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Tourah Cement loss contracts 67% in 1H20

07 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Tourah Cement reported a 67 per cent fall in net losses to EGP-151.97m (US$-9.6m) in the 1H20 when compared with EGP461.25m reported in the 1H19, according to Mubasher. However, sales dropped to EGP83.8m between January-June 2020 from EGP473.2m in the year-ago period, according to a bourse disclosure on Sunday.

Suez Cement consolidated losses increase in 1H20

07 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Suez Cement sales decreased to EGP2.7bn (US$170.9m) during the January-June 2020 period, down from EGP3.3bn in the 1H19. The company’s consolidated financial statements also showed a 99 per cent YoY increase in its net losses to EGP-709.31m in the 1H20, compared to EGP-356.49m. Standalone losses amounted to EGP-463.3m from EGP590.5m in the year-ago period.

Sinai Cement announces widening net loss in the 1H20

28 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Sinai Cement Co has seen its consolidated net loss widen to EGP247.6m (US$15.6m) in the first half of 2020, against EGP187.2m in the year-ago period. Its standalone net loss also expanded to EGP245.7m from EGP186.4m last year. The company attributed its losses in 2019 to the Egyptian pound devaluation on imported fuel, in addition to the higher prices of electricity and oil.

Egyptian cement demand has fallen 20% since May

19 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Since Egypt's Ministry of Local Development (MLD) suspended building licences for six months in the governorates of Greater Cairo (Cairo-Giza-Qalyubia), Alexandria, and provincial capitals and major cities with high population densities in May, cement demand has dropped by 20 per cent. Ahmed Al-Zaini, Chairman of the Building Materials Division, Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC), confirmed that the cement sector had seen a 20 per cent depression in demand over the summer....

Misr Beni Suef Cement records 84% rise in profit

18 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Misr Beni Suef Cement Co has seen its profit rise 84 per cent YoY to EGP29.5m (US$1.85m) during the second quarter of 2020, against EGP16m in the 2Q19. The company also reported a 94 per cent increase in profit to EGP88.77m in the 1H20, compared to EGP45.66m in the corresponding period of 2019. However, revenue declined 52 per cent YoY to EGP216m. Cement sales, including exports, also fell 53 per cent YoY, which was attributed to the continued oversupply alongside the effects o...

Misr Cement Co sees 330% surge in net profit

12 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Misr Cement Co (Qena) has reported a 330 per cent surge in consolidated net profit to EGP63.25m (US$3.96m) for the first half of 2020, against EGP14.69m in the 1H19. Standalone net profit also climbed to EGP42.16m from EGP8.1m, according to a statement filed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange.

South Valley Cement sees net loss widen 7% in 1Q20

06 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s South Valley Cement Co saw its net loss widen seven per cent YoY to EGP41.39m (US$2.59m) in the first quarter of 2020, against an EGP38.45m net loss in the 1Q19. The announcement comes after the company reported a total net loss of EGP316m for 2019.

Alexandria Portland Cement reports widening net loss in 1H20

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Alexandria Portland Cement has announced its net loss widened 26 per cent YoY to EGP212.75m (US$13.29m) in the first half of 2020, up from EGP168.99m in the 1H19. The company’s sales dipped 10.4 per cent to EGP1.01bn in the January-June 2020 period, compared with EGP1.13bn in the corresponding period last year.   

Vicat's 1H20 results see consolidated sales of EUR1.3bn

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Vicat has announced 1H20 results with consolidated sales of EUR1.304bn, down 2.7 per cent from EUR1.340bn in 1H19. EBITDA reached EUR213m, representing a decline of 6.7 per cent on EUR228m earned in 1H19. The EBITDA margin stood at 16.3 per cent in the 1H20 compared with 17 per cent in 1H19. First-half operational sales of the cement business rose 0.9 per cent on a reported basis, and 1.9 per cent at constant scope and exchange rates. The concrete and aggregates business recorded a...

Titan Group's 1H20 revenues stable at EUR786m

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Titan Group consolidated revenue in the 1H20 amounted to EUR786.3m, remaining largely stable (+0.1 per cent) over the same period the previous year. Group cement and cementitious volumes reached 7.9Mt in the 1H20, down two per cent from 8.1Mt in the 1H19. Ready-mix sales edged up 1.3 per cent YoY to  2.64Mm 3 from 2.6Mm 3 in 1H19, while aggregate volumes totalled 9.2Mt, up 2.6 per cent from 8.9Mt in 1H19. EBITDA was up 12 per cent YoY, reaching EUR136.8m, while the group's EBITDA margin r...