WE ARE
KUO

A Mexican industrial conglomerate with presence in more than 70 countries. Our business model is based on generating value at every level: economic, social and environmental.

Thanks to the diversification and a constant focus on excellence and innovation, we maintain a leading position in each of the businesses in which we participate, focused on three sectors: Consumer, Chemical, and Automotive.

We implement a strong corporate governance system and maintain high ethical standards and transparency, with a sustainable vision that ensures KUO’s permanence over time.

We have over 23,000 employees, who share the Group’s values and vision, being a key factor for the Company’s success.

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SECTORS
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BUSINESSES
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COUNTRIES
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PLANTS
CONSUMER
CHEMICAL
AUTOMOTIVE
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Fernando Senderos Mestre

EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT
AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Dear Shareholders,
Customers and
Employees,

On behalf of KUO’s Board of Directors and Management Team, we would like to share with you the most relevant issues we experienced during 2020, all of which had a significant and diverse impact on the Company´s results.


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Alejandro de la Barreda Gómez

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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El año que acaba de concluir ha sido el más complejo dentro de la historia moderna de KUO,

Fernando Senderos Mestre

Presidente Ejecutivo y del
Consejo de Administración

Alejandro de la Barreda Gómez

Director General


la pandemia por COVID-19 trajo consigo una crisis sin precedente en la historia de la Compañía, ya que no únicamente tuvo una repercusión económica, sino que el impacto en la salud ha sido devastador...


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45,785

REVENUES
Millions of Mexican pesos

4,934

EBITDA
Millions of Mexican pesos
REVENUES
Millions of Mexican pesos
EBITDA
Millions of Mexican pesos
CONSUMER
23,160
2,752
CHEMICAL
11,699
1,523
AUTOMOTIVE
10,752
  637
Millions of Mexican pesos 2020 2019 20 vs. 19
Revenues 45,785 42,228 8.4%
Operating Profit 1,688 3,397 (50.3%)
Operating Margin 3.7% 8.0% -4.3 pp
EBITDA2 4,934 5,243 (5.9%)
EBITDA Margin 10.8% 12.4% -1.6 pp
Net Majority Income (Controlling Interest) (570) 2,233 N/A
Leverage Ratio3 2.65x 2.76x
Interest Coverage Ratio4 4.46x 4.33X
Capitalization Ratio5 0.56x 0.54x
  • Relevant figures are presented based on the Proforma Combined Information, as a result of the financial information consolidation of all subsidiaries, including the proportional consolidation in joint ventures.
  • EBITDA calculation is determined as follows: Proforma Operating Profit plus Proforma Depreciation and Amortization (including the period cost for Proforma labor obligations).
  • Debt-Cash / EBITDA* for the last 12 months.
  • EBITDA* for the last 12 months / Net Interest Paid for the last 12 months.
  • Total Debt / Total Debt + Total Equity.
    * Without effects of IFRS 16
KUO’s PEOPLE 2020 2019
Professional Training 300,352 hours 162,831 hours
Kuo Safety System Assistance Training 112,000 hours 3,490 hours
Employees in Health Activities +61,700 +17,400
COMMUNITY
Social Projects +25 +40
Social Investment (million pesos) $20.5 $52.9
Beneficiaries +182,000 +71,000
ENVIRONMENT
Energy Consumption 333,105 MWh 358,709 MWh
Recycled Water 3'095,486 m3 3'391,701 m3
Thermal Energy Consumption 975,104 GJ 1'078,711 GJ
Ghg Emissions 285,622 TCO2e 298,070 TCO2e
Clean Energy Generation 3,647 MWh 3,807 MWh