Harvest Update - Record Harvest Anticipated
Sydney, Dec 1, 2015 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Leading Chinese citrus producer Dongfang Modern Agriculture Holding Group (ASX:DFM) is pleased to report that the company's current citrus harvest is nearing completion with record tonnages expected to exceed prospectus forecasts.
Tangerine and Camellia crop and price estimates are as follows;
- Tangerines harvest expected to be 142,000 tonnes, up 35% on 2014 (and exceeding prospectus projections by 10%), primarily due to the addition of two extra plantations. Tangerine sales account for approximately 61% of the IPO forecast revenue.
- Camellia harvest expected to be 23,100 tonnes, down 4.5% on 2014 and 1.7% down on prospectus forecasts. Camellia product sales account for approximately 13% of IPO forecast revenue.
- Tangerine prices are expected to increase 4% on 2014 and 1% above IPO forecast prices. Camellia prices are expected to be 1.7% below 2014 and 3.9% below IPO forecast.
Orange and pomelo harvest results and expected prices (accounting for 26% of IPO forecast revenue) are anticipated soon.
Executive Chairman Hongwei Chai commented: "We are pleased with how the current harvest season is progressing, and look forward to strong sales as a result.
"We anticipate our biggest harvest ever, with output set to increase to approximately 230,000 tonnes this year on the back of additional and maturing plantations. This will also contribute to higher productivity, better yields and ultimately, increased value for shareholders."
DFM controls 19 plantations covering some 9000 hectares in China's premier fruit growing region, the Jianxi Province. Since formation in 2009, the company has grown to become the second largest harvester of citrus fruits in China.
Full year financial results will be released in February 2016.
About Dongfang Modern Agriculture Company
Established in 2005, Dongfang Modern Agriculture Holding Group Limited has since grown to become the second largest harvester of citrus and camellia products in the world's largest agricultural market, China.
Dongfang Modern Agriculture Company