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GCC reports 12% rise in 3Q21 net sales

27 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s GCC has announced consolidated net sales of US$315.4m in the third quarter of 2021, up 12.2 per cent YoY on US$281.1m in the 3Q20. EBITDA also advanced 10.2 per cent to US$110.1m from US$99.9m, while its EBITDA margin saw a modest decline to 34.9 per cent from 35.5 per cent. “We are pleased with the results delivered despite supply chain and energy cost challenges. GCC is on track to meet our full-year guidance, assuming favorable weather conditions continue,” said Enrique Escal...

GCC reports 44% increase in 2Q net income

28 July 2021, Published under Cement News

GCC saw its consolidated net sales increased 18.1 per cent YoY to US$286.7m in the 2Q21 from US$242.8m in the 2Q20. EBITDA advanced 18.6 per cent YoY to US$97m in the 2Q21 from US$81.8m in the 2Q20. As a result, the EBITDA margin edged up from 33.7 per cent to 33.8 per cent over the same period. Net income increased 43.8 per cent to US$47.7m in the 2Q21 from US$33.2m in the year-ago period. In Mexico cement and ready-mix volumes increased 17.1 and 41.4 per cent, respectively. In the USA c...

GCC reports strong 2Q21 results and prepares for expansion

28 July 2021, Published under Cement News

GCC reported a net sales increase of 18 per cent in the 2Q21 and a rise in EBITDA of 19 per cent. The company’s net financial expenses totalled US$10m during this accounting period. GCC reported cement volumes rising by 11 per cent in the 2Q21 compared to eight per cent in 2020. Concrete sales fell by 17 per cent compared to a six per cent rise in the 2Q20. Commenting on guidance for the remainder of 2021, Enrique Escalante, GCC’s CEO said: “ Starting in Mexico, we now expect GCC’s cem...

GCC reports 9% increase in EBITDA

28 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s GCC has seen its consolidated net sales for the first quarter of 2021 decrease by 1.5 per cent to US$178.8m from US$181.4m in the 1Q20. This was primarily due to lower cement and concrete volumes in the US and the depreciation of the Mexican peso. However, this was partially offset by increased cement and concrete volumes in Mexico and a favourable price environment in both markets. The company’s EBITDA advanced 9.2 per cent YoY to US$49.5m from US$45.3m in the 1Q20, while the EBI...

Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua becomes GCC

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Mexico-based cement producer Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua has formally approved its name change to GCC at an Extraordinary General Meeting on 23 March 2021. Luis Carlos Arias, GCC’s CFO, said: “We changed the name to GCC to better reflect our 2025 vision: to be the best cement company in North America with the proper balance of people, profit and the planet. It unifies our brand in multiple countries, mirrors the stock ticker and reflects how the market best knows us.” Luis Carlos added, “I ...

GCC sees 2% rise in sales for 4Q20

27 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has seen a 1.7 per cent YoY increase in consolidated net sales to US$232.5m for the final quarter of 2020, compared to US$228.6m in the 4Q19. EBITDA fell 5.9 per cent YoY to US$81.3 from US$86.4m, while the EBITDA margin dipped to 35 per cent from 37.8 per cent. "GCC wrapped up 2020 with strong operational and financial results despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. These