Saudi Almarai plans $107mln investments in seafood, poultry enterprise

Saudi Almarai’s board of administrators has authorized plans to speculate a complete of over 400 million riyals ($107 million) into its meals companies.

In a submitting to the Tadawul bourse on Tuesday, the Gulf’s largest dairy producer, mentioned it’ll enter the seafood enterprise with an preliminary funding of 252 million riyals. The funding for the seafood processing facility might be financed from Almarai’s working cashflows.

In a separate submitting, the meals producer mentioned its board authorized bringing ahead an funding of 153 million riyals to safe the availability of guardian poultry birds, to mitigate an imminent threat of provide scarcity of guardian inventory within the kingdom.

As soon as additional investments are deployed to safe further guardian inventory provide, the guardian hen facility might be utilised for egg manufacturing, it added.

In 2021, Almarai mentioned it might make investments 6.6 billion riyals over 5 years to broaden its poultry section and double market share.

Almarai noticed its Q1 2022 web revenue rise 9 % year-on-year to 420 million riyals. Working money circulate reached 529.2 million riyals, down 39 % in contrast with the year-earlier interval.

In latest months there was a scarcity of poultry merchandise on grocery cabinets internationally as a result of labour and transport bottlenecks. Malaysia has banned the export of rooster with the intention of cooling costs for the home market.

(Reporting by Brinda Darasha; modifying by Seban Scaria)

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