HeidelbergCement - February 2013

The preliminary figures from HeidelbergCement show an 8.7 per cent advance in turnover last year to EUR14,020m, or by 4.2 per cent on a comparative basis. The EBITDA improved by a more modest 6.7 per cent to EUR2477m and the trading profit advanced by 9.5 per cent to EUR1613m, or by 5.6 per cent adjusting for currency movements and changes in the scope of consolidation. The number of employees declined by 1.1 per cent to 51,966, as a reduction of around people 1200 in North America and Europe was partially offset by taking on an additional 600 in growth markets such as India and Indonesia. Group sales of cementitious materials increased by 1.4 per cent to 89Mt, but the aggregates volume declined by 4.4 per cent to 243Mt. Ready-mixed concrete deliveries were stable at 39.1Mm³ while shipments of asphalt fell by 9.8 per cent to 8.6Mt.

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