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Cosmo Films Posts 96% Growth in Quarterly EPS

Press release from the issuing company

New Delhi – Cosmo Films Limited, a Global Leader in Films for Packaging, Labelling, Lamination and Synthetic Paper and an emerging player in Specialty Chemicals, Polymers & Pet care today declared its financial results for the quarter ended September 2021.

Q2FY22 EBITDA has increased by 54% on the back of higher speciality sales (20%+ growth), better operating margins and uptick performance by subsidiaries. Enhanced EBITDA together with lower finance cost and lower effective tax rate led to increase in PAT by 83%. Increase in EPS was still higher at 96% due to impact of buyback of shares in December 2020.

Specialized Polyester line and new BOPP line to be commissioned in Q1FY23 and FY25 respectively, focus towards growing specialty sales, diversification into specialty chemicals & Pet care would drive growth in coming years.

During the quarter, Company had announced 1st interim dividend of Rs.25 per share (equivalent to the full year dividend paid in the last financial year), which has been paid in Oct’21.

Commenting on Company’s performance Mr. Pankaj Poddar, Group CEO, Cosmo Films Ltd. said “During the quarter, the Company launched its Pet Care brand “Zigly” with the opening of its first Experience Centre in Delhi, launch of mobile van service in NCR and launch of the e-commerce platform. These omni-channel offerings will provide unique convenience and value proposition to pet parents. Initial response is propitious and the Company plans to significantly expand its foot pint both in digital and offline (experience centers, stores and vans) over the coming quarters.”

The newly announced BOPP line will be the largest line and both BOPET and BOPP lines will allow Company to also expand its specialty sales. The Company has ordered/ ordering several other value added assets for further growth in the specialty sales.

Textile Chemicals production line is under commissioning, while the company continues to conduct extensive trials of its newly developed products.
The Company is working on several sustainability projects, which is bringing cost savings as well as making Cosmo a truly sustainable organisation.”

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