SK Innovation, the South Korean conglomerate principally centered on its Refining, Petrochem and Lubricants divisions – but additionally a producer of lithium-ion EV batteries and battery supplies, introduced its third-quarter monetary outcomes.

The corporate improved its place in comparison with the earlier quarter, however the state of affairs continues to be troublesome in comparison with a 12 months in the past.

  • gross sales: 8,419.2 billion KRW ($7.42 billion), down 32% year-over-year
  • working earnings: -29.0 billion KRW (-$25.6 million)
  • pre-tax revenue: 12.2 billion KRW ($10.8 million)

The class named “Different”, which incorporates electrical car batteries and battery supplies is just a small a part of the complete firm, but it surely’s increasing (from 6.2% of revenues in Q2 to 7.0% in Q3). Up to now it is also not worthwhile but.

  • gross sales: 589.4 billion KRW ($520 million)
  • working earnings: -102.8 billion KRW (-$90.7 million)
  • pre-tax revenue: -79.2 billion KRW (-$69.9 million)

The EV battery enterprise might be the fastest-growing a part of SK Innovation. Revenues in Q3 elevated by 155% year-over-year to 486.0 billion KRW ($428.6 million).

EV batteries are nonetheless not but worthwhile for SK Innovation, however because of the rising scale, working losses are lowering – to 98.9 billion KRW ($87.2 million) in Q3.

With all the brand new crops listed on the slide under, we guess that it is only a matter of time to make earnings:


An vital factor is that the SK Innovation can be producing EV battery supplies and this half is worthwhile for fairly a while: working earnings decreased in Q3 although to 29.9 billion KRW ($26.4 million).


In response to the most recent information, SK Innovation will considerably develop its battery materials manufacturing within the coming years, each for personal wants and for different producers.