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Argos registers 25% rise in third quarter EBITDA

19 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s Cementos Argos' third quarter operating revenues reached COP3.2bn as the cement company sold 8.2Mt of cement and 6.4Mm3 of concrete in Colombia, the Caribbean and the USA. The figures represent an expansion in sales of seven per cent for cement and eight per cent for concrete. The company’s EBITDA amounted to COP605,000m, an increase of 25 per cent YoY while its operating profit totalled COP328,000m due to the momentum gained by its US and Caribbean operations. Net profit stood ...

Cementos Argos announces investment in Colombia's central zone

19 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s leading cement producer Cementos Argos announced yesterday that it is to spend US$93m in expanding its cement capacity in the country’s central zone as the company positions itself for expected increases in domestic construction acitivity. The main focus of Argos’ investment will be the expansion of its Rioclara plant by 900,000tpa of cement. The project involves the  extension of clinker capacity, the installation of a high-efficiency vertical mill plus packing and a truck load...

Cementos Argos positive sales trends continue

30 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has reported positive operating figures for its cement division, continuing the trends seen in the first quarter of the year. Argos. In the second quarter of 2012 operating figures showed positive growth, giving continuity to the trends first seen in the first quarter. Cement sales for the April-June period stood at 4.9Mt and ready-mix concrete sales were 4.2Mm3.  In the Colombia division, cement sales were up six per cent and ready-mix concrete sales rose 19 per cent, c...

Cementos Argos bond offering, Colombia

18 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Colombia's largest cement firm, Cementos Argos raised COP700bn (US$389m) through its bond offering on May 16. The offering was 2.17 times oversubscribed, the company said in a press release. The issuance was comprised of three tranches, maturing in 6, 10 and 15 years. In April, Cemargos raised 300bn pesos through a bond issuance, with 18-month, two and three-year maturities, as part of the company's 1tn-peso bond issuance programme.

Cementos Argos net profit rises

26 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos, Colombia's largest cement producer, posted a net profit in 1Q12 of US$144m, from US$16m a year earlier. Operating revenue was US$587m, the company said in a statement Wednesday to regulators while EBITDA rose 40% last quarter from the same period a year earlier, to $110m. For the first quarter of 2012, revenues from the Division rose to COP$ 569bn, an increase of 34%. EBITDA was COP$189bn, an increase of 47% from March 2011 and a record high for the company. The EBITDA margi...

Inverargos shareholders approve name change, Colombia

30 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Shareholders of Inversiones Argos (Inverargos), the investment arm of Colombia's largest cement firm Cementos Argos, approved a name change to Grupo Argos during a meeting held on 29 March. The group also approved an annual dividend of 212 pesos per share to be paid in four installments, according to a company release. Grupo Argos holds a 61.4% stake in Cementos Argos, and controls 50.1% of investment group Celsia, formerly known as Colinversiones.

Cements Argos: positive outlook after strong 2011 results

27 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos, Colombia's largest cement producer, achieved more than COP3.6bn (US$2bn) in consolidated revenues for FY2011, representing YoY growth of 21% in peso terms as it reported strong performances in its Colombian and Caribbean divisions. In the US, results were still affected by the challenging conditions although the company sees interesting recovery prospects ahead. According to latest figures from Cements Argos, EBITDA for the year increased by 26% in peso terms to COP682m (U...