Seed Co Limited announces the release of the audited results and presentation for the year ended 31 March 2017. Below are excerpts from the results:
The Group archived a turnover of $135m, a 40% increase on prior year driven by increased maize seed sales volumes.
Gross margin improved by 1% compared to prior year mainly due to product mix.
– Another season of good rains is being forecast in our main markets which is expected to spur demand for seed.
– The command agriculture programme in Zimbabwe was a huge success in turning around maize production in the country and is earmarked by authorities to be in place for another three years…
Mr David E.B. Long was appointed Group Board Chairman with effect from 7 September 2016, replacing Mr Patrick J. Rooney who retired from the board on 10 August 2016…
The Board is recommending that a dividend of 2.92 cents per share be declared for the year ending 31 March 2017 payable to shareholders in the register of the company as at 23 June 2017. In addition, the Board would like to declare an additional once-off special dividend of 1.46 cents per share due to the exceptional performance in the current year.
Shareholders will have an option to elect either cash or scrip dividend. Shares will trade cum-div until 20 June 2017 and ex-div from 21 June 2017. A separate announcement of the payment date will be made in due course.
By Order of the Board
FY2017 financial results.pdf
FY2017 financial presentation.pdf