In the second quarter 2018 Hexagon Composites generated NOK 366.8 (372.0) million in revenue and made an operating profit before depreciation (EBITDA) of NOK 73.6 (47.8) million. Operating profit (EBIT) was NOK 54.3 (29.1) million and profit/loss before tax came to NOK 69.0 (18.0) million.
Operating results in the second quarter were impacted positively by continued strong sales volumes within Hexagon Ragasco LPG and improved volumes within Hexagon Mobile Pipelines compared to same quarter last year. The EBITDA for the quarter includes a positive impact of NOK 40 million relating to a reduction in a long-term provision. This is partly offset by the dilutive impact of activities in the early growth-phase of the Hydrogen business unit, totaling NOK 20 million.
The first half year of 2018 provided a revenue of NOK 783.0 (718.2) million and produced an operating profit before depreciation (EBITDA) of NOK 140.1 (82.9) million. The operating profit (EBIT) was NOK 101.6 (45.8) million and profit before tax was NOK 100.3 (24.2) million.
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