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Boral sells US fly ash business for US$755m

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Boral has called time in the US after more than 40 years with the sale of its fly ash business to Eco Material Technologies for US$755m, as it focuses on its construction materials business back in Australia. Chief executive Zlatko Todorcevski says the group’s ongoing divestment programme has now “unlocked substantial value”. “Together with the sale of the North American Building Products business and our stake in Meridian Brick … we will have divested the North American busines...

Boral to shift electricity supply to green renewables by 2025

08 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Boral is targeting 100 per cent renewable and hydrocarbon energy supply by 2025 as part of its net-zero emissions by 2050 commitment. The company is ‘exploring all options’ it said to Renew Economy which will cover Boral's energy needs outside of its Berrima kiln, which is set on a separate decarbonisation pathway. CO 2 emissions at the company's Berrima plant will focus on alternative fuels and improving energy efficiency upgrades as well as new and emerging technologies. Boral CEO, Zla...

Boral returns to profit in the FY21

24 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Australia’s Boral has reported a net profit of AUD640m (US$462.87m) for the full year ended 30 June 2021, compared to a loss of AUD1.145bn in the previous fiscal year. EBIT also advanced 37 per cent to AUD445m. However, sales revenue from continuing operations was down six per cent YoY to AUD2924m, as a result of lower volumes and softer prices, according to a media release. "Our full year FY2021 results reflect the mixed market conditions we are continuing to experience in Australia duri...

Boral appoints new CEO/MD

15 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Australia-based Boral Ltd has appointed Zlatko Todorcevski as its new CEO and managing director, effective 1 July 2020. He succeeds Mike Kane, who will retire from Boral in September 2020. Mr Todorcevski has 30 years of experience in Australia and internationally in steel building products, oil and gas, and logistics, working in finance, business planning and strategy roles, including as chief financial officer of Brambles Ltd from 2012 to 2016 and Oil Search from 2009 to 2012. This foll...

Boral wins Wagners supply case

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Wagners will make less money from selling cement to Boral, its biggest customer, in future after a court ruled the Queensland construction group must match lower prices of rivals. Justice Bond at the Queensland Supreme Court found that the notice sent by Boral to Wagners that it could buy cement cheaper from Cement Australia was "a valid and effcitive notice." After Boral bought the Queensland group's construction materials business in 2011, it signed a "take or pay" that required it to k...

Boral announces new measures to control inventory levels

18 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The chief executive of Australia’s Boral Ltd, Mike Kane, has commented on the reduction of new orders in the Australian and US construction industries, and also announced new measures to stop the build-up of inventory levels in this environment. The company will now close its Berrima cement kiln in New South Wales (NSW) for three weeks in June, as Mr Kane noted it was not possible to run a kiln at partial strength. "You need to turn the kiln on or off,'' he said. The company is now exp...

Moody's changes Boral's outlook to negative

08 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Moody’s Investor Service has changed its outlook on Australia’s Boral Ltd from stable to negative, while also affirming its Baa2 issue rating. "The change in outlook to negative reflects Moody’s expectation for weak earnings given a significant pull back in housing starts in both the US and Australia. In addition, Moody’s expects certain non-residential construction projects to be delayed or cancelled as a result of broad weakness in economic demand," said the investor service in a statem...

Boral reports net profit of AUD486m in FY19

28 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Boral reported net profit of AUD486m (US$325.7m) for the full year ended 30 June 2019, six per cent down on FY18. Sales revenue was steady at AUD5863m on FY18 and sales revenue for continuing operations of AUD5801m up four per cent. EBITDA reached AUD1037m compared to AUD1056m in FY18. "Boral’s full year results demonstrate the benefits of strong infrastructure activity in Australia and resilience of our underlying businesses, together with implementation of improvement initiatives and cos...

Wagners' annual net profit drops by 49%

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Wagners in Australia has seen its annual net profit drop by 48.5 per cent to US$12.8m. The construction group blames its dispute with Boral for the poor business results. The building materials group has reported a 32 per cent fall in earnings from its core construction, materials and services business to AUD30.1m (US$20.38m) after its decision to stop selling cement to Boral. About 40 per cent of Wagners' earnings were generated form its arrangement with Boral until Boral claimed it could ...

Wagners suspends cement supply to Boral

19 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Wagners Holding Co Ltd has suspended the supply of cement to Boral Ltd for six months after Boral had issued a third-party pricing notice to Wagners under their cement supply agreement. Boral has seen that it can obtain cement supplies cheaper than the price Wagners is offering. Boral's market price is in the form of an unsigned offer and Wagner's believe it may not be genuine. Wagners has commenced a formal process to disrupt the validity of the action, says Proactive Investors. Wagners...