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Advanced Petrochemical Q2 net profit falls

August 06/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Advanced Petrochemical's net profit fell in the second quarter amid a drop in polypropylene (PP) prices, the Saudi Arabia-based producer said, said Mubasher.

The net profits of Advanced Petrochemical Company amounted to SAR 154.95 million in the second quarter (Q2) of the year, 19.43% less than SAR 192.31 million in the same quarter in the previous year.

The decline in the interim earnings was mainly driven by lower sales prices of Polypropylene by 26.7% and higher consumption of outsourced Propylene by 19.9%, according to a bourse disclosure on Wednesday.

This drop came despite the increase in Polypropylene sales volume by 4% and the decrease in Propane and outsourced Propylene prices by 45.7% and 24.9% respectively. Moreover, the firms general and administrative expenses, and financial charges slumped by 20.2% and 93.5%, respectively.

Additionally, revenue dropped by 23.8% to stand at SAR 519.03 million in the three-month period ended 30 June 2020, compared with SAR 680.96 million in the year-ago period.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's DataScope report, PE imports to Russia dropped in January-June 2020 by 7% year on year to 328,000 tonnes. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the main decrease in imports. At the same time, PP imports into Russia rose in the first six months of 2020 by 21% year on year to 105,300 tonnes. Propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) accounted for the main increase in imports.

Advanced Petrochemical Company  (before Advanced Polypropylene) is a Saudi Joint Stock Company, established in October 2005. The company was initially launched by National Polypropylene Limited, jointly owned by Mr. Khalifa Al Mulhim, the chief executive officer of Advanced, and Mr. Monther Laheeq, who negotiated all the main deals related to the project, either before or after the establishment of Advanced Petrochemical. Currently, National Polypropylene Limited controls 7.9% of Advanced Petrochemical. Advanced Petrochemical started the construction of its plants in May 2005. The company produces 455,000 tons per year of propylene and 450,000 tons per year of polypropylene from its production facility located in Jubail Industrial City, in the Eastern coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, PP, PE, petrochemistry, Advanced Petrochemical Company.
Category:General News
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