Südzucker again significantly raises operating result forecast for the 2022/23 financial year
Significant year-on-year earnings increase also expected for the third quarter
Südzucker AG is once again raising the group's forecast after continued positive development. Südzucker now expects group revenues of EUR 9.7 to 10.1 (previous forecast: 9.4 to 9.8; 2021/22: 7.6) billion for the 2022/23 financial year (1 March 2022 to 28 February 2023). Group EBITDA is now seen in a range between EUR 890 and 990 (previous forecast 810 to 910; 2021/22: 692) million and group operating result is now seen in a range between EUR 530 and 630 (previous forecast 450 to 550; 2021/22: 332) million. The improvement is driven by the sugar segment.
Against the backdrop of this positive development, group EBITDA and group operating result are also expected to increase significantly year-on-year in the current third quarter of the 2022/23 financial year.
The quarterly report for the third quarter of the 2022/23 financial year will be published on 12 January 2023.
The Ukraine war, which has continued from the beginning of the 2022/23 financial year until today, has led to a further intensification of the already existing high volatilities on the sales markets and price increases on the procurement markets, especially in the areas of raw materials and energy. The resulting economic and financial effects as well as the duration of this temporary exceptional situation are still difficult to assess. In addition, risks related to the Corona pandemic continue to exist.