Holcim - May 2015

Holcim's first-quarter turnover declined by 2.8 per cent to CHF3972m (EUR3699m), but on a like-for-lake basis, there was a 1.6 per cent reduction while measured in euros the turnover was ahead by 10.7 per cent. Operating EBITDA declined by 3.9 per cent to CHF593m (EUR552m). The trading profit declined by 11.5 per cent to CHF261m (EUR243m), while the net attributable profit jumped by 289.3 per cent to CHF310m (EUR289m). Net debt at the end of March was 0.3 per cent higher at CHF9670m (EUR7862m) to give a gearing level of 50.7 per cent, compared with 53.3 per cent a year earlier.

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