Cement News tagged: Corporate

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh 1Q20 net profit rises 46%

11 May 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh sustained its profitability during January-March 2020, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. LafargeHolcim Bangladesh's net profit surged about 46 per cent YoY to BDT522.45m (US$6.2m) in the 1Q20, against earnings of BDT357.81m in the 1Q19. The rise in profit can be attributed to a decrease in cost of goods sold, alongside a reduction in finance cost and lower income...

Arabian Cement sees 22% rise in profit

11 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi-based Arabian Cement Co has recorded a 21.6 per cent increase in net profit to SAR45.1m (US$12.03m) for the first quarter of 2020, compared to SAR37.1m in the year-ago period. The company also reported an 8.2 per cent YoY rise in quarterly sales to SAR204.6m from SAR189.1m.

Gazakh Cement plant output stable in 4M20

11 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Gazakh Cement Plant LLC in Azerbaijan reported a stable output in the first four months of 2020. The company produced over 209,000t of cement and 273,000t of clinker. This represents an increase of 20 and 10 per cent, respectively when compared with 2018.

Bamburi sees 37% drop in net profit in 2019

11 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based Bamburi Cement has posted a 37 per cent YoY fall in net profit in 2019. Net profit declined to KES359m (US$3.39m) from KES572m in 2018. The company attributed the decrease in profit to reduced domestic cement consumption, low prices and an inability to access the Rwandan market due to the closure of the border with Uganda, denying its Uganda subsidiary Hima Cement access to the Rw...

San Miguel Corp sale transaction lapses

San Miguel Corp sale transaction lapses

11 May 2020, Published under Cement News

In May 2019 LafargeHolcim signed an agreement with San Miguel Corp for the sale of its entire 85.7 per cent shareholding in Holcim Philippines Inc, subject approvals, including those required by the Philippines Competition Authority (PCC).   The PCC did not issue an approval of the transaction within the required time period and consequently the agreement lapsed.   With today's unprecedented C...

HeidelbergCement releases 1Q20 results

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has recorded a seven per cent decline in revenue to EUR3.93bn for the first quarter of 2020, compared with EUR4.24bn in the year-ago period. The company saw sales volumes across all lines increase in January and February, however, its volumes from mid-March were severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, total cement and clinker sales volumes decreased three...

Cemento Melón to sell concrete products business

Cemento Melón to sell concrete products business

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemento Melón has announced it will divest its concrete products business and has signed an agreement with Grau SA to sell 49 per cent of its concrete prefabrication shares. The divestment will enable the Chilean cement producer to wholly focus and strengthen its key businesses of cement, concrete and sand. Pedro Grau of Grau SA said the company “understood the strategic decision of Melon to ...

Vicat post 3% sales increase in 1Q20

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Vicat reported a 2.6 per cent advance in total consolidated sales in the January-March 2020 period to EUR615.5m from EUR600m in the 1Q19. At constant scope and exchange rates, consolidated sales edged up 0.2 per cent YoY. The company posted a 5.5 per cent rise in consolidated cement sales to EUR319m in the first quarter of 2020 – or an increase of 3.7 per cent at constant scope and exchange ...

Argos records revenues of COP2.2trn in 1Q20

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

In the first three months of 2020, Argos (Grupo Argos) reported revenues of COP2.2trn (US$5.6bn), a figure that remains stable when compared to 2019. EBITDA, including the effect of IFRS16, was COP343bn, decreasing one per cent when compared to the same quarter of the previous year. During the period, the total volume of cement dispatched reached 3.6Mt, down 6.1 per cent, and ready-mix volum...

Tasek Corp reports 1Q20 results

06 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Malaysia’s Tasek Corp has posted a net profit of MYR4.19m (US$971,589) in the first quarter of 2020, compared with a net loss of MYR10.42m in the year-ago period. However, revenue declined 4.2 per cent YoY to MYR131.49m from MYR137.26m in the 1Q19. The cement sector saw an operating profit of MYR3.1m against a loss of MYR13m last year. However, sales volumes fell due to the close of operatio...

Salonit Anhovo restarts cement production

06 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Slovenian cement producer, Salonit Anhovo (Wietersdorfer Group) has resumed cement operations after 14-day shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic that caused reduced demand for its domestic market and exports to Italy. Production was suspended on 20 April and resumed on 4 May, as the company used the two-week break to carry out maintenance works, while continuing to make cement shipments to me...

Cemex Philippines sees net sales fall 10%

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc announced that net sales decreased by 10 per cent during the 1Q20, versus the 1Q19, amounting to PHP5.6bn (US$110.7m). Domestic cement volumes decreased by four per cent versus 1Q19. An eight per cent increase in volumes during the first two months of the year was offset by the effects of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon and other quarantine measures ...

Qalaa Holdings records revenues of EGP14.9bn in FY2019

05 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Qalaa Holdings of Egypt has reported total revenues of EGP14.9bn (US$945m), for its consolidated financial results for the year ended 31 December 2019, up 11 per cent YoY. Qalaa's EBITDA remained steady at EGP1.3bn in FY19 and increased by 17 per cent YoY in the 4Q19 to EGP325m. Flat full-year EBITDA was largely the result of a 60 per cent YoY decline in ASEC Holding’s EBITDA in FY19. The c...

Gharibwal Cement announces 11% fall in net sales

05 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Gharibwal Cement has announced a 10.9 per cent YoY fall in net sales to PKR7.37bn (US$46.09m) in the 9MFY19-20 ended 31 March 2020, compared to PKR8.28bn in the year-ago period. The company also reported a net loss of PKR540.2m against a profit of PKR819.8m in the 9MFY18-19. During the January-March 2020 period, net sales declined 20.3 per cent YoY to PKR2.2bn. 

Cem'In'Eu prepares start-up of Rhône Ciments

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cem'In'Eu is starting up Rhône Ciments, its second cement plant in Portes-lès-Valence, Drôme region, France. "Moving to Portes-lès-Valence allows us to be in the middle of a Lyon-Marseille-Montpellier triangle but also to be connected to the Alpine valleys. We are thus at the heart of the large southeast market," explains Vincent Lefebvre, Cem’In’Eu  president and founder. The company impo...

RHI Magnesita reports resilient 1Q cement business

05 May 2020, Published under Cement News

RHI Magnesita NV reports that the Industrial division continued to perform well in 1Q20, particularly in cement. Trading activity in the steel division remained weak in Europe and South America, largely offset by a robust performance in North America. Overall, demand levels were similar to the 1Q19 with EBITA slightly ahead, in line with management expectations. Raw material prices fell fur...