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KWS SAAT AG, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a plant breeding company worldwide. The company operates through Corn, Sugarbeet, and Cereals segments. The Corn segment produces and sells corn for grain and silage corn, as well as oil and field seeds comprising rapeseeds, sunflowers, and soybeans. The Sugarbeet segment is involved in the multiplication, processing, and distribution of sugarbeet seeds and seed potatoes. The Cereals segment produces and distributes hybrid rye, wheat, and barley, as well as oil and field seed. KWS SAAT AG was founded in 1856 and is based in Einbeck, Germany.

4,875 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/28/14
Founded in 1856

kws saat ag (KWS) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Exe...
Total Annual Compensation: €785.5K
Member of the Executive Board
Total Annual Compensation: €730.8K
Member of the Executive Board
Total Annual Compensation: €728.5K
Deputy Member of the Executive Board
Total Annual Compensation: €120.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

kws saat ag (KWS) Key Developments

KWS Saat AG to Invest EUR 14 Million in New Research Capacity

KWS Saat AG announced will invest a total of EUR 14 million in the expansion of its research operations in the United States and Germany. As much as EUR 5 million will be invested in the construction of a research centre in the Bio-Research & Development Growth Park in St. Louis, Missouri, home to a number of universities, institutes and start-ups. The new facility will help the company strengthen its position in global plant research. In addition, KWS will spend EUR 9 million to build another research facility at its headquarters in the town of Einbeck, southern Lower Saxony. The two centres, located at two of the world's major regions for plant research, will complement each other's work. In fiscal 2013/14, the company will invest a total of EUR 160 million in its research and breeding business.

KWS SAAT AG Announces Earnings Results for First Nine Months of Fiscal Year 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2014

KWS SAAT AG announced earnings results for first nine months of fiscal year 2013/2014. For the period, the company increased its net sales by 4.6% to EUR 921.7 million compared to EUR 880.9 million for the same period last year. Operating income (EBIT) fell to EUR 167.8 million compared to EUR 185.6 million for the same period last year. Negative exchange rate effects reduced net sales and income. The group expects net sales in 2013/2014 as a whole to grow by up to 3% to about EUR 1.2 billion, despite negative exchange rate developments in some important regions. EBIT will be around EUR 134 million as a result of higher R&D expenditure, expansion of sales structures and negative exchange rate effects, giving an expected EBIT margin of 11.4%.

KWS SAAT AG Presents at Bankhaus Lampe Deutschland-Conference, Apr-03-2014

KWS SAAT AG Presents at Bankhaus Lampe Deutschland-Conference, Apr-03-2014 . Venue: Brenners Park-Hotel, Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Speakers: Anne von der Wense, IR, Georg Folttmann, Head of Investor Relations.


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