Cement News tagged: Corporate

Saurashtra Cement shuts down kiln for maintenance

08 June 2020, Published under Cement News

India's Saurashtra Cement has shut down its kiln and all the relevant downstream equipment situated at its Ranavav plant, Gujarat, for maintenance operations. The maintenance programme is expected to last for around 35-40 days, but this will depend on the condition of the equipment. However, the cement grinding and packing operations at the plant will continue to operate to meet the cement ...

UltraTech Cement reduces capex plans to INR10bn in FY20-21

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has announced that it will be restricting its capital expenditure plans to INR10bn (US$132.42m) during the current fiscal year, following the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. "The company's capital and financial resources remain entirely protected in spite of the adverse impact on its sales during the first two phases of the lockdown. The company's liquid...

HeidelbergCement announces EUR0.60 dividend per share at AGM

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement held its 131st Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday with around 1000 people following the live transmission on the Internet. Prior to the AGM shareholders submitted a record 120 questions (previous year: 36 questions). For the 2019 financial year, HeidelbergCement shareholders will receive a dividend of EUR0.60/share (2018: EUR2.10). The total distribution to shareholders ...

Eagle Materials posts record revenue in FY19-20

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

US-based Eagle Materials has reported a record revenue of US$1.45bn in the FY19-20, up four per cent from US$1.39bn in the previous fiscal year. Net earnings climbed three per cent YoY to US$70.89m from US$68.86m, while adjusted EBITDA edged up one per cent to US$471.5m. The company posted record revenue of US$315.4m in the final quarter of FY19-20, up 11 per cent from US$284.7m in the 4QFY19...

Boral wins Wagners supply case

Boral wins Wagners supply case

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Wagners will make less money from selling cement to Boral, its biggest customer, in future after a court ruled the Queensland construction group must match lower prices of rivals. Justice Bond at the Queensland Supreme Court found that the notice sent by Boral to Wagners that it could buy cement cheaper from Cement Australia was "a valid and effcitive notice." After Boral bought the Queensl...

Cemex announces plans for US$1bn bond issue

03 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced plans to issue US$1bn worth of bonds, with a 7.375 per cent coupon and a maturity date of June 2027. The issue is expected to be used to support ongoing business activities, including debt repayment. The bonds will be issued with an option to repurchase them four years prior to maturing and the offering period will close on 5 June.  Elsewhere, Mexico's energy regulato...

Caribbean Cement forecasts 10-20% sales decline in 2020

Caribbean Cement forecasts 10-20% sales decline in 2020

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Jamaica-based Caribbean Cement expects its annual sales to drop 10-20 per cent this year, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The forecast we are seeing is a 10 to 20 per cent decline in annual terms," said Yago Castro, general manager. "We are factoring the first quarter which was normal, but the second quarter we saw a drop by one-third, and the third quarter we are also expecti...

Sagar Cements sees 17% fall in revenue

03 June 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements has reported a 94 per cent decline in consolidated net profit to INR11.8m (US$156,598) in the final quarter of FY19-20, compared to INR187.5m in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. Revenue from operations fell 17 per cent to INR3.04bn from INR3.66bn in the 4QFY18-19. The results have been attributed to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which also affe...

Flying Cement reports 96% fall in sales

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Flying Cement Co saw a 95.9 per cent fall in sales to PKR35.62m (US$217,705) in the January-March period of 2020, compared to PKR858.47m in the year-ago period. The company also reported a net loss of PKR110.7m against a net profit of PKR64m in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. In the first nine months of FY19-20, sales declined 63.6 per cent YoY to PKR964.6m from P...

CIMERWA to list on stock market

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

CIMERWA has said that it is currently in the process of listing its shares on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE). Mr Sigei, CEO, said that the transaction is currently in the hands of the relevant regulators and will be announced in due course. The listing of the company will also depend on its market performance, which has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic despite a significantly finan...

Ras Al Khaimah slips into the red in 1Q

01 June 2020, Published under Cement News

In its unaudited first-quarter results, Ras Al Khaimah Cement Co reported a 26 per cent drop in sales to AED36.838m (US$10.031m) in the first quarter of 2020 ended 31 March when compared with the equivalent period of the previous year, when sales reached AED49.774m. The company posted a gross loss of AED3.808m, against a gross profit of AED4.241m in the 1Q19 while net loss reached AED8.01m. ...

Udayapur Cement Industries resumes operations

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Udayapur Cement Industries Ltd of Nepal has resumed operation after the company's closure due to COVID-19 restrictions. According to the company's Administration Chief, Ram Bahadur GC, Udayapur Cement, which had been shut following the government-imposed nationwide lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus, has restarted production of clinker from 29 May. "We had to close both productio...

Al Karama restarts Carthage Cement share sale

01 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Following a forced break due to the coronavirus pandemic, Al Karama Holding, restarts the process to divest a stake in Carthage Cement to a strategic investor who is able to lead and develop the Tunisian cement producer. The stake of shares up for sale at least 58.2 per cent, according to Il Boursa, a significant step-up from the 50.52 per cent initially up for offer when the company gauged ...

East African Portland Cement Co offers early retirement

01 June 2020, Published under Cement News

To avoid total collapse, Kenya’s East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) is offering voluntary early retirement for its 800 employees, reports The East African. EAPCC Acting Managing Director, Stephen Nthei, said the programme is a one-time event open to all employees. Through the programme, the company hopes to achieve sustainable operational costs at a time when the company is struggling to...

CIMERWA appoints new CEO

01 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Rwandan cement company, CIMERWA, recently appointed Albert Kipkemoi Sigei as its new CEO, succeeding Bheki Mthembu, whose term ended. Mr Sigei, with more than 17 years of experience in the building materials sector, has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, as well as professional qualifications in accounting and information technology management. He comes...

Prism Johnson sees 61% fall in net profit

29 May 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Prism Johnson Ltd, formerly known as Prism Cement, has reported a 61 per cent fall in standalone net profit to INR564.5m (US$7.47m) in the FY19-20, compared with INR1.46bn in the previous fiscal year. EBITDA was also down six per cent YoY to INR5.22bn from INR5.55bn. Cement volumes contracted by three per cent during the FY19-20, due to the country entering lockdown in March. Otherwi...