The third-quarter financial results of the Grupa Azoty Group are in line with estimates presented on October 26th. The Group generated consolidated revenue of PLN 3,075 million, EBITDA of PLN -348 million, and EBITDA margin of -11.3%.
Top Brand 2023 is the most comprehensive ranking showcasing the quality of brand image and media popularity of companies on the Polish market. The sixteenth edition of the Best Image Brands Report evaluated 500 brands spanning 50 different industries. The company recognised as Top Brand 2023 within the chemical sector was Grupa Azoty.
Among various cost areas, ammonia represents a significant focus for the Grupa Azoty Group. This includes production costs, the cost of feedstock and costs associated with its carbon footprint. Consequently, the Group is actively seeking to establish partnerships with major decarbonised ammonia operators in the United States. Ultimately, this move could enhance the Grupa Azoty Group’s position in the EU fertilizer producer market and further bolster the decarbonisation initiatives within the framework of the Group’s Green Strategy. The initial course of action in this field was discussed during the US GULF COAST – CENTRAL EUROPE COOPERATION IN CLEAN HYDROGEN conference organised by the Grupa Azoty Group, held in Warsaw on November 2nd. The event, the first of its kind in Europe, drew the participation of representatives of leading European fertilizer companies and decarbonised ammonia operators from the United States. During the conference, discussions were conducted with the intention of formalising agreements for future collaboration.
The three months ended September 30th 2023 saw improved demand, notably in the Agro Segment and, to a degree, in the Chemicals Segment, especially relative to the prior quarter. This led to an increase in production volumes and a decrease in fertilizer inventories. However, most Grupa Azoty products were offered at prices that were lower than those from the previous year by an average of 52%. The Group estimates to have generated consolidated revenue of PLN 3,075m, EBITDA of PLN -348m, and an EBITDA margin of -11.3%.
Subject to approval from the upcoming General Meeting, Grupa Azoty S.A. plans to sign, by mid-December, a preliminary conditional agreement for purchase of all shares in Solarfarm Brzezinka, which, once launched, will be the largest solar PV power plant operating in Poland. In the next step, Grupa Azoty S.A. or a designated company of its group would complete the acquisition of Solarfarm shares by the end of the third quarter of 2024 under a share purchase agreement.
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, a leading producer of advanced solutions for the armed forces, and Grupa Azoty, a prominent player in the European fertilizer and chemical industry, have signed an agreement set to open new horizons in technological advancement and manufacturing.