Saudi Aramco isn’t just an ordinary oil company, but it’s the world’s largest company in the global economy. On Sunday, the company announced that its net profit fell a whopping 44.4% to $49 billion in 2020. The toll of the coronavirus pandemic has hit the major oil-producing companies across the State.
Following the after-effects of the significant blow, Saudi Aramco said to spend less than the anticipated figure. Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser asserted on a call with the reporters that he is very optimistic for 2021. He claimed that the company expects to reach the target of 99 million barrels per day by the end of the year.
“As the enormous impact of Covid-19 affected throughout the global economy, we intensified our strong emphasis on capital and operational efficiencies,” Nasser said. Lately, Saudi Aramco refineries have been suffering drone attacks from Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Even after facing the dreadful consequences, the company stayed optimistic about its growth in the next quarter.
The reliability of the company looks set to increase much higher in the upcoming years. The company allegedly facing blatant attacks looks forward to managing the ongoing crisis robustly. Saudi Aramco is the highest revenue generator in the oil-producing industry, and the earnings stake up to around 5.3 of the total income.
The CEO asserted that the profit slump reflects the coronavirus pandemic effect on global energy markets. The vaccine development will improve the crisis, and soon the energy markets will commence rising again in the next two years.