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THE SAVOLA GROUP ANNOUNCES THE INTERIM FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED ON 30-09-2020 (NINE MONTHS)

Element ListCurrent QuarterSimilar quarter for previous year%ChangePrevious Quarter% Change
Sales/Revenue 4,587.35,148.1-10.8936,007.1-23.635
Gross Profit (Loss) 1,064.41,084.2-1.8261,278.7-16.759
Operational Profit (Loss) 439.3427.12.856584.6-24.854
Net Profit (Loss) after Zakat and Tax 283.7221.827.908409.6-30.737
Total Comprehensive Income 456.8216.1111.383274.666.351
All figures are in (Millions) Saudi Arabia, Riyals
Element ListCurrent PeriodSimilar period for previous year%Change
Sales/Revenue 16,517.216,174.72.117
Gross Profit (Loss) 3,566.13,312.87.646
Operational Profit (Loss) 1,432.3996.643.718
Net Profit (Loss) after Zakat and Tax 866.1338.3156.015
Total Comprehensive Income 750.8326.4130.024
Total Share Holders Equity (after Deducting Minority Equity) 8,164.77,453.99.535
Profit (Loss) per Share 1.620.63
All figures are in (Millions) Saudi Arabia, Riyals
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Increase (Decrease) in Net Profit for Current Quarter Compared to the Same Quarter of the Previous Year is Attributed to The net profit for the current quarter has increased to SAR 283.7 million in comparison to SAR 221.8 million for the similar quarter of last year. This increase is mainly attributed to the following:

- Higher share of profit from an associate;

- Lower net finance cost mainly due to the decrease in the financial charges on borrowings;

- Lower operating expenses; and

- Lower zakat and tax expense.

The increase in the net profit is recorded despite of lower sales.

Increase (Decrease) in Net Profit for Current Quarter Compared to the Previous Quarter is Attributed to The net profit achieved for the current quarter amounted to SAR 283.7 million compared to SAR 409.6 million for the previous quarter. The decrease in the net profit recorded is attributed to lower gross profit due to lower sales.

This decrease recorded despite of the following:

- Higher share of profit from an associate;

- Lower finance cost mainly due to decrease in the financial charges on borrowings;

- Lower operating expenses; and

- Lower zakat and tax expense.

A zakat provision reversal relating to prior years for one of the subsidiaries is also recorded in the current quarter.

Increase (Decrease) in Net Profit for Current Period Compared to the Similar Period of the Previous Year is Attributed to Net profit for the period ended 30 September 2020 has increased to SAR 866.1 million as compared to the net profit of SAR 338.3 million for the similar period last year.

The increase is mainly attributed to the following:

-Higher gross profit due to higher sales and margins;

-Higher share of profit from associates;

-Lower operating cost;

-Lower net finance cost mainly due to the decrease in the financial charges on borrowings;

The increase in the net profit recorded is despite of the higher zakat and income tax expense and lower zakat provision reversal relating to prior years.

Basis of the External Auditor's Opinion Unmodified opinion
Reclassification of Comparison Items Items, elements and notes of the comparatives Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements have been redisplayed, regrouped and reclassified to meet with the applied accounting policies for the current period, which have been prepared according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) that are endorsed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For more information, please refer to note 18 (Amendments to standards and standards issued and not yet effective) in the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the period ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019.
Additional Information We would like to inform the investors and shareholders that the condensed consolidated interim financial statements of the Group for the period ended September 30, 2020 will be uploaded on Savola website after submitting it to the concerned authorities, and can be accessed through the following link:

http://www.savola.com/SavolaE/Financial_Reports.php

The Capital Market Authority and the Saudi Stock Exchange take no responsibility for the contents of this disclosure, make no representations as to its accuracy or completeness, and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss arising from, or incurred in reliance upon, any part of this disclosure, and the issuer accepts full responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained in it and confirms, having made all reasonable enquiries, that to the best of their knowledge and belief, there are no other facts or information the omission of which would make the disclosure misleading, incomplete or inaccurate.

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