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Will Saudi Aramco deliver world record profit for next year's IPO?

The Saudi firm has to report EBITDA in the region of $130 billion to achieve a $2 trillion valuation

Reuters  |  London 

When oil giant Saudi Aramco discloses its financials for the first time next year, it must either surprise investors with world record profits or reduce its aspirations for a $2 trillion valuation in its initial public offering (IPO). Investors have long debated whether Aramco could be valued anywhere close to $2 trillion, the figure suggested by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who wants to raise cash through the IPO to finance investments aimed at helping wean the world's biggest oil exporting nation off dependency on crude. Based on Aramco's oil reserves of 266 ...

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First Published: Fri, September 08 2017. 12:10 IST
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