Cement News tagged: Corporate

Dangote plans to construct 1.5Mta plant in Togo

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Industries Ltd has reportedly signed a contract with the government of Togo to build a cement factory in the country. The 1.5Mta grinding plant is expected to represent an investment of US$60m. The project will be constructed in Lomé and use clinker produced in Togo and Nigeria, according to a statement. Construction of the facility has been scheduled for the 1Q20.

Taiheiyo sees 7% drop in 1H net profits

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement reported a 1.7 per cent decline in group revenues to JPY431.39bn (US$3.95bn) in the first half of FY19-20 (ended 30 September 2019) from JPY438.7bn in 1HFY18-19. The company’s operating profit decreased 18 per cent to JPY22.46bn YoY while pretax profit fell 17.1 per cent to JPY22.47bn over the period when compared with April-September 2018. Net profits edged down by 6.6 per ...

The India Cements Ltd may put capex plans on hold

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

The India Cements Ltd said it may need to put its capital expenditure plans on the backburner if the current economic slowdown persists, reports The Times of India. "We may hold back capital expenditure," said N Srinivasan, The India Cements Ltd’s vice chairman and MD. "I want to expand. I want to go there (Madhya Pradesh). But, I want to be sure before I go there," he added. The southern I...

Chia Hsin Cement reports 1% fall in revenues in Oct

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiwan-based Chia Hsin Cement Corp posted a revenue of TWD176.789m (US$5.8m) in October 2019, slipped 0.9 per cent when compared with TWD178.401m reported for October 2018. In the first 10 months of 2019, revenues fell six per cent to TWD1.573bn from TWD1.674bn in January-October 2018.

Kuwait Portland Cement 3Q profit down 75%

Kuwait Portland Cement 3Q profit down 75%

13 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Kuwait Portland Cement Co reported a 75 per cent decline in net profit in the third quarter of 2019. The company achieved profits of KWD605,600 (US$2m) in the 3Q19, compared with KWD2.42m (US$7.98m) in the 3Q18, Mubasher reports. In the first nine months of 2019 there was a 21 per cent drop in profit to KWD6.18m, from KWD7.82m in the previous-year period.

Eagle Cement Corp records 35% increase in net profit

13 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based Eagle Cement Corp has recorded a 35 per cent YoY increase in net profit to PHP4.7bn (US$92.3m) for the first nine months of 2019, on the back of higher sales volumes and prices. Net sales in the 9M19 advanced 25 per cent YoY to PHP15.3bn, supported by a 19 per cent increase in sales volumes. “Eagle is poised to deliver double-digit growth towards the remainder of the year...

Republic Cement to increase capacity by up to 25%

Republic Cement to increase capacity by up to 25%

11 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based Republic Cement has announced plans to expand capacity by up to 25 per cent next year on the back of increased demand for cement products. "Our capacity is hovering around 7.5Mta. We will increase it by close to 25 per cent by next year," said Nabil Francis, president, Republic Cement. The president of the company added that the plans were a reaction to the government’s c...

Cementarnica Usje sees 21% net profit rise

11 November 2019, Published under Cement News

North Macedonia-based Cementarnica Usje reported a 21 per cent YoY consolidated net profit rise to MKD939.8m (US$16.8m) in the January-September 2019 period. The Titan-owned company’s operating revenue increased seven per cent to MKD3.58bn in the first nine months of the year. Domestic sales rose by five per cent YoY to MKD2.26bn while export sales increased by 10 per cent YoY to MKD1.20bn. ...

Taiwanese producers record mixed results in October

11 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Hsing Ta Cement has recorded a 12.5 per cent YoY fall in revenue for October 2019, decreasing to TWD638.73m (US$21m) from TWD729.87m. However, revenue in the January-October period increased 15 per cent YoY to TWD6.26bn. Elsewhere in the country, Asia Cement Corp saw an 8.4 per cent YoY dip in October revenue to TWD7.02bn from TWD7.66bn. Revenue in the 10M19 was up 6.8 per cent to T...

HeidelbergCement records 7% rise in group revenue for the 9M19

13 November 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has reported a seven per cent increase in group revenue to EUR14.3bn for the first nine months of 2019, compared with EUR13.4m in the year-ago period. Excluding consolidation and exchange rate effects, revenue advanced by four per cent YoY. Results from current operations before depreciation and amortisation rose by 17 per cent YoY to EUR2.6bn from EUR2.3bn in the 9M18. The ...

Loma Negra records 2% fall in revenue for the 9M19

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina's Loma Negra has recorded a 2.3 per cent fall in net revenue to ARS26.74bn (US$448m) in the first nine months of 2019, compared with ARS27.36bn in the year-ago period. However, the net profit surged 176.8 per cent to ARS2.6bn from ARS944m. Adjusted EBITDA in the 9M19 climbed nine per cent YoY to ARS7.45bn from ARS6.8bn, while the margin increased to 27.8 per cent from 25 per cent i...

Buzzi Unicem sees improved cement volume and stable in concrete

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's turnover for the first nine months of 2019 was up by 13.4 per cent to EUR2423.6m, but ignoring exchange rate movements the increase would have been 9.9 per cent. Net debt at the end of September was EUR13.3m lower than a year earlier at EUR710.1m. Capital investment in the period was 19.2 per cent higher at EUR260.8m.  Cement deliveries were 5.7 per cent higher at 22.13Mt, while...

Arkan sees increase in net profit for the 9M19

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Arkan Building Materials Co has recorded a net profit of AED36.13m (US$9.8m) for the first nine months of 2019, compared to AED10.2m in the corresponding period last year. However, group revenue declined 6.1 per cent YoY to AED675.50m from AED719.71m, on the back of increased competition and pressure on prices. "Achieving optimum efficiency across our business remains our utmost pr...

PT Semen Indonesia receives 9M19 profit decline

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement producer PT Semen Indonesia received a profit decline in 9M19 on the back of surging finance costs. Although Semen Indonesia earned IDR1.3trn (US$92.85m) in net profit from January to September, the profit was a 38 per cent down from 9M18 due to increasing finance costs, which jumped 235.33 per cent YoY. According to the company's financial report released on 31 October, revenue increa...

Hilal Cement Co reports loss in 3Q19

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Kuwait’s Hilal Cement Co has reported a loss of KWD52,300 (US$172,700) in the third quarter of 2019, according to a company bourse statement. However, in the first nine months of 2019 the company’s profit advanced 57.5 per cent YoY to KWD801,410 from KWD508,860.

Titan Cement Group's turnover rises by 9% in 3Q19

11 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group's 3Q19 results saw consolidated turnover rise by 8.7 per cent compared to 3Q18, EBITDA rose by 15.4 per cent and net profit increased by 25.7 per cent. In the 9M19 consolidated turnover rose by 9.7 per cent to EUR1208.5m and EBITDA grew by 5.8 per cent to EUR208.4m. However, net profit declined by 9.9 per cent in 9M19 to EUR45.3m, because of depreciation charges, part...