Del Monte Pacific continues to be weighed down by acquisition


SHARES for Del Monte Pacific fell 0.5 cent to S$0.525 on Friday, after the firm revealed that the acquisition of US food company Del Monte Foods Inc (DMFI) continued to drag down its results.

The combined group made a net loss of US$21.9 million in the first quarter ended July 31, against a net profit of US$4.2 million a year ago. This is in spite of revenue rising from US$119.4 million to US$445.6 million, as acquisition-related expenses hit the bottom line.

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