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Notes to the consolidated profit and loss account
|x EUR 1,000|
Overview of distribution by sales region (x EUR 1,000 and as a %)
|Other EU countries||131,986||49%||129,272||46%|
|Other European countries||9,274||3%||9,209||3%|
|Countries outside Europe||83,082||31%||89,106||33%|
Turnover from services mainly consists of revenues received from research and from grading and storage.
11. Other income
This consists mainly of income from licence fees.
12. Cost of sales
Costs of raw materials and supplies, and services from third parties.
Included in this amount are, among other things, purchases of products from growers and third parties, as well as the costs of storage and packaging.
13. Staff expenses
|Wages and salaries||15,162||13,969|
|Social insurance costs||2,375||2,427|
During the financial year, the average number of employees at HZPC Holland B.V. and its subsidiaries was 261 fte (previous financial year 253). Of this number, 164 fte are employed at HZPC Holland B.V. These figures only take account of permanent employees.
|Specification of number of employees||2013/14||2012/13|
|Management and administration||46||43|
|Commerce / correspondence||63||64|
|Purchasing and logistic planning||58||56|
|Storage, grading and transport||30||33|
|Research & Development||64||57|
The effective tax rate amounts to 16.9%; this can be explained as follows:
The effective tax rate for the Dutch companies was lower than the nominal rate of 25% due to to extra tax deductions/allowances, particularly those arising from R&D activities that relate (in part) to previous years. The average tax rate for the companies outside the Netherlands was 31.9%.
Transactions with related parties
Transactions with related parties occur when a relationship exists between the company, its participating interests and their directors and key management personnel. There were no transactions with related parties that were not on a commercial basis.