Nothing “supermajor” about Total

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

16:16, 09 February 2021

Yearly profit slumped 66% as the pandemic hit fuel demand

One of the “supermajor” oil companies, the Paris-based Total, posted mixed quarterly and full-year figures.

Total reported a net profit of $1.3 billion at a quarterly level, topping the $1.1 billion expected. The dividends payment is in line with the previous quarters, at $0.8 per share.

Compared to last year’s figures, the 2020 net profit came in 66% lower at $4.06 billion. However, it beat the $3.86 billion expected by the markets.

The figures are a result of a tumultuous 2020 when commodities prices fell amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Total faced two major crises in 2020: the Covid-19 pandemic that severely affected global energy demand, and the oil crisis that drove the Brent price below $20 per barrel in the second quarter,” stated Patrick Pouyanne, Total CEO.

Total’s report follows those of BP, and Exxon Mobil, which reported its first full-year net loss in a decade, and its fourth consecutive quarter of losses, respectively.

Year-to-date, Total share price lost 0.8%. In 2020, they tumbled more than 28%.

Read here and here about how BP and Exxon have performed!


Share this article

The information presented herein is prepared by and does not intend to constitute Investment Advice. The information herein is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only.Users/readers should not rely solely on the information presented herewith and should do their own research/analysis by also reading the actual underlying research. The content herewith is generic and does not take into consideration individual personal circumstances, investment experience, or current financial situation. 

Key Way Markets Ltd shall not accept any responsibility for any losses of traders due to the use and the content of the information presented herein. Past performance and forecasts are not reliable indicators of future results.