Agroton Public Limited: Half Year Results Statement

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					Agroton Public Limited: Half Year Results
Statement
October 07, 2010 06:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time  

LUHANSK, Ukraine--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Agroton Public Limited, leading agricultural producer in
eastern Ukraine, announces its reviewed financial results for the first six months of the year ending 30 June 2010.

Key financial highlights

    l   Total revenue (sum of sales revenue and fair value change) increased by 33% to US $64.0 million (H1 2009:
        US $47.9 million)
    l   Gross profit increased by 104% to US $42.9 million (H1 2009: US $21.0 million).
    l   EBITDA increased by 79% to US $37.6 million (H1 2009: US $21.0 million).
    l   Net profit increased by 112% to US $28.1 million (H1 2009: US $13.3 million).
    l   Net profit margin increased by 16 percentage point.

Key operational highlights

    l   Land bank under control increased to 151 ths hectares (H1 2009: 134 ths hectares).
    l   114 ths tonnes of wheat harvested.
    l   Wheat price increased to 172 USD/t (H1 2009: 126 USD/t) (excl. VAT).
    l   Sunflower price increased to 421 USD/t (H1 2009: 235 USD/t) (excl. VAT).

Commenting on the results, Iurii Zhuravlov, Chief Executive Officer of Agroton Public Limited, said:

“We delivered strong semiannual results and will continue to drive the growth in the second half and strive to deliver
strong financial results for the full year”.

Financial overview

                           6m 2010 6m 2009 change
Total revenue     USD, ths 63,957 47,911 33%
Fair value change          44,290 21,521 106%
Gross profit      USD, ths 42,908 20,982 104%
Gross margin      %        67%     44%     53%
EBITDA            USD, ths 37,553 21,013 79%
EBITDA margin %            59%     44%     34%
EBIT              USD, ths 35,036 18,686 87%
EBIT margin       %        55%     39%     40%
Net profit        USD, ths 28,076 13,269 112%
Net profit margin %        44%     28%     59%

Biological assets are measured on initial recognition and at each reporting date at their fair value less
estimated costs to sell, except where the fair value cannot be measured reliably on initial recognition
Income from changes in fair value of biological assets is the difference between the fair value less estimated
cost of sales and manufacturing costs of biological assets.

On semiannual balance date (June 30):

   l   Crops under cultivation are revalued and measured at fair value
   l   Fair value for biological assets of crops under cultivation is based on the following key assumptions:

   l   Expected crop yield that is based on the past crop yield adjusted for weather conditions
   l   August 2010 prices for grains of the markets in Ukraine obtained from an external verifiable source
       (APK-Inform)
   l   Cultivation and production costs that are based on actual historical information

Link to half year results statement:

http://agroton.com.ua/en/key.htm

Agroton Public Limited

Bloomberg Ticker: A2TA

www.agroton.com.ua

Note to Editors

The Agroton Group is a diversified vertically integrated agricultural producer in eastern Ukraine. The Group’s core
business is crop production, comprising principally wheat and sunflower seeds, as well as the processing, storage
and sale of such crops. Currently, the Group is the fifth largest producer in Ukraine by land under control among
publicly traded agribusinesses. Founded in 1992, the Company harvests 134,000 hectares of black soil farmland in
the Luhansk and Kharkiv regions and operates 235,000 tonnes of elevator storage facilities. Agroton Public Limited
conducts its operations in three segments: crop farming, livestock, and food processing and food production.

Contacts
Andrii Anpilov
Chief Financial Officer
Tel:+38 (0642) 34 71 05
Email: anpilov@agroton.lg.ua

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