Guinness Nigeria Plc, reported its first-half results (6-months) on Thursday, for the period ending 31 December 2016.
The brewer of Foreign Extra Stout, Malta Guinness, among others posted a strong 19% revenue growth in the period under review to N59bn, from N50bn it recorded in the same period a year ago.
However, the company’s strong first-half showing was dampened by unrealized foreign exchange losses which drove up net finance cost by 166% to N4.6bn, from N1.2bn in the previous year. The resultant effect was a net loss of N4.67bn. In the same period a year ago, Guinness Nigeria posted a positive N1.2bn in profit.