MOSCOW (MRC) -- Covestro’s net income fell by 97.5% year on year in the third quarter, strongly impacted by high energy and raw material prices, said the company.
Q3 group sales rose year on year as a result of exchange rate movements and a “considerably higher price level, especially in Europe”, the company said in a statement.
“The main reasons for the decline in earnings were lower margins, since the group was able to offset the sharp rise in raw material and energy prices only to a small extent by a higher selling price level,” it said.
The fall in total volumes sold also reduced earnings in the third quarter.
The company has narrowed its guidance for 2022 that it issued on 29 July. The company now anticipates that EBITDA will be between EUR1.7bn and €1.8bn (previously: between EUR1.7bn and EUR2.2bn).
We remind, Covestro AG (Leverkusen, Germany) broke ground in Antwerp, Belgium for a new world-scale production facility for the manufacture of aniline. With the Covestro breaks ground in Antwerp for new aniline plant.
We remind, Covestro has now received the internationally recognized ISCC Plus mass balance certification for its Leverkusen and Dormagen sites. Together with the Krefeld-Uerdingen site, which was already certified a year ago, the company can now supply its customers with large product volumes from renewably attributed raw materials from all three Lower Rhine sites in Germany. These are selected polycarbonates, components for polyurethane (PU) rigid and flexible foams, PU coating and adhesive raw materials, thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) and specialty films. They are characterized by equally good quality and properties as their fossil-based counterparts.