increased prices for food and animal feed products.
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CropEnergies continues growth of revenues and earnings in 1st half of 2012/13
The group revenues of CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, have reached a new record level in the 1st half of the financial year 2012/13 (1 March 2012 to 31 August 2012) with an increase of 16 percent to EUR 319.9 (previous year: 275.2) million. The EBITDA grew by 19 percent to EUR 53.2 (previous year: 44.5) million. This is equivalent to a margin of 16.6 (previous year: 16.2) percent. The operating profit improved more than proportionally by 28 percent to 37.2 (previous year: 29.0) million and reached an operating margin of 11.6 (previous year: 10.5) percent. Since 29 February 2012, CropEnergies has reduced the net financial debt by EUR 37.3 million to EUR 121.1 million in spite of the dividend payout in July 2012.
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CropEnergies realizes record result and increases outlook
CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, increased the revenues by 16 percent to EUR 320 (previous year: 275) million in the 1st half of the financial year 2012/13 compared to the previous year. The operating profit increased by 28 percent to EUR 37 (previous year: 29) million in the same period of time. This is the best half-year result CropEnergies has achieved in the history of the company. The operating margin improved to 11.6 (previous year: 10.5) percent.
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CropEnergies increases dividend and confirms forecast
At the annual general meeting of CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, on 17 July 2012, shareholders approved by a large majority the proposal of the supervisory board and the executive board to increase the dividend by 20 percent to EUR 0.18 (previous year: EUR 0.15) per share. All other agenda items were also adopted by a clear majority of more than 99 percent. Around 850 shareholders and guests attended the annual general meeting in the Rosengarten in Mannheim. Overall, 83.2 percent of the share capital was represented.
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CropEnergies reports a strong 1st quarter 2012/13
Revenues and bioethanol production up 22 percent

CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, continued to grow dynamically in the 1st quarter of the 2012/13 financial year (1 March 2012 - 28 February 2013). Driven by the growth in bioethanol sales revenues were up 22 percent to EUR 160.5 million (previous year: EUR 132.1 million). Despite the higher cost of raw materials, EBITDA at EUR 22.8 million (previous year: EUR 23.0 million) almost reached the same record level as in the previous year. Operating profit, too, was only just below the record level achieved in the previous year at EUR 14.9 million (previous year EUR 15.3 million). Thanks to the significant improvement in the financial result, CropEnergies increased its net earnings in the 1st quarter of 2012/13 to EUR 9.8 million (previous year EUR 9.7 million). Net financial debt was significantly reduced by EUR 33.8 million in the 1st quarter to EUR 124.6 million.
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CropEnergies achieves record results in the 2011/12 financial year and expects further growth in revenues for 2012/13
Higher dividend after successful 2011/12 business year

CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, achieved record levels of production, revenues, and operating profit in the 2011/12 financial year. Revenues were up 21 percent to EUR 572.1 (previous year: 472.8) million. EBITDA also reached a new record level of EUR 84.3 (previous year: 76.3) million, and operating profit improved by 15 percent to EUR 53.0 (previous year: 45.9) million.
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CropEnergies Raises Dividend and Appoints New Member of Executive Board
CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, will propose to the annual general meeting on 17 July 2012 an increased dividend of EUR 0.18 (previous year: 0.15) per share. This was decided at the supervisory board's meeting on 7 May 2012 upon the executive board's recommendation. The recommendation provides for the considerable increase in earnings in the financial year 2011/12. Based on 85.0 million shares issued, this represents a total dividend payout of EUR 15.3 (previous year: 12.8) million.
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CropEnergies Executive Board Member Dr. Guderjahn Appointed Member of Südzucker Executive Board
Dr. Lutz Guderjahn (46) who has been a member of the executive board of CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, since 2006 will leave his position as a member of CropEnergies' executive board to join the Südzucker executive board after adjournment of the annual general meeting of CropEnergies AG on 17 July 2012.
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CropEnergies Substantially Increases Revenues and Earnings
Record production of bioethanol in 3rd quarter

In the first three quarters of the current financial year 2011/12 (1 March to 30 November 2011), CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, Germany, increased group revenues by 22 percent to EUR 425.8 (previous year: EUR 348.5) million. The growth in revenues was primarily attributed to higher prices for bioethanol and protein food and animal feed products. The EBITDA rose by 21 percent to EUR 66.1 (previous year: EUR 54.6) million, while the operating profit increased more than proportionally by 34 percent to EUR 42.8 (previous year: EUR 32.0) million. CropEnergies boosted its annual net earnings by 37 percent to EUR 26.4 (previous year: EUR 19.2) million. As a result of the successful business development, net financial debt was reduced further and totalled EUR 155.4 (previous year: EUR 193.5) million as of 30 November 2011.
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