Strong competitive position demonstrated in weak markets

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2020
  • Source:ferro-alloys.com

  • Keywords:Elkem weak markets
[Fellow]Elkem achieved high capacity utilisation and good sales volumes in the second quarter of 2020.
[Ferro-Alloys.comElkem achieved high capacity utilisation and good sales volumes in the second quarter of 2020 despite very challenging market conditions. The strong operational performance reflects Elkem’s good market and cost positions. Covid-19 continues to impact global markets, but the market development in China shows signs of recovery.
 
Elkem’s total operating income for the second quarter 2020 was NOK 5,879 million, up two per cent from the corresponding quarter last year. Earnings before interest, taxes depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to NOK 644 million in the quarter, which is in line with NOK 647 million in the second quarter of 2019. Earnings per share (EPS) was NOK -0.02 in the quarter, after impacts from currency losses in other items and financial items.
 
“Covid-19 continues to impact global markets with negative effects on demand and sales prices. Despite these challenging market conditions, Elkem achieved strong sales volumes and stable results in the second quarter. This reflects Elkem’s strong competitive position,” says Elkem’s CEO, Michael Koenig.
 
Compared to the corresponding quarter last year, Elkem’s Silicones division reported higher operating revenue, mainly driven by good sales volumes. The result was however negatively impacted by lower sales prices. Silicon Materials and Carbon reported higher results in challenging markets, while Foundry Products delivered in line the corresponding quarter last year.
 
Source: Elkem
 
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