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Nothing “supermajor” about Total

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
17 febrero 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!







Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez

Miguel comenzó su destacada carrera profesional en reputadas instituciones financieras como el Banco Santander y el Banco Central-Hispano. Es autor de importantes libros sobre trading en el mercado de divisas.