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ADVANCED PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY ANNOUNCES THE ESTIMATED FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER ENDED ON 31 MARCH 2018 (THREE MONTHS)

Element Current quarter Similar quarter for previous year % Change current Previous quarter % Change previous
Net profit (loss) 98 124.37 -21.2 103.83 -5.61
Gross profit (loss) 119 143.25 -16.93 152.79 -22.12
Operational profit (loss) 95 117 -18.8 115.24 -17.56
Earning or loss per share, Riyals 0.5 0.63 - - -
All figures are in (Millions) Saudi Arabia, Riyals
Element EXPLAINATION
Reasons of increase (decrease) for quarter compared with same quarter last year Despite the increase in Polypropylene prices by 13.8%, Net Profit is reduced by 21.2% mainly due to:
- Reduction in sales quantities by 15.8% due to scheduled turnaround of production facilities in March 2018 as announced earlier.
- Increase in propane prices by 16.3%.
- Increase in outsourced Propylene prices by 21.9%.
Reasons of increase (decrease) for period compared with same period last year Irrespective of the increase in Polypropylene prices by 7.0%, Operational Profit is reduced by 17.6% mainly due to:
- Reduction in sales quantities by 26.1% due to scheduled turnaround of production facilities in March 2018 as announced earlier.
- Increase in outsourced Propylene prices by 12.5%.
Despite the above, Net Profit of Q1 2018 is marginally reduced by only 5.6% due to increase in share of profit from our equity investment in SK Advanced Co. Ltd. (associated company) compared to Q4 2017.
Other notes - Q1 2018 net profit also includes SR 10 million share of profit on equity investment in SK Advanced Co. Ltd. (Q1 2017: SR 15.26 Million).

- The sales revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 amounted to SR 504 million, a decrease of 4.26% compared to the same quarter last year of SR 526.24 million.

- The total comprehensive income for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 amounted to SR 239 million, an increase of 51.83% compared to same quarter last year of SR 157.53 million.

- The total equity (no minority interest) as at March 31, 2018 is SR 3,078 million compared to equity of SR 2,918.47 million at March 31, 2017 with increase of 5.45%.

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