2017/2018 – Record performance price for Avebe22 Nov 2018
The performance price is the cooperative’s most important financial indicator, as it combines the cooperative result and the potato price. The cooperative result amounted to 7.8 million Euros, which is around 1.5 million Euros more than the year before. A subsequent payment of nearly 2.9 million Euros to the members will be proposed at the members’ council meeting in December. This makes the payment ratio 98%.
The positive result is based on a good volume, good production results and favourable developments in the market. In food derivatives, which are special starches that are used in food, there were particularly strong developments. The production and sales of Avebe’s potato protein also demonstrated a positive trend.
Over the past financial year, the cooperative invested some 55 million in further expansion of the protein-production capacity and in optimising existing production facilities and making those more sustainable.
Chairman of the Board Bert Jansen said ‘We are proud of the results we have managed to achieve as cooperative. It demonstrates the power of Avebe and what we and our members and employees can achieve together. This will be a driver for the current financial year that has just started. Many of our members were faced with drought and disappointing harvests. It is only with good results that we can remain relevant to our members in the long term. This year we will continue our work to achieve our strategic objectives.’