Natra posted a net profit of €2 million in the first quarter of this year, compared with the loss of €2 million in the same period of last year. EBITDA for the 1Q was €8.5 million, compared to €3.9 million for the same period of 2017. Also, sales grew by 5% in volume and with a good product mix, as a result of the implementation of the customer oriented Transformation Plan. Financial debt was reduced by 10.7 million euros in 2017 and liquidity exceeded the company's operating needs by 15 million.
News in 2018
Natra, a Spanish multinational and one of the leading European producers of chocolate confectionery and cocoa products, posted an adjusted EBITDA of €26.2 million in 2017, up 19% year on year and fulfilling the best estimates made in November. Without the adjustments made in this period, the EBITDA would have grown 1% to €22.7 million.
Natra’s new launchings respond to the latest consumer trends, with healthier products containing less sugar and no palm oil.