Astarta Holding NV (AST), a Ukrainian agricultural company and sugar producer, said first-quarter profit fell 58 percent on higher costs.
Net income fell to 91.44 million hryvnia ($11.4 million), from 219.82 million hryvnia a year earlier, the Kiev-based company said in a statement e-mailed late yesterday. Consolidated revenue rose 25 percent to 694.1 million hryvnia.
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