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Dangote Cement set to begin share repurchase scheme

22 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement is planning to begin a share buyback programme, starting with a first tranche of 85.2m shares or 0.5 per cent of the total in issue. The purchase is set to take place on 30 December. It is Nigeria’s first company to undertake a share buyback, as previous attempts failed due to fears that the process may be abused. The repurchase plans are not expected to exceed 10 per cent of its issued capital. The shares being purchased will be held as treasury shares and could...

Dangote Cameroon sells 1Mt of cement in the 9M20

20 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cameroon has announced that it sold around 1Mt of cement from its 1.5Mta grinding plant in the first nine months of 2020, up 18 per cent YoY from the 9M19. The company has estimated that it had a 39 per cent market share during the period. The rise in demand has been attributed to increased investments in construction projects. “The market is primarily driven by individual construction projects and government housing estates,” said the company.

Community petitions Dangote for payment of land ownership entitlements

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Members of the Ijako-Orile community in the Yewa North area of Ogun State, Nigeria, have staged a peaceful protest, urging for the payment of their ownership entitlements to the land on which the Dangote Cement factory is situated in Ibese, according to This Day. Representatives of the community have also submitted a letter of appeal to the president of Dangote Cement, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, over the issue. In their petition, the Ijako-Orile community say they own the land upon which the f...

Tanzanian cement producers highlight price hikes

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement in Tanzania apologised to the government for the failure to communicate to the public on the temporary shutdown of its plant for maintenance, which caused price hikes across the country. "I would like to apologise for not communicating the shutdown to the government and the public on time," said the plant’s senior officer, Glagu Shuma, noting that the management of the plant has already made adequate arrangements to supply the cement to the general public including major co...

Dangote posts 12% rise in 3Q revenue

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement plc reported a revenue of NGN761.4bn (US$1.987bn) in the nine months ended 30 September 2020,  representing a 12 per cent YoY rise when compared with 9M19, according to a statement by Michel Puchercos, group CEO. Group EBITDA advanced 17.1 per cent to NGN355bn. “The Cement Group’s revenue went up by 12 per cent to NGN761.4bn compared to NGN679.8bn in 2019 with domestic operations accounting for NGN535.51bn which compared to NGN467.88bn up by 14.5 per cent. Pan-Africa operati...

Dangote's IPO on LSE not expected until 2023

29 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement is not expected to attempt an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange until at least 2023, according to News 24. "The London listing is not something which will happen in the short to medium term," said Temilade Aduroja, head of investor relations. "We are focussed on our export strategy and increasing our foreign-currency revenue."

Dangote Cement PLC offers transparency for 2019 Annual and Sustainability Report

24 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement offered transparency of the facts behind the figures of its combined Annual and Sustainability Report of 2019 in a webinar. The report was presented online yesterday to the capital market stakeholders.  Michel Puchercos, Dangote Cement’s general managing director, said: "We continue our efforts on sustainability and governance with our seven sustainability pillars – 'The Dangote Way'.  The seven pillars – cultural, economic, institutional, financial, environmental, operatio...

Dangote to test US$90 power plant for Mtwara cement factory

11 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement will test run a new US$90m gas-fired power plant in Mtwara, Tanzania, later this month. The plant has been delayed with the outbreak of COVID-19, but it will supply the Mtwara cement plant and reduce Dangote Cement's reliance on coal imports. The new power plant is due to be fully commissioned in November. The Mtwara plant has not operated at full capacity during 2020, but the new power plant should help energy efficiencies. "We have had mechanical failures of some main equ...

Nigeria in focus

07 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria, Africa's biggest cement market, is still pushing the bar in terms of profits for cement companies at a time when other countries are struggling to overcome the financial constraints arising from COVID-19 and general apathy for cement demand. Nigeria has been at the head of the queue to see African cement demand recovering with BUA Cement and Dangote cement reporting an upturn in 1H20 sales, while exports have begun for Dangote. BUA Cement's 1H20 results saw a robust 12.7 per cent ...

1H20 results show regional impact of coronavirus on cement demand

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

This week, the cement industry majors have been announcing their business results for the first half of 2020. The business results of Dangote Cement, Cemex, UltraTech, HeidelbergCement, Titan and Vicat give the first clear indications of how the cement sector has been impacted and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in various regions of the world. Africa Dangote Cement was first to announce its 1H20 results and announced a two per cent growth in revenue to NGN476.9bn (US$1.23bn). April...