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Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. Announces Results for the First Semester 2013 Ended December, 2012

February 19, 2013

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (Nasdaq: CRESY, BASE: CRES), today announces results for the First Semester 2013 ended December 31, 2012.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net income for the first six months of 2013 amounted to ARS 176.7 million, compared to ARS 23.3 million in the same period of 2012.
  • Operating income for the first six months of 2013 reached ARS 556.9 million (+53.0% compared to the first six months of 2012) driven by the satisfactory performance of the Urban and Rural segments and the consolidation of the Madison Building, in New York, by IRSA.
  • The Agricultural segment recorded positive results, mainly due to the increase in crop prices observed during the period and the larger areas planted with sugarcane.
  • Through our subsidiary BrasilAgro we sold the “Horizontina” farm for a total amount of BRL 75.0 million. The farm’s book value was BRL 46 million.
  • The Urban business, through our subsidiary IRSA, has generated very good results for our company. EBITDA during the first six months of this fiscal year reached ARS 666.0 million, 45.5% higher than in the first six months of 2012.
  • On October 31 past the Shareholders’ Meeting approved the payment of cash dividends for ARS 120 million, equivalent to ARS 0.2417 per share (ARS 2.417 per ADR) which were made available to local shareholders in the month of November.

Financial Highlights
(In thousands of Argentine Pesos)
Period 6M 2013
Ended December 31, 2012

    Income Statement                    12/31/2012 12/31/2011
    Agricultural Business Revenue          527,775    543,553
    Agricultural Business Gross Profit     108,466     69,731
    Urban Properties Revenues            1,164,933    945,423
    Urban Properties Gross Profit          558,590    475,264
    Consolidated Gross Profit              537,285    649,303
    Consolidated Profit from Operations    556,924    364,029
    Profit / (Loss) For the Period         176,718     23,321

    Attributable to:
    Cresud's Shareholders                   60,760    -20,711
    Non-Controlling interest               115,958     44,032

    EPS (Basic)                               0.12      -0.04
    EPS (Diluted)                             0.11          -

    Balance Sheet              12/31/2012 06/30/2012
      Current Assets            2,427,473  1,783,860
      Non Current Assets        9,149,077  8,541,030
    Total Assets               11,576,550 10,324,890
      Current Liabilities       2,581,918  2,018,226
      Non Current Liabilities   4,150,342  3,615,153
    Total Liabilities           6,732,260  5,633,379
      Non-Controlling Interest  2,291,320  2,132,648
    Shareholders' Equity        2,552,970  2,558,863

About Cresud:

Cresud is a leading South American agricultural company with a growing presence in Latin American countries. 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 64.50% 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 First Semester 2013 Results Conference Call on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 12:30 PM Eastern Time

If you would like to participate, please call:
United States: (888) 841-3494
International: +1-(706) 758-3350
ID# 92374062

To access the webcast, click on the link below:
http://webcast.mzvaluemonitor.com/Home/Login/693

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


Source: PR Newswire