As contemplated in the company’s forecast for 2014, the sharp rise in cocoa prices in recent months affected significantly the profitability of the cocoa and chocolate activity during the off-season.
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Natra, SA informs about the recent sale of Natraceutical shares.
Natra, SA informs about changes in the board of directors.
The shareholders Casticapital, SL, Inversiones San Felipe, SL, Sociedad de Inversiones Maspalomas, SL and Mrs. Rosa María Oliver Casanova signed on March 3, 2014 an agreement whereby the shareholders agreement from May 8, 2012 regarding their shareholdings in Natra, SA, which was reported to the CNMV on May 5, 2012 with register number 166078, is cancelled.
A new rally in the price of cocoa in the second half impacts on the cocoa and chocolate business results.
Natra discloses the results schedule for the year 2014.
Kutxabank, SA presented on January 7, 2014 their resignation as member of the board of directors of Natra, SA. This resignation responds to their decision to consider the shareholding in Natra as non-strategic on a long-term basis and to their willingness to conduct an orderly divestment of their stake in Natra, when appropriate.
The operational efficiency in both the chocolate and Natraceutical’s businesses allowed Natra to maintain operating income despite the worsening of the gross margin following cocoa’s sharp prise rise.
Following the Relevant Fact from August 27th regarding the agreement reached with the bank syndicate for the flexibility of debt repayments, the novation agreement has been formalized today.
Operating profit grew by 33% with an ongoing improvement of the businesses and a strong focus on financial deleveraging.