CPFs Q3 sale grew by 8% from through investment in 15 countries

Stocks and Financial Services Press Releases Tuesday November 14, 2017 17:57
Bangkok--14 Nov--CPF

Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF) reported its year-on-year sale increased by 8% to Bt372.024 billion in the first nine months this year which its revenue from overseas business rose by 13% while in Thailand grew nearly the same level of last year.

CPF is a leading agro-industrial and food business in Thailand and expands its business in countries with growth opportunities including China, Vietnam, USA, Taiwan, India, Turkey, Russia, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Malaysia, UK, Belgium, Sri Lanka, and Poland. The company also invested in Germany since October 2017, accounting the 17th country.

""CPF has invested in many countries to support our modern farming development in livestock business to allow the company to get high quality meat. In addition, it also invested in foods business in countries with high import barriers such as USA and European Union. The overseas investment is a core factor to encourage CPF's business growth. During the first nine months this year, the company's overseas business sales jumped by 13% while domestic revenue increased by the same level of last year. Overseas sales accounted for 64%, domestic sale for 30% of its total revenue while export from Thailand was 6%, said Mr.Sooksunt Jiumjaiswnglerg, Chief Executive Officer – Agro Industrial Business and Co-President of CPF.

Moreover, CPF's overseas food business surged to a record high of 72% this year resulted from the expansion of investment as well as merger and acquisition deals last year.

Mr.Sooksunt added that livestock farming has faced with oversupply problem particularly pig in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. As a result, price has dropped to lower level than last year. Pig price in Vietnam plunged by 40% forced the company to sell meat lower than production cost. This also reduced the company's profit.

Mr. Sooksunt noted that the company has put in place cost and expenditures reduction management by increasing efficiency in both production lines and operations. In addition, the company gained higher benefit sharing from its associated company and joint venture together with higher income from the divestment have encouraged its net profit to reach Bt12.933 billion during the first nine months this year, nearly the same of last year.

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