PETRONAS Dagangan ends Q4 FY2023 on strong note, thanks to retail, commercial segments

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KUCHING, Feb 27: PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad has announced its financial results for the quarter which ended December 31, 2023 (Q4 FY2023), ending the year with a record annual volume and robust financial growth.

According to a press release, PETRONAS Dagangan registered sales volume of 4.2 billion litres, bringing its yearly total to a historic high of 16.3 billion litres.

The press release stated that this achievement was mainly driven by the increase in traffic volume that boosted direct demand during key periods like festive seasons and school holidays.

“Mirroring the surge in sales volume, PETRONAS Dagangan’s Q4 FY2023 revenue saw steady growth, with a six per cent increase to RM10.1 billion compared to the corresponding quarter and a two per cent increase to RM37.5 billion for the full year.

“Notably, the pre-tax profit climbed 18 per cent from last year’s quarter to RM285.9 million. The momentum carried over to the full-year performance, with pre-tax profit registering a 17 per cent increase to RM1.3 billion,” said the press release.

Meanwhile, PETRONAS Dagangan’s managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) Azrul Osman Rani said that 2023 was a landmark year that signaled capacity for strong, profitable growth at scale, representing a key inflection point for PETRONAS Dagangan.

“We were able to manage market volatility to deliver an all-time high sales volume, which further fuels our commitment to making our customers’ lives simpler and better while delivering value for all stakeholders,” he said.

PETRONAS Dagangan’s achievements were primarily driven by strong performance in both the retail and commercial segments.

“The retail segment enjoyed improved margins due to strong volume demand for diesel and mogas. Moreover, favourable margins in jet fuel and commercial diesel further contributed to the company’s performance, bolstered by stable price trends during the quarter, which closely followed the movement of crude oil prices throughout the period.”

The quarter under review saw impactful strides in sustainability, notably through its ongoing efforts in biofuel, solar, and electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure initiatives, for example, the company’s collection of more than 120,000 kg of used cooking oil (UCO) since its launch in July 2023.

Additionally, PETRONAS Dagangan has enhanced 26 retail stations with EV chargers and completed the solarisation of 60 sites in collaboration with Gentari.

To elevate customer experience, PETRONAS Dagangan launched the Mesra Rewards loyalty programme with a cardless feature, which saw more than 50 per cent growth in active members. The company also continued to champion inclusive mobility through Setel, which the Ministry of Finance selected for the eMADANI programme.

“As we enter 2024, we will remain focused on further enhancing operational efficiency and expanding our market presence to be well-positioned for continued growth in a dynamic and evolving landscape. Even though the anticipated momentum of Malaysia’s economy and resilient domestic demand make for a promising backdrop to the year, we will remain vigilant in navigating potential global headwinds and rising inflation with a commitment to long-term, sustainable success,” said Azrul.

PETRONAS Dagangan declared an interim dividend of 27 sen per ordinary share. For the financial year 2023, it has declared a total dividend of 80 sen per ordinary share. — DayakDaily