Review of 2010
2010 marked a lasting return to profitable growth in our activities.
With EBITDA climbing to an all-time high (137 million euros in 2010), the Groupe Doux is now reaping the benefits of a courageous policy in terms of industrial choices, cost reductions and productivity improvements, while confirming that its ability to react quickly on the global market represents a major asset in a highly competitive poultry segment.
The Group’s revenues came to 1.406 billion euros in 2010, compared with 1.369 billion euros in 2009, up +2.5%, with this revenue growth driven more specifically by Export and the domestic Brazilian market, thanks to:
- continued growth in commercial activities on the Group’s Export markets, in addition to market share gains (Export revenues up +8% versus 2009);
- major growth in processed product sales on Brazil’s domestic market (+28% in volume and +36% in value), with the strong regional expansion continuing.