Cosmo First publishes December quarter results

Cosmo First declared its financial results for the quarter ended December 2023.

19 Feb 2024 | By Rahul Kumar

Pankaj Poddar, Group CEO, Cosmo First

During the quarter, the domestic margin for both BOPP and BOPET shrank further due to desperate and below-cost selling resorted by the industry. The company could withstand the disorderly market movements and outperformed the industry at large on the strength and growth of its speciality film business. The near-term outlook in terms of BOPP and BOPET margins remains hazy. 

The company recently launched metallised capacitor film for the electronic industry and rigid packaging for the FMCG industry. The market response has been good, and the company expects to hit full capacity utilisation in the next 2-3 quarters and add to EBITDA earnings.

Zigly has undergone revamping of its IT infrastructure making it future-ready for harnessing the exponential growth of Petcare industry in India. The marketing attribution has been rapidly improving with improvement in RoAS (Return on Advertising Spends) and other key performance parameters.

The speciality chemical subsidiary is progressing as per plan and is at the cusp of delivering double-digit EBITDA and high teens ROCE from FY25.

The company’s credit rating has been re-affirmed by CRISIL as AA- with stable outlook in January 2024.

Pankaj Poddar, Group CEO, Cosmo First, said, “While short-term challenge remains due to adverse packaging film margin, the company continues to build speciality films vertical and plans to launch high value-added sun control film (Cosmo Sunshield) in FY25.  In the next 12-18 months, speciality BOPET films, Sunshield films, rigid packaging and speciality chemicals would start adding to the company’s overall profitability. With the exponential growth of pet care industry in India, Zigly would surely be a winner and a significant wealth creator for the Company’s shareholders.”

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