Ercros closes 2022 with 63 milions in profit

An ebitda of EUR 143 million and shareholder remuneration of EUR 32 million

The CEO Antonio Zabalza at the press conference of the presentation for the 2022 results
The CEO of Ercros during the presentation of the results
  • Profit soared 45.5% in 2022 from 2021 to EUR 63 million.
  • Shareholder remuneration out of 2022 profit will be Ercros’ highest ever, totalling EUR 32 million, of which EUR 13 million will be paid out as a cash dividend (EUR 0.15 per share) and EUR 19 million will go for a share buyback and cancellation.
  • Adjusted ebitda amounted to EUR 143 million in 2022, up 52.3% from 2021.
  • Despite the sharp jump in energy, raw material and transport costs, growth in the average price for products sold by Ercros easily outstripped the increase in unit variable cost thanks to robust demand during part of the year. The excellent results for 2022 were underpinned by a combination of an active foothold in chemical markets and high utilisation rates at Ercros’ production plants.
  • Ercros boasts a strong financial position, ending the year with EUR 158 million of liquidity.
  • We agree with the consensus outlook in specialist industry publications that the first half of 2023 will be weaker for Europe's chemical industry than last year’s strong first half. However, the situation should gradually reverse in the second half. It is still too early to issue any more reliable forecasts.


Icome statements for the 2022 and 2021 fiscal years