UFlex announces Q2 financial results
UFlex has announced its consolidated financial results for the second quarter ended 30 September 2023. The company’s unaudited results were approved by the board of directors.
20 Nov 2023 | By Rahul Kumar
The standalone revenue of the company decreased from Rs 1,720.5-crore to Rs 1,650.5-crore in Q2 FY24 when compared with the corresponding period last year (CPLY). The company’s EBITDA increased 9.7% from Rs 1,53.3-crore to Rs 1,68.1-crore in Q2 FY24 when compared with CPLY, led by a sales volume increase of 8.9% to 64,232-mt. The company’s PAT decreased 42.7% from Rs 36.5-crore to Rs 20.9-crore in Q2 FY24 when compared with CPLY.
The consolidated revenue of the company decreased from Rs 3,848.8-crore to Rs 3,389.5-crore in Q2 FY24 when compared with the corresponding period last year. The company’s EBITDA decreased 17.7% from Rs 493.2-crore to Rs 405.9-crore in Q2 FY24 when compared with CPLY. The company’s PAT decreased 67% from Rs 190.7-crore to Rs 63.3-crore in Q2 FY24 when compared with CPLY. Total sales volume increased 0.6% YoY to 1,50,840-mt.
Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman and managing director, UFlex Group, said, “In Q2, our flexible packaging business witnessed increased sales volumes both on QoQ and YoY basis. The Packaging Films business witnessed increased sales volumes on a QoQ basis but was almost flat on a YoY basis. While the EBITDA margins (excluding exceptional items concerning currency devaluation) are down on a YoY basis, the margins have improved significantly on a sequential-quarter basis, which has led to EBITDA (excluding exceptional items with respect to currency devaluation) increasing to Rs 405.9-crore in Q2 from Rs 303.7-crore in Q1. We expect that the packaging films business margins will improve further from Q4 onward.”
Anantshree Chaturvedi, vice-chairman and CEO, Flex Films International, said, “The global packaging films business should start seeing an upturn in upcoming quarters, and the challenging business environment should start easing up with positive market sentiments. In Q2, we have already witnessed significant sales volume growth in the Americas. Looking ahead, we remain committed to driving a sustainable transformation within the industry by developing innovative, eco-friendly products and solutions. We are also making steady progress on our net-zero journey and are on track to reduce our carbon footprint significantly.”
Apoorvshree Chaturvedi, director, global operations, UFlex Group, said, “UFlex is banishing multiple myths about the efficiency and scalability of plastic recycling across used polymers and generated waste streams. This is all to reaffirm the company's vision and focus on sustainable packaging. We take our responsibility toward the planet seriously and have made significant R&D investments to develop sustainable products and solutions for the industry that are cost-effective and financially accretive over future market cycles, as we see a secular need for packaging solutions that marry recycling opportunities in the marketplace.”
Rajesh Bhatia, Group CFO, UFlex, said, “The overall increase in sales volumes especially on a sequential-quarter basis is a big positive. UFlex India operations continue to do well, led by our Flexible Packaging and Aseptic Packaging business. With the commissioning of our PET chips plant at Panipat, India, later in FY24, we will not only attain self-sufficiency in our raw material requirements but will also see an improvement in our EBITDA margins.”