Analysts await result hike from public listed producers

High spot prices on salmon boosting results.

Financial news website E24 reports that the four largest aquaculture companies listed on Oslo Stock Exchange are expected to deliver enhanced results in this summer’s reporting season compared with the same period last year – based on analysts’ estimates gathered by SME Direkt on behalf of TDN Finans,

Lerøy Seafood Group, which expanded its scope of operation by buying into white fish last year, has analysts anticipating growth on both the top and bottom line.

From sales revenue of NOK 4.26 billion in the second quarter last year, they are predicting growth of 11 percent to NOK 4.72 billion in the second quarter of the year, according to the estimates. At the same time an upturn is estimated for pre-tax profit to 822 from 626 million kroner.

For Marine Harvest the analyst corps expect revenue to have improved to 840 million euro in the second quarter from 832 million in the corresponding period last year, while operational profit is anticipated to jump to 196 million euro from 90 million.

If the analysts are right, SalMar will deliver sales revenue of NOK 2.47 billion, up from 2.29 billion for the same period last year. Pre-tax profit is expected to increase to NOK 848 million from 527 million.

Expectations to the Faroese salmon producer Bakkafrost are that pre-tax profit will be DKK 344 million, up from 272 million for the corresponding period last year. Meanwhile sales revenue is expected to improve to 905 from 790 million in the period.

Lerøy, Marine Harvest and SalMar will present their results 24 August, while Bakkafrost’s figures will be presented 22 August.


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