Smithfield's income sinks, sales rise in 2Q
Dec 1, 2005 12:00 PM
Smithfield Foods Inc reported net income of $51.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2006, versus net income of $58.4 million for the same period a year ago. Sales were $2.9 billion, compared with $2.7 billion a year earlier.
“Our strategy of managing our business model as an integrated pork operation, rather than as a processor and a producer, is working well,” said Joseph W Luter III, chairman and chief executive officer.
The Smithfield VA-based firm has delivered a 25% average annual compounded rate of return to investors since 1975. With sales of $11 billion, the company is the leading processor and marketer of fresh pork and processed meats in the United States, as well as the largest producer of hogs.
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