Cement News tagged: Corporate

Buzzi Unicem's 1H20 cement and clinker sales fall 3%

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem reports that group cement and clinker sales declined 3.4 per cent in the 1H20. The drop in volumes was concentrated in Italy and eastern Europe, due to the spread of the pandemic and to the associated restrictions on economic activity. In central Europe shipments were only slightly below the level reached in the same period of 2019. There was strong performance in the USA, despite...

Ssangyong Cement reports 6% drop in net profit

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

South Korea’s Ssangyong Cement has reported a six per cent YoY decline in net profit to KRW53.7bn (US$45.1m) in the second quarter of 2020, compared to KRW57.1bn in the year-ago period. However, operating income advanced 7.5 per cent to KRW90.7bn from KRW84.4bn. Revenue fell 9.2 per cent YoY to KRW385.2bn in the 2Q20.

Alexandria Portland Cement reports widening net loss in 1H20

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Alexandria Portland Cement has announced its net loss widened 26 per cent YoY to EGP212.75m (US$13.29m) in the first half of 2020, up from EGP168.99m in the 1H19. The company’s sales dipped 10.4 per cent to EGP1.01bn in the January-June 2020 period, compared with EGP1.13bn in the corresponding period last year.   

FLSmidth's 1H20 revenue slips to DKK3.85bn

06 August 2020, Published under Cement News

In the 2Q20 FLSmidth's revenue amounted to DKK3.846bn (US$608.8m) compared to DKK5.472bn in the 2Q19, down 30 per cent YoY with a 22 per cent decline in mining and a 41 per cent decrease in cement. The relatively sharper decline in cement was not only due to a more severe impact of COVID-19 on the cement industry but also a result of a lower level of cement capital orders in the past fou...

JK Cement estimates cement sales volumes for 1QFY21

JK Cement estimates cement sales volumes for 1QFY21

13 August 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s JK Cement has estimated that its grey cement sales dropped 20 per cent YoY during the first quarter of FY20-21, compared to the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. However, the company noted that sales volumes are picking up gradually. Elsewhere, its white cement business saw a 50 per cent drop in sales during the 1QFY20-21, according to India Infoline. Capital expenditure...

BUA Cement records 13% revenue increase in 1H20

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s BUA Cement has announced a 12.7 per cent YoY increase in revenue to NGN101.3bn (US$261.07m) in the first half of 2020, with profit after tax also advancing 13.7 per cent YoY to NGN34.82bn. The company’s EBITDA margin also improved to 48.1 per cent in the 2Q20, compared to 45.6 per cent in the first quarter. "Despite the prevailing economic conditions, we are quite optimistic abou...

INC reports record July sales

INC reports record July sales

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Paraguay-based Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) has reported a record volume in cement sales at the end of July, reports Agencia de Información Paraguaya. The company sold 1,610,708 bags of cement in July, or an average of 48,500 bags/day. INC President, Ernesto Benítez spoke about the new milestone of 1,610,708 bags sold in a single month. “Not only the best-selling product is pozzolanic...

Nuvoco wins the FICCI CSR Award 2018-19 for education

13 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd has won the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) CSR Award 2018-19 in the Education category for their project ‘Shikshit Sunderhattu’ at the 18th edition of FICCI CSR Awards. The award ceremony was held virtually on 27 July 2020 in the wake of COVID-19, where Shri Anurag Thakur, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs, facilitated th...

Cemex Philippines announces 22% decline in net sales

03 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Holdings Philippines has announced a 22 per cent decline in consolidated net sales to PHP9.6bn (US$195.6m) for the first half of 2020, while operating EBITDA was also down 22 per cent YoY to PHP1.8bn. Domestic cement volumes decreased by 17 per cent YoY during the 1H20 and domestic cement prices during both the second quarter and first half of 2020 were six per cent lower YoY. "The se...

Sagar Cements sees 23% decline in revenue

13 August 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements has reported a 23.3 per cent YoY decrease in revenue from operations to INR2.64bn (US$35.19m) in the first quarter of FY20-21, compared with INR3.44bn in the corresponding period of the last fiscal. Lower sales volumes following the country’s lockdown was regarded as one of the main reasons for the falling results. "The exodus of labour from construction sites also impa...

Breedon completes asset acquisition from Cemex

03 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon has completed completion the acquisition of certain assets and operations from Cemex, as announced on 8 January 2020. As previously indicated, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has instructed that these assets should be held separate from Breedon until it has completed its investigation. Accordingly, the assets will be operated as Pinnacle Construction Materials (Pinnacle),...

Vicat's 1H20 results see consolidated sales of EUR1.3bn

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Vicat has announced 1H20 results with consolidated sales of EUR1.304bn, down 2.7 per cent from EUR1.340bn in 1H19. EBITDA reached EUR213m, representing a decline of 6.7 per cent on EUR228m earned in 1H19. The EBITDA margin stood at 16.3 per cent in the 1H20 compared with 17 per cent in 1H19. First-half operational sales of the cement business rose 0.9 per cent on a reported basis, an...

Eagle Materials reports record 1Q results

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

US-based Eagle Materials revenues advance 15 per cent to a record of US$428m in the first quarter of FY20-21 (ended 30 June). Michael Haack, President and CEO, said, “Against the backdrop of a global health crisis and unprecedented business disruption, our Company continued to perform well during the quarter, and our markets have proven to be resilient in the current environment. The integra...

Tvornica Cementa Kakanj posts net profit surge in 1H

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Bosnian cement company Tvornica Cementa Kakanj (TCK) more than doubled its net profit to BAM11.6m (US$7m) in the first half of 2020 from BAM5.3m in the 1H19. The company’s operating revenue advanced 30 per cent YoY to BAM41.8m in the 1H20 with operating costs rising 10.7 per cent to BAM29.7m according to TCK’s report to the Sarajevo Stock Exchange.

HeidelbergCement's 1H revenue declines by 10% to EUR8.25bn

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Group revenues decreased by 10.4 per cent to EUR8.254bn compared to  EUR9.212bn in 1H19 and the company posted a loss of EUR3.095bn for the 1H20. In addition to lower sales volumes, the decline in revenue is also due to the changed business policy at HC Trading, reported HeidelbergCement. Cement sales reached 56.3Mt in the 1H20, a decline of seven per cent from 61Mt in the 1H...

LafargeHolcim records net sales of CHF10.7bn in 1H20

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim recorded net sales of CHF10.693bn (US$11.7m), a decline of18.1 per cent compared to the prior year of CHF13.059bn, reflecting the severe impact of the implementation of strict lockdowns of construction sites in several major operating countries. The strong appreciation of the Swiss franc against all currencies accounted for 6.2 per cent of the absolute decrease. Following the eas...