Q3: Flour Mills of Nigeria Grows Profit by 90% to N16bn

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By Goddy Egene

Nigeria’s integrated food business and agro-allied group, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, has continued its strong performance, growing its profit after tax (PAT) for the third quarter ended December 2020/21 by 91 per cent.

The Group posted a revenue of N555.342 billion in Q3, up from N423.479 billion in the corresponding period of 2019/20.

Gross profit rose from N47.829 billion to N72.446 billion, while profit after tax jumped from N8.160 billion to N15.582 billion.

Commenting on the result, the Group Managing Director, FMN, Boye Olusanya, said: “Our ability to stay resilient, while growing organically in a rapidly changing environment, validates our investment strategy, and the strength of our diversified portfolio.

“We are keeping in stride with the government’s vision to ensure food sufficiency and have delivered another truly remarkable result this year. Our priorities remain the same – feeding growth and productivity in Nigeria’s food and agro-allied sector, feeding communities with empowerment, and feeding Nigeria’s future with significant backward integration projects.“

According to him, they are strongly committed to their culture of building value for their customers and Nigeria as a whole, while their growth demonstrates their dedication to meet the country’s need and drive towards sustainable economic growth.

“The Q3 2020/21 results show significant improvements across all key segments and reiterates our commitment to meeting the growing needs of our consumers, as we continue to deliver sustainable value for investors. Our businesses in the agro-allied segment continues to show impressive growth in line with projections across the oils and fats, protein and starch value chains. In the food segment, our volume-driven growth strategy remained underpinned by the resilience of our portfolio and the agility of our teams to adapt to the changing market dynamics. To broaden our reach, we have continued to invest in innovation by developing new products and strengthening our route to market,” the company added.

FMN recently completed the issuance of our N29.9 billion bond (Series 4, Tranches A and B) in December 2020, which was oversubscribed by 405 per cent within the price guidance.

“Management remains focused on increasing operational efficiency with accelerated plans for cost optimisations across all business segments in the group to ensure competitive product offerings and profitability in the new operating environment,” the company stated.

Meanwhile, the positive momentum continued in the local bourse as the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All-Share Index rose 0.83 per cent to close at 41,930.73.