June 30, 2017 / 1:17 PM / 2 months ago

BRIEF-Kapchorua Tea Co posts FY loss before taxation of 72.3 mln shillings

June 30 (Reuters) - Kapchorua Tea Company Ltd:

* FY ended March 31, 2017, turnover of 1.29 bln shillings versus 1.21 bln shillings year ago

* FY loss before taxation of 72.3 mln shillings versus profit of 151.4 mln shillings year ago

* "Prices have been generally weak through the year but as very high crops were followed by low crops, prices increased in the final quarter of the year"

* "Cost increased through the year further adding to poor results" Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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