Sappi Fourth quarter results for the period ended September 2021


for the period ended September 2021

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Sappi is a leading global provider of powerful everyday materials made from woodfibre-based renewable resources. Together with our partners, we are quickly moving toward a more circular economy.”

Our raw material offerings (such as dissolving pulp, wood pulp and biomaterials) and end-use products (packaging and speciality papers, graphic papers, casting and release papers and forestry products) are manufactured from woodfibre sourced from sustainably managed forests and plantations, in production facilities powered, in many cases, with bio-energy from steam and existing waste streams. Many of our operations are energy self-sufficient.

Sappi works to build a thriving world by acting boldly to support the planet, people and prosperity.

Sales by source* (%)

Sales by destination* (%)

Sales by product* (%)

Net operating assets** (%)

*  For the period ended September 2021.
** As at September 2021.

Highlights for the year

EBITDA excluding
special items
US$532 million
(FY20 US$378 million)

EPS excluding
special items
15 US cents
(FY20 loss of 5 US cents)

Profit for the period

US$13 million
(FY20 loss of US$135 million)

Net debt of

US$1,946 million
(FY20 US$1,957 million)

Return to profitability for the group

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Year ended September 2021

The group returned to overall profitability and delivered EBITDA excluding special items of US$532 million, which was a substantial increase on the prior year of US$378 million. Market demand across Sappi’s major product segments improved steadily during the year as Covid-19 lockdowns eased and global economic activity resumed.

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Corporate information

Registration number: 1936/008963/06
JSE code: SAP
ISIN code: ZAE000006284
Issuer code: SAVVI

Sappi has a primary listing on the JSE Limited and a Level 1 ADR programme that trades in the over-the-counter market in the United States

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