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SEPL’s profit surges 122% to Rs746m during 1HFY24

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February 21, 2024 : Security Paper Limited (PSX: SEPL) released its financial statement for the first six months of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023, announcing a profit of Rs 746 million (EPS Rs 12.59) showing a significant increase of 122% compared to the profit of Rs336m (EPS Rs 5.67) reported in the Same Period Last year (SPLY).

Going by the results, the Security Papers Limited’s (SPL) top line increased by 38% to Rs 3.49 billion as compared to Rs2.53b in SPLY.

The Company’s cost of sales rose by 26% to Rs2.51b vs SPLY.

However, due to a higher increase in sales, the gross profit improved substantially by 82% to Rs976m.

Expressing his delight on the results, SPL Chairman Mohammad Aftab Manzoor expressed that Security Papers strategic focus on increasing sales via diversifying its customer base, focus on operational costs and positive outcome of a number of reforms introduced in the Company has yielded superb financial performance.

“Our strategic vision and relentless focus on new initiatives and diversification has more than doubled the EPS of the Company.

The SPL’s strong performance is a testament to its commitment to progress aimed at delivering value to shareholders and customers.”

Expressing confidence in the future performance, the SPL chairman expressed that the recently concluded technical consultancy agreement with a leading European Security Paper Company that aims to benchmark SPL’s operational efficiencies will help in preparing comprehensive efficiency and cost improvement plans.

The Company also announced an interim dividend of Rs 2.5 per share (25%)..

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