INVL Baltic Farmland had net profit of EUR 165 000 in first half of year
The company’s equity at the end of June this year was EUR 13.285 million, or EUR 4.11 per share. Equity per share increased 9.35% from a year earlier, also accounting for dividends that were paid out.
“Challenges that arise in the agriculture sector are fundamentally linked to climate conditions, which this year have been rather favourable. We continue seeking to effectively manage asset holdings focusing on the creation of long-term value,” said Justė Gumovskienė, the director of INVL Farmland Management, which is the administrator of INVL Baltic Farmland’s land.
The management of INVL Baltic Farmland also notes that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the country’s agriculture sector less than other sectors and did not have any material influence on the company’s operating results for the first half of the year. Looking at the current circumstances, it is not forecast to have any significant impact through the end of the year either.
As regards this year’s operating forecasts, INVL Baltic Farmland plans to get revenue of EUR 652 000 and earn a consolidated net profit of EUR 390 000. INVL Baltic Farmland’s revenue in the first half of the year was 47% of the full-year forecast, while its net profit was 42% of the amount forecast for the year. Excluding the effect of provisions for receivables in the reporting period, the net profit figure would be 50.5% of the full-year forecast.
The operating forecasts assume that during this year the value of the company’s land holdings will not change, there will be no land purchase or sale transactions, and there will be no changes in provisions for receivable amounts or impact of tenant debts on the size of the administration fee.
INVL Baltic Farmland is listed on the Nasdaq Vilnius stock exchange. Its subsidiaries own nearly 3 000 hectares of agricultural land in Lithuania which is rented out to agriculture companies and farmers.