Sweet results posted by chocolate maker

Barry Callebaut, the world's largest chocolate maker, has posted a 66 per cent rise in its full-year net profit.

This content was published on November 6, 2008

The Zurich-based company said on Thursday that net profit for the year that ended on August 31 rose to SFr205 million ($175.5 million).

"We continued to see good growth in the first two months of the current fiscal year," the company said in a statement.

The 2007/08 profit for Barry Callebaut was however below the average estimate of analysts polled by the Reuters news agency, who had been expecting SFr216 million.

"A loss on the sale of financial assets and higher financial expenses had a negative impact on net profit in the fiscal year 2007/08," the group said.

Barry Callebaut is a supplier of cocoa and chocolate products for companies such as Nestlé and Cadbury.

In compliance with the JTI standards

In compliance with the JTI standards

More: SWI certified by the Journalism Trust Initiative

Contributions under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at

Sort by

Change your password

Do you really want to delete your profile?

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Almost finished... We need to confirm your email address. To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you.

Weekly top stories

Keep up to date with the best stories from SWI on a range of topics, straight into your mailbox.


The SBC Privacy Policy provides additional information on how your data is processed.