Peaches and cream for Total Produce, revenue up 18.8%
It recorded a good first half performance with an 18.8 per cent increase, €1.66bn, in revenue, as adjusted pre-tax profits increased by 13.7 per cent to €28.2m.
Continued overseas expansion and satisfactory market conditions underpinned the continuing strong trading performance in 2012 extending into 2013, it noted.
The company said its interim dividend increased by 7.5 per cent to 0.6095 cent per share.
“The Group expanded into the North American Market in January 2013 with an agreement to acquire 65 per cent of the Oppenheimer group, 35 per cent initially with a commitment to acquire a further 30 per cent in 2017.
“Trading conditions are satisfactory and the Group is revising upwards its full year earnings target into the upper half of the range between 8.00 to 8.80 cent per share. The Group is pleased to announce a 7.5 per cent increase in the interim dividend to 0.6095 cent per share.”
Total Produce chairman Carl McCann