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Vicat shows good profit growth in the USA, India and Africa

11 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Vicat’s turnover increased by six per cent in 2014 to EUR2422.7m and the EBITDA emerged 3.6 per cent ahead at EUR442m, while at unchanged parameters the increases would have been eight and seven per cent respectively. The trading profit rose by 12.3 per cent to EUR263.1m.The net financial charge was 8.2 per cent higher at EUR47.6m and after a slightly higher contribution from associates the pre-tax profit improved by 12.5 per cent to EUR203m. After a lower effective tax charge of 29.3 per...

KORFEZ awarded Italcementi project in France

25 February 2015, Published under Cement News

KORFEZ ENG has signed a contract with Italcementi Group for the supply of a new second compartment mill shell lining for one of the cement producer’s plants in France. This system is intended for a 3.80m diameter two-compartment raw mill. A total grinding compartment of 7250mm will be equipped with a combination of lifter and sorting liners. The order is supplemented with a free mill inspection so that all the necessary information and dimensions  that form a basis for the design can be g...

Lafarge uplifts its dividend proposal

24 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's Board of Directors has decided to fix the proposed 2015 ordinary dividend at EUR1.27 per share, the company announced in a statement. This adjustment aims at equalising dividends to be paid by Lafarge and Holcim based on the dividend announced today by Holcim in accordance with the Combination Agreement between Lafarge and Holcim signed on 7 July 2014. In the context of the planned merger, the Board of Directors also decided to propose an acceleration of the payment date of the L...

Vicat increases cement shipments by 13.7%

04 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Vicat's turnover improved by six per cent in 2014 to €2423m, which translates into an underlying increase of eight per cent  on a like-for-like basis. Turnover in cement advanced by 13.7 per cent  to €1261m, or €1483m before deducting inter-group transfers. Aggregates and concrete sales declined by 1.8 per cent  to €860m, while other activities saw turnover edging ahead by 0.3 per cent to €301m. Cement accounted for 53.7 per cent  of turnover, up from the 50.6 per cent  shown in the previ...

French producers see home and export markets contract

05 December 2014, Published under Cement News

The French cement market continues to contract with the country’s cement association, SFIC, released its provisional November 2014 data. Market demand fell 11.8 per cent YoY to 1.347Mt against a 10.6 per cent YoY drop noted the previous month, when domestic cement sales reached 1.726Mt. However, for the year to date, decreases in France’s cement demand are more moderate. The first 10 months saw a fall of 4.8 per cent to 15.652Mt from 16.449Mt in 10M13. Provisional 11M14 data indicate a lar...

Lafarge’s nine-month attributable profit falls 25.8 per cent

05 November 2014, Published under Cement News

In the first nine months of the year, Lafarge's turnover, including its share of joint ventures, declined by 1.3 per cent to €11,332m while the EBITDA edged ahead by 0.5 per cent to €2320m. The trading profit improved by 2.8 per cent to €1589m, while excluding associates there was a 1.2 per cent reduction to €1431m.  Net financial charges declined by 6.7 per cent to €701m and the pre-tax profit was three per cent lower at €636m. Following a 33.3 per cent higher tax charge, the net attribu...

Vicat advances in all group markets except France and Italy

05 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Vicat's turnover for the first nine months of the year improved by 6.1 per cent to EUR1847m, which represents an underlying advance of 9.7 per cent. The gearing level was little changed at 51.7 per cent at the end of September compared with 51.3 per cent a year ago and lower than the 52.7 per cent seen at the end of June. Turnover in cement was 10.1 per cent higher at EUR1129m, which represented 53.6 per cent of the group total. Cement deliveries rose by 15.7 per cent to 15.82Mt.  The agg...

Vissai Ninh Binh Group exports 1.5Mt of clinker to France

11 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Ciment de Bourbon has drawn up a contract with cement producer Vissai Ninh Binh Group, a private Vietnamese group, to receive 1.5Mt of clinker to facilitate the construction of  to an expressway project on Réunion. The clinker will be shipped at a price of US$42/t under the contract that will be effective for five years, said Nguyen Tien Dat, Vissai Ninh Binh's deputy director. The Vietnamese group has carefully considered the prices to avoid the negative impact driven by the fluctuations ...

Vicat advances in spite of weakness in France

05 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Vicat's first half turnover increased by 6.1 per cent to EUR1217.8m, which amounts to a 10.8 per cent advance on a comparative basis. EBITDA was ahead by 3.1 per cent to EUR207.7m and the margin narrowed from 17.5 per cent to 17.1 per cent. The trading profit, however, improved by 9.4 per cent to EUR115.2m, an underlying increase of 15.8 per cent. After a net financial charge 38.2 per cent higher at EUR29.7m and a 20 per cent decline in the income from associates to EUR1.7m, the pre-tax p...

Lafarge reiterates 2014 demand growth rate

25 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has confirmed its 2014 sales volumes target for the year with an improving US outlook and signs of recovery in Europe, although emerging markets continue to be the main driver of growth. First half turnover came off by 3.8 per cent to EUR6000m and the EBITDA was one per cent lower at EUR1155m, while the trading profit eased by just 0.3 per cent to EUR609m. The net attributable profit did improve by three per cent to EUR205m. Net debt at the end of June was 15 per cent lower at...