Eagle Materials advances cement volumes by 13%

Eagle Materials advances cement volumes by 13%
Published: 26 July 2016


In the first quarter of its financial year to 31 March, Eagle Materials' turnover, including its share of the Texas Lehigh cement joint venture, increased by 3.3 per cent to US$322.4m. The trading profit advanced by 17.9 per cent to US$71.2m and after an interest charge 13 per cent lower at US$3.9m, the pretax profit was up by 20.4 per cent to US$67.3m and the net attributable profit rose by 20.1 per cent to US$45.4m. The net debt at the end of June stood at US$489.5m, giving a gearing level of 46.3 per cent.

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