Full year result ending 30 June 2022
Orora Limited (ASX: ORA), leading sustainable packaging solutions provider, has today announced its financial results for the year ended 30 June 2022.
Commenting on Orora’s full year results, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Brian Lowe said:
“Orora has delivered a strong result for the fiscal year 2022, reflecting the disciplined execution of our strategic priorities in the face of global supply chain and inflationary challenges.”
“The Group reported a significant increase in underlying EBIT and net profit after tax, driven by strong revenue and earnings growth in North America, with continued robust earnings in Australia.
“Our North American business again delivered an impressive improvement in both financial and operating performance, with an increase in revenue and earnings largely driven by an ongoing focus on business optimisation, customer account profitability and a relentless focus on managing inflationary inputs and cost to serve.
“Our Australasian business performed solidly – the team has done a commendable job of managing inflationary cost pressures and supply chain disruptions to deliver revenue growth and earnings that demonstrate the resilience of the Beverage business. Following significant volume growth in the prior year, Cans saw a slight improvement in product sales mix and volumes, while the Glass business successfully expanded into new product ranges to mitigate the impacts of lower wine volumes due to the Chinese wine tariffs on Australian wine exports.
“I am incredibly proud of the entire team’s performance - we have delivered against our corporate strategy while remaining agile in response to external challenges as they have emerged. With a strong balance sheet and operating cash flow, we are making significant investments in initiatives that will continue to sustainably grow our business and deliver for shareholders in FY23.” Mr Lowe said.
The company made good progress on its sustainability goals aligned to the pillars of Circular Economy, Climate Change and Community. Under the Circular Economy pillar, Orora is on track to achieve its 2025 goal of 60% recycled content in the glass packaging it produces. In FY22 the company achieved 38% recycled content in its manufactured glass packaging, an increase from 31% in the prior year. Construction of the new ~$25 million glass beneficiation plant at Gawler, South Australia is complete and will be commissioned this month, significantly increasing the recycled content in the company’s glass packaging and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Orora is on track to achieve a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for Scope 1 and 2 by 2035 through a number of initiatives, including a significant investment in sustainability with the move to oxyfuel technology as it upgrades its G3 furnace, an Australian-first to be completed in 2024. The company also delivered initiatives under its Community pillar including the launch of ‘Stay Safe’ rules for all team members, new diversity, equity and inclusion goals, the 6th year of our Women in Leadership (WILO) program, the ‘Our Orora’ culture program and unconscious bias training.
More information about our results for the full year ended 30 June 2022 available under ASX releases.