Bangkok, Thailand – 8 November 2018 - Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, today announced results for the third quarter ending 30 September 2018.

Highlights:

  • Revenue of $2,920 million in 3Q2018; Last Twelve Months 3Q2018 of $10,088 million, 34% YoY
  • Core EBITDA of $409 million in 3Q2018; Last Twelve Months 3Q2018 of $1,379 million, 40% YoY
  • Core Net Profit of $260 million in 3Q2018; Last Twelve Months 3Q2018 of $768 million, 89% YoY
  • Last Twelve Months Core EPS THB 4.49, up 65% YoY, post 11.1% dilution from warrants exercise
  • Net Operating D/E ratio 0.53, Core ROCE 14% LTM basis

Summary:
The Company has delivered its best-ever quarterly performance. This performance reflects:

  • Portfolio development – IVL’s strategy to drive sustainable and profitable growth of both high-volume Necessities and high-margin HVA business. IVL has enhanced its scale and geographic footprint as well as strengthened in the domestic presence in key markets.
  • Strategic investments - Our global scale in the polyester value chain and HVA platform has been enhanced by recent acquisitions. IVL has added 1.1 million tons of PET capacity through acquisitions of plants in Brazil and Egypt, and another 1.1 million tons of PTA capacity with the acquisition of Portugal, in addition to our Rotterdam facility, all accretive to IVL earnings. Our HVA portfolio has further been strengthened with strategic acquisitions in the automotive segment, notably Kordarna and in the hygiene segment with the acquisition of Avgol, which will provide full year earnings contribution in 2019. Subject to timely regulatory approval, the joint venture in Corpus Christi, USA, is expected to commence production in a phased manner in 2020. When completed, this will be one of the world’s largest and most modern integrated PTA and PET complexes.
  • Stronger Balance Sheet with Prudent Growth - On 29 of August 2018, TRIS upgraded IVL’s credit rating from A+ to AA- with Stable Outlook, which is a testament to our financial strength. Robust improvements in Operating Cash Flow and equity raised by the recently concluded warrant program has resulted in IVL’s Net Operating Debt to Equity ratio is 0.53 times on an LTM 3Q18 basis, which provides potential head room for future investment.
  • Sustainable Development – IVL has been included in the DJSI Index for the second consecutive year. This inclusion reaffirms IVL’s commitment to leadership in sustainability and its rating among global chemical companies.

3Q2018 Financial Highlights:

($ million) Quarterly Last Twelve Months
3Q18 2Q18 3Q17 3Q18
YoY
LTM 3Q18 LTM 3Q17 LTM
YoY
Consolidated Revenue 2,920 2,618 2,174 34% 10,088 8,148 24%
Core EBITDA 409 388 291 40% 1,379 953 45%
Core EPS after PERP Interest (THB) 1.48 1.31 0.86 72% 4.49 2.72 65%
Core EBITDA/ton ($) 150 153 122 23% 139 105 32%

Mr. Aloke Lohia, Group CEO of Indorama Ventures said:

“IVL is strongly suited for today’s business environment with operations in 30 countries globally that largely address their domestic markets and should remain fairly immune to the ups and downs of international trade. We are well-positioned to benefit from margin and volume expansion in 2018 and 2019 due to this unique, global portfolio of assets across the value chain.

We are pleased to reaffirm our guidance for 2019, whereby our core EBITDA is anticipated to increase 74%, or approximately $1.75 billion, in 2019 compared to end 2017. IVL’s strong 3Q 2018 and 9 month 2018 performance delivery, especially when considering global economic uncertainty, gives us confidence in the resiliency of our business model and the sustainability of earnings and cash flows going forward.”

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About Indorama Ventures
Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, listed in Thailand (Bloomberg ticker IVL.TB), is one of the world’s leading petrochemicals producers, with a global manufacturing footprint across Africa, Asia, Europe and Americas. The company’s portfolio comprises Necessities and High Value-Added (HVA) categories of Polymers, Fibers, and Packaging, selectively integrated with self-manufactured Ethylene Oxide/Glycols and PTA where economical. Indorama Ventures products serve major FMCG and Automotive sectors, i.e. Beverages, Hygiene, Personal Care, Tire and Safety segments. Indorama Ventures has approx. 16,000 employees worldwide and consolidated revenue of US$ 8.4 billion in 2017. The Company is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

Indorama Ventures is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand with global operating sites in

EMEA: The Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, France, UK, Italy, Denmark, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Spain, Turkey, Nigeria, Ghana, Portugal, Israel, Egypt, Russia, Slovakia
Americas: USA, Mexico, Canada, Brazil
Asia: Thailand, Indonesia, China, India, the Philippines, Myanmar

Contacts
Richard Jones
Tel: +662.661.6661 ext. 680
richard.j@indorama.net

Naweensuda Krabuanrat
Tel: +662.661.6661 ext. 247
naweensuda.k@indorama.net

Note:
This document contains “forward-looking statements” about the financial condition and results of operations of Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (the “Company”), which are based on management’s current beliefs, assumptions, expectations and projections about future economic performance and events, considering the information currently available to the management. Any statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words “targets”, “believes”, “expects”, “aims”, “intends”, “will”, “may”, “anticipates”, “would”, “plans”, “could”, “should, “predicts”, “projects”, “estimates”, “foresees” or similar expressions or the negative thereof, identify or signal the presence of forward-looking statements as well as predictions, projections and forecasts of the economy or economic trends of the markets, which are not necessarily indicative of the future or likely performance of the Company. Results given here are “Core”, which means excluding inventory gain/losses and one-time extraordinary items