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Last €288.76 EUR
Change Today +2.49 / 0.87%
Volume 7.0K
As of 3:35 PM 09/2/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

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kws saat se (KWS) Details

KWS SAAT SE, 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 SE was founded in 1856 and is based in Einbeck, Germany.

4,753 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/28/15
Founded in 1856

kws saat se (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 se (KWS) Key Developments

KWS Saat SE Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ended June 30, 2015

KWS Saat SE provided earnings guidance for the year ended June 30, 2015. The company reported an increase in earnings (EBIT) for the KWS Group 's fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, from the previously anticipated EUR 127 million to around EUR 138 million (previous year: EUR 138.4 million). As planned consolidated net sales will be at around EUR 1,260 million, giving an EBIT margin of approximately 11%. The increase is due to positive trends in the fourth quarter (April 1 to June 30) of the past fiscal year.

KWS Looking To Acquire Certain Seed Assets

KWS Saat SE (DB:KWS) said it would look at selected seed assets if they were put on offer as part of a potential merger of rivals Monsanto and Syngenta. "If the opportunity arises for KWS, we would consider it," a spokesman for KWS told Reuters, adding that corn and vegetable assets in particular could be interesting.

KWS Saat SE Announces Earnings Results for the First Nine Months of Fiscal Year 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015

KWS SAAT SE announced earnings results for the first nine months of fiscal year 2015. For the period, the company increased its net sales by 6.9% year on year to EUR 777.8 million compared to EUR 727.4 million a year ago. Operating income (EBIT) was therefore down from the previous year at EUR 140.1 million compared to EUR 145.8 million a year ago. Capital spending on property, plant and equipment and intangible assets increased sharply year on year and was EUR 95.3 million compared to EUR 37.2 million after nine months. For the fiscal year 2015, the company expects to grow its net sales by just over 7% to about EUR 1.27 billion and post an EBIT margin of about 10% in fiscal 2015. The R&D intensity is expected to be 13% and the selling expense ratio just over 18%.


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