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Plastics Capital PLC - Trading Update

Plastics Capital (LON:PLA) released a trading update on March 1st, for the year ending March 31st. The company reports that trading remains broadly in line with market expectations. Revenue growth has remained strong in the second half, particularly in the Films division, reflecting the company’s programme of investments in expansion.
In terms of profitability, the EBITDA margin is still expected to increase versus H1, but at a lesser level than previously expected. This is due to a slower growth rate in the higher margin Industrials division, compared with the lower margin Films business.
Plastics Capital PLC - Trading Update

We have previously described FY Mar2018e as a transitional year for Plastics Capital (LON:PLA), with the new investments pointing the way to accelerating revenue growth. On the revenue front results so far are encouraging, and we believe that earnings will follow in the next few years. Given these dynamics, we argue that the current share price represents an interesting entry point.

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July 02 2018

Plastics Capital PLC (LON:PLA) has reported a strong set of results for the financial year ended March 2018. Revenues of £76.7mln and earnings per share (EPS) of 9.5p are both slightly ahead of our forecast, which was last updated at the time of the detailed Plastics Capital trading update on May 2.

The most important headline metric, in our view, is the organic (like-for-like) revenue growth of 13.0%, which reflects a strategy shift undertaken last year to focus more on top-line growth.

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December 06 2017

Plastics Capital Plc (LON: PLA) reported interim results (H1 end Sep 2017) on Wednesday 6th. These show positive progress on new business wins, reflected in the H1 organic revenue growth of 13.5%, and an increased pipeline of new business (see chart p2).

At the same time the company guided to a less favourable margin mix for FY Mar 2018, with some projects delayed in the Bearings business, and more of the FY revenue to come from the lower margin Films business.

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May 02 2018

Plastics Capital (LON:PLA) released a trading update on May 2, for the year ending March 31. The company reports that trading remains broadly in line with market expectations. The statement confirms a strong annual revenue growth, reflecting the contribution from the acquired CCM creasing matrix business and also increased organic growth, led by the Films division.
The strong revenue performance reflects a strategy shift undertaken last year to focus more on top-line growth.

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