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LyondellBasell is a company operating as a manufacturer of chemicals and polymers. The company operates in six segments: Olefins and Polyolefins-Americas, Olefins and Polyolefins-Europe, Asia, International, Intermediates and Derivatives, Advanced Polymer Solutions (APS), Refining, and Technology. It manufactures ethylene, polyethylene, propylene, polypropylene, propylene oxide, oxygenated fuels, and acetyls. The company is also engaged in the refinement of crude oil, production of gasoline blending components, and development and licensing of technologies for the production of polymers.
TypePublic
Founded2005
HQHouston, TX, US
Websitelyondellbasell.com
Employee Ratings3.8
Overall CultureF

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)19,100(-1%)
Job Openings173
Revenue (FY, 2020)$27.8 B(-20%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)$91.6
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at LyondellBasell

Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel

Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel

Chief Executive Officer
Claire Farley

Claire Farley

Director
James Guilfoyle

James Guilfoyle

Executive Vice President, Advanced Polymer Solutions & Global Supply Chain
Lincoln Benet

Lincoln Benet

Director
Jeffrey Kaplan

Jeffrey Kaplan

Executive Vice President, Legal & Public Affairs
Jacques Aigrain

Jacques Aigrain

Chairman of the Board
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LyondellBasell Office Locations

LyondellBasell has offices in Houston, Akron, Allentown, Alvin and in 106 other locations
Houston, TX, US (HQ)
1221 McKinney St
Akron, OH, US
1183 Home Ave
Akron, OH, US
1353 Exeter Rd
Akron, OH, US
790 E Tallmadge Ave
Allentown, PA, US
6355 Farm Bureau Rd
Alvin, TX, US
FM 2004
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LyondellBasell Financials and Metrics

LyondellBasell Revenue

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LyondellBasell's revenue was reported to be $27.75 b in FY, 2020
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Revenue (FY, 2020)

27.8b

Gross profit (FY, 2020)

3.4b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2020), %

12.2%

Net income (FY, 2020)

1.4b

EBIT (FY, 2020)

1.6b

Market capitalization (9-Sept-2021)

30.6b

Closing stock price (9-Sept-2021)

91.6

Cash (31-Dec-2020)

1.8b

EV

46.0b
LyondellBasell's current market capitalization is $30.6 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

34.5b39.0b34.7b27.8b

Revenue growth, %

13%(11%)

Cost of goods sold

28.1b32.5b29.3b24.4b

Gross profit

6.4b6.5b5.4b3.4b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

8.4b8.4b8.5b9.8b10.2b10.2b8.8b9.0b8.7b7.5b5.5b6.8b

Cost of goods sold

7.0b6.6b6.9b8.0b8.3b8.5b7.4b7.5b7.3b6.9b4.9b5.9b

Gross profit

1.4b1.8b1.6b1.8b1.9b1.7b1.3b1.5b1.5b626.0m652.0m891.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

17%21%19%18%19%16%15%17%17%8%12%13%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

1.5b332.0m858.0m1.8b

Accounts Receivable

3.4b3.4b3.0b3.3b

Prepaid Expenses

1.1b1.3b736.0m1.4b

Inventories

4.2b4.5b4.6b4.3b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Cash

485.0m734.0m1.2b1.8b2.4b521.0m339.0m1.3b476.0m1.6b2.6b2.5b

Accounts Receivable

3.1b2.9b3.1b3.6b3.7b3.9b3.5b3.6b3.3b2.9b2.5b2.8b

Prepaid Expenses

852.0m964.0m1.1b1.1b1.0b1.2b1.3b1.3b1.2b844.0m892.0m935.0m

Inventories

3.9b4.0b4.2b4.3b4.1b4.6b4.5b4.7b4.4b4.0b3.8b4.0b
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

4.9b4.7b3.4b1.4b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.2b1.2b1.3b1.4b

Inventories

(237.0m)(141.0m)(129.0m)340.0m

Accounts Payable

165.0m(199.0m)(251.0m)217.0m
USDQ1, 2017

Debt/Equity

1.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.7 x
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LyondellBasell Operating Metrics

Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q4, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q4, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q4, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020

Ethylene Oxide and Derivatives Sold, tons

132.45 k134.72 k124.74 k134.26 k526.17 k127 k139 k147 k126 k539 k120 k133 k133 k118 k504 k112 k

Polyethylene Sold (Olefins and Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International), tons

