During the last two years Plastics Capital (LON:PLA) has undertaken a significant programme of investments, including £3.4m of capex for new production capacity and £0.7m investment in new capabilities and specific customer projects. The benefits of these investments are evident in the current level of revenue growth, and we believe that profitability will follow suit in FY Mar2019 and going forwards due to operating leverage and more favourable mix.Full report is available via Capital Network website
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.
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 (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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