Cosmo’s strong Q1FY23 results amidst tougher external environment
The company’s annualised ROCE and ROE stands at 27% and 36% respectively with TTM EPS increasing to Rs 150.
Cosmo First declared its financial results for the quarter ended June 2022. During the quarter, the flexible packaging industry experienced pressure on margins due to commissioning of several new production lines within a short span of 4-5 months. The bunching of capacity expansions caused temporary imbalance in the demand supply scenario. Margins were also under pressure in the overseas subsidiaries due to increased raw material costs and weakening of foreign currencies against US dollar. The company’s sustained focus on speciality films in the last 2-3 years and ongoing improvement of internal efficiencies helped achieving higher EBITDA despite the margin pressure.
Cosmo First’s annualised ROCE and ROE stands at 27% and 36% respectively with TTM EPS increasing to Rs 150.
The demand supply balance should get restored over the next few quarters with strong organic growth in domestic demand and geo-political normalcy returning in Europe. In the meantime, the speciality films portfolio which accounts for more than 65% of sales and is growing quarter on quarter would enable the company to hold strong.
Bonus shares issue announced in May 2022 was completed ahead of time and the trading in bonus shares commenced on June 29,2022. The bonus issue reflects management’s continued commitment to share the prosperity with the shareholders.
Commenting on Company’s performance, Pankaj Poddar, Group CEO, Cosmo First, said, “In packaging business, we expect growth journey to continue with speciality films. Our continued thrust on innovating films with lower carbon footprints would further strengthen our leadership position in specialty films. During the quarter, our Specialty Chemicals business has posted threefold increase in revenue over last year. Our Petcare vertical, Zigly has now four experience centres. We target to have 15 experience centres by FY23.
In coming years, the Company’s growth will be driven by expanded portfolio of speciality films, commissioning of Specialised Polyester line and capacity expansion of CPP and BOPP filmsas well as innovative multi products offering in specialty chemicals andgrowth in omni channel ecosystem for Pets Care.”
Founded by Ashok Jaipuria in 1981, Cosmo First today has presence across 100+ countries around the globe. Cosmo First is a global leader in specialty films and an emerging player in specialty chemicals (Masterbatches, Adhesive, Coating & Textile chemicals) along with digital first Omni channel Pet care business under the brand name ‘Zigly’.
|In Rs Crores||Q1 FY23||Q1 FY22||% Increase|
|EPS (In Rs.) * (not annualised)||34.6||32.4||7%|
Post issue of bonus shares in June 2022