Plastics Capital (PLA) Interview December 2015
Plastics Capital H1 progress: Executive Chairman, Faisal Rahmatallah speaks to David Stredder, Mello founder, following interim results.
Summary of what’s covered:
Business is going in the right direction, sales up because of the acquisition, although growth disguised by negative impact of fx and polymer prices. Bearings business is starting to grow.
Flexipol has driven revenues. Films division is starting to benefit from cost savings and cross selling synergies to come in next FY. Bearings business has £4.3m business annually coming through in next 3-4 years.
Drags on growth: Emerging markets (matrix business) and oil, gas and mining (mandrels business).
Central costs have gone up to prepare for future growth: with Legal Manager , Divisional Director (Films).
Further growth through acquisitions is being considered. David questioned about debt and funding for these: 1.5-2x EBITDA is the ratio of debt that would be considered, although could go up to 2.5x immediately following an acquisition.
Other items discussed:
Dividend policy going forward.
Why the non-execs were included in the LTIP.
The adjustments in the accounts – are these a permanent feature?
Investment in the distributors of their creasing matrix – rationale?