€7.8m market cap
€4.7 last close
Tonkens Agrar is engaged in the cultivation of crops including cereals, potatoes, onions and oil seed rape; the storage, processing and marketing of vegetables; milk production; and the production of renewable energy from biogas plants and photovoltaic installations. It farms c 3,000 hectares of high-quality land in the Saxony-Anhalt region of Germany.
The prolonged drought during calendar 2018 had an adverse effect on crop yields, particularly potatoes and onions. This resulted in better produce prices, boosting H118/19 (to December 2018) revenue, but the associated reduction in inventories resulted in a €2.2m drop in total operating income and a similar fall in profit before tax. Consequently, management now expects FY18/19 (to June 2019) EBIT will be around break-even.