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Buzzi improves in the USA & central Europe

11 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's first-quarter turnover increased by 3.4 per cent to EUR513.39m and the EBITDA went from a EUR10.26m to EUR27.15m. The loss at the trading level was reduced by 48.6 per cent to EUR19.24m. Net financial charges increased by 31.3 per cent to EUR43.01m giving a seasonal pre-tax loss 24.5 per cent lower at EUR46.16m. Net debt at the end of March was 6.6 per cent higher at EUR1133.3m, giving a gearing level of 45.1 per cent compared with 45.5 per cent a year earlier. Cement deli...

Buzzi Unicem's bid for Sacci expires

05 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem’s offer to buy Sacci SpA has expired after being rejected by the banks and creditors and the bidder is no longer bound to any commitment, the Italian cement major announced. “We inform that the population of the banks and creditors that take part in the debt restructuring agreement pursuant to article 182-bis of the Bankruptcy Law did not endorse the proposal by Buzzi Unicem. The offer has expired today and as such Buzzi Unicem is released from any subsequent commitment,” Buzzi...

Buzzi Unicem returns to a net profit

30 March 2015, Published under Cement News

On a turnover just 0.1 per cent lower at EUR2506.4m, Buzzi Unicem's underlying EBITDA did increase by 7.1 per cent to EUR404.8m in 2014, while at the headline level there was a 4.8 per cent advance to EUR422.7m. Following a 23 per cent reduction in impairment charges, depreciation and amortisation, the trading profit (EBIT) more than doubled from EUR86.5m to EUR178.7m. After a net interest charge 52.1 per cent lower at EUR53.1m, the pre-tax profit jumped from just EUR16.0m to EUR175.6m. A...

Buzzi offer to purchase SACCI SpA accepted

27 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem announced today that further to its proposed purchase of a 99.5 per cent interest in the share capital of SACCI SpA, controlling shareholders have accepted the binding offer. Last week Buzzi announced that it had Buzzi Unicem is offering €120m for the stake in SACCI and the simultaneous relief of all outstanding liabilities from a previous debt restructuring agreement. Buzzi highlighted that execution of the contract is still subject to the endorsement of the banks and credit...

Buzzi Unicem proposes to acquire SACCI

19 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem is offering EUR120m for a 99.5 per cent stake in SACCI and the simultaneous relief of all outstanding liabilities from a previous debt restructuring agreement.  The proposal is seen as a further step in the consolidation of the fragmented Italian cement industry, where Buzzi Unicem is the second largest producer behind Italcementi.  SACCI presently operates four cement plants, representing a current combined cement capacity of some 2Mta and 31 ready-mixed concrete batching pl...

Buzzi Unicem sees improvements in the USA and Czech Republic

11 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's turnover eased by 0.1 per cent last year to €2506m, but ignoring the exchange rate effect there would have been a 3.4 per cent improvement. Net debt at the end of December was 3.1 per cent below the level seen a year earlier at €1063m. Group cement deliveries in 2014 increased by 1.8 per cent to 25.1Mt and ready-mixed concrete deliveries improved by 1.4 per cent to 12Mm³. Domestic reduction in line with overall market Buzzi Unicem's Italian turnover declined by a furt...

Buzzi Unicem finalises Uralcement acquisition

02 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Dyckerhoff GmbH, has completed the acquisition of a 100 per cent interest in Uralcement, Russia, from Lafarge. Uralcement is located near the town of Korkino, about 40km south of Chelyabinks. The wet-process plant has a capacity of 1.1Mta. The acquisition lifts Buzzi Unicem's production capacity in Russia to approximately 4.5Mta.

Buzzi Unicem's US profits grow

10 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's turnover for the first nine months edged ahead by 0.2 per cent to EUR1898.7m while EBITDA improved by 10.8 per cent to EUR302.5m. The trading profit was ahead by 15.1 per cent to EUR136.1m and net financial charges declined by 38 per cent to EUR50.7m. The contribution from associates increased by 22.6 per cent to EUR36.1m, and the pre-tax profit advanced by 77.3 per cent to EUR121.8m. The tax charge still rose by 63.1 per cent while the minorities charge declined by 36.4 pe...

Lafarge

03 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has agreed the sale of its wholly-owned Russian subsidiary Uralcement to Buzzi Unicem for EUR104m and the proceeds will be used to reduce Lafarge's net debt. In May, Lafarge commissioned its Ferzikovo works in Russia, which is better placed for serving the more vibrant Moscow market. Lafarge is selling its 47 per cent stake in its Mexican associate Cementos Fortaleza to the majority shareholder Elementia less than two years after the jointly-owned company was formed. The industria...

Lafarge to sell Russian plant to Buzzi Unicem

16 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem, through its fully-owned subsidiary Dyckerhoff GmbH, has reached an agreement to acquire a 100 per cent interest in Lafarge's UralCement plant in Russia for an enterprise value of EUR104m. The 1.1Mta wet-process plant is located in the town of Korkino, some 40km south of Chelyabinks. The transaction is subject to authorisation from relevant authorities. The divestment will contribute to Lafarge's objective to reduce net debt, the French cement major said in statement release...