Nufarm (NUF) produces agricultural fertilisers and chemicals used for crop protection internationally, with less than half its sales coming from Australia.
The company is also actively involved in the marketing and sale of branded, off-patent crop protection and seeds treatment products.
Recently, NUF announced that FY10 net profit is expected to come within its previous guidance of $55 million – $65 million.
Worryingly, however, net debt of $620 million was much higher than previous estimates of $450 million, due to increased working capital levels.
The higher debt levels means NUF is now in a minor breach of one of its loan covenants, however the breach will be covered by the waivers currently being put in place.
Nevertheless, NUF was one of the shares to sell following the profit announcement, plunging 6.8% in a day when the stock market jumped over 2%.
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