EQUATE Group Announces Year End 2022 Financial Results

KUWAIT, March 1, 2023 — The EQUATE Group, a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s leading supplier of Ethylene Glycol, announced its full-year earnings for 2022 this week.

The EQUATE Group reported total revenue of US$3,947 million in 2022, compared to US$4,159 million in 2021. The Group also reported a net income after tax of US$611 million and EBITDA of US$1,217 million, compared to US$1,109 million and US$1,735 million, respectively, for 2021.

In the face of changing market conditions, EQUATE remained resilient. Through cost positioning and feedstock, EQUATE was able to respond to demand trends and optimize margins, resulting in a low-cost operating model and strong cash conversion.

Commenting on the results, Naser Aldousari, President & CEO of EQUATE Group, said: “As economic conditions deteriorate across the world, we have put in place a comprehensive set of immediate and long-term measures to drive resilient performance. We keep our financial position strong by focusing on disciplined and balanced capital allocation. We will continue to manage our operations and adjust our business to the changing market in order to generate long-term value for our stakeholders, as we leverage our competitive advantages and operational agility.”

EQUATE Group’s results reflect their focus on operational reliability, a low cost-to-serve model, and a proactive approach in navigating challenges and market dynamics to deliver a long-term sustainable strategy.



The EQUATE Group is a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s leading supplier of ethylene glycol (EG). The EQUATE Group owns and operates industrial complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over 6 million tons of ethylene glycol (EG), polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), styrene monomer (SM), paraxylene (PX), heavy aromatics (HA) and benzene (BZ). The EQUATE Group includes EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC), as well as a number of subsidiaries such as MEGlobal and Equipolymers. Their products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The EQUATE Group’s shareholders are Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Employing more than 1,500 people worldwide, the EQUATE Group is a leading enterprise that pursues sustainability wherever it operates through partnerships in fields that include the environment, economy and society. Visit www.equate.com


This earnings announcement (the Announcement) is for information only. The announcement is based on financial information of EQUATE Petrochemical Co. K.S.C.C. and The Kuwait Olefins Co. K.S.C.C. (together with their consolidated subsidiaries, the EQUATE Group) which is subject to change without notice and the accuracy thereof is not guaranteed. The information in the Announcement does not intend to contain all material information concerning the financial status of the EQUATE Group. We do not make any representation regarding, and assume no responsibility or liability (however arising and regardless of nomenclature) for, the accuracy or completeness of, or any errors or omissions in, any information contained in the Announcement.

Historical and current performance data are not necessarily indicative of future performance. Information contained in this Announcement may refer to forward-looking statements. The views in the Announcement are based on current assumptions which are subject to various risks and may change over time, as such we make no representations in respect of the correctness, accuracy, and/or completeness of such assumptions. Further, no assurance can be given that future events will occur, and/or that projections (if any) will be achieved. Past performance is not a reliable indication of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those projected. The Announcement shall not be considered, or in any way construed, as an offering of securities.