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Buzzi Unicem 1Q14 cement sales rise by 15%

09 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has announced that in the first quarter 2014, cement and ready-mix concrete demand increased in all geographical areas of group operations compared to the same period a year earlier. Domestic deliveries in Italy were still difficult, but some progress was made in sales of clinker. Cement sales by the group at 4.8Mt in 1Q14 were up 15.2 per cent from 1Q13. Volumes showed robust growth especially in Central Europe. Ready-mix concrete volumes had an even more marked progress and...

1Q14 turnover declines for Italcementi, while EBITDA recovers

09 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Italcementi's first quarter turnover declined by 3.3 per cent to EUR932.9m while the running EBITDA staged a 10.2 per cent recovery to EUR95.5m. The trading loss was reduced by 74.6 per cent to EUR4.2m and net interest charges increased by 29.3 per cent to EUR33.2m. The pre-tax loss increased by 19.6 per cent to EUR44.2m, but a lower tax charge reduced the net attributable loss by 12.7 per cent to EUR68.3m. The net debt at the end of March was 1.4 per cent lower at EUR2,076.5m, to give a ge...

HeidelbergCement shows strong recovery in Europe

08 May 2014, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement's first quarter turnover improved by 5.7 per cent to EUR2749.8m and the EBITDA improved by 15.7 per cent to EUR228.8m and the trading profit jumped from EUR9.3m to EUR50.4m. The net interest charge increased by 3.1 per cent to EUR134.5m and the pre-tax loss was reduced by 36.6 per cent to EUR104.2m and the net attributable loss declined by 37.7 per cent to EUR146.5m. Capital investment in the period was increased by 79.1 per cent to EUR251.1m, while spending on acquisitio...

HeidelbergCement 1Q14 sales rise by 10%

07 May 2014, Published under Cement News

“HeidelbergCement showed strong operational development in the first quarter of 2014, continuing the positive trend of the previous year,” said Dr Bernd Scheifele, Chairman of the Managing Board. “Europe contributed significantly to the improvement of results due to the mild winter and the positive economic development in our markets. In addition, we were able to implement price increases in some important markets of our Group. Our measures to increase the margins continue to be effective.” ...

CRH Interim statement 1Q14

07 May 2014, Published under Cement News

According to the CRH 1Q14 interim statement, the company reports that in Europe, the improving trend evident in the second half of 2013 has continued in the first four months of 2014, and the economic backdrop continues to stabilise. This, combined with the absence of the prolonged winter conditions which impacted last year's early season trading, benefited construction activity in most of CRH's markets and cumulative like-for-like European sales to end-April were 10 per cent (approximately ...

Lafarge 1Q14 EBITDA up 21%

06 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge announced that its 1Q14 sales were down two per cent to EUR2633m (up nine per cent like-for-like YoY). EBITDA was stable at EUR343m and current operating income was up 14 per cent to EUR146m. Bruno Lafont, Lafarge chairman and CEO, said: "Our first-quarter results confirmed the positive trends experienced at the end of last year. Our volumes were supported by continuing growth in emerging markets and the progressive improvement in several European markets. North America was affect...