GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coveris Holdings S.A. reported net sales from continuing operations of $238 million for its first quarter of 2018. These sales are compared to $214 million for the first quarter of 2017, or an 11% increase. Currency was the primary driver of the improvement year over year.
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations for the quarter was $8.2 million, compared to $5.7 million for the same period in the prior year. The significant improvement was driven by currency and lower corporate expenses.
“While currency had a positive impact during the quarter,” said Jakob Mosser, Chief Executive Officer, “we were encouraged by several positive results, including the improvement of liquidity and the performance of the business to plan, which position us well for the quarters ahead. We remain focused on growing our top line and reducing our costs.”
Additional financial information may be found on www.coveris.com under the Investor Relations section.
A conference call hosted by management to discuss these financial results will be held on May 24, at 9:00 am, Eastern. The conference call number is 877-407-8031 (domestic) or 201-689-8031 (international). A replay of the call will be available after 1:30 pm, Eastern on May 24 until May 31, 2018, by calling 877-481-4010 (domestic) or 919-882-2331 (international) with the conference ID of 33479.
As a leading international manufacturing company, Coveris is dedicated to providing solutions that enhance the safety, quality and convenience of products we use every day. In partnership with the most respected brands in the world, Coveris develops vital products that protect everything from the food we eat, to medical supplies, to the touch screen device in our pockets, contributing to the lives of millions every day. Coveris is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
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