26 March 2015

Cementos Argos - March 2015

Findings from an investigation into alleged antitrust behaviour by Cementos Argos are due by mid-2015, according to Colombia’s Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC). The findings will conclude an eight-year investigation into possible cartel-like practices by not only Argos...

26 March 2015

Anhui Conch Cement Co - March 2015

2014 saw Anhui Conch report net profit gains of 17 per cent to CNY11bn (US$1.77bn), compared to CNY9.4bn the previous year. Cement and clinker sales for the year were also up, coming in at 249Mt, representing growth ...

26 March 2015

Dangote Cement - March 2015

Dangote Cement expects its new plant in Ethiopia to begin test production by the end of March this year with product ready to enter the market in late April/early May. The plant, which is located in West Shoa Zona, 8...

05 March 2015

Holcim - February 2015

Holcim's turnover declined by 3.1 per cent in 2014 to CHF19,110m and in euro terms there was a 1.8 per cent reduction to EUR15,734m, while in US$ terms there was a 1.9 per cent decline. The operating EBITDA eased by ...

05 March 2015

Lafarge - February 2015

Lafarge's turnover eased by 1.9 per cent to EUR12,843m in 2014 and EBITDA came off 2.6 per cent to EUR2721m, having fallen by 9.4 per cent in 2013. Including share of associates, turnover eased by 0.2 per cent to EUR...

05 March 2015

HeidelbergCement - February 2015

The preliminary figures from HeidelbergCement show a four per cent improvement in turnover last year to EUR12,614m, or by 8.4 per cent on a comparative basis and according to the latest accounting rules that exclude ...

05 March 2015

Cemex - February 2015

Cemex' turnover improved by 3.2 per cent in 2014 to US$15,708.5m and EBITDA advanced by 3.7 per cent to US$2740.5m, while the trading profit rose by 12.3 per cent to US$1275.6m. The net interest charge rose yet again...

05 March 2015

Italcementi - February 2015

Italcementi's turnover declined by 1.8 per cent in 2014 to EUR4155.6m, or by 0.7 per cent on a comparable basis. Group cement shipments edged ahead by 0.6 per cent to 43.4Mt and the turnover from cement and clinker w...

05 March 2015

Buzzi Unicem - February 2015

Buzzi Unicem's turnover eased by 0.1 per cent last year to EUR2506m, but ignoring the exchange rate effect there would have been a 3.4 per cent improvement. Net debt at the end of December was 3.1 per cent below the ...

05 March 2015

Cimpor - February 2015

Cimpor's turnover eased by 0.8 per cent in 2014 to EUR2603.7m while EBITDA declined by 6.7 per cent to EUR645.6m. The trading profit emerged 7.9 per cent lower at EUR448.8 and the net financial charge declined by 8.8...

05 March 2015

Vicat - February 2015

Vicat's turnover improved by 6.0 per cent in 2014 to EUR2423m, which translates into an underlying increase of eight per cent on a like-for-like basis. Turnover in cement advanced by 13.7 per cent to EUR1261m, or EUR...

05 March 2015

CRH - February 2015

CRH's turnover increased by 4.9 per cent in 2014 to EUR18,912m while EBITDA advanced by 11.3 per cent to EUR1641m. The trading profit before charging EUR49m of impairments rose by 28.8 per cent to EUR966m. The net in...

02 March 2015

Anhui Conch Cement Co - February 2015

As China’s cement producers brace themselves for a sharp deceleration in demand in 2015, Anhui Conch will be keeping a close eye on its developments in Indonesia. Volumes in China grew by just 2.8 per cent in 2014, c...

02 March 2015

Cementos Argos - February 2015

Cementos Argos has reported a 58.8 per cent rise in profit in 2014, coming in at COP291bn (US$145m), compared to COP183bn in 2013. The growth, which was driven by domestic sales, is expected to continue in 2015 due t...

02 March 2015

Dangote Cement - February 2015

Dangote Cement has sent a team of experts to Nepal to study the feasibility of opening a cement plant there. The team is reportedly looking into sites in the Makawanpur and Dhading Districts where the company intends...

03 February 2015

PPC - January 2015

PPC’s earnings in the six months to the end of March 2015 could tumble by between 25 and 45 per cent YoY, according to a recent company trading statement. Despite positive cement sales, consolidation of Safika Cement...

03 February 2015

China National Building Material Co Ltd (CNBM) - January 2015

Shanshui Cement, in which CNBM has a 16.67 per cent stake, has been revised from ‘negative’ to ‘stable’ by Fitch Ratings. The revised rating is reportedly due to the company’s steady average selling price of cement i...

03 February 2015

Anhui Conch Cement Co - January 2015

Shares in Anhui Conch Cement soared late last month following the announcement of a restructuring plan. Under the plan, the 51 per cent equity in Conch Holdings currently held by Anhui Investment will be directly tra...

03 February 2015

Dangote Cement

Nigeria’s construction industry is urging Dangote Cement to put into effect the promised cement price cuts, as announced in November last year. Despite the company revealing plans to reduce cement prices by as much a...

03 February 2015

PT Indocement - January 2015

Buoyed by strong demand from Indonesia’s infrastructure sector, PT Indocement expects its cement sales to rise by 5-6 per cent in 2015. With work already underway on its new 4.4Mta brownfield plant, which is due to b...