Synlait sees profit rise 10%, below expecation

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by Rachael Jones

Synlait (ASX:SM1) today announced its financial result for the 12 months ended 31 July 2019 net profit increased 10 per cent to $82.2 million.

Revenue exceeded $1 billion for the first time, increasing 17 per cent to $1,024.3 million.

NPAT was below expectations, but uncertainty over the new plant Pokeno in Waikato in New Zealand.

Synlait’s financial result was characterised by ongoing growth in infant nutrition volumes, strong efficiency gains and an expansion in lactoferrin capacity and resulting sales.

Shares in Synlait (ASX:SM1) closed 1.91 per cent higher at $9.09.

Rachael Jones

Finance News Network
Rachael comes to FNN after working for Fairfax Media covering international breaking news, including the global economy and politics. She joined FNN in February 2018. She has reported on Australia’s finance news for various organisations since 2000 and has also interviewed a number of key business players, including Bill Gates. Rachael has also worked across a number of countries, including the UK and the US.