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Change Today +293.00 / 1.65%
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astral foods ltd (ARL) Details

Astral Foods Limited operates as an integrated poultry producer in South Africa and internationally. It operates through three segments: Poultry, Feed, and Other Africa. The company manufactures animal feeds and broiler genetics; produces and sells day-old broiler chicks and hatching eggs; manufactures and markets vitamin and mineral pre-mixes for use in animal feed; and distributes a range of feed additives, and commodity and specialty raw materials. It is also involved in the integrated breeder and broiler production operations; abattoirs; and retail sale of animal health products and provision of laboratory analytical services. The company offers its products under the Ross 308, Meadow, Provimi, National Chicks, Goldi, County Fair, Festive, Mountain Valley, and SupaStar brand names. Astral Foods Limited is based in Centurion, South Africa.

8,185 Employees
Last Reported Date: 12/18/14

astral foods ltd (ARL) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: R5.5M
Chief Financial Officer, Financial Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: R3.6M
Managing Director of Poultry Division and Exe...
Total Annual Compensation: R3.6M
Managing Director of Meadow Feeds - Astral Op...
Total Annual Compensation: R2.5M
Group Company Secretary
Total Annual Compensation: R1.4M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

astral foods ltd (ARL) Key Developments

Astral Foods Limited Provides Earnings Guidance for the Six Months Ending March 31, 2015

Astral Foods Limited provided earnings guidance for the six months ending March 31, 2015. For the six months, the company expects certainty exists that an increase in headline earnings per share will be at least 120% or 465 cents per share, compared to the same period in the previous year 386 cents. As anticipated and reflected in the prospects contained in the results announcement, the improvement in results for the first half of 2015 can be attributed to the following factors: Healthy global maize and soya crops which resulted in the softening of grain prices and subsequently benefitted feed prices and livestock production costs, expansion in feed volumes that now includes production of feed from the recently commissioned Standerton feed mill, previously supplied by Afgri, increase in poultry sales volumes, in particular the expansion in the Western Cape which now includes broilers previously processed by Tydstroom, contracted from Quantum Foods, good poultry production efficiencies together with cutbacks in the comparative period not being repeated, have resulted in increased poultry sales volumes.

Astral Foods Limited Announces Board Changes

Astral Foods Limited announced that Mr. Izak Stephanus Fourie, an independent non-executive director of the company has been appointed as the chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the company with effect from February 12, 2015. He replaces Mr. Malcolm Macdonald who will remain a member of the committee. Mr. Fourie was previously the Chief Operations Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers  Southern  Africa   until  his retirement in 2005 and has been a member of the board of Astral Foods since July 2010.

Astral Foods Limited Declares Interim and Final Dividend for the Year Ended 30 September 2014, Payable on 26 January 2015

Astral Foods Limited declared interim dividend of 200 cents per share (2013: nil), Final dividend of 240 cents per share (2013: 222 cents per share) declared on 12 November 2014 in respect of the year ended 30 September 2014. Record date is 23 January 2015. Payment of dividend is 26 January 2015.


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