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K+S Posts Strong Operating Profits and Sales; Divestment Weighs on Net Result

7:25 AM MDT | August 12, 2011 | Ian Young

K+S Group (Kassel, Germany), a fertilizer and salt producer, posted a 70% drop in second-quarter net profits compared with the same period of 2010, to €29 million on sales up 11%, to €1.05 billion. The net profit figure includes a €104-million impairment loss from the recently announced divestment of K+S's Compo garden fertilizer business. Second-quarter operating profits increased 38% year on year, to €192 million. Growth in sales and operating profits reflects robust demand for K+S's potash and nitrogen fertilizers. "Thanks to our...

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