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Record 55% increase in turnover and 50% in net profit for TeraPlast Group in 2021

  • The turnover reached RON 615 million, 55% more than in 2020 and almost double compared to 2019
  • The net profit rose by 50% compared to 2020, up to RON 44.6 million
  • The EBITDA rose by 36% compared to the previous fiscal year and it is double than the one in 2019
  • The operating profit increased by 41.7% compared to 2020 and it is triple compared to 2019
  • Exports doubled in 2021 compared to the previous year, and the Group’s ambition is to increase this value by 40% in 2022
  • For 2022, the Group aims a 28% increase in turnover and 55% increase in net profit
  • The Group continues its growth strategy by implementing an investment plan of minimum EUR 11 million after the approval of the stretch film project and maintains its strategic expansion objectives through acquisitions

 

TeraPlast Group continued its solid performance in 2021, with substantial double-digit growth in all KPIs. The turnover for the financial year 2021 increased by 55%, to RON 615 million – a record result in the current structure of the Group. Net profit (which does not include the impact of 2021 exits) rose by 50% to RON 44.6 million. EBITDA reached RON 74.2 million, an increase of 36% compared to the previous year. In the same period, the operating profit reached RON 53.6 million, 41,7% more than in 2020 and triple compared to 2019.

The consolidated result was positively influenced by the commissioning of some scheduled investments (the expansion of the capacities of the Installation Division and TeraPlast Recycling) but was burdened by non-recurring costs related to the ramp-up of new investments, which amounted to almost RON 3.7 million.

The group continued to sell significant volumes despite the rise in raw material costs and a decline in the construction sector in the second half of 2021. Engineering works fell 5.5% in the first 11 months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, which suggests an increase in the market share of the Group’s sales in 2021 and recertifies the quality and competitive advantage offered by the products made by TeraPlast. The conditions of the construction market did not allow the full transfer into the market of the record increases in raw material prices. Electricity price pressures, on the other hand, were successfully managed by the Group through long-term contracts. Thus, the results in absolute terms evolved excellently, both EBITDA and net profit.

Supply chain disruptions have caused delays in the delivery and commissioning of both the biodegradable packaging factory and some of the production lines for the Installation business. Delays have led to additional costs with employees and test materials that could not be recovered by the end of 2021. Starting this year, however, these investments will contribute more visibly to positive results.

An outstanding performance is noticeable on the foreign market, where the value of exports has doubled compared to the previous year. The share of exports in total turnover stood at 14.4%, in line with the 15% target announced by the Group’s representatives at the beginning of 2021.

RON, thousand
  Group total Installation & Recycling Compounds & Recycling Windows & doors Flexible packaging
Turnover 615,111 407,320 147,540 43,397 16,853
% vs 2020 55% 40% 109% 24% n/a
           
EBITDA 74,242 50,144 26,819 1,000 (3,721)
% vs 2020 36% 18% 150% -28% n/a
EBITDA Margin 12.1% 12.3% 18.2% 2.3% -22.1%
   
Net profit* 44,627
% vs 2020 50%
*does not include the amounts from the 2021 exits

 

„The results confirm the excellent path that TeraPlast Group has taken throughout the year. We had an ambitious investment calendar in 2021, which was fulfilled even if, at times, there were delays in commissioning. New projects arising from implemented investments contributed by 11% in total EBITDA and generated 6% of consolidated net profit. We have grown even though the construction sector has shrunk and we have reached our goal of gaining market share,”  said Ioana Birta (photo), Chief Financial Officer of TeraPlast Group.

 

Installation & Recycling business line (TeraPlast & TeraPlast Recycling)

  • With a 40% increase in turnover compared to 2020, it is the segment with the largest contribution in the consolidated result: 66% of the turnover of the entire Group.
  • 20% increase in sales volumes.
  • EBITDA exceeded RON 50 million, an increase of 18% compared to the previous year.
  • The Installation Division performed well even in an uncertain environment, dominated by rising raw material costs and a slowdown in construction works, including because the price recalculation methodology does not cover real market price increases (evolution visible in the INS data on the construction sector).

Compounds business line (TeraPlast & TeraPlast Recycling)

  • Includes rigid and plasticized PVC compounds, HFFR compounds (halogen-free, fire-resistant), but also recycled compounds.
  • It had the highest increase in turnover, with + 109%, and in EBITDA, with + 150%, up to RON 26.8 million.
  • In the recycling segment, a substantial increase of over 40% of third-party customers for TeraPlast Recycling was noticed, which corresponds to the development strategy of this business.
  • From the second quarter of 2022, the segment will have a 30% increase in production capacity for plasticized PVC compounds.

Windows & doors business line (TeraGlass)

  • Despite an increase in turnover (RON 43.4 million, + 24%), productivity did not improve as expected, and operating profit declined compared to 2020.
  • Demand is strong, however, and contracts with major customers have been renewed, including those on foreign markets.

Flexible Packaging business line (TeraBio Pack)

  • It is the newest business line within the Group, the results of which are still burdened by start-up costs, but it will be one of the Group’s growth engines in the coming quarters.
  • The integration and streamlining of the production of polyethylene films, taken over from Somplast and Brikston Construction Solutions, continues with the aim of increasing the quantity of recycled polyethylene products.

2022 Budget

RON, thousand Group Total Installation & Recycling Compounds & Recycling Windows & doors Flexible Packaging
Turnover 788,967 493,302 186,751 46,967 61,947
% vs 2021 28% 21% 27% 8% 268%
           
EBITDA 112,204 73,168 33,268 2,102 3,665
% vs 2021 51% 46% 24% 110% n/a
EBITDA Margin 14.2% 14.8% 17.8% 4.5% 5.9%
   
Net profit 69,389
% vs 2021 55%

“We aim a strong growth in 2022 as well, due to the packaging business where we will have a three fold increase in turnover. We are also growing due to the expansion of production capacity in installation, compounds, and recycling. We also ensure future development by investing EUR 11 million in the production of stretch films. We will start implementing it as soon as we receive the financing agreement. In expanding our business, we also count on performing M&A projects that will lead us to an EBITDA of RON 130 million. Exports remain a priority. In this regard, we aim for a 40% increase this year,” said Mr. Dorel Goia, Chairman of the Board of TeraPlast.

For the current year, TeraPlast Group aims at a turnover of RON 789 million and a net profit of RON 69.4 million, both with a sustained increase of 28% and 55%, respectively. For the same period, the budgeted EBITDA is RON 112 million, 51% more than in 2021. At the same time, greater account will be taken to the launch of new products and the expansion of the geographical footprint, including through M&A projects. The budgeted figures for 2022 do not include the possible positive effects caused by the commissioning of stretch film production and the acquisition of new businesses.

 

 

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