Smurfit Kappa earnings top €1.7bn as it hikes shareholder dividend by 10%

Analysts at Davy praised the Group’s ‘incredible resilience’ in navigating a quarter of ‘unprecedented energy volatility and supply chain challenges’

Return on capital employed (ROCE) reached 16 per cent while the growth of its corrugated packaging, an increasingly popular option amid a global move away from plastic, totalled 8 per cent.