Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / LyondellBasell EBITDA surges 29% in Q1
LyondellBasell EBITDA surges 29% in Q1
27
Apr '13
LyondellBasell Industries announced earnings for the first quarter 2013 of $906 million, or $1.56 diluted earnings per share. First quarter 2013 EBITDA was $1,585 million, a 25 percent increase from the fourth quarter 2012 and a 29 percent increase from the first quarter 2012.

Net income in the first quarter 2013 increased by 44 percent from the fourth quarter 2012. The increase was primarily a result of improved operating results across all segments, other than Refining, which had a planned maintenance turnaround.

First-Quarter 2013 Highlights:
- Record diluted earnings per share of $1.56; $906 million income from continuing operations
- First quarter EBITDA of $1,585 million; record Olefins & Polyolefins - Americas results
- Began construction of La Porte ethylene expansion and methanol plant restart projects
- Completed significant scheduled maintenance at the Houston refinery; increased the refinery feedstock flexibility to accommodate both Canadian and lighter crudes
- Achieved investment grade credit rating

"The theme for our 2012 annual report was – "Seize the Moment – Securing the Future". We are converting these words to action. Our first quarter results demonstrate our success.  For example, in our Olefins and Polyolefins – Americas segment, we took advantage of strong industry margins, and for the third consecutive quarter, operated our ethylene plant system at or above nameplate capacity - achieving record profitability in this segment," said Jim Gallogly, LyondellBasell Chief Executive Officer.

"In addition to our strong financial and operating results during the quarter, we passed several key milestones which we believe will help in securing our future performance. We received environmental permits and began construction on two key growth projects – the Channelview methanol plant restart and the La Porte olefins expansion.

“We are targeting to complete the methanol restart this year and the La Porte expansion during 2014.  In addition, we completed a major turnaround at the Houston refinery, implementing modifications that position us to benefit from rapidly developing North American crude oil production. When completed, and assuming 2012 margins, these three projects would represent approximately $775 million of potential annual EBITDA," Gallogly added.

"While the U.S. olefins business set new records during the quarter, the situation in European olefins and polyolefins continued to be difficult. Although our results improved from recent quarters, underlying economic and industry conditions have not. Our Intermediates and Derivatives segment continued to post steady results. At the Houston refinery, major turnaround activities required us to reduce first quarter throughput which negatively impacted the quarter," Gallogly indicated.

LyondellBasell


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: OCM

Textiles | On 20th Nov 2017

Promoters of Donear Group acquire OCM Woolen Mills

The promoters of Mumbai-based Donear Group have announced the...

NRF welcomes US Senate committee approval on tax reform

Textiles | On 20th Nov 2017

NRF welcomes US Senate committee approval on tax reform

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has welcomed the approval of tax ...

NTGM opens garment export facility in Yangon

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Nov 2017

NTGM opens garment export facility in Yangon

Nordic Technology Group Myanmar Ltd. (NGTM) recently initiated...

Interviews View All

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Deepak Jain
Baggout

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

November 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search