Board Recommends Dividend Of Rs 5 Per Equity Share

Pankaj Poddar, Group CEO, Cosmo First Ltd. said the company has launched many new specialty films including shrink for packaging and non- packaging applications

NEW DELHI, May 29 (The CONNECT) – Despite margin pressures on BOPP and BOPET, Cosmo First outperformed the industry once again.

During the quarter ended March 31, 2023. commodity films margins in both BOPP and BOPET suffered a further decline severely impairing the profitability of the industry.

Cosmo’s Net revenue for Q4 was at INR 715 Crores and the company expects the position to improve in the coming months bringing an end to QoQ declining phase, happening since the last 3 quarters.

Pankaj Poddar, Group CEO, Cosmo First Ltd. said the company has launched many new specialty films including shrink for packaging and non- packaging applications. Several other speciality films for non-packaging applications are in the pipeline and should hit the market in coming quarters. All these would further strengthen the company’s position in speciality films business, Poddar said.

In Rs. CroresQ4 FY23Q3 FY23FY23FY22
Net Revenue7157303,0653,038
EBITDA7486434620
EBITDA %10.4%11.8%14.2%20.4%
PBT3549304517
PAT3246244397
EPS (In Rs.)(not annualized)121791148

The company will continue to build its speciality products portfolio and maintain its lead over the other industry players.

The company’s pet care vertical continues to grow rapidly and clocked monthly run rate revenue (GMV) of Rs. 2 crores from its 15 experience centres and increasing online presence through its website and mobile app. An acquisition opportunity in the online pet care space is in the final stage and is expected to be closed soon. This would further accelerate the growth of the pet care vertical.

The speciality chemical subsidiary is set to launch newer adhesives which together with healthy growth in the masterbatch vertical would enable the subsidiary to have further growth in FY 23-24.

The company’s balance sheet remains strong with substantial cash reserve and net debt to EBITDA of about one time.

The Board of Directors had recommended a dividend of Rs 5 per equity share for the financial year FY 22-23 subject to approval of shareholders in the annual general meeting. This coupled with the 1:2 bonus in June 2022 and share buyback with tax-free handsome gain over the market price in February 2023 affirms the company’s commitment to provide regular returns and share prosperity with the shareholders.

Founded in 1981 by Mr. Ashok Jaipuria, Cosmo First today has a 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 chemicals) along with digital first Omni channel Pet care business under the brand name ‘Zigly’.