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McBride PLC
16 December 2021

16 December 2021

McBride plc


 Financial Year 2022 trading update


McBride plc (the "Group"), the leading European manufacturer and supplier of private label and contract manufactured products for the domestic household and professional cleaning and hygiene markets, today provides the following trading update ahead of the close of the first half of the financial year on 31 December 2021.


In line with much of the rest of the world, in the period since 19 October 2021, when the Group made its last trading update, raw material and packaging costs have continued to experience very significant inflationary pressures with availability continuing to impact our supply chain efficiency.  In addition, the shortage of haulage capacity and even higher fuel costs has not abated and have continued to substantially inflate distribution costs.


McBride has been actively engaged with all its customers to secure substantial price increases to mitigate the impact of these exceptional cost rises affecting the whole industry. Our early increases in late summer have now been outpaced by further rises in input costs and hence further pricing action has been underway more recently.  It is pleasing to see the support of most customers to these price increase requests with the effect of these further increases starting to benefit December trading and delivering more fully from January onwards.


The Group now expects to report an adjusted loss before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITA) of between £14m and £17m for the six months ended 31 December 2021. The increase in this loss compared to our previous update in October is a consequence of the ongoing rapidly rising input costs and the timing of pricing agreements.  At this stage, our wide range of outcomes is a result of pricing delays with a small number of customers and the resultant implications, which could impact short term volumes. 


McBride continues to enjoy a strong liquidity position with c.£80 million in available cash at hand, and we are currently in supportive and constructive discussions with our bankers regarding our December covenants.




For further information, please contact:

McBride plc


Chris Smith, Chief Executive Officer

0161 203 7570

Mark Strickland, Chief Finance Officer

0161 203 7570


FTI Consulting LLP

020 3727 1017

Ed Bridges, Nick Hasell




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