Fonterra has delayed the release of its annual financial results but has not given a specific date for when they will be released.
The beleaguered dairy farming co-operative was due to release its results for the year to July 31 on September 12.
It now says that recent, substantial asset writedowns mean the accounts will be delayed.
Fonterra has not given a specific alternative date on which the accounts will be released, but says it will be no later than September 30.
In a statement Fonterra said it had recently announced a number of "asset writedowns and one-off accounting adjustments, noting that the numbers remained subject to the Fonterra Board reviewing the full financial statements and audit adjustments.
"Due to the significant accounting adjustments in FY19 ...more time is required to complete the audited financial statements," it said.
Fonterra also reconfirmed its previous announcement that it expects to report a loss of $590 million to $675 million for the year, equivalent to a loss of 37 cents to 42 cents per share.
"All numbers are subject to the Board reviewing the full financial statements and to audit adjustments, and reflect the values attributable to equity holders," the statement said.
"It also does not affect the co-operative's ability in any way to pay its bills, including paying farmers for their milk," it said.
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