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Byco Petroleum posts gross sales of Rs66 billion in a year

Byco Petroleum posts gross sales of Rs66 billion in a year

Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited a leading oil refining company in Pakistan has raised its share in the country’s gasoline supply by sevenfold. It is said that the share of Byco Petroleum has risen from 1 to 7 percent in Pakistan supply pool of motor gasoline. The management of the company mentioned in their financial statement that during the quarter ended 30th September, 2018 which was yet another challenging period for the oil sector as Pak Rupee posted another depreciation of 6 percent and crude oil prices raised by 4 percent. The experts of Byco also mentioned that this has resulted in considerably squeezing of refinery GRMs and consequently the profitability. Pakistan’s consumption of High Speed Diesel (HSD) also stayed considerably low in the month of August 2018, which resulted in lower throughput of the refineries.

Byco: Total Assets (Rs. Mn)
Year Current Assets Non Current Assets Total Assets
2018 41,861 87,886 129,748
2017 21,629 88,209 109,839
2016 20,641 35,251 55,893
2015 18,549 36,386 54,935
2014 38,589 20,665 59,254
2013 20,537 23,371 43,908
Source: Byco

Furthermore, the government of Pakistan facts revealed that the yearly consumption of petroleum products in the country was approximately 26 million tons during FY2016-17. During July-Feb FY 2017-18, 60.4 million barrels of crude oil was imported, while 21.8 million barrels was domestically extracted. The indigenous crude oil meets only 15 percent of Pakistan’s total requirements, while 85 percent requirements are met by imports in the shape of crude oil and refined petroleum products. The indigenous and imported crude is refined by 6 main and 2 small refineries.

Statistics also showed that imported’ crude and refined petroleum products make 82-83 percent of our total consumption. Domestic crude oil production (89kbo/d) is 33 percent of the total crude we use (93 MMbo).

Byco: EPS & Gross Profit
Year EPS (Rs) Gross Profit (Rs. Mn)
2018 0.94 9,150
2017 0.41 4,224
2016 1.4 4,283
2015 0.07 4,866
2014 -6.07 409
2013 -2.31 76
Source: Byco

The Byco management also informed in the quarterly statement 2018 that the operations of Isomerisation unit, commencing during the period by the wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. The operations of Isomerization unit have begun its optimistic contribution to the business and its profitability as there was no Naphtha export in current period.

The financial experts of the company also mentioned that Byco Petroleum Pakistan posted gross sales of Rs 66 billion as against to Rs 41 billion in the corresponding period previous year recording 61 percent rise from the corresponding period previous year, however, much of this relates to the rise in international oil prices and growing US dollar.

Mentioned in the financial statement of Byco, the company generated gross profit of Rs 1.7 billion (2017: Rs 2.3 billion) and net profit of Rs 397 million (2017: Rs 1.2 billion). The fall in profits is mainly because of lower GRMs and rising cost of materials. Earnings per share (EPS) for the period was posted to Rs. 0.07 as against to Rs. 0.23 previous year. It is presently said that the Government of Pakistan has paid $4.3 billion for the crude oil imports and over $2 billion for gas (LNG) during FY2018.



No doubt, Pakistan is bestowed with huge shale gas and conventional oil & gas resources, locked up in areas of difficult access. Oil and gas is main contributor of energy and require aggressive attempts for their search and development. For last 60 years, efforts are continuously made to explore conventional oil and gas reservoirs while unconventional reservoirs are yet to be exploited. Statistics also revealed that over the last 10-15 years, replacing reserves and sustaining oil and gas production has remained a serious issue for the local oil and gas industry.

Industry experts also recorded that the refineries sector in the country experienced a tough quarter because of growing crude prices and Pak rupee depreciation. This squeezed the profitability of the sector, however, Byco managed both the risks better than the industry peers. Different sources mentioned that with local refineries facing a prospect of being shut down because of growing inventory of furnace oil, the management of Byco is in communication with prospective buyers abroad for the export of surplus fuel oil to various states. Sources also calculated that the company is producing only 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) despite possessing a capacity of 155,000 bpd, contributing to under-utilization of the refinery.

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