Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a variety of paper and film based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, polyethylene and specialized polyolefin films, woven coated fabrics and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec and Sarasota, Florida, the Company employs approximately 2,000 employees with operations in 17 locations, including 12 manufacturing facilities in North America and one in Europe.
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Third Quarter 2015 Highlights (as compared to second quarter 2015)
- Revenue increased 2.1% to $200.6 million in line with expectations and due mainly to increased demand for certain tape products.
- Gross margin decreased to 21.3% from 21.6% due to an increase in manufacturing overhead related to planned annual maintenance shut downs of certain manufacturing facilities and unfavourable product mix.
- Net earnings increased $3.9 million to $15.7 million..
- Adjusted EBITDA* decreased 1.1% to $26.8 million.
- Cash flows from operating activities increased 31.3% to $33.8 million.
- Free cash flows* increased 18.4% to $23.2 million.
- The Company experienced an aggregate net negative impact of $1.9 million in the third quarter of 2015 related to the South Carolina Project as a result of South Carolina Duplicate Overhead Costs and the production yield and operating inefficiencies related to the ramp-up of duct tape production.
- The Company still expects to realize approximately $13 million of cost savings upon the completion of the South Carolina Project.
* Non-GAAP financial measure. As required by applicable securities legislation, the Company has provided definitions of these non-GAAP measures, as well as a reconciliation of each of them to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, on this website under “Investor Relations” and “Events and Presentations” and “Investor Presentations”.
- On October 6, 2015, the Company announced the temporary shut down of its manufacturing facility in Columbia, South Carolina, due to significant rainfall and subsequent severe flooding in South Carolina. On October 23, the Company confirmed that it had shut down the Columbia facility permanently.
- On November 2, 2015, the Company acquired RJM Manufacturing, Inc. (d/b/a TaraTape), a manufacturer of filament and pressure sensitive tapes for a purchase price of $11.0 million.
- On November 11, 2015, the Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.13 per common share payable on December 31, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2015, and adopted an advance notice by-law relating to the election of directors.
- The Toronto Stock Exchange has approved an amendment to the Company’s normal course issuer bid (“NCIB”) as a result of which the Company will be entitled to repurchase for cancellation up to 4,000,000 common shares. The previous maximum was 2,000,000 common shares.
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