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30 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Shares in UltraTech Cement hit a 52-week low in late October following the announcement that the company has seen its consolidated net profit fall by 11 per cent YoY in 2QFY19. Net profit for the three-month period came in at INR3.76bn (US$51.29m), below analyst expectations. There was some good news as net sales advanced by 20 per cent YoY to INR81.11bn, but again this was lower than forecast. Meanwhile, the 23 per cent YoY increase in cement volumes predicted by analysts came in at just 21...

UltraTech receives approval to acquire cement business

22 August 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech has announced that it received approval from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to acquire the cement business of Century Textiles and Industries. UltraTech is expected to acquire the cement business through a share swap deal to consolidate its position as a market leader. Century Textiles has three integrated facilities with a total capacity of 11.4Mta and a 2Mta grinding unit.

UltraTech Cement

25 July 2018, Published under Cement News

In the quarter ended 30 June 2018, UltraTech Cement saw its net sales advance to INR88.41bn (US$1286m), up 27 per cent on the corresponding quarter a year earlier. Profit before interest depreciation and tax fell over the same period from INR17.98bn to INR17.63bn. Sales volume grew by 34 per cent and, despite a hike in fuel prices, the company recorded an operating EBITDA of INR929/t, compared to INR922/t in the same quarter a year ago.  The three-month period also saw the company approve...

UltraTech to complete Century Textiles deal by February

23 July 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech will issue 14m new equity shares to the shareholders of Century Textiles and Industries, which will increase its equity capital to INR2.8bn (US$42m). The deal is expected to be completed before February 2019. The acquisition will make UltraTech (inluding its overseas operations) the world's third-largest cement maker outside of China. Khaitan & Co advised Aditya Birla Group's UltraTech on structuring its acquisition of the cement business of BK Birla group's Century T...

Demerger of Century Textiles to UltraTech Cement

24 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The Board of Directors of UltraTech Cement Ltd confirmed that Century Textiles will demerge its 'Cement Business' into UltraTech, in a company statement. "The transaction provides UltraTech the opportunity for further strengthening its presence in the highly fragmented, competitive and fast growing east and central markets and extending its footprint in the western and southern markets in the country," said UltraTech's statement.  The transaction is expected to be consummated within 6-...

UltraTech set to acquire Century Textiles' cement business

21 May 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech has announced plans to acquire the cement sector of Century Textiles through a share swap deal, which will further strengthen its presence in the eastern and central markets of India. The deal is expected to be completed within 6-9 months following regulatory approval and will increase the efficiency of the company. "The operations will be bolstered by economies of scale arising out of synergies in procurement and logistics costs; creation of efficiencies by reducing time to mar...

Kumar Mangalam Birla appointed as Vice Chairman of Century Textiles

05 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the US$40bn Aditya Birla Group, has been appointed as Vice Chairman of Century Textiles and Industries. KM Birla is grandson of 94-year-old BK Birla, chairman of Century Textiles. In a filing to Bombay Stock Exchange, Century Textiles said that the decision had been taken at a meeting of the company’s board of directors. For the quarter that ended on 30 September 2015, Century Textiles posted a net loss of US$3.69m compared to a net profit of US$117,422 ...

Century Textiles to reportedly spin off cement unit

22 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Century Textiles, owned by Birla patriarch Basant Kumar Birla, will spin off its cement business and merge it in an all-share deal with UltraTech Cement, owned by grandson Kumar Mangalam Birla, two people with direct knowledge of the plan have told the Economic Times of India. "Both companies are in the final stages of a plan to merge the cement businesses," one of the two persons said. "The enterprise value of Century's cement business has been put at INR10,500 crore, and an announcement c...

India: Century Textiles to raise capacity to 12.8Mta by end-FY14

27 June 2013, Published under Cement News

BK Birla-led Century Textiles is ramping up cement capacity to 12.8Mta by end-FY14 even as it described the present over-capacity situation as a major concern for the sector. "The (Manikgarh Unit-II of 2.8Mta capacity) plant is expected to be operational by March 2014. After expansion, the company's total cement manufacturing capacity will stand increased to 12.8Mta," Century Textiles said in its annual report. The company has around 10Mta capacity now at its four existing plant locatio...