Lerøy brings in £464m in second quarter

Lerøy Seafood Group (LSG), which owns 50% of Scottish Sea Farms, reported revenue of NOK5,042 million (£464m) for the second quarter of 2018, compared with NOK4,224m in Q2 2017.

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Operating profit before fair value adjustment related to biological assets was NOK1,000m (NOK801m Q2 2017), an increase mainly attributed to a higher harvest volume for salmon and trout.

LSG divides its business into three segments: wildcatch and white fish, farming, and value added products, sales and distribution (VAPSD).

Revenue for the farming segment was NOK2,424m (NOK1,731m Q2 2017), and EBIT – or operating profit – was NOK833m (NOK613m Q2 2017).

Prices lower for trout

EBIT per kilogram was slightly lower at NOK22 (NOK23.4 Q2 2017) as a result of prices for trout being lower than for salmon and because salmon from Lerøy Sjøtroll located in Hordaland were downgraded.

The farming segment harvested a total of 38,000 tonnes gutted weight of salmon and trout in Q2 2018, up 45% from the same period in 2017, when harvest volume was extraordinarily low.

LSG currently expects to harvest 166,000 tonnes in 2018 in Norway, compared with 158,000 tonnes in 2017.