Dipped Products posts healthy growth
Thailand operations turn profitable:
Strong gains from performance enhancing initiatives in local
operations in the face of subdued market conditions have generated
noteworthy profit growth in 2009-10 for Dipped Products, a global leader
in hand protection.
DPL gloves in the food industry
According to figures filed with the Colombo Stock Exchange , the
Hayleys Group's globally-ranked rubber gloves business achieved a profit
before tax of Rs 738 million for the year ending March 31, 2010, a
growth of 20 percent over the previous year.
Profit after tax grew 12 percent to Rs 564 million, while profit
attributable to equity holders of the company improved by 33 percent to
Rs 481 million. Turnover for the year was almost flat at Rs 11.8
Sri Lankan operations posted a pre-tax profit of Rs 412 million
registering a 36 percent growth despite revenue dropping by 8 percent to
Rs 5,062 million.
Outstanding contributions to revenue and profit came from Dipped
Products (Thailand) Limited (DPTL), the Group's medical glove
manufacturing business and ICOGUANTI S.p.A., its Italian marketing
DPTL improved its turnover by 16 percent to Rs 1,582 million and
converted a loss of Rs 159 million in 2008 to a profit of Rs 101 million
in the year reviewed. ICOGUANTI S.p.A. increased sales by 4 percent to
Rs. 3,154 million and grew profits by 39 percent to Rs 258 million,
benefitting from favourable Euro - US Dollar parity.
The Group's plantation company Kelani Valley Plantations PLC (KVPL)
and its subsidiaries recorded an 8 percent drop in turnover from Rs.
3,109 million to Rs 2,860 million. KVPL ended the year with a nett loss
before tax of Rs 28 million compared to a profit of Rs. 300 million in
the previous year.