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Fiscal year 2018/19

Business performance

Key figures (PDF, 460.35 KB)
Revenues and operating result
Consolidated group revenues fell to € 6,754 (6,983) million in fiscal 2018/19. The sugar and CropEnergies segments’ revenues fell sharply, whereas the special products segment’s rose substantially. The fruit segment’s revenues were slightly above last year’s.
As anticipated, the consolidated group operating result was down sharply to € 27 (445) million. The decline was driven mainly by the sugar segment’s substantial losses in the second half of the fiscal year. The CropEnergies segment’s operating result was also down sharply. The special products segment’s operating result was comparable to last year’s, while the fruit segment’s was slightly higher.
Capital employed and return on capital employed (ROCE)
Capital employed dropped to € 6,072 (6,650) million. The significant decline of € 578 million was due mainly to the impairment of the sugar segment’s goodwill. With the significantly lower operating result of € 27 (445) million, ROCE came in at 0.4 (6.7) %.