Cosan's net profit rises 68.4% in Q1 to R $ 345.7 million

Cosan's net profit rises 68.4% in Q1 to R $ 345.7 million

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Infrastructure and energy company Cosan reported on Thursday net income of 345.7 million reais in the first quarter of 2018, up 68.4 percent from ...

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Infrastructure and energy company Cosan reported net income of 345.7 million reais in the first quarter of 2018 on Thursday, up 68.4 percent year-on-year on the back of improved operating performance. of all lines of business, as well as lower financial expenses forAdjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) reached R $ 1.3 billion, up 11 percent year-on-year.Cosan said the volume sold at Raízen Combustíveis, part of the joint venture with Shell, was above market average, "supported by the focus on sustainable relationships with the dealer network."At Raízen Energia, Brazil's largest sugar and ethanol producer, accelerated product sales in the last quarter of the 2017/18 sugarcane crop, ending the season "with guidance delivered, even as sugar prices deteriorate."Cosan said Comgás sales continued to grow "consistently, reflecting the connection of new customers and increased industrial activity."The company als...


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