Camposol shares 'exceptional' financial results for Q1

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Camposol shares 'exceptional' financial results for Q1

Camposol Holding PLC, a multinational company dedicated to providing fresh and healthy food globally, announced its preliminary financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. 

1) First Quarter Financial Overview:

  • Volume Sold: Reached 28,122 MT, an 11% decrease compared to 1Q 2023.
  • Sales: Totaled USD 152 million, a significant 29% increase from 1Q 2023.
  • EBITDA: Surged to USD 60.4 million, a remarkable 119.1% increase compared to 1Q 2023.
  • EBITDA Margin: Achieved an impressive 40%, up from 23% in 1Q 2023.
  • Net Profit: Achieved USD 36.0 million in 1Q 2023, marking a remarkable 76.5% increase compared to the entire year of 2023.
  • Net Debt/EBITDA ratio1: improved to 3.37x, marking the fifth consecutive quarter of enhancement since peaking at 8.92x at the end of 2022. In 1Q 2023, it stood at 8.27x.

2) First Quarter Highlights:

  • Throughout the period spanning from week 18 of 2023 to week 14 of 2024, Camposol has reinforced its position as the primary exporter of Peruvian fresh blueberries, commanding 16% market share.
  • Camposol has established itself as the foremost mango exporter in Peru for the 2023-2024 season.
  • The successful recertification under Global G.A.P. standards, achieved without any non-conformities, underscores Camposol's unwavering commitment to excellence.
  • Camposol's exceptional performance in the GRASP GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practices exemplifies our steadfast dedication to social responsibility.
  • ADEX has honored Camposol with the prestigious "La Chaquitaclla Agroexportadora" award, in recognition of its outstanding performance and unwavering dedication to quality and environmental responsibility.
  • Camposol proudly maintained its esteemed position within the top 100 of the Merco ESG Ranking 2023, securing the prestigious second place in the agricultural sector.
  • Phase 2 construction of the Water Reservoir of Agricultor Farm in Trujillo began in February 2024. This project will extend the backup irrigation capacity from 14 to 21 days, safeguarding a reliable water supply for crops during dry periods.

3) CEO Message:

Jose Antonio Gomez-Bazan, CEO of Camposol, expressed his excitement about the company's first-quarter performance: "I'm thrilled to announce the exceptional results we've achieved. Our sales reached an impressive USD 152 million, reflecting a notable 29% increase from 1Q 2023. Equally noteworthy, our EBITDA surged to USD 60.4 million, marking a remarkable 119.1% increase over the same period. Furthermore, our net profit reached USD 36.0 million, showcasing a significant 76.5% increase compared to the entire year of 2023. These outstanding achievements were fueled by the exceptional performance of our mango and blueberry segments, where our team's coordination from the field to our distribution companies played a pivotal role in overcoming industry challenges.

Additionally, our disciplined financial management played a crucial role in enhancing our financial position by reducing both short and long-term debt. By continuing the efficiency initiatives identified in 2023 and prioritizing debt reduction, we've bolstered our financial stability and positioned ourselves for sustained success. I'm immensely proud of our team's unwavering commitment and optimistic about the bright future that lies ahead."

4) First Quarter Review: 

In the blueberry segment, volume grew by 21.1% compared to 1Q 2023, with sales  amounting to USD 117.5 million. The volume sold reached 16.1 million MT, while revenue increased by 35.5%, with gross profit growth of 36.8%. 

In the mango segment, despite a 24.3% decrease in volume compared to 1Q 2023,  sales amounted to USD 29.4 million. The volume sold reached 10.2 million MT, while revenue surged by 48.5%, with gross profit skyrocketing by 203.1%. 

Camposol demonstrated resilience amidst industry challenges, leveraging robust  harvested volume and efficient management practices to secure favorable market  prices.  

Additionally, debt restructuring initiatives resulted in a significant reduction in short-term debt and an improved financial position, achieving a Net Debt / EBITDA ratio of  3.37x.

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