San Miguel Corporation (SMC) reported P40.7 billion in consolidated operating income for the first half of the year, a 23% increase over the same period last year, on the back of a 5% combined revenue growth in its core businesses, the significant profit recovery of Petron in the second quarter as a result of more stable crude oil prices, and higher contribution from its infrastructure business.
Unfavorable crude prices at the start of the year, along with lower volumes for SMC Global Power as a result of the maintenance shutdown of the Malampaya gas facilities,
Consolidated net income, excluding the effects of forex
Consolidated EBITDA reached P51.8 billion, 14% higher than 2014.
San Miguel Brewery Inc.'s net income for the first half of the year grew 10% to P6.9 billion. Consolidated revenues grew 5%, reaching P39.8 billion, driven mainly by domestic operations, with volumes up 3% to 86.4 million cases.
Operating income amounted to P10.9 billion, 6% better than last year, as SMB sustained programs to maximize operating efficiency and cost management.
Ginebra San Miguel Inc. sustained its recovery with consolidated revenues growing 8% to P7.5 billion, on the back of a 4% volume growth.
Operating income also jumped 252% to P246 million on volume growth and lower alcohol costs resulting from more efficient distillery operations.
San Miguel Pure Foods Company Inc. posted consolidated revenues of P50.5 billion, 3% higher than last year, on the back of the solid performance of its Branded Value-Added, Feeds, and Flour businesses.
Operating income grew 2% to P2.7 billion, as higher revenues and cost breaks improved overall margins with the Feeds and Branded Value-Added businesses posting
The Food Group net income grew 5% to P1.8 billion.
San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Group’s revenues grew 4% to P12.0 billion, pushed by higher sales of glass products to beverage companies and exports.
Operating income, meanwhile reached P1.1 billion, 7% higher than last year, driven by higher production efficiency and cost management programs.
SMC Global Power’s off-take volume of 8,153 GWh for the first half of the year ended 7% lower than last year.
The Ilijan power plant delivered lower bilateral volumes, stemming from the scheduled maintenance outage of Malampaya in the first quarter; the plant’s annual maintenance, and occasional gas supply restrictions.
FUELS AND PETROCHEMICALS
Petron Corporation sold 47.4 million barrels, 9% higher than last year, as domestic volumes surged by 17% to 29.7 million barrels. Volumes for Malaysia reached 17.7 million barrels.
Operating income grew by almost 50% to P8.9 billion as crude prices became more stable in recent months. Net income also grew 13% to P3.4 billion, P3.2 billion of which was earned in the second quarter.
San Miguel Holdings Inc., SMC’s infrastructure business contributed P5.3 billion in toll revenues for the first half of the year, the main bulk of which came from SLEX and Skyway 1 and 2, which were consolidated beginning March. Operating income amounted to P3.0 billion.
The company also provided updates on the construction of its key infrastructure projects:
- NAIA Expressway remains on track while Skyway Stage 3 is progressing well.
- Boracay Airport runway extension construction is also progressing well. Work on the first two phases of the Interim Runway Extension is now almost complete.
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