Israel: Strauss Group announces annual results
Food and beverage maker Strauss Group has reported its annual results, revealing a large rise in profits. The company announced a 39.1% rise in net income to 329m shekels ($94.3 million) for 2013, while EBIT grew 23% to 769m shekels ($221.3 million).
President Gadi Lesin highlighted the Brazilian coffee unit Tres Coracoes as well as Sabra, its US dips joint venture with PepsiCo. International dips is spreads are a relatively new market for the company and current comprises only 15% of turnover, however the sector saw sales up 14.9% on 2012 to 600 million shekels ($172.7 million).
Meanwhile coffee sales, which comprise about half of the company's turnover, weighed in at 3,944 million shekels ($1,135 million), 82% of which was from international sales.
Total sales for the business in 2013 were comparable to 2012 at 8.1 billion shekels ($2.3 billion). The decrease of 0.5% reflected negative translation differences as a result of continued strengthening of the shekel versus other group operating currencies, the company reported.
Source: Just Food / Strauss