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Cemex reports increase in net sales in 1Q18

27 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced a 92.3 per cent YoY fall in profit for the 1Q18, decreasing from US$336m to US$26m. The sharp decline has been attributed to higher operating expenses and foreign exchange loss. Operating EBITDA declined four per cent to US$535m, while the EBITDA margin was down 1.9 per cent YoY at 18.8 per cent. However, the company has recorded an eight per cent increase in overall net sales to US$3.38bn from US$3.14bn. Consolidated cement volumes increased by one per cent to 1...

Cemex Latin American Holdings hurt by lower volumes in Colombia and Panama

27 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latin American Holdings' turnover declined by 8.4 per cent in first quarter of the year to US$301.1m, while EBITDA came off by 28.8 per cent to US$65.9m. At the trading level there was a 36 2. per cent profit reduction to US$44.1m. After an 11.4 per cent decline in the interest charge to US$14.8m and other items, the pretax profit showed a 15.9 per cent reduction to US$48.2m and the net attributable profit emerged 15.3 per cent lower at US$30m.  Net debt at the end of March was 3.4 ...

Cemex: Mexican cement market to grow 3% in 2018

24 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s cement market is forecast to grow by 2-3 per cent, according to Cemex CEO, Fernando González. While construction of housing is expected to advance only modestly, the commercial and industrial building segments are envisaged to show sufficient growth. Infrastructure will also account for 25 per cent of cement offtake. “I wish we could do much more in infrastructure. I think that what is possible is usually invested as a function of the government programs and the works are pro...

Cemex Go is launched in the UK

12 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has introduced the first fully-digital customer integration platform onto the UK construction and building market this week, which it claims will revolutionise the way in which the industry does business. Cemex Go uses the latest digital-industrial technology available through desktops and mobile devices to allow customers to place orders, track shipments, manage invoices and make payments for Cemex's building products including bagged and bulk cement, ready-mixed concrete and agg...

Cemex Day 2018

23 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex CEO, Fernando Gonzalez, opened the Cemex Day 2018 on 15 March, claiming that over the last four years they had built a stronger company, including achieving a US$6bn debt reduction and the highest net income in a decade at US$800m. Troubling countries for Cemex were Colombia and Egypt, but the multinational still delivered EBITDA of US$2.6bn in 2017. The company also announced US$250m strategic capex spending for 2018, targetting assets in the emerging cement markets of Brazil and...

Cemex not to pursue capital increase

23 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced it will not pursue its earlier-announced planned capital increase following consultation with its shareholders. “As we discussed on Cemex Day, our management team’s priority is to achieve an investment grade capital structure, as the foundation of our value creation strategy” said CEO, Fernando Gonzalez. “We are highly focussed on our long-term strategic objective of maximising shareholder value. After listening to the feedback from our shareholders, we have decided not t...

Five Cemex plants become the first facilities to receive CSC certification

22 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that five of its concrete plants in California have earned Responsible Sourcing Certification from the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC), becoming the first facilities of any company in the USA to receive this designation. The five plants – located in Oakland, San Carlos, Santa Clara, San Jose, and San Francisco – met the CSC requirements as confirmed via an audit by SGS, an independent, third-party certification body. "Sustainability is a guiding principle at ...

Cemex considering Brazil and India entry

20 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex CEO, Fernando González, said the company is considering entering two new emerging markets, Brazil and India, according to Construction LatinoAmericana. "We could make acquisitions if they meet the conditions we have set, but if we do not find an attractive option to buy, we will do something else," the executive said, referring to a possible repurchase of shares. During the Cemex Day 2018, the CEO said that the Board planned to ask shareholders in April to authorise the sale o...

US Department of Justice to investigate Cemex over Maceo plant payments

15 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The US Department of Justice is investigating Mexico's Cemex SA over payments concerning the construction of the Maceo cement plant in Colombia. Cemex is being investigated over whether it violated federal bribery laws. Cemex said in a filing Monday that it had received a federal grand jury subpoena related to the Colombian project, located in the municipality of Maceo. According to a September 2016 filing, Cemex paid roughly US$20m to a non-governmental employee of CI Calizas y Minera...

Cemex is the first company to operate plants by remote control

13 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it is the first company in the industry to successfully operate plants by remote control. The company’s monitoring and remote control system, Centro de Control Cemento (C3), operates in real time and tracks the live data of 14 cement plants, 25 kilns and 86 grinding mills in Mexico, alongside a facility in Colombia and another in the US. Cemex created the C3 to unify the control systems of all its cement plants to make real-time optimal decisions. From its central ...