Post-merger CCNN reports improved 1Q19 results

Post-merger CCNN reports improved 1Q19 results
08 May 2019

Nigeria’s Cement Co of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) saw its net profit after tax soar by 236 per cent YoY to NGN3.636bn (US$10.1m)  in the first quarter of 2019 ended 31 March. The merger with Kalambaina Cement Co Ltd is seen as a key reason for the improved profit figure.

In the post-merger three-month period revenue saw a 213 per cent hike to NGN16.886bn from NGN5.394bn in 1Q18. Sales volumes increased by 233 to 411,945t with a capacity utilisation rate of 82 per cent. Strong domestic demand and increased success in the company’s export markets also had a positive impact on the results.

Gross profit increased by 239 per cent YoY to NGN7.689bn while profit before tax advanced 255 per cent YoY to NGN5.348bn. 

CCNN and BUA Group chairman, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu said the new, enlarged CCNN is a stronger platform to capture significant synergies and create value for the benefit of the shareholders in the form of stronger competitive position, economies of scale, enhanced operations and administrative efficiencies which are expected to accrue.

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