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China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.

  • 6.28 HKD
  • +0.03
  • +0.48%
  • China
    Jan 21, 2019
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Company Background

China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec) is a core subsidiary of China Petrochemical, or Sinopec Group. The parent falls under the purview of China's State Council.

Sinopec is one of the world's largest oil companies. It dominates the domestic oil and gas business alongside state-owned PetroChina. It develops resources in addition to making petroleum and petrochemical products.

Sinopec Group was founded as a general oil company in 1998, on the basis of the former China Petrochemical Corporation. The parent incorporated Sinopec in 2000; the unit listed on the Hong Kong, London and New York bourses the same year. Sinopec Group controls 70% of the subsidiary's outstanding shares.

The company is China's biggest retailer of gasoline, with 30,000 stations across the country. Sinopec enjoys a robust operating base that is protected by government regulations. Sinopec alone accounts for 60-70% of China's crude oil imports.

To meet China's huge demand for energy, Sinopec actively pursued resource concessions abroad. Under President Xi Jinping, however, it has eased up on such spending. The government is looking to guide the economy onto a slower but more stable growth trajectory.

The company is now focusing on shale gas development in China.

At the same time, it is accelerating management reforms. Privatizing gas stations is one initiative. Yet Sinopec's profitability is far lower than major rivals in the U.S. and Europe, suggesting inefficiencies remain.

In a country grappling with severe air pollution, critics say Sinopec could and should do more to protect the environment.

Business Summary

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. engages in the exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas. It operates through the following segments: Exploration and Production; Refining; Marketing and Distribution; Chemicals; and Corporate and Others. The Exploration and Production segment consists of activities related to exploring for and developing, producing, and selling crude oil and natural gas. The Refining segment purchases crude oil from its exploration and production segment and from third parties, processing of crude oil into refined oil products, and selling refined oil products principally to its marketing and distribution segment. The Marketing and Distribution segment includes refined oil products from its refining segment and third parties, and marketing, selling and distributing refined oil products by wholesale to large customers and independent distributors, and retail through its retail network. The Chemicals segment focuses on chemical feedstock principally from the refining segment and producing, marketing, selling, and distributing chemical product. The Corporate and Others segment comprises of trading activities of the import and export subsidiaries, and its research and development activities. The company was founded on February 25, 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2017 HKDUSD
Gross Profit255,884.97M32,836.00M
Operating income99,623.24M12,783.98M
Income before tax80,771.43M10,364.85M
Net income58,944.64M7,563.97M
Diluted EPS0.480.06
Dividends Per Share0.610.07
Total Assets1,920.52B245,676.13M
Total liabilities895,259.71M114,522.87M
Total equity873,016.66M111,677.51M
Operating cash flow229,972.80M29,510.86M
Currency in HKDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 3,393.56B 3,315.86B 2,200.56B 1,985.03B 2,450.19B
Gross Profit 276,503.01M 243,799.81M 220,072.68M 227,430.32M 255,884.97M
Operating income 125,940.92M 92,768.72M 68,680.20M 82,130.47M 99,623.24M
Income before tax 119,387.55M 79,099.83M 58,875.26M 82,456.46M 80,771.43M
Net income 84,760.96M 59,692.05M 39,817.98M 54,233.31M 58,944.64M
EBITDA 236,645.33M 214,458.46M 188,995.14M 210,051.26M 234,316.48M
Diluted EPS 0.68 0.51 0.32 0.44 0.48
Dividends Per Share 0.30 0.25 0.18 0.28 0.61
Total Assets 1,771.21B 1,814.17B 1,738.34B 1,680.19B 1,920.52B
Total liabilities 972,956.72M 1,005.32B 795,996.83M 751,394.53M 895,259.71M
Total equity 730,491.13M 743,089.37M 808,645.60M 794,595.51M 873,016.66M
Operating cash flow 183,032.40M 189,608.79M 208,629.68M 255,382.40M 229,972.80M
 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 437,504.55M 427,594.93M 283,849.18M 255,722.12M 314,417.17M
Gross Profit 35,647.25M 31,439.04M 28,387.05M 29,298.75M 32,836.00M
Operating income 16,236.52M 11,962.93M 8,859.02M 10,580.47M 12,783.98M
Income before tax 15,391.65M 10,200.26M 7,594.28M 10,622.46M 10,364.85M
Net income 10,927.53M 7,697.55M 5,136.09M 6,986.61M 7,563.97M
EBITDA 30,508.73M 27,655.35M 24,378.37M 27,059.89M 30,068.26M
Diluted EPS 0.08 0.06 0.04 0.05 0.06
Dividends Per Share 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.03 0.07
Total Assets 228,433.91M 233,940.69M 224,298.52M 216,711.12M 245,676.13M
Total liabilities 125,482.09M 129,637.81M 102,707.27M 96,914.74M 114,522.87M
Total equity 94,211.34M 95,822.53M 104,339.34M 102,486.79M 111,677.51M
Operating cash flow 23,596.86M 24,450.87M 26,911.02M 32,899.68M 29,510.86M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2017
Operating margin4.06%
Profit margin2.40%

Key executives

  • President & Executive Director: Yong Sheng Ma
  • Chief Financial Officer: De Hua Wang
  • Senior Vice President: Dian Wu Lei
  • Secretary & Vice President: Wen Sheng Huang
  • Vice President: Rifeng Zhao


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  • State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd. (1.3%)
  • Matthews International Capital Management LLC (1.2%)

Contact Details

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