KUWAIT, August 26, 2021 — The EQUATE Group, a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s leading supplier of Ethylene Glycol announced its earnings for the first half of 2021.
The EQUATE Group reported total revenue of US$2,041 million in H1 2021, compared to US$1,423 million during the same period in 2020. The Group also reported a net income after tax of US$543 million and EBITDA of US$869 million, compared to US$124 million and US$409 million, respectively, during the same period last year.
EQUATE Group’s facilities around the world continue to operate safely and maintain highly reliable production rates despite global challenges. The group remains in a leading cost competitive position and continues to deliver all of its quality products to customers globally.
Commenting on the results, Naser Aldousari, President & CEO of EQUATE, said: “We see strong signs of optimism, as the world economy recovers from a challenging period, with a positive impact on prices, and a return to normalcy driven by increased global manufacturing and industrial activities”.
“The results illustrate EQUATE’s resilience and adaptability, enabling us to continue supplying customers and markets with high quality products from multiple strategic locations. Reliability is at the cornerstone of our reputation and what our customers have grown accustomed to, this will remain so as we move forward in our business.”
ABOUT THE EQUATE GROUP
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, 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.
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