Covestro AG: Preliminary EBITDA of EUR 124 million in Q2 2020 is above market expectation

In the course of preparing the half-year financial report 2020 for the Covestro Group, preliminary Q2 key financial data deviate from capital market expectations, based on the average values of latest consensus estimates of financial analysts, published by Vara Research on July 8, 2020.

Therefore, Covestro provides already today the following Q2 pre-release of the Group half-year financial report 2020:

• Preliminary sales amount to EUR 2,156 million in Q2’20. Consensus expects this number to be EUR 2,223 million.

• Preliminary volume effect in sales amounts to -22% in Q2’20. Consensus expects this number to be -22.5%.

• Preliminary EBITDA amounts to EUR 124 million in Q2’20. Consensus expects this number to be EUR 80 million.

• Preliminary net income amounts to around EUR -60 million in Q2’20. Consensus expects this number to be EUR -107 million.

The entire half-year financial report 2020 will be published on July 23, 2020.


About Covestro:

With 2019 sales of EUR 12.4 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, and electrical and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 17,200 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of 2019.

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