Cement News tagged: Corporate

Adbri sees 4% decline in revenue for 2020

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Australia-based Adbri Ltd has announced a 4.1 per cent decrease in revenue to AUD1454.2m (US$1.15bn) in 2020, compared to AUD1517m in the previous year. The result has been attributed to the impact of lower residential activity on cement and concrete volumes. However, reported net profit after tax advanced 98.1 per cent YoY to AUD93.7m from AUD47.3m. "In the context of the challenging oper...

Cemex makes key EMEAA investments at the start of 2021

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has started 2021 by investing for growth and its climate action strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEAA). It has made seven bolt-on investments that are aligned to its key priorities of climate action, sustainable construction and EBITDA growth, representing advances in fossil fuel reduction, lower-CO 2 products, circular economy, recycling and products that demonstrate life ...

DG Khan Cement sees 161% rise in profit

22 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s DG Khan Cement recorded a 160.8 per cent surge in profit to PKR1.3bn (US$8.17m) for the quarter ending 31 December 2020, compared with PKR500.7m in the year-ago period. The increase has been attributed to a rise in retention prices and falling maintenance and repair costs. Sales declined 4.2 per cent YoY to PKR12.3bn from PKR12.9bn in the 2QFY19-20. Cement offtake also decreased s...

Fauji Cement sees sales up 15% YoY

22 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Fauji Cement has seen a 378 per cent rise in profit to PKR905.2m (US$5.69m) for the October-December 2020 period, supported by higher retention prices. Sales also advanced 15 per cent YoY to PKR6.1bn against PKR5.3bn in the 2QFY19-20. Cement dispatches fell two per cent YoY to 914,000t.

New cement capacity in Punjab planned

New cement capacity in Punjab planned

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement and DG Khan Cement plan new capacity in Punjab, Pakistan. Top industry officials believed that construction activity is picking up, and that there will be a significant spend on infrastructure. Thus, both cement companies' Board of Directors have decided to invest in additional cement capacity. Fauji Cement has approved the setting up of a 2.05MMa greenfield cement plant in Der...

Ambuja Cement increases volumes by 7% in 4Q20

19 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's Indian subsidiaries, Ambuja Cement and ACC Ltd, reported high sales volumes in the 4Q20. Ambuja Cement's financial performance for the 4Q20 saw volumes grow by seven per cent, while ACC Ltd's net sales during the quarter increased to INR40,660m (US$560.1m) compared to INR39,700m last year. Ambuja Cement 4Q20 Ambuja Cement's sales were supported by strong prices and a 14 pe...

Saudi Cement Co sees 9% rise in revenue

Saudi Cement Co sees 9% rise in revenue

19 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Saudi Cement Co has seen its net profit edge up one per cent YoY to SAR456m (US$121.6m) in the full-year 2020 period. The rise in annual net earnings was attributed to improved sales and other income, coupled with decreasing general, administrative and financing expenses. Revenue advanced 8.9 per cent YoY to SAR1.57bn from SAR1.44bn in 2019.

Ambuja Cement and ACC renew Master Supply Agreement

19 February 2021, Published under Cement News

The Board of Directors of ACC and Ambuja Cement (LafargeHolcim group) have renewed their existing Master Supply Agreement for three years. In 2018 both companies entered into agreement for supply of cement, clinker and other raw materials such as fuels, fly ash, slag and gypsum besides spare parts used in the factories. As per the pricing formula, both the companies will offer five ...

SCG reports 4Q20 profits of THB8048m

19 February 2021, Published under Cement News

SCG reported 4Q20 profit of THB8048m (US$261.8m), a decrease of 17 per cent QoQ. EBITDA fell by four per cent QoQ to THB18,300m, largely from reduced cement building materials performance resulting from a continued economic slowdown due to COVID-19, heavy rainfall and floods in the region, and recognition of CBM’s asset impairments in 4Q20 from Myanmar and Indonesia cement operations. Sales r...

Power Cement records surge in revenue

18 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Power Cement Ltd has seen its revenue surge to PKR6.85bn (US$43.1m) in the first half ended 31 December 2020, compared to PKR1.24bn in the year-ago period. Gross profit returned to a PKR1.69bn profit from a PKR345.6m loss in the 1HFY19-20. Net profit after tax reached PKR68.79m from a PKR365.8m loss.

Vicat announces FY20 sales of EUR2805m

18 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Vicat announced FY20 sales of EUR2805m, up 5.5 per cent from EUR2740m in FY19. EBITDA rose to EUR557m, up by 10.1 per cent LfL and EBIT increased to EUR298m, a rise of 17.5 per cent LfL.  Vicat’s consolidated net income reached EUR172m, up 17.5 per cent LfL from EUR160m in FY19. Cash flow totalled EUR461m up 12.9 per cent LfL and net debt fell to EUR1202m, down EUR88m. Leverage is at 2.16x....

Chia Hsin Cement Corp sees 19% rise in January revenue

17 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Chia Hsin Cement Corp has posted an 18.5 per cent YoY rise in revenue to TWD195.48m (US$6.98m) in January 2021. The company reported a revenue of TWD165m in January 2020.

Sharjah Cement receives approval to delist

17 February 2021, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Sharjah Cement has received the approval of the Capital Market Authority (CMA) to voluntarily delist from Boursa Kuwait. On 30 April 2020, the ordinary general meeting (OGM) of Sharjah Cement had agreed on a voluntary withdrawal from the stock exchange through the required measures.

Kohat Cement to set up Punjab cement plant

17 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement Co Ltd has announced that its Board of Directors have approved, subject to all regulatory approvals, setting up a 7800-10,000tpd cement manufacturing plant (along with 8-10MW waste heat recovery and 25MW coal-fired power plants), in Khushab, Punjab, Pakistan.   According to a company notification to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the management has estimated cost of the ...

Cemex expands ready-mix portfolio in Texas

17 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA is expanding its operations in Texas with the acquisition of a ready-mix business in San Antonio. Cemex acquired the ready-mix assets of Beck Readymix Concrete Co Ltd, including three strategically located ready-mix concrete plants and one portable plant to service the San Antonio metropolitan district and surrounding area. "Texas is experiencing explosive growth, and Cemex has...

Cementos Pacasmayo sees 27% revenue increase in 4Q20

18 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Peru’s Cementos Pacasmayo has announced a 27.1 per cent rise in revenue to PEN475.3m (US$130.4m) in the 4Q20, compared with PEN374m in the final quarter of 2019. Consolidated EBITDA advanced 27 per cent YoY to PEN128.1m from PEN100.9m in the 4Q19. The company’s sales volume of cement, concrete and precast also increased 37.2 per cent YoY during the quarter, reaching historical record levels...