644.55 k621.42 k691.73 k616.43 k2.57 m656 k659 k594 k576 k2.48 m678 k562 k619 k591 k2.45 m677 k

Propylene Oxide and Derivatives Sold, tons

356.52 k339.29 k359.7 k376.48 k1.43 m362 k385 k366 k334 k1.45 m363 k343 k353 k336 k1.4 m366 k

Propylene Produced (Olefins and Polyolefins - Europe, Asia, International), tons

271.25 k286.67 k281.23 k252.65 k1.09 m276 k287 k247 k176 k985 k239 k274 k271 k249 k1.03 m272 k
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LyondellBasell Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
A. SchulmanAugust 31, 2018$1.93 b
Zylog PlastalloysApril 07, 2016
SJS PlastiblendsOctober 01, 2015
Solvay Engineered PolymersFebruary 29, 2008
Millennium ChemicalsDecember 01, 2004
ARCO ChemicalJanuary 01, 1998
Rexene - LDPE and PP BusinessesJanuary 01, 1990
Al Waha Petrochemical Company
A. Schulman AG
A. Schulman Asia Limited
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LyondellBasell Revenue Breakdown

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LyondellBasell revenue breakdown by business segment: 21.9% from Refining, 14.0% from Advanced Polymer Solutions, 22.0% from Intermediates and Derivatives, 25.2% from Olefins and Polyolefins—Europe, Asia, International, 15.3% from Olefins and Polyolefins—Americas and 1.6% from Other

LyondellBasell revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 7.8% from Germany, 47.1% from United States and 45.1% from Other

Human Capital Metrics

LyondellBasell's employees are reported to be approximately 17% female and 83% male.
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LyondellBasell Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

84/100

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LyondellBasell Online and Social Media Presence

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LyondellBasell Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    F

    46/100

  • CEO Rating

    D-

    55/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    82/100

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LyondellBasell News and Updates

LyondellBasell gains ISCC PLUS certification to extend Circulen product line to North America

HOUSTON, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced the company has obtained the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS certification for certain grades of polyethylene and polypropylene produced at four of its U.S. manufacturing...

LyondellBasell Announces Weighing Of Strategic Options For Refining Business

HOUSTON, Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), today announced it is weighing strategic options for its Gulf Coast-based Refining Segment, including a potential sale. "While the Houston Refinery is a valuable, well-performing asset, we have long held the belief that it...

LyondellBasell Announces Retirement of Chief Executive Officer

HOUSTON and LONDON, Aug. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel intends to retire from the Company as of December 31, 2021. Mr. Patel will continue to lead the Company until that time and will ensure a smooth...

Global Petrochemicals Market Report 2021 Featuring Major Players - SABIC; Sinopec; Royal Dutch Shell; LyondellBasell Industries and INEOS

Dublin, Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Petrochemicals Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

LyondellBasell Joins Cyclyx as Founding Member

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Aug. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyclyx International, a consortium-based feedstock management company with a mission to increase the recycling rate of plastic from 10% to 90%, has announced that LyondellBasell has joined Cyclyx as a founding member. LyondellBasell, one of...

LyondellBasell Reports Second Quarter 2021 Earnings

HOUSTON and LONDON, July 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Quarter 2021 Highlights Record quarterly earnings driven by strong demand and tight market conditions Net Income: $2.1 billion Diluted earnings per share: $6.13 per share EBITDA: $3.0 billion; Record quarterly EBITDA for the company...
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LyondellBasell Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was LyondellBasell founded?

    LyondellBasell was founded in 2005.

  • Who are LyondellBasell key executives?

    LyondellBasell's key executives are Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel, Claire Farley and James Guilfoyle.

  • How many employees does LyondellBasell have?

    LyondellBasell has 19,100 employees.

  • What is LyondellBasell revenue?

    Latest LyondellBasell annual revenue is $27.8 b.

  • What is LyondellBasell revenue per employee?

    Latest LyondellBasell revenue per employee is $1.5 m.

  • Who are LyondellBasell competitors?

    Competitors of LyondellBasell include Braskem, Honeywell UOP and BASF Catalysts.

  • Where is LyondellBasell headquarters?

    LyondellBasell headquarters is located at 1221 McKinney St, Houston.

  • Where are LyondellBasell offices?

    LyondellBasell has offices in Houston, Akron, Allentown, Alvin and in 106 other locations.

  • How many offices does LyondellBasell have?

    LyondellBasell has 129 offices.