SWEDEN, Stockholm. The Group’s net sales increased in the second quarter as a result of the acquisition of Manor Farm, strong organic growth and exchange rate effects. Net sales increased by 10% pro forma to MSEK 2,252 compared to the second quarter 2017, and by 5% adjusted for exchange rate effects. All countries contributed to the increase.
Adjusted operating profit amounted to MSEK 90 compared to MSEK 91 pro forma in the second quarter 2017, corresponding to a margin of 4.0(4.4 pro forma)%. Although both Norway and Ireland performed well, and Finland reported a continued improvement, the margin was negatively affected by a less favourable price/mix, primarily in Sweden as well as by higher raw material costs and marketing investments in Denmark.