Profit surges 146% at AMG Packaging

ICInsider.com TOP15 2022 selection, AMG Packaging released first quarter results to November, with revenues climbing 55 percent to $270 million from $174 million in 2020 and delivered profit before tax of $45.5 million, 187 percent above just $16.4 million in 2020 and profit after tax rose 146 percent to $35 million from $14.3 million in 2020. The company reported profit after tax of $60.6 million or 12 cents per share for the fiscal year to August 2021.
The latest results were helped by a foreign exchange gain of $4.7 million in the quarter from a loss of $6 million in 2020.
Gross profit rose 40 percent from $53 million to $74 million as input cost rose a bit faster than revenues at 61 percent to $196 million from $121 million in 2020.
Administrative and other costs rose modestly from $32.2 million to $33.3 million.
Cash inflows amounted to $52 million up from$23 million in 2020. Working capital needs and acquisition of fixed assets amounting to $18 million resulted in an increase in cash funds of $5 million and ended in cash on hand at $135 million.

AMG new factory space.

AMG new factory space that will house the new machine.

Investment in Fixed assets stood at $468 million up from $362 million in 2020, with current assets at $503 million which includes Inventory of $207 million up from $129 million at the end of November 2020. Current liabilities stood at $197 million while long term liabilities were $102 million and shareholders equity at $643 million.
ICInsider.com projects full year earnings at 35 cents as the results for the full year will benefit from increased efficiencies to flow from the new box making machine that is now on site, with installation expected to be completed in February. the new machine will print in multi colours and open up new business opportunities for the company.
The stock closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange today at a new closing high of $3.40 and a PE of 9.7.
The stock traded at the beginning of October last year at $1.70 and is up 100 percent since then.

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