November 11, 2009


AgFeed suffers huge drop in 3Q earnings



Animal feed and pork company AgFeed Industries Inc posted a 65-percent drop in third-quarter earnings, weighed down by higher expenses.


In the latest quarter, the company posted a net income of US$2.9 million, or 7 cents a share, compared with US$8.2 million, or 24 cents a share, a year ago.


The company said it earned 9 cents a share from continuing operations. Revenue for the quarter dropped 9 percent to US$45.1 million, while operating expenses climbed 29 percent.


Shares of the company closed at US$4.63 Monday (Nov 9) on Nasdaq.

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