MRC -- LyondellBasell Industries announced net income for the third quarter 2023 of $0.7 billion, or $2.29 per diluted share, said the company.
During the quarter, the company recognized identified items of $57 million, net of tax, which impacted third quarter earnings by $0.17 per share. Third quarter 2023 EBITDA was $1.4 billion.
Exceptional oxyfuels margins contributed to a record Intermediates & Derivatives EBITDA of $708 million during the third quarter. Global olefins and polyolefins margins were compressed by higher feedstock costs, tepid polymer demand in both the U.S. and Europe, and new industry capacity. North American polyethylene export volumes increased as global trade flows continued to normalize toward pre-pandemic levels.
LyondellBasell generated $1.7 billion in cash from operating activities in the third quarter and achieved 102% cash conversion over the past twelve months. The company remains committed to its balanced and disciplined capital allocation framework and priorities. Third quarter cash from operating activities covered the repayment of maturing bonds, capital investments and the return of $448 million to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases. Cash and short-term investments increased by $350 million during the quarter. Available liquidity was $7 billion at the end of the quarter.
We remind, LyondellBasell acquired its 50% share from De Paauw Sustainable Resources (DPSR) CEO Roy de Paauw and ING Corporate Investments, said the company. DPSR is a plastics waste recycling company based out of the Netherlands. The Dutch plastic recycling firm engages in the procurement, processing, and trade of post-consumer and post-industrial plastic packaging waste.