Amira Nature Foods Ltd. (NYSE: ANFI) is a global provider of packaged Indian specialty rice. Shares surged 29.90% through early trading on Thursday, December 27, 2018. Over the past three months, Amira has seen an average daily volume of 275,590 shares. However, through Thursday morning, already 3.74 million shares have traded hands, equating to $1.98 million in dollar volume.
Shares jumped Thursday morning after Amira announced it has received a $30 million contract for its third-party branded basmati rice. The order comes from a repeat customer currently operating in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Amira expects to receive its compensation by March 31, 2020. Karan A. Chanana, Chairman of Amira, commented, “We are extremely pleased to continue our relationships with our customers in the EMEA region.” Here is the full press release detailing the contract:
Amira Nature Foods Ltd. Press Release:
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amira Nature Foods Ltd (the “Company”) (ANFI), a global provider of packaged Indian specialty rice, today announced that it entered into a, approximately $30 million contract, to supply third party branded basmati rice to a repeat customer in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (“EMEA”) region. The Company expects to recognize the benefit of this contract in the fiscal 2020 ending March 31, 2020.
“We are extremely pleased to continue our relationships with our customers in the EMEA region”, stated Karan A. Chanana, Amira’s Chairman.
About Amira Nature Foods
Founded in 1915, Amira has evolved into a global provider of packaged Indian specialty rice, with sales in over 40 countries today. Amira sells Basmati rice, premium long-grain rice grown only in certain regions of the Indian sub-continent, under their flagship Amira brand as well as under other third party brands. Amira sells its products primarily in emerging markets through a broad distribution network. Amira’s headquarters are in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and it also has offices in India, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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Article By: Andrew Rego