Cement News tagged: Corporate

Dangote Cement group increases revenues by 37% in 9M17

20 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement’s overall group revenue increased by 36.5 per cent from NGN442.1bn (US$1.08bn) in the first 9M16 to NGN603.6bn in 9M2017, despite a 10.1 per cent fall in group cement volumes to 16.5Mt, as the impact of price increases dampened demand in Nigeria. The group’s profit for the period was NGN193.1bn, up 44.6 per cent compared to NGN133.5bn in 2016. “Dangote Cement has continued to...

Quantum Global exits Savannah Cement

20 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Following the receipt of regulatory approvals, Quantum Global Group has completed the sale of its stake in Savannah Cement. "We are delighted to have partnered with Savannah Cement in one of the critical industry sectors in East Africa, advancing together to aim to close the existing infrastructure gap in Africa. The exit from this investment is testament to the success of our approach of d...

Attock Cement Pakistan reports fall in profits

20 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd (ACPL) announced its 1QFY18 financial result, which saw it post earnings before tax of PKR604m (US$5.7m) against PKR690m reported in 1QFY17. This reflects a fall in profit of 12.46 per cent. Revenue of the company witnessed a healthy growth of seven per cent YoY to PKR3.6bn, primarily on the back of growth in total dispatches and stable domestic cement price...

UltraTech Cement sales pass US$1bn in quarter ended 30 September 2017

19 October 2017, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd, an Aditya Birla Group Company, has announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended 30 September 2017. Net sales stood at INR68,400m (US$1.051bn) as compared to INR57,080m in the corresponding period of the previous year. Profit before interest, depreciation and tax was INR15,500m higher by 13 per cent than the INR13,780m in the corresponding period of t...

DG Khan raises profits by 49% in 1QFY18

DG Khan raises profits by 49% in 1QFY18

19 October 2017, Published under Cement News

DG Khan Cement Factory Ltd (DGKC) announced its 1QFY18 financial results on 18 October, posting a profit after tax of PKR2.83bn (US$26.8m) against PKR1.9bn earned in the corresponding quarter a year ago. This translates a growth of 49 per cent in profit on YoY basis, according to the company's notification to Pakistan Stock Exchange. Revenue rose to PKR7.5bn, up by 14 per cent YoY, primarily ...

ACC 3Q17 sales volume rises 18%

19 October 2017, Published under Cement News

ACC delivered sales volume growth of 18 per cent in the 3Q17 (July-September 2017) compared to five per cent in 3Q16. Sales volume reached 19.29Mt for the first nine months of 2017. The stabilisation of Jamul and Sindri cement plant capacities have contributed to this growth. Premium product sales rose by 18 per cent YoY. "ACC's results demonstrate our capacity to respond quickly and reso...

UltraTech expected to announce large net profit fall in 3Q17

UltraTech expected to announce large net profit fall in 3Q17

18 October 2017, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement is likely to report a 30-50 per cent drop in the July-September quarter net profit on higher interest cost and depreciation related to acquisition of Jaiprakash Associates six integrated cement plants and five grinding units, having a capacity of 21.2Mt, reports The Economic Times. Net sales are forecast to rise 17-18 per cent for the quarter, the paper reports. The cement m...

ACC appoint Mr Jenisch as new director to the board

18 October 2017, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd  has appointed Mr Jan Jenisch as an Additional Director to the Board as a Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director from 17 October 2017. Mr Jenisch was born in Germany and joined LafargeHoclim as CEO on 1 Septeber 2017. Mr Jenish was also elected as Deputy Chairman of ACC Ltd.

Workers strike at PPC Slurry

18 October 2017, Published under Cement News

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said that its members of PPC Cement's Slurry plant near Mafikeng, South Africa, have embarked on a strike over wages. The NUM said that PPC must close the wage gaps that exist within the company, as it feels that the management is creating the wage gaps instead of closing them. This comes after the NUM gave PPC Cement a notice to strike on Sunday las...

Qatar National Cement sees 32% drop in net profit in 3Q17

18 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Qatar National Cement Co disclosed its interim financial statement for the period ended  30 September 2017. The company's 3Q net profit is QAR242.805m, down 31.7 per cent compared to QAR355.482m for the same period of the previous year. Earnings per share (EPS) amounted to QAR3.72 for the 3Q17 (QAR5.44 fin 3Q16).

RHI AG and RHI Magnesita merger set for 26 October

17 October 2017, Published under Cement News

The merger of RHI AG with its wholly-owned subsidiary RHI Magnesita NV should become effective on 26 October 2017. Upon such effectiveness, RHI AG will cease to exist as legal entity. The Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has approved the prospectus for admission to listing of RHI Magnesita shares on the Premium Listing segment of the Official List of the UK Financial Conduc...

PIC increases shareholding in PPC

17 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement producer PPC reported on Monday, 16 October, that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) had increased its shareholding in the South African cement company, which is currently mulling bids from several parties that are vying for its shares. AfriSam, supported by Canada's Fairfax Africa Investments, made an offer in September to buy R2bn of PPC ordinary shares at ZAR5.75 a share (US$0...

Yamama Cement sees 3Q profit fall

17 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Yamama Cement reported a 30.5 per cent YoY fall in sales to SAR164m (US$43.7m) in 3Q17 from SAR236m in 3Q16. The company’s net profit decreased 48.1 per cent from SAR56.3m to SAR29.2m over the same period.

JSW Cement Ltd plots 20Mta capacity by 2019 with IPO

17 October 2017, Published under Cement News

JSW Cement Ltd signalled its intention to expand capacity to 20Mta from its current 12.5Mta and launch an initial public offering (IPO) sometime after the 2019 general election, the company's Managing Director, Parth Jindal, said on Monday. Mr Jindal said that the capital raised through the IPO will be used to further expand capacity as the company aims to be one of the top three cement manu...

Venezuela: Llas Lanadas commissions Line 2

16 October 2017, Published under Cement News

On Friday, 13 October the second line of the Las LLanadas plant in Trujillo, Venezuela, was commissioned, increasing the cement works’ capacity by 0.5Mta to 1.35Mta. Line No 2 includes a 64m-long kiln and General Lynch Dávila, president of the Corporación Socialista de Cementos, which owns the cement plant, said that the company’s technology “is a model throughout the South American region....

Jalan Cement faces forensic audit

16 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has ordered for a forensic audit of Jalan Cement Works, after finding prima facie evidence of misrepresentation of financials by them. The watchdog has ordered the appointment of independent forensic auditors to verify any misuse of the books of accounts or funds as well as any misrepresentation including of financials and business of the firm. S...