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Investors just sent Pact Group Holdings Ltd to the dog house

Industrial packaging business Pact Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: PGH) is the worst performer on the S&P/ ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) today by a country mile after the group flagged higher input costs took a $13 million chunk out of reported EBITDA in FY 2018.

The group also flagged one-off costs of $23 million over the period related to, inter alia, acquisition payments and restructuring costs.

Pact Group shareholders should look away now.

Source: Google Finance

Overall statutory profit came in 18% lower at $74 million, with adjusted net profit (before significant items) down 5% to $95 million.

It’s not all bad news for investors though as Pact did maintain total dividends at 23 cents per share and forecast EBITDA (before significant items) to grow to between $270 million to $280 million in FY 2019.

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