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 (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 (PLA.LON) has announced a conditional share placing to raise net proceeds of £3.54m, for the purpose of increasing the group’s minority holding in CCM Group and accelerating organic investment within Plastics Capital (PLA.LON).
Plastics Capital (PLA.LON) has reported FY results which are closely in line with our expectations (see table below). The company delivered 29.5% revenue growth and 6.5% earnings growth, reflecting M&A and organic improvement, but offset by the cost of fixing operational issues at the Palagan films business and new P&L investments for future growth elsewhere in the business (both issues previously disclosed).
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