Sahara International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) announces the Consolidated Interim Financial Results for the Period Ended on 30 September 2019 (Three Months and Nine Months)
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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ELEMENT LIST CURRENT QUARTER SIMILAR QUARTER FOR PREVIOUS YEAR %CHANGE PREVIOUS QUARTER % CHANGE
Sales/Revenue 1,402 1,337.7 4.806 1,409.4 -0.525
Gross Profit (Loss) 361.6 470.4 -23.129 488.6 -25.992
Operational Profit (Loss) 177 328 -46.036 320.4 -44.756
Net Profit (Loss) after Zakat and Tax 111.1 180.3 -38.38 210.8 -47.296
Total Comprehensive Income 109.3 179.5 -39.108 211.8 -48.394
All figures are in (Millions) Saudi Arabia, Riyals
ELEMENT LIST CURRENT PERIOD SIMILAR PERIOD FOR PREVIOUS YEAR %CHANGE
Sales/Revenue 3,933 3,983.1 -1.257
Gross Profit (Loss) 1,255.2 1,430.2 -12.236
Operational Profit (Loss) 764.8 1,021.8 -25.151
Net Profit (Loss) after Zakat and Tax 436.6 543 -19.594
Total Comprehensive Income 436.7 541.9 -19.413
Total Share Holders Equity (after Deducting Minority Equity) 13,524 5,880.7 129.972
Profit (Loss) per Share 0.82 1.48
All figures are in (Millions) Saudi Arabia, Riyals
ELEMENT LIST EXPLANATION
Increase (Decrease) in Net Profit for Current Quarter Compared to the Same Quarter of the Previous Year is Attributed to Reason for the decrease in net profit for the current quarter as compared to the same quarter of the previous year is a reduction in selling prices for most of Sipchem’s products. Further, due to shutdowns in Acetic Acid, Vinyl Acetate Monomer and Carbon Monoxide plants as announced in Tadawul earlier, and therefore there was a decrease in production and consequently sales volumes. This decrease is despite the increased sales volumes in the quarter for Methanol as a result of the Methanol Plant Energy Efficiency and Performance Enhancement Project, and relatively lower average of some of the feedstock prices.

 

In addition, there was a profit contribution of three months of Sahara Petrochemicals Company following the merger

Increase (Decrease) in Net Profit for Current Quarter Compared to the Previous Quarter is Attributed to Reason for the decrease in net profit of Sipchem for the current quarter as compared to the previous quarter is due to the decrease in sales volume and decrease in selling prices for most of Company’s products. Further, due to shutdowns in Acetic Acid, Vinyl Acetate Monomer and Carbon Monoxide plants as announced in Tadawul earlier.

 

This decrease is despite the profit contribution of three months of Sahara Petrochemicals Company following the merger as compared to one month contribution in previous quarter.

Increase (Decrease) in Net Profit for Current Period Compared to the Similar Period of the Previous Year is Attributed to Reason for the decrease in net profit of Sipchem for the current period as compared to the same period of the previous year is lower Sales Revenue as a result of lower selling prices for most of Sipchem’s products and lower production in Poly-Butylene Terephthalate, Vinyl Acetate Monomer and Carbon Monoxide plants due to shutdowns as previously announced on Tadawul. This decrease is despite the increased sales volumes in the period for Methanol as a result of the Methanol Plant Energy Efficiency and Performance Enhancement Project, and relatively lower average of some of the feedstock prices.

 

in addition to a profit contribution of four months of Sahara Petrochemicals Company following the merger.

Basis of the External Auditor's Opinion Unmodified opinion
Modification, Qualification or Emphasis of a Matter as Stated within the External Auditor Opinion None
Reclassification of Comparison Items None
Additional Information Impact of Merger with Sahara Petrochemicals Company:

 

As disclosed in Note 1 to the Interim Financial Statements, on 11 Ramadan 1440H corresponding to 16 May 2019G, Sipchem acquired 100% shares and voting interests in Sahara Petrochemicals Company ("Sahara") and obtained control of Sahara.

 

Sahara has investments in various industrial projects which manufacture and sell petrochemical products across Middle East, Europe, Asia and America. Taking control of Sahara enables the Group to increase its overall market share and experience reduction in costs through economies of scale.

 

In order to comply with IFRS 3 – Business Combinations, assets and liabilities of Sahara have been re-measured at their fair value on the date of acquisition.

 

As the business combination was legally completed on 16 May 2019, Sahara Petrochemicals Company financials can only be combined from the date of the business combination as per IFRS. Further, for the purpose of consolidation, Sahara financials were combined with effect from 1 June 2019. Management considers that the impact of the transactions from 16 May 2019 to 31 May 2019 is not material to the consolidated financial statements. For all remaining reporting periods in 2019, Sipchem will continue to consolidate Sahara from 1 June 2019.

 

Sahara contributed revenues of SR 556.9 million and net profit of SR 156.4 million for the period from June to September 2019 (i.e. 4 months) to the Group.

 

If the acquisition had occurred on 1 January 2019, management estimates that:

• For the nine months period ended 30 September 2019, Sahara would have contributed revenues of SR 1,205.4 million and net profit of SR 356.1 million to the Group. Therefore, the total consolidated revenue of the Group for the nine months period would have been SR 4,564.6 million and consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders of Sipchem would have been SR 636.3 million. In determining these amounts, management has assumed that the fair value adjustments that arose on the date of acquisition would have been the same if the acquisition had occurred on 1 January 2019.

• For the quarter ended 30 September 2019, Sahara has contributed revenues of SR 399.0 million and net profit of SR 98.3 million to the Group. Therefore, the total consolidated revenue of the Group for the three months period is SR 1,402.0 million and consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders of Sipchem is SR 107.4 million. In determining these amounts, management has assumed that the fair value adjustments that arose on the date of acquisition would have been the same if the acquisition had occurred on 1 January 2019.

 

Further, the business combination has resulted in SR 497.8 million of goodwill. Goodwill represents the excess of consideration over the net fair value of the acquired assets and liabilities. The goodwill recognized in this transaction largely consists of the acquired workforce and expected synergies resulting from the business combination. Synergies will result from building on the competitive advantages and complimentary capabilities of Sahara and Sipchem to provide benefits commercially, operationally and functionally and from driving efficiency and productivity of the closely situated industrial asset portfolios of each of Sahara and Sipchem in Jubail.

 

IFRS 16:

The Company has adopted IFRS 16 - Leases effective January 1, 2019. Consequently, the accounting treatment of certain operating leases has changed and right-of-use assets and corresponding lease liabilities have been recognized in Group’s Consolidated Interim Statement of Financial Position. The impact on Group’s Net Profit is not material.

 

Profit Per Share:

The profit per share has been calculated for the period ending 30 September 2019 on the basis of weighted average number of shares (529,630,000) after the company capital increase which was approved by the Extraordinary General Assembly’s 16/05/2019 for the purpose of acquiring all the shares of the shareholders of Sahara Petrochemicals Company.