Profit dives 39 percent at Natura for 3Q 2015

Profit dives 39 percent at Natura for 3Q 2015

Profits have taken a nosedive for Brazil’s largest cosmetics company Natura Cosmeticos in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to weak demand, higher taxes and a provision to buy-out its partners at Australian subsidiary Aesop, according to a report published by Reuters.

Profit plummeted 39 percent to R132 million, while the ongoing recession saw net revenue in Brazil fall almost 10 percent. EBITDA dipped 6 percent to R400 million.

The company’s bottom line was also hit by the non-cash effects of its foreign currency hedge and a provision to purchase the remaining 29 percent of Aesop, together accounting for R60 million.

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