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Ramco boosted by cost control, stable pricing

04 June 2015, Published under Cement News

India-based Ramco Cements reported a 274 per cent rise in 4QFY14-15 net profit to INR934.2m (US$14.6m) on better cost management and stable cement prices. Revenues for the three months to the end of March 2015 edged ahead by 1.2 per cent to US$156m but sales volumes fell 16.4 per cent to 1.88Mt (2.25Mt a year earlier). For the fiscal year that ended on 31 March 2015, Ramco Cements achieved a profit of US$37.9m, a rise of 76 per cent and a revenue of US$584m. Cement sales totalled 7.67M...

HeidelbergCement raises 2Q13 operating profit

31 July 2013, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement, the world’s third-largest cement producer, reported a second-quarter operating profit as it managed to increase prices in its main markets. A rise in demand in Asia, Africa and North America, helped offset a slowdown in parts of Europe.   Sales increased by 0.5 per cent in the second quarter to €3799m as successful cement and aggregates price increases had a positive impact on revenue growth in key market regions. Operating income before depreciation (OIBD) improved by 5.6...

UltraTech second quarter profit surges, India

22 October 2012, Published under Cement News

India’s largest cement producer UltraTech reported a 97 per cent rise in standalone profit to INR5.5bn (US$102m) for the second quarter of the current fiscal FY12-13 but higher input costs continue to impede the domestic industry. During the July-September 2012 period, net sales rose 20 per cent to INR47bn, as consumption has seen a gradual uptick through the year. Cost cutting measures have helped the cement major achieve better results, the company said in a release. Margins of cemen...