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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 Ratings3.9
Overall CultureF

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)19,100(-1%)
Job Openings192
Revenue (FY, 2020)$27.8 B(-20%)
Share Price (May 2021)$115.5(+2%)
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 (17-May-2021)

38.6b

Closing stock price (17-May-2021)

115.5

Cash (31-Dec-2020)

1.8b

EV

54.0b
LyondellBasell's current market capitalization is $38.6 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

81/100

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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 to Address Goldman Sachs Industrials and Materials Conference

HOUSTON and LONDON, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today announced Bob Patel, chief executive officer, will participate in a virtual fireside chat at the Goldman Sachs Industrials...

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Dublin, May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Plastics Market 2020-2025: Focus on Product Types, Molding Types & Their Applications, and Countries" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

LyondellBasell Reports First Quarter 2021 Earnings

HOUSTON and LONDON, April 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- First Quarter 2021 Highlights Strong demand and tight markets drove margin improvements Net Income: $1.1 billion Diluted earnings per share: $3.18 per share EBITDA: $1.6 billion; Highest quarterly EBITDA for O&P-Americas since 2015 and...

LyondellBasell to Discuss First-Quarter Results on Friday, April 30, 2021

HOUSTON and LONDON, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, will announce first-quarter 2021 financial results before the U.S. market opens on Friday, April 30, followed by a webcast and...

LyondellBasell Nominates Anthony Chase and Robert Dudley to Serve as Directors

HOUSTON and LONDON, April 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the largest plastics and chemicals companies in the world, today announced Anthony Chase, chairman and chief executive officer of ChaseSource L.P., and Robert Dudley, former group chief executive and...

LyondellBasell Reports 2020 Earnings

HOUSTON and LONDON, Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Year 2020 Highlights Resilient Earnings Net Income: $1.4 billion, $1.9 billion excluding LCM and Impairment1 Diluted earnings per share: $4.24 per share, $5.61 per share excluding LCM and Impairment EBITDA: $3.3 billion, $3.9 billion...
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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.