Eni's Board of Directors, chaired by Lucia Calvosa, yesterday approved the unaudited consolidated results for the second quarter and first half 2021. Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi said:
'Eni delivered exceptional results in the second quarter of the year, continuing the upward trend of the last three quarters and beating market expectations across all of its business segments. With an improved macro backdrop and energy market fundamentals, the Group reported €2 billion of EBIT and €0.93 billion of net profit, a €1.6 billion increase compared to the second quarter of 2020.
Group results were driven by a robust performance from the E&P segment, which recorded €1.84 billion of EBIT, up by €2.6 billion from the same quarter last year. The newly incorporated Eni gas e luce & Renewables division reported €70 million of EBIT, an increase of €50 million over the comparative period due to a growing customer base and higher revenue from value-added services. In renewables, we are going to exceed our 2021 target, reaching 2 GW of installed and in-construction power capacity. Finally, the Chemicals business reported around €200 million of EBIT, an increase of €270 million.
The strong performances across our business and a continued focus on capital discipline resulted in strong cash flow generation in the first half of 2021 with €1.82 billion of free cash flow after organic capital expenditure.
These results, the progress on delivering our strategy, the outlook, and a Brent reference scenario of 65 $/bbl, have allowed us to increase our dividend back to pre-COVID levels at €0.86 per share, with 50% paid next September. We will also start a €400 million share buy-back program over the next 6 months.'
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