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Piramal Glass H1 net rises 43.7% to Rs 589mn

Post Time:Oct 27,2011Classify:Company NewsView:243


Piramal Glass Limited, (PGL), a Piramal Group company and a leading global manufacturer of flaconnage (glass containers) for Cosmetics & Perfumery (C&P), Specialty Foods & Beverages (SF&B) and Pharmaceuticals industry today reported sustained growth in First Half (H1) of FY2012 by recording a rise of 43.7% in its consolidated net profit to Rs. 58.9 crore compared to Rs. 41 crore for the same period last year.
Operating EBIDTA for H1 FY2012 increased by 17.6 % to Rs. 162 crore from Rs. 137.7 crore in H1 FY2011. 
The EBITDA Margin in H1 FY2012 has increased to 25.3 % an improvement of 150 basis points from 23.8 % in the corresponding period last year. PAT margins improved by 210 BPS during the same period to 9.2% 

or H1 FY12, Cosmetic & Perfumery (C&P), grew by 24 % and now contributes 54% of the total sales. Out of C&P, premium segment grew by 41% which constitute 50% of the total C&P segment. Speciality Food & Beverage (SF&B) division grew by 24%, while Pharma sales contracted by 20% mainly on account of reduced capacity allocation for Pharma; an amber furnace of 230 tpd was shut down for 92 days. 
Commenting on the company’s performance and future growth strategies Mr. Vijay Shah, Managing Director Piramal Glass said, “Our continued focus on the Cosmetics & Perfumery category and especially its premium segment is leading the growth and margin expansions. We are confident of and looking forward for an overall CAGR of 16% to18% & C&P Segment growth of 28% to 30% CAGR for the two years period between FY2011-13.”
For Q2 FY 2012, PAT grew by 17% to Rs. 27.4 crore compared to Rs. 23.4 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. PAT margins for Q2 FY 2012 were at 8.5%, while EBIDTA margins were at 24.7% 
On their path to reduce debt to equity ratio, PGL continued during the first half of FY 2012 with debt to equity stands at 2.5:1 from 3.4:1 during the same period last year. For H1 2012 ROE was 29.4% while ROCE was 16.2%


Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group said, “The focus on high margins cosmetics and perfumery segment, especially premium has helped us in achieving this result. With the new Greenfield low cost capacity of 160 TPD at Jambusar, which is likely to be completed by March 2012, Piramal Glass will be the world’s second largest C&P Company (in terms of capacity) with 550 TPD as installed capacity. We are committed to grow to become amongst the top 3 flaconnage glass companies by increasing our market share in the global pie”


Source: http://www.indiainfoline.comAuthor: shangyi

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