Analysts had previously expected Yara to post a positive pre-tax result of $242 million.
Yara had sales of $3.9 billion in the second quarter and ended with a negative result of $291 billion.
Up front, Yara was expected to deliver a positive pre-tax result of $242 million for the second quarter of 2023.
Shows average analyst forecasts obtained by TDN Direkt.
This corresponds to just over NOK 2.9 billion.
In the report, the company notes lower margins and writes that lower prices led to more loss of position.
In the second quarter of last year, by comparison, Yara finished with a positive result of $921 million.
So far this year, Yara’s stake is down more than eight percent, but Yara also paid out a dividend of NOK 55 per share for the year.
– The second quarter result is affected by the downward price trend we have seen so far in 2023, which is putting pressure on margins for the entire industry. However, the recent price increase points to increased demand in the future, says Svein Tore Holsether, CEO of Yara.
Thus Yara believes that Norway can win the industrial battle with the United States
The war in Ukraine hit Yara from all sides. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the fertilizer producer has been under geopolitical and economic stress. The war caused huge fluctuations in the prices of gas and fertilizers.
CEO Yara Holsether has previously spoken about missile attacks, high gas prices and the food crisis.
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