Amcor increased PBITDA margin to 15.9% in FY ended June 30, 2017

Amcor reported 3.4% decrease of sales revenues and 2.7% increase of PBITDA in the financial year ended June 30, 2017. According to the announcement, the company’s sales revenues accounted for USD 9,101 million, generating PBITDA  of USD 1,447 million (15.9% margin vs 14.9% in the same period of 2016) in the period.

Mr. Ron Delia, Amcor’s CEO, commented:

“Amcor’s strong full-year results reflect the progress we have made on our strategic investments and the benefits of our broad mix of geographic exposures. Underlying PBIT and EPS grew 9% and 10% respectively on sales growth of 4% for the year, and cash flow was at the high end of our expectations.

Balanced earnings growth from a variety of sources again demonstrated the resilience of Amcor’s business and management teams. Earnings were up strongly in both the Flexibles and Rigid Plastics segments, driven by organic growth and acquisitions. Across developed markets, earnings grew at rates which exceeded overall market growth. In emerging markets, we delivered increased earnings in the face of difficult conditions in several countries.

Important progress was made against our strategic priorities with investments in the Alusa and Sonoco acquisitions and the proactive restructuring initiatives in the Flexibles segment. Together, these investments contributed around USD 60 million to PBIT and they will underpin more than USD 100 million of additional PBIT growth over the next three years, in addition to organic growth and further M&A.

Our cash flow and balance sheet remain strong, enabling us to continue to reinvest in the business and to increase the dividend paid to shareholders. Looking forward, Amcor has substantial growth potential. We have significant opportunities to increase our presence and scale in attractive market segments where we are underrepresented today, and a strong track record of generating long term value from these types of opportunities.

We expect another strong year in 2018, with after tax earnings growth in constant currency terms and strong cash flow. Amcor remains very well positioned to continue delivering against our value proposition for shareholders – the consistent delivery of 10% to 15% of additional value each year..”

Earlier Amcor appointed a new non-executive director.

About Amcor:

The company is a leading packaging manufacturer with an extensive global footprint. The company consists of Flexible Packaging, Tobacco and Specialty Packaging, Rigid Plastics business. It also holds 47.939% of tobacco packaging AMVIG Holdings Limited.  Amcor is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

Source: Woodbizforum