Sonoco announced tit has partnered with AMP Robotics, a pioneer in AI, robotics and infrastructure for the waste and recycling industry, to create a new material category within AMP’s neural network specific to rigid paperboard cans. The U.S. partnership will result in increased recycling rates for the spiral wound paper canister with steel bottom produced by Sonoco and other manufacturers. The use of recycled steel has a 45% lower environmental impact than producing the equivalent amount from virgin material, reducing the need to mine for virgin iron ore. Additionally, when compared to landfilling, recycling the paper container with steel bottom through the steel or other streams has a greater than 40% lower environmental impact than landfilling. Any materials recovery facility with an AMP Cortex™ intelligent robotics system can now accurately and efficiently sort Sonoco’s paper can to the desired stream.
Third Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights:
*Net Revenues of $1,609 million for the third quarter of 2022 were down 2% compared to $1,640 million in the second quarter of 2022 with 3% attributed to volume decline, partially offset by 2% growth due to price/mix. Net revenues were up 15% compared to $1,394 million in the third quarter of 2021 with attributions of 17% growth due to price/mix and 8% growth due to acquisitions, partially offset by 8% volume decline and 2% decline due to dispositions.
*Net Income from continuing operations was $175 million for the third quarter of 2022 compared to $74 million in the second quarter of 2022 and $2 million in the third quarter of 2021.
Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (“Pactiv Evergreen” or the “Company”) today reported results for the third quarter of 2022. Michael King, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pactiv Evergreen, said, “Following strong volumes and pricing during the second quarter of 2022, the Company reported an expected sequential decline in net revenues as the timing of certain resin pass throughs weighed on our overall price/mix growth while sales volume softened. Net income from continuing operations increased compared to Q2 primarily due to the gain recognized from the sale of Beverage Merchandising Asia. However, Adjusted EBITDA1 decreased as expected, impacted by the timing of certain resin pass throughs as customer spending moderated and material cost inflationary pressures continued.
The Company is encouraged by the continued progress made in its logistics, cubing and general operations across the business which led to another strong financial quarter. The strategic inventory build earlier this year supported solid improvement in customer service levels. The Company has also stabilized its labor levels which is expected to improve its productivity over coming quarters. While operational improvements continue, the Company remains cautious due to the continued inflationary pressures in the market as well as their potential impact on end market volume demand. Despite these pressures, the Company is cautiously optimistic that its strong year to date performance will continue into the fourth quarter and is raising its full year Adjusted EBITDA1 guidance to a range of $760 million to $780 million.”2
Jon Baksht, Chief Financial Officer of Pactiv Evergreen, added, “The Company has taken meaningful strides in deleveraging the balance sheet over the past year by both improving its operations across the enterprise and managing its cash and outstanding debt levels. This has resulted in a reduction of Net Debt3 to $3.7 billion, and the Company’s Net Leverage Ratio3 has improved to 4.5x from 7.6x in Q4 2021.”
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