Duisburg, July 14, 2022 – PCC SE has again been rated as “attractive (positive outlook)” in the current KFM Company Barometer published by KFM Deutsche Mittelstand AG, Düsseldorf (Germany). PCC SE received 4.5 out of 5 possible stars, with the overall assessment entitled “KFM Company Barometer – PCC SE” of July 13, 2022 reading as follows:
Conclusion and personal opinion of the analysts: Rating - "attractive (positive outlook)"
The PCC Group is currently benefiting from the high selling prices of chemical commodities, with above-average margins ensuing. Here, too, management is taking a long-term approach and, finding itself in this comfortable situation, is increasing inventories as a risk provision.
With the successful restart of production at the silicon metal plant, a further milestone was passed on the road to long-term improvement in the company’s net assets, financial position and earnings situation. Demand is expected to increase significantly going forward, with silicon metals likely to play a major role, for example, in technologies aligned to climate protection (e.g. battery production).
To summarize, we assess the company as being “attractive (positive outlook)” (4.5 out of 5 possible stars).