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GCC: a return of fortunes?

17 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The performance of the GCC cement sector improved significantly in 2019 when compared with the previous year as higher domestic consumption combined with increased export demand. For 2020, the outlook remains equally promising, supported by expansionary budgets and the normalisation of relations between GCC countries. Most of the GCC countries, including Oman, announced expansionary budgets, fuelling expectations of increased construction activity going forward GCC cement sec...

GCC sees 8% rise in consolidated net sales

23 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has recorded an 8.3 per cent YoY rise in consolidated net sales to US$301.7m for the third quarter of 2019, on the back of improved cement volumes and prices in Mexico and the USA. EBITDA advanced 15.2 per cent to US$96.4m from US$83.7m in the 3Q18, while the EBITDA margin remained largely unchanged at 31.9 per cent from 30 per cent. Regionally, net sales rose 5.5 per cent and 9.1 per cent in Mexico and the US, respectively. "GCC delivered stro...

GCC signs agreement for clean energy supply

13 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s Grupo Cementos Chihuahua (GCC) has signed an agreement with a US-based clean energy provider for the supply of solar and wind energy to its cement plant in Odessa, Texas, to fulfil 100 per cent of the facility’s electricity requirement. The company did not release the name of the energy supplier but noted that energy supply is expected to begin in July 2022. The plans will mean an approximately 45,000tpa reduction in CO 2 . The 10-year fixed price agreement also represents a 22 p...

GCC announces overall increase in sales for 1H19

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has announced a 1.3 per cent YoY increase in sales to US$403.9m for the first six months of 2019, against US$398.8m in the year-ago period. EBITDA declined five per cent to US$109.2m, while the EBITDA margin slipped 1.8 per cent to finish at 27 per cent. The 2Q19 saw a 3.5 per cent YoY rise in sales to US$240.5m from US$232.3m. EBITDA advanced 2.2 per cent to US$70.9m in the same period. However, the company’s EBITDA margin contracted 0.4 per cent...

GCC Rapid City prepares for the future

10 May 2019, Published under Cement News

GCC has completed a significant upgrade of its cement plant in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA. The project increased the capacity of Kiln 6 by 0.44Mta to help satisfy regional demand growth and solidify the company’s market position, while meeting existing and future sustainability initiatives. By Steven J Post, GCC, USA. To lift production and reduce emissions, GCC expanded its Rapid City plant, South Dakota, USA GCC was founded in 1941 in Chihuahua, Mexico. It is a vertically-i...

GCC looking for additional US assets

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) is exploring options for mergers and acquisitions in different markets, particularly the USA, according to CE Noticias Financieras. "In terms of growth in the US we are actively seeking expansions, mergers and acquisitions and that does not necessarily exclude completely that we could not expand through special capex," said GCC Director Enrique Escalante. In June 2018 GCC acquired the 0.315Mta Trident cement plant in Three Forks, Montana, from CRH.

GCC demand to edge up?

18 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The last few years have been challenging for the cement industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. However, as GCC governments move towards expansionary budgets and the implementation of mega projects edges ahead, sector analysts predict a modest rise in the region’s cement demand this year. By Hettish Karmani, U-Capital, UAE. Continued infrastructure development, the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar, and the country’s move towards an expansionary budget are ...

GCC announces 11% sales increase for 9M18

24 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has recorded an 11.1 per cent YoY increase in sales to US$677.4m for the first nine months of 2018. EBITDA surged 16.3 per cent to US$198.6m in the same period, while its EBIDTA margin reached 29.3 per cent. In the 3Q18 net sales advanced 10.6 per cent YoY to US$278.6m from US$251.9m. EBITDA was also up 9.2 per cent to US$83.6m, compared with US$76.6m of the year-ago period. "GCC's third quarter and nine-month results show continued success in i...

GCC acquires Trident Cement, sells OK and AR ready-mix operations

15 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Meixcan cement producer Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) received regulatory approval for the purchase of the 0.315Mta Trident cement plant in Three Forks, Montana, USA, from CRH, as well as the sale of its ready-mix concrete operations and transportation assets in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Following the transaction GCC owns eight cement plants in the US and Mexico, with a total production capacity of 5.4Mta. In addition, the company expects to commission the expansion of its cement plant in...

GCC quintuples consolidated net income in 1Q18

25 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos Chihuahua (GCC) reported a 13.6 per cent YoY rise in net sales to US$188.7m in 1Q18. The Mexico-based cement producer saw its EBITDA rise by 40.6 per cent to US$45.9m during the first quarter and improved its EBITDA margin from 19.6 per cent in 1Q17 to 24.3 per cent in 1Q18. Consolidated net income more than quintupled YoY to US$11.3m from US$1.7m in 1Q17. An 18 per cent rise in Mexican sales and an 11.9 per cent increase in US sales were key drivers to the improved results. ...