October 23, 2018

FY 2018-19: Quarterly Results

Bayer CropScience Limited reports Q2 results

Revenue from Operations of Rs.11,041 million / Profit for the period of Rs.1,427 million

Mumbai, October 23, 2018: Bayer CropScience Limited (BSE: 506285) announced today its unaudited results for the quarter and half-year ended September 30, 2018.

In Q2 of FY 2018-19, the Company registered Revenue from Operations of Rs. 11,041 million as compared to Rs.12,320 million in the corresponding period of FY 2017-18. Profit for the period stood at Rs.1,427 million, compared to Rs.1,906 million in the corresponding period of the previous financial year.

Commenting on the second quarter results and future outlook, Richard van der Merwe, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Bayer CropScience Limited, said: “Sales were affected due to an erratic season marked by uneven rainfall and hailstorms that damaged standing crops in several parts of the country. Based on opportunities in the fruits & vegetables segment and in rice, we expect a good performance in the third quarter and for the rest of the year.”

For the half-year ended September 30, 2018, the Company reported Revenue from Operations of Rs.19,359 million compared to Rs.19,691 million for the corresponding period in FY 2017-18. Profit for the period stood at Rs. 2,899 million.

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