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Coats

September 2022

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  • Epic Code:
  • COA
  • Price:
  • 65.5p
Less than two months after I made Coats a main write-up its half year results came in ahead of expectations. Earnings before interest and tax rose 35% to US$125m, well ahead of Peel Hunt’s US$115m forecast, driven by strong volume growth and pricing. With US$65m cost inflation offset by US$57m price increases, cost reductions and favourable mix changes, EBIT margin improved 1.8% to 15.6% and there’s more to come with US$50m savings expected from strategic projects.Apparel & Footwear, its threads and zips side, was the main source of the ‘beat,’ increasing profit 30% to US$107m (EBIT margin from 15.5% to 18.2%) on sales up 11% to US$587m.In Performance Materials (personal protection, composites, performance threads), profi ...

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