Cement News tagged: Corporate

Dangote Cement plans 1Mta grinding unit in Gabon

05 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement will construct a new 3000tpd clinker grinding plant in Gabon, representing an investment of US$75m, according to Dangote Group President, Alhaji Aliko Dangote. The new 1Mta cement plant will be built on a plot of over 10.5ha in the Owendo area, adjacent to the New Owendo International Port, just outside the country’s capital, Libreville. The plant is expected to help expand ...

Pioneer Cement signs limestone development agreement in Georgia

05 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement's UAE subsidiary, Pioneer Cement, has signed an agreement for the development of a limestone mine in Georgia. Under the 10-year deal SFL International will pay a royalty to Pioneer Cement for mining the limestone deposits. Pioneer Cement owns the concession to limestone mines in Georgia where it is currently set to construct a 1.2Mta cement plant. The plant will be located near...

Dangote Cameroon sees 7% sales drop in 2019

02 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Sales volumes of Dangote Cameroon fell 6.5 per cent YoY to 1.1Mt in 2019. Cement prices averaged at US$108/t in the financial year. "We had to deal with a drop in volumes due to security problems in the North West and South West region of the country as well as new competitor capacities. Overall, volumes were down 6.5 per cent in 2019 from 2018 due to increased competition in key markets, "s...

Ciments du Maroc turnover falls in 2019

02 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The unaudited consolidated turnover of Ciments du Maroc slipped by 0.8 per cent YoY to MAD3.89bn (US$405.8m) in 2019 despite an improvement in the cement market. The fall was due to a decline in concrete sales, which offset the positive development of cement sales, said the company.

Tabuk Cement posts SAR24.2m profit in 2019

Tabuk Cement posts SAR24.2m profit in 2019

02 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi-based Tabuk Cement Co has posted a net profit after zakat and tax of SAR24.2m (US$6.45m) in 2019, versus a loss of SAR98.9m in 2018. Sales in 2019 surged 59.8 per cent to SAR238.7m from SAR149.4m in the previous year on the back of increases in sales volumes and higher sales prices.

Flying Cement and Dandot Cement post losses during 1HY19

02 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistani cement companies have been declaring losses or fall in profit during the last six months of ongoing fiscal year of 2019-20 on account of falling revenue, high cost of sales and financing charges. Flying Cement Co reported a loss after taxation of PKR293.4m (US$1.9m) during the half-year ended 31 December 2019 compared to profit of PKR77.7m earned in corresponding period last year. ...

Misr Cement-Qena reports 84% profit drop in 2019

Misr Cement-Qena reports 84% profit drop in 2019

02 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Misr Cement (Qena) an 84 per cent YoY decline in consolidated net profits to EGP16.45m (US$1.05m) in 2019, compared with EGP104.39m in 2018, according to a statement to the Egyptian Exchange. Sales fell to EGP3.1226bn in 2019, down from EGP3.1229bn the previous year. Stand-alone net profits more than halved from EGP76.54m in 2018 to EGP35.24m in 2019.

Fecto Cement posts loss in 1HY19

02 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Fecto Cement Ltd has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange that it has posted a loss of PKR299m (US$1.48m) for the half year ended 31 December 2019 as compared to profit PKR105m, earned in the same period last year. The losses are attributed to a slide in net turnover, which decreased by 22.91 per cent to PKR1.91bn from PKR2.28bn in the same period last year. The company incurred a lesser adminis...

Cementos Molins reports 5% rise in net profit for 2019

28 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins posted a consolidated net profit of EUR90m in 2019, up five per cent YoY. EBITDA increased five per cent YoY to EUR49m. However, the depreciation of the Argentine peso and the hyperinflation in the Latin American country impacted the results. Excluding this, consolidated net profit growth would have been 16 per cent while EBITDA would have advanced by 13 per cent, said the comp...

Cahya Mata Sarawak 4Q net profit down 90%

04 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Malaysia’s Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd’s (CMS) net profit declined 90 per cent to MYR5.4m (US$1.28m) in the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2019, compared to MYR53.5m in the 4Q18. Profit before tax decreased 76 per cent YoY to MYR20.2m in the 4Q19 from MYR83.1m in the 4Q18. CMS revenue in the 4Q19 also fell eight per cent YoY to MYR456.5m from MYR496.8m reported in the 4Q18. The reduced perform...

Power Cement reports loss due to revenue fall in 1HY19

28 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd has announced its financial results for the half year ended 31 December 2019. It reported a loss after taxation of PKR365m (US$2.366m) compared to a profit of PKR9.7m in the corresponding period last year. The major factors responsible were reduced earnings and higher expenses together with expensive financing during this accounting period. The financing cost increased to PKR...

Arabian Cement sees 88% profit fall in 2019

28 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Co posted a 87.5 per cent drop in net profit to EGP28.93m (US$1.85m) in 2019 when compared with the previous year, according to the company’s consolidated financial statement. In 2018 the company reported a consolidated net profit of EGP231.64m. The Egypt-based cement producer’s sales declined to EGP3.1bn, compared to EGP3.27bn in 2018. As a stand-alone business net profits ...

LafargeHolcim's FY19 net sales total CHF26.7bn

27 February 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's reported that its FY19 net sales reached CHF26.72bn (US$27.49bn), up 3.1 per cent on a like-for-like basis compared to the prior year, driven by good growth in Europe and North America, good price dynamics across all business segments and higher prices in most markets. Recurring EBITDA amounted to CHF6,153m, up 6.5 per cent like-for-like for the full year, driven by good ...

Dangote Cement sees modest revenue decline in 2019

27 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement has seen a modest 1.1 per cent YoY decrease in revenue to NGN891.67bn (US$2.45bn) for 2019, compared to NGN901.21bn in the previous year. EBITDA also fell 9.2 per cent YoY to NGN395.43bn from NGN435.26bn, while the margin declined to 44.3 per cent from 48.3 per cent in 2018. Total cement sales volumes in 2019 remained largely consistent YoY at 23.566Mt against 23.535M...

Adelaide Brighton sees revenue down 8% in 2019

27 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Australia’s Adelaide Brighton Ltd has reported a 74.5 per cent YoY fall in net profit to AUD47.2m (US$31.1m) for 2019, decreasing from AUD185.2m in the previous year. Revenue also declined 7.5 per cent to AUD1.517bn from AUD1.630bn. The company’s EBITDA was down 23 per cent to AUD271.6m from AUD352.8m in 2018. "In 2019, construction materials markets softened on the eastern seaboard of Austr...

East African Portland Cement announces 8% revenue increase

27 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s East African Portland Cement has reported a KES1.63bn (US$16.1m) net loss in the first half of the financial year, ending 31 December 2019. This is largely consistent with the KES1.62bn net loss seen in the 1HFY18-19. However, the company’s revenue increased eight per cent to KES1.48bn, compared with KES1.37bn in the corresponding period of the previous year.