Bangkok, Thailand – 12 November 2019 – Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) announced financial results for the third quarter of 2019.

Highlights of 3Q19 Performance:

  • Volume growth 23% year-on-year (yoy) to 3.3 million tonnes though Revenue lower 3% to US$2.8 billion due to lower product prices dragging Core EBITDA lower by 31% to US$281M (Last twelve months 3Q19: US$ 1.26B)
  • Operating cash flow (OCF) growth 47% yoy to US$405M (LTM3Q19: US$ 1.3B) reflects management actions on working capital optimization and extracting efficiencies as net working capital reduced by three days yoy.
  • Dividend payout at Thai baht 1.4 per share in LTM3Q19 due to strong cash flows, much higher than the stated policy of 30% of net profit
  • Company credit rating re-affirmed to AA- by TRIS after the announcement of Spindletop (Huntsman assets) acquisition.

Summary:

Volume growth driven by 5% organic and 18% inorganic growth. Organic growth reflects the end demand growth in IVL businesses.

Net operating debt to equity reported at 0.61 times with strong operating cash flow. The perpetual debenture of THB 15b was refinanced at 200 basis points lower than the rate of the debenture.

The Huntsman asset purchase (hereinafter called Spindletop) is IVL’s largest and most strategic acquisition to date and on track to complete by 1Q20. Adjusted EBITDA, under the IVL definition for these assets, for 3Q19 is US$122M and LTM3Q19 is US$360M. The acquisition strategically fits with IVL’s US gas cracker and oxides investment as it provide scale benefits and improved operating capabilities. Additionally the surfactants downstream business and the propylene oxide business create opportunities for IVL to grow in differentiated businesses while retaining leadership in PET. Post completion of the acquisition in 1Q20, IVL expects to extract additional synergies of US$ 100M from project “prosperity” and operational excellence initiatives.

IVL sees cash flow growth from 2020 to 2023 following the startup of its US gas cracker in 1Q20; completion of the Spindletop acquisition in 1Q20; continued focus on working capital improvement; reinforcing its customer-centric approach; completion of the Corpus Christi project by 4Q21-1Q22; extraction of synergies in mobility, lifestyle and hygiene verticals of fibers segment as well as focus on organic growth and innovation.

IVL is committed to PET recycling growth and the circular economy with its mechanical and chemical recycling capabilities. Recently IVL with Coca-Cola and other partners helped convert marine waste into recycled PET for the first time. With an allocated investment budget of one billion US dollars by 2023, IVL is set to grow its current eleven PET recycling operating sites through organic and inorganic means to meet customer and consumer needs.

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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 Integrated PET, Fibers, Packaging, Specialty Chemicals and Olefins. Indorama Ventures products serve major FMCG and Automotive sectors, i.e. Beverages, Hygiene, Personal Care, Tire and Safety segments. Indorama Ventures has approx. 19,000 employees worldwide and consolidated revenue of US$ 10.7 billion in 2018. 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, Austria
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.