Net sales increased 5% to $ 1,782 million in the third quarter of 2021, from $ 1,698 million for the previous year period. The $ 84 million increase is due to $ 53 million in pricing, $ 20 million in enhanced volume / mix, and $ 11 million in foreign exchange.
EBITDA for the third quarter of 2021 was $ 246 million, compared to $ 241 million for the prior year period. After adjusting both periods for business combinations and other special charges, Adjusted EBITDA was $ 284 million in the third quarter of 2021 compared to $ 250 million in the third quarter of 2020.
âThe demand for sustainable, circular packaging solutions is accelerating globally and we are proud to be the consumer fiber-based packaging supplier that drives continuous innovation and answers the call for more sustainable packaging alternatives, âsaid Michael Doss, president and CEO of the company.
âWe saw a strong trend in demand again in the third quarter and order books remain high. Foodservice business continued to recover, with sales improving 11% year-over-year, while Food, Beverages and Consumer goods grew 3%, âDoss added. âInflation in commodity costs accelerated during the quarter and as such we implemented several price actions to offset the inflation we encountered this year. “