Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. Announces Results for Fiscal Year 2011 Ended June 30, 2011

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (Nasdaq: CRESY, BASE: CRES), today announces results for Fiscal Year 2011 Ended June 30, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net income increased 14.6% to Ps. 212.6 million.

  • Operating income rose 23.9% to Ps. 727.1 million.

  • Operating income from the Agribusiness Segment amounted to Ps. 168.3 million, increasing 177.9% as compared to the previous year.

  • The Argentine agribusiness industry saw improvements in the amount of tons produced per hectare, beef cattle prices and dairy margins.

  • We made progress in our developments in Agropecuaria Anta and Los Pozos, located in Salta, where we put into production more than 6,000 additional hectares during the year. In addition, we put into production 5,300 additional hectares in our farms in Paraguay, and we expect to maintain the development rate during the next fiscal year.

  • We sold La Juanita farm in the Province of Buenos Aires for USD 18.0 million, at a gain of Ps. 49.6 million, and 910 hectares in La Fon Fon farm in Bolivia, for a price of USD 3.6 million. In addition, we purchased 2 new farms in Bolivia for a total amount of USD 13.5 million.

  • Cresud has consolidated the financial statements of BrasilAgro, its Brazilian subsidiary, effective as from June 30, 2011.

  • Our subsidiary IRSA has had a great year: its EBITDA increased 9%, showing the strength of its business lines exposed to consumption and the robustness of the real estate industry in Argentina.

  • Subsequently to the fiscal year end, Cresud placed USD 60 million in 7.5% notes for a term of 3 years, marking the first issuance of international debt by a Latin American agricultural company.

Financial Highlights

(In thousands of Argentine Pesos)

Fiscal Year 2011

Ended June 30, 2011


Income Statement

06/30/2011

06/30/2010

Total Production Revenues

406,481

217,721

Production Results

126,403

15,764

Total Sales Revenues

564,854

327,394

Sales Results

101,648

37,741

Total Real Estate Sales

1,441,887

1,337,240

Real Estate Results

822,148

834,716

Gross Profit

1,054,014

888,221

Operating Profit

727,128

586,970

Net Income (loss)

212,565

185,406










Given that since June 30, 2011, Cresud's consolidated financial statements include Brasilagro's consolidated data, Balance sheet figures as of June 30, 2011, include those of Brasilagro's, while as of June 30, 2010, Cresud's Balance sheet data does not consolidate that of Brasilagro. This affects the comparability of the Balance Sheet figures shown below; while the Income Statement figures shown above remain comparable this time.


Balance Sheet

06/30/2011

06/30/2010

 Current Assets

2,265,588

1,453,381

 Non Current Assets

7,467,830

5,384,507

Total Assets

9,733,418

6,837,888

 Current Liabilities

2,364,192

1,928,717

 Non Current Liabilities

2,809,241

1,315,970

Total Liabilities

5,173,433

3,244,687

 Minority Interest

2,346,448

1,625,008

Shareholders' Equity

2,213,537

1,968,193




About Cresud:

Cresud is a leading Argentine agricultural company with a growing presence in the Brazilian agricultural sector through its investment in BrasilAgro-Companhia Brasileira de Propriedades Agricola. Cresud is currently involved in a range of activities including crop production, cattle raising and milk production. Cresud's business model, which is being rolled out regionally in Latin America, taking into account the specific conditions of each country, focuses on the acquisition, development and exploitation of properties having attractive prospects for agricultural production and/or value appreciation and the selective disposition of such properties where appreciation has been realized.

Additionally, Cresud owns a 57% stake in IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones S.A., Argentina's largest, most well-diversified real estate company. Through its subsidiaries, IRSA manages an expanding top portfolio of shopping centers and office buildings, primarily in Buenos Aires. The company also develops residential subdivisions and apartments (specializing in high-rises and loft-style conversions) and owns three luxury hotels.

A longer version of this press release with detailed information is available on the web site: http://www.cresud.com.ar.

Cresud cordially invites you to participate in its Fiscal Year 2011 Results Conference Call on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

If you would like to participate, please call:
United States:  (888) 841-3494
International:  +1-(706) 758-3350

To access the webcast, click on the link below:
http://webcast.mz-ir.com/publico.aspx?codplataforma=3114

SOURCE Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.



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