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KWS publishes half-year 2023/2024 results and confirms forecasts

KWS publishes half-year 2023/2024 results and confirms forecasts

Einbeck, February 8, 2024

  • Sales impacted by currency effects, operating business stable
  • Earnings figures negative on a regular basis
  • Forecasts for the 2023/2024 financial year confirmed

KWS Annual General Meeting approves higher dividend

KWS Annual General Meeting approves higher dividend

Einbeck, December 13, 2023
At today's Annual General Meeting, the shareholders of KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE0007074007) approved the management's proposed resolutions on all agenda items with clear majorities. The dividend payout for the 2022/2023 financial year will increase to €0.90 (0.80) per share.

KWS expects certification of sustainable feeding concept for pigs

KWS expects certification of sustainable feeding concept for pigs

Einbeck, November 22, 2023
The federally funded 6-R concept has provided scientific proof that providing rye-rich feed to pigs both promotes animal health and leads to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions in livestock farming. KWS expects certification next year of the resulting sustainable feeding concept – a first with a signal effect for the entire industry.

KWS` DryDown+ varieties: Harvesting grain corn with less than 20% grain moisture

KWS` DryDown+
varieties: Harvesting grain corn with less than 20% grain moisture

Einbeck, November 20, 2023
New political requirements lead to the fact that growing grain corn is an increasingly attractive option for many farmers in Europe. KWS' DryDown+ grain corn varieties are characterized by very early flowering and an extremely fast and strong dry-down (drying capacity). These properties allow cultivation for the first time in regions previously dominated by winter cereals and also strengthen sustainable cultivation in typical grain corn regions.

KWS publishes results for the first quarter of 2023/2024 and confirms forecasts

KWS publishes results for the first quarter of 2023/2024 and confirms forecasts

Einbeck, November 09, 2023

  • Sales at €267.7 (266.3) million at the previous year's level
  • Strong growth in European autumn sowing
  • Earnings figures negative on a regular basis
  • Forecasts for the 2023/2024 financial year confirmed

KWS successfully concludes fiscal 2022/2023 and exceeds its sales and earnings guidance

KWS successfully concludes fiscal 2022/2023 and exceeds its sales and earnings guidance

Einbeck, September 27, 2023

  • Net sales rise by 18% to €1.82 (1.54) billion on the back of organic growth
  • Sharp improvement in key indicators for operating income: EBITDA: +26% to €318.2 (252.5) million, EBIT: +44% to €222.8 (155.4) million; earnings per share: +18% to €3.85 (3.27)
  • Free cash flow increases to €44.5 (9.5) million
  • Dividend* raised to €0.90 (0.80) per share

*Proposed dividend

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About KWS

KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees* in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development.

* excl. seasonal workforce

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