SECOS Group (ASX:SES) - Executive Chairman, Richard Tegoni
Executive Chairman, Richard Tegoni
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  • Bioplastics developer SECOS Group (SES) tables record quarterly cash receipts of $8.9 million for the June quarter
  • The company also reported record quarterly sales of $8.8 million, up 22 per cent over the March quarter
  • As a result, SECOS expects to report an unaudited revenue of $30 million for FY21, an annual growth of 45 per cent
  • The company ended the quarter with nearly $11.29 million in total available funding, representing 13 quarters left of use
  • SECOS has ended the day 1.56 per cent in the green with shares trading at 32.5 cents

Bioplastics developer SECOS Group (SES) has tabled record quarterly cash receipts of $8.9 million for the June quarter.

This is a 24 per cent increase from the $7.1 million recorded in the March quarter.

SECOS also reported record quarterly sales of $8.8 million, up 22 per cent over the March quarter.

As a result, the company expects to report an unaudited annual revenue of $30 million for FY21, representing annual growth of 45 per cent.

Sales

Compared to FY20, all compostable product lines had increased sales revenue with compostable bioresin sales up 145.4 per cent, compostable bag sales up 82.2 per cent and compostable biofilm sales up 31.9 per cent.

Compostable resin

Sales for SECOS’ compostable resin were up 244.8 per cent over the June 2020 quarter.

This is due to an increased demand from retailers who are seeking compostable products such as bags and films.

Compostable bags

Compostable bag sales increased 88.6 per cent from the June 2020 quarter driven by strong sales in dog waste bags, kitchen caddy bags and SECOS’ MyEcoBag through Woolworths (WOW).

Both companies agreed to expand their partnership in mid-June with SECOS’ MyEcoBag products now available in 208 stores.

This expansion supports SECOS’ strategy to launch MyEcoBag products into new markets across Australia and the US.

Compostable film

Sales regarding SECOS’ compostable film for hygiene and medical applications are expected to improve with the introduction of new resin formulations.

Traditional film

Traditional film sales totalled $2.7 million and represented 30.2 per cent of the total quarterly revenue.

This is a significant increase from the previous quarter despite production interruptions.

CEO Ian Stacey is pleased with the increases experienced despite describing some challenges.

“The sales team achieved substantial sales growth of 45 per cent in the latest quarter on the prior corresponding quarter, while the production team focused on significant bioresin and compostable bag capacity expansion in China and Malaysia,” Mr Stacey commented.

“The business has been successful in growing all compostable product categories year on year despite the pandemic and global shipping challenges.”

Finances

SECOS burnt $898,000 in the quarter with the majority going towards product manufacturing and operating costs.

The company also invested $167,000 in its property, plant and equipment.

As of June 31, SECOS had total available funding of nearly $11.29 million, representing 13 quarters left of use if spending remains the same.

SECOS has ended the day 1.56 per cent in the green with shares trading at 32.5 cents in a $171.4 million market cap.

SES by the numbers
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