[18 February /NZ Herald]

The A2 Milk Company (‘A2 Milk’) is reporting its first half result on Wednesday 20th February. Expectations are that earnings will increase to around $200 million, up 39% on the previous period with this partly due to the company’s success in China’s infant formula market. Turnover is expected to reach $600 million, up from the prior years $434.7 million. A2 Milk is currently in a strong run on the share market with shares currently at $12.85, up from $9.04 in October 2018. The brand is working on expanding into the United States to repeat the success it has had with both Australia and China. China changed its cross border e-commerce rules in 2018, A2 Milk were certain they would meet all requirements before 31 March 31 2019 so analysts will also be looking for an update on this regulation change, whilst investors will be looking for an update on A2 Milk’s arrangement with Fonterra which was formed late 2018.