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Process Industries

PETRONAS Chemicals Group Bhd.

  • 9.26 MYR
  • +0.12
  • +1.31%
  • Malaysia
    Aug 17, 2018
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Company Background

Petronas Chemicals Group is a leading chemical producer in Southeast Asia. It has several plants in Malaysia and production capacity of more than 10 million metric tons a year. The company makes a variety of chemicals used in fertilizers and plastics, including olefins, polymers and methanol. Its products are sold in more than 30 countries, particularly in Asia-Pacific.

Petronas Chemicals is led by Chairman Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, who is also a director of holding company, Petronas, the state-owned oil and gas company. Zulkiflee, a process engineer, joined Petronas in 1983.

Petronas Chemicals is one of Petronas' five listed subsidiaries. The parent company is not listed.

Business Summary

PETRONAS Chemicals Group Bhd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of chemical products. It operates through the following segments: Olefins and Derivatives; Fertilizers and Methanol; and Others. The Olefins and Derivatives segment produces olefin and polymer which are used as basic feedstock to intermediate products including basic performance chemicals. The Fertilizers and Methanol segment includes methanol, nitrogen, phosphate, and compound fertilizers. The Others segment comprises of operations related to investment holding company and port services which provide product distribution infrastructure to the group. The company was founded on March 25, 1998 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2017 MYRUSD
Gross Profit6,366M1,480.63M
Operating income4,996M1,161.99M
Income before tax5,220M1,214.08M
Net income4,177M971.50M
Diluted EPS0.520.12
Dividends Per Share0.270.06
Total Assets36,196M8,943.90M
Total liabilities7,328M1,810.72M
Total equity27,865M6,885.34M
Operating cash flow5,409M1,258.04M
Currency in MYRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 15,202M 14,597M 13,536M 13,860M 17,407M
Gross Profit 5,042M 4,402M 4,518M 5,303M 6,366M
Operating income 3,961M 3,248M 3,339M 4,185M 4,996M
Income before tax 4,326M 3,385M 3,746M 4,093M 5,220M
Net income 3,146M 2,465M 2,782M 2,932M 4,177M
EBITDA 5,037M 4,512M 4,647M 5,543M 6,605M
Diluted EPS 0.39 0.31 0.35 0.36 0.52
Dividends Per Share 0.20 0.16 0.18 0.19 0.27
Total Assets 28,581M 29,391M 31,814M 32,840M 36,196M
Total liabilities 5,192M 4,914M 5,224M 4,527M 7,328M
Total equity 21,736M 22,722M 24,783M 27,042M 27,865M
Operating cash flow 4,631M 4,452M 4,488M 4,022M 5,409M
 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 4,825.28M 4,461.15M 3,462.18M 3,345.63M 4,048.59M
Gross Profit 1,600.38M 1,345.34M 1,155.59M 1,280.07M 1,480.63M
Operating income 1,257.26M 992.65M 854.03M 1,010.20M 1,161.99M
Income before tax 1,373.12M 1,034.52M 958.13M 987.99M 1,214.08M
Net income 998.57M 753.35M 711.56M 707.74M 971.50M
EBITDA 1,598.80M 1,378.96M 1,188.59M 1,338.01M 1,536.21M
Diluted EPS 0.12 0.09 0.08 0.08 0.12
Dividends Per Share 0.06 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.06
Total Assets 8,725.69M 8,405.83M 7,409.80M 7,320.55M 8,943.90M
Total liabilities 1,585.10M 1,405.40M 1,216.72M 1,009.13M 1,810.72M
Total equity 6,635.93M 6,498.49M 5,772.21M 6,028.08M 6,885.34M
Operating cash flow 1,469.93M 1,360.62M 1,147.92M 970.86M 1,258.04M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2017
Operating margin28.70%
Profit margin23.99%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director: Sazali bin Hamzah
  • Chief Financial Officer: Rashidah binti Alias
  • Chief Innovation & Technology Officer: Ch'ng Guan How
  • Head-Corporate Affairs & Administration: Siti Azlina Abdul Latif
  • Head-Strategic Planning & Ventures: Akbar M. Thayoob


  • Government of Malaysia (64.3%)
  • Employees Provident Fund (6.8%)
  • Permodalan Nasional Bhd. (5.7%)
  • Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (3.1%)
  • Public Mutual Bhd. (1.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.2%)
  • Great Eastern Life Assurance Co. Ltd. (0.7%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.6%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.5%)
  • CIMB-Principal Asset Management Bhd. (0.5%)

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Last Updated on 17 Aug, 2018

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