May 31 (Bloomberg) -- UralChem Holding Plc, a Russian fertilizer maker, said first-quarter profit doubled as its acquisition of OAO Perm Mineral Fertilizers boosted output.
Net income rose to $352 million from $173 million a year earlier, UralChem said in a report posted yesterday on its website. Sales climbed 19 percent to $673 million.
The company agreed to buy Perm Mineral Fertilizers in December, acquiring a 51 percent stake from Sibur Group in a bid to increase urea and ammonia production amid rising prices.
Net debt was $1.08 billion as of March 31, UralChem said.
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