Kenya: Bamburi Cement sees 50% profit hike in 2015

Kenya: Bamburi Cement sees 50% profit hike in 2015
Published: 17 March 2016


Bamburi Cement’s profit jumped 50.4 per cent YoY to KES5.8bn (US$748m) in 2015 as both domestic and overseas sales saw growth. Operating expenses increased 29 per cent YoY to KES5.2bn.

The profit was achieved despite a slowing Kenyan economy in 4Q15, according to Bruno Pescheux, group MD. The 2015 market conditions were more favourable compared to 2014, with stable micro-economic conditions for most of the year in both the domestic and regional markets,” he said. The company saw its operating expenses rise to KES5.3bn, a 29 per cent rise from the KES4bn in 2014.