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Essentra (formerly known as Filtrona) is a manufacturer and distributor of plastic, fiber, foam, and packaging products. It offers plastic injection molded, vinyl dip-molded, and metal items, cartons, leaflets, self-adhesive labels, printed foils, packaging solutions, analytical laboratory services for ingredient measurement, and e-cigarette and heat not burn solutions. The company also engages in custom profile extrusion activities and the manufacture of high-performance products, such as commodity resins, engineering-grade thermoplastics, and polymer alloys. Essentra serves the beauty, consumer goods, healthcare, industrial, tobacco, vehicle industries, and other industries.
TypePublic
Founded2005
HQKidlington, GB
Websiteessentra.com
Employee Ratings3.2
Overall CultureC+

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2021)8,327(+18%)
Job Openings11
Revenue (FY, 2020)£896.5 M(-7%)
Share Price (May 2022)£3(+3%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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Key People/Management at Essentra

Paul Forman

Paul Forman

Chief Executive Officer, Director
Lily Liu

Lily Liu

Chief Financial Officer, DIrector
Jon Green

Jon Green

Company Secretary & General Counsel, Director
Jack Clarke

Jack Clarke

Chief Financial Officer Designate, Director
Kamal Taneja

Kamal Taneja

Managing Director, Essentra Packaging
Robert Pye

Robert Pye

Managing Director, Essentra Filters
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Essentra Office Locations

Essentra has offices in Kidlington, Bangor, Bradford, Giltbrook and in 68 other locations
Welshpool, AU
1/14 Majority Road
Wetherill Park, AU
503 Victoria St
Jaguariuna, BR
Praça Emílio Marconato, 1000 - Chácara Primavera
Leduc, CA
6704 41 St #101
Oakville, CA
2538 Speers Rd #7
Beijing, CN
Room 602, Tower A, Cosco Happiness Mansion, No.3 North section East Third Ring Road, Chaoyang District
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Essentra Financials and Metrics

Essentra Revenue

Essentra's revenue was reported to be £896.5 m in FY, 2020
GBP

Revenue (H1, 2021)

474.9m

Gross profit (H1, 2021)

59.8m

Net income (H1, 2021)

20.6m

EBITDA (H1, 2021)

59.8m

EBIT (H1, 2021)

30.0m

Market capitalization (13-May-2022)

899.0m

Closing stock price (13-May-2022)

3.0

Cash (30-Jun-2021)

132.5m

EV

1.1b
Essentra's current market capitalization is £899 m.
Annual
GBPFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

1.0b974.1m896.5m

Cost of goods sold

(436.2m)(405.8m)(377.6m)

Gross profit

589.4m568.3m518.9m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2019H1, 2020H1, 2021

Revenue

506.6m448.4m474.9m

Cost of goods sold

(440.5m)(394.8m)(415.1m)

Gross profit

89.0m53.6m59.8m
Annual
GBPFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

66.2m70.4m135.8m

Accounts Receivable

155.8m140.0m131.8m

Prepaid Expenses

15.8m17.5m10.8m

Inventories

123.1m113.1m102.6m
Half Year
GBPH1, 2019H1, 2020H1, 2021

Cash

185.1m160.2m132.5m

Accounts Receivable

192.9m177.6m185.0m

Prepaid Expenses

2.3m9.2m3.9m

Inventories

117.7m125.4m110.3m
Annual
GBPFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

28.1m41.2m6.3m

Depreciation and Amortization

58.6m59.3m62.8m

Inventories

(8.0m)(1.1m)9.6m

Accounts Payable

8.4m(16.5m)(18.3m)
Half Year
GBPH1, 2019H1, 2020H1, 2021

Net Income

32.2m7.0m20.6m

Depreciation and Amortization

34.3m36.9m30.7m

Inventories

(1.9m)(7.6m)(10.9m)

Accounts Payable

(1.8m)900.0k31.3m
GBPFY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

126.8k
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Essentra Operating Metrics

FY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Countries

343434

Manufacturing Facilities

505047

Research Centers

432

Distribution Facilities

343228
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Essentra Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Jiangxi Hengzhu Electrical Cabinet Lock Co., LtdAugust 02, 2021¥103 m
3C! Packaging, Inc.September 17, 2020
Nekicesa PackagingSeptember 06, 2019
Innovative ComponentsJune 26, 2019£1.8 m
Nolato HertilaJuly 05, 2018£58 m
Micro PlasticsDecember 12, 2017£19.7 m
Kamsri Printing and PackagingOctober 16, 2015
Abric WorldwideDecember 16, 2014£3.7 m
Kelvindale Products Pty LimitedMay 12, 2014£2.6 m
Mesan KilitJanuary 13, 2014
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Essentra Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

88/100

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Essentra Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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Essentra Online and Social Media Presence

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Essentra Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C+

    69/100

  • CEO Rating

    C-

    64/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    68/100

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Essentra News and Updates

Essentra Packaging and AMD announce smart packaging collaboration to boost cold chain pharma security

Essentra Packaging, a multinational packaging specialist to the healthcare, personal care and beauty industries, today announced its collaboration with Advanced Material Development (“AMD”) in developing a new generation of Time Temperature Indicators (“TTIs”), an accurate and cost effective smart p…

Developing the next generation security features in partnership with Crane Currency

We are pleased to announce a strategic partnership agreement with Crane Currency, a pioneer in the development of overt security features, to develop a range of next generation security features for the pharmaceutical and beauty packaging industry

Essentra swings to profit in 2021 as review of two divisions continues

Essentra PLC on Friday reported a swing to profit and robust revenue growth in 2021 on a strong performance by its Components and Filters divisions

Essentra picks Jack Clarke as chief financial officer designate

Essentra PLC on Monday said it has appointed Jack Clarke as chief financial officer designate with effect from April 4

Essentra Packaging boosts carton recycling efficiency!

Essentra Packaging boosts carton recycling efficiency with solutions such as Reflect, free plastic metpol, digital printing cartons, plastic fitment replacements

Bicircularity of the paper industry: Ensuring a sustainable future in fibre based packaging production

With long term sustainability at the top of the packaging agenda, Essentra supports brands with material bicircularity for world-class carton packaging design
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Essentra Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Essentra founded?

    Essentra was founded in 2005.

  • Who are Essentra key executives?

    Essentra's key executives are Paul Forman, Lily Liu and Jon Green.

  • How many employees does Essentra have?

    Essentra has 8,327 employees.

  • What is Essentra revenue?

    Latest Essentra annual revenue is £896.5 m.

  • What is Essentra revenue per employee?

    Latest Essentra revenue per employee is £107.7 k.

  • Who are Essentra competitors?

    Competitors of Essentra include Karrie International, Roechling Industrial and Plastivaloire.

  • Where are Essentra offices?

    Essentra has offices in Kidlington, Bangor, Bradford, Giltbrook and in 68 other locations.

  • How many offices does Essentra have?

    Essentra has 76 offices.