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KWS SAAT AG, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a plant breeding company worldwide. The company operates primarily through Corn, Sugarbeet, and Cereals segments. The Corn segment produces and sells corn for grain and silage corn, as well as oil and field seeds comprising rapeseeds, sunflowers, sorghum, and soybeans. The Sugarbeet segment is involved in the multiplication, processing, and distribution of sugarbeet seeds and seed potatoes. The Cereals segment produces and distributes hybrid rye, wheat, and barley, as well as oil and field seed. KWS SAAT AG was founded in 1856 and is based in Einbeck, Germany.

4,847 Employees
Last Reported Date: 10/16/14
Founded in 1856

kws saat ag (KWS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Exe...
Total Annual Compensation: €730.5K
Member of the Executive Board
Total Annual Compensation: €728.9K
Member of the Executive Board
Total Annual Compensation: €490.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

kws saat ag (KWS) Key Developments

KWS SAAT AG Reports Earnings Results for the First Half Year of Fiscal Year 2015; Provides Financial Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015; Plans to Open Research Center

KWS SAAT AG reported earnings results for the first half year of fiscal year 2015. Net sales in the first half of fiscal 2015 rose 8.5% to EUR 194.0 million from EUR 178.8 million reported in the same period last year. Operating loss (LBIT) was EUR 96.8 million against EUR 79.3 million reported last year. Capital expenditure on fixed and intangible assets increased to a total of EUR 77.1 million against EUR 23.2 million reported last year. In addition, further expansions in seed processing capacities are envisaged by the end of fiscal year 2015, as a result of which the capital spending budget is expected to grow to EUR 138 million compared to EUR 82.6 million reported in the same period last year. Stable results expected for the year as a whole: Increase of 6% in net sales, EBIT margin of at least 10%. The company plans to expand the research center in the U.S. step-by-step. KWS intends to employ around 25 people in this innovative region for global plant research and breeding by the end of fiscal year 2015.

KWS SAAT AG Presents at 10th SRI Conference, Feb-04-2015

KWS SAAT AG Presents at 10th SRI Conference, Feb-04-2015 . Venue: Hilton, Hochstrabe 4, 60313 Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

KWS SAAT AG Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal 2015

KWS SAAT AG reported consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of EUR 105.3 million against EUR 97.7 million a year ago. Operating loss was EUR 35.1 million against EUR 26.8 million a year ago. Net loss for the period was EUR 35.4 million against EUR 29.3 million a year ago. Loss per share was EUR 5.30 against EUR 4.85 a year ago. Net cash used in operating activities was EUR 54.2 million against EUR 38.7 million a year ago. Total capital expenditure was EUR 37.2 million against EUR 13.0 million a year ago. For the fiscal 2015, the company expects unchanged, despite a difficult market environment. Net sales expected to grow at segment level by just over 5% to around EUR 1.25 billion. The company expects a double digit EBIT margin.


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