Cement News tagged: Corporate

Titan Group's 1H20 revenues stable at EUR786m

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Titan Group consolidated revenue in the 1H20 amounted to EUR786.3m, remaining largely stable (+0.1 per cent) over the same period the previous year. Group cement and cementitious volumes reached 7.9Mt in the 1H20, down two per cent from 8.1Mt in the 1H19. Ready-mix sales edged up 1.3 per cent YoY to  2.64Mm 3 from 2.6Mm 3 in 1H19, while aggregate volumes totalled 9.2Mt, up 2.6 per cent from ...

CIMERWA set to list shares on stock exchange

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Rwandan cement producer CIMERWA is set to list its shares on the Rwandan Stock Exchange on 3 August, the company said in a press statement. Each share is trading at RWF120 (US¢12.6), the government expects to raise a total of RWF41.3bn. The step is part of the government to sell its stake in the cement company, joining other shareholders that have expressed an interest in exiting from the bu...

Martin Marietta reports 1H cement gross profit up 26%

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

US-based building materials producer Martin Marietta posted total revenues of US$1.27bn in the 2Q20, representing a marginal decline from US$1.28bn in the 2Q19. However, the company’s gross profit increased 6.6 per cent from US$356.9m in the 2Q19 to US$380.5m one year later while earnings from operations advanced 7.2 per cent from US$285.9m to US$306.4m during the same period. Net earnings a...

Breedon Group sees revenue decline by 25% to GBP353.3m in 1H20

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc announced its interim (unaudited) results for the six months ended 30 June 2020 with revenue reaching GBP353.3m, representing a 25 per cent drop from GBP447.4m in 1H19. Breedon recorded cement sales of 0.8Mt in the 1H20, down from 1Mt in 1H19, while ready-mix sales declined to 1Mm 3 in the 1H20 from 1.5Mm 3 in the 1H19. Breedon also sold 8Mt of aggregates and 1Mt of asphalt...

UltraTech Cement's consolidated net sales reach INR75,630m in 1QFY21

UltraTech Cement's consolidated net sales reach INR75,630m in 1QFY21

13 August 2020, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd’s (Aditya Birla Group) consolidated net sales reached INR75,630m (US$1.01bn) in the 1QFY21 compared to INR112,290m in the 1QFY20. Profit before interest, depreciation and tax was at INR23,530m, down from INR30,840m in the corresponding period of the previous year. Normalised profit after tax was INR9,060m compared to INR12,810m in the corresponding period of the previous y...

Xinjiang Tianshan set to acquire six CNBM subsidiaries

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Xinjiang Tianshan Cement Co Ltd is in talks with China National Building Material Co Ltd (CNBM), about the acquisition of six of CNBM's cement-making subsidiaries, according to a filing to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. To complete the deal, Tianshan suspended trading of its shares on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Monday for a period of no more than 10 days. CNBM with a cement capacity of more t...

Cemex sales decline by 10% in 2Q20

Cemex sales decline by 10% in 2Q20

28 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex reported significant disruption from COVID-19 in 2Q20. Sales declined by 10 per cent YoY and EBITDA fell by six per cent to US$554m. These decreases were attributed to lockdown measures. The decline in quarterly consolidated net sales was due to lower volumes for the company's three core products in almost all regions. The USA was the one exception with cement volumes growing six per ce...

India Cements post 77% drop in 1Q net profit

28 July 2020, Published under Cement News

India Cements reported a 76.5 per cent fall in its net profit to INR169.6m (US$2.3m) in the first quarter of FY20-21 from INR722.1m in the 1QFY19-20. Total income declined 48.3 per cent to INR7.603bn in the 1QFY20-21 from INR14.72m in the year-ago period. EBITDA reached iNR1.59bn despite a steep drop in volumes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “By first quarter results, it is just like reachi...

Cemex Latam Holdings sales decline 36% in 2Q20

28 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latam Holdings, SA announced that in a quarter marked by significant disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, sales declined by 36 per cent in 2Q20, while EBITDA fell by 32 per cent, in local-currency terms, YoY. Cemex’s consolidated cement volumes declined by 33 per cent during the second quarter YoY. However, volumes recovered significantly in June, doubling the volumes sold during Apr...

Yamama Cement Co reports 2% slip in 2Q revenues

28 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Yamama Cement Co reported a 2.2 per cent slip in 2Q revenues to SAR161.7m (US$43.1m) in the 2Q20 when compared with SAR165.3m in the 2Q19. The company’s net profits declined 10 per cent YoY in 2Q20 to SAR47.6m from SAR53.2m in the 2Q19. Increasing general and administrative expenses as well as lower other revenues were key factors in the profit fall.

Najran Cement posts 1H results

28 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia-based Najran Cement reported sales of SAR121.5m (US$32.4m) in the second quarter of 2020. The company’s gross profit reached SAR50.3m while its operational profit stood at SAR40.4m. Net profit after zakat and tax was SAR33m. For the first half of 2020 the company posted sales of SAR277.8m and a gross profit of SAR106.8m. Operational profit reached SAR86.5m while net profit after...

Dangote's 1H20 results see 2% revenue growth

27 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement reported group revenue up two per cent to NGN476.9bn (US$1.23bn) in the 1H20. Group EBITDA rose to NGN218.1bn and pan-African EBITDA increased by 31.6 per cent to NGN31.5bn. Profit before tax was up 4.7 per cent to NGN162.9bn and net debt stood at NGN372.1bn at the end of 30 June 2020. Michel Puchercos, Group CEO, said:  "I am humbled by the fact that we continue to be in a str...

Ciments de Bizerte sees 1H turnover up 2%

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisian cement producer Ciments de Bizerte has seen its total turnover expand 1.6 per cent YoY to TND42.781m (US$15.6m) in the first half of 2020. Domestic turnover edged up 0.2 per cent YoY to TND40.112m while export turnover improved 26.8 per cent YoY to TND2.669m. In addition, clinker production increased 17.2 per cent to 282,440t in the 1H20 despite the total suspension of production f...

FLSmidth's 2Q20 preliminary report sees 29% decline in order intakes

27 July 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth released its preliminary 2Q20 report ahead of the full interim 2Q20 results due to the volatility in order intake and revenue combined with the suspension of guidance caused by COVID-19. Across all regions, the mining industry and especially the cement industry have been negatively affected by the pandemic. In the 2Q20, organic order intake declined 29 per cent and organic revenue dr...

Arabian Cement sees 80% fall in 2Q net profit

27 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Co reported a net profit of SAR7.6 (US$2) m in the 2Q20, down 79.6 per cent YoY. In the 2Q19 net profit reached SAR37.3m. Revenue declined by 15.2 per cent YoY to SAR139.6m in the 2Q20 from SAR164.6m in the equivalent period of the previous year. The company attributes the fall in net profits to a decrease in sales values and volumes at its subsidiary in Jordan, which was af...

Hope plant's economic contribution to local economy assessed

24 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group has had an assessment of the Hope Cement plant's economic contribution to the local economy. An independent report by global management, engineering and development consultancy Mott Macdonald says Breedon Group shows a 51 per cent increase in its contribution to GBP61m from GBP53m in 2017. The report aimed to show how much the Hope Cement works contributes both financially and i...