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Mpact: Finding growth when there is none

Business Live Mpact’s first-half headline earnings — up 33% — belie the fact that sales volumes actually went backward, while debt rose to more than R2.6bn. But some canny investments, and a little luck, have cushioned the packaging group from the worst of the knocks and bangs. The FM spoke to CEO Bruce Strong.

10 September 2023
Mpact targets high value, fast growth paper and plastic markets

IOL Mpact, the largest paper and plastics packaging business and recycler in Africa that lifted operating profit a sturdy 37% to R530.7 million for the six months to June 30, continues to optimise its portfolio to sell higher value products in sectors of growing demand.

04 August 2023
WATCH: Mpact raises dividend as interim profit leaps

Higher selling prices in Mpact’s paper business, coupled with increased profitability in the plastics unit, gave the packaging group’s interim performance a boost. Mpact grew headline earnings per share 33% and hiked its dividend nearly 13%.

03 August 2023
Mpact now prepared for up to Stage 6 load shedding, and profit growth is outstripping debt

News24 Paper and plastics group Mpact, which is subject to load curtailment rather than load shedding, says it can now largely deal with up to Stage 6 load shedding.

03 August 2023
Mpact CEO Bruce Strong not worried by higher debt levels

Business Live Packaging and recycling group Mpact CEO Bruce Strong is unfazed by the company’s high levels of debt, saying it is confident of returns from recent investments made into its plastic business, while also making good progress on cost-improvement initiatives.

03 August 2023
Mpact to upgrade neutral sulphite semi-chemical pulping line at Mkhondo Paper Mill in South Africa

Lesprom Mpact to upgrade neutral sulphite semi-chemical pulping line at Mkhondo Paper Mill in South Africa

03 July 2023
Nampak sells R40m worth of equipment to Mpact subsidiary

BusinessDay The group is making headway in its simplification and optimisation strategy, saying the sales will allow it to stabilise the balance sheet and reduce interest-bearing debt

22 March 2023
Mpact’s full-year results pack a punch

Moneyweb There is still quite a lot that could be done to reduce packaging and increase its utility and protective ability at lower weights – CEO Bruce Strong.

08 March 2023
Mpact plans to build earnings by innovating in fast-growing sectors

IOL Mpact, which yesterday reported a strong financial performance in the year to December 31, will focus on organic projects to extend its products and services, and generate sustainable energy, CEO Bruce Strong said yesterday.

08 March 2023
Mpact more than doubles dividend amid robust demand from fruit exporters

News24 Africa's largest paper and packaging group Mpact has more than doubled its dividend payout for 2022, boosted by robust demand for paper and plastics in SA, as well as its ongoing energy rollout.

07 March 2023
Mpact confident even as consumers cut back, with a number of trends in its favour

News24 Africa's largest paper and plastics packaging group Mpact says it's upbeat about its prospects even as tough economic conditions weigh on consumer spending. After more than doubling its dividend in 2022, it is eyeing continued tailwinds including SA's strong fruit exports, as well the ongoing shift to home deliveries by increasingly environmentally conscious consumers.

07 March 2023
Competition Tribunal blocks merger between paper and packaging groups Neopak and Corruseal

News24 The Competition Tribunal has rejected a merger between paper and packaging groups Neopak and Corruseal, in a case that had led to interventions by industry peers Mpact and APL Cartons.

22 February 2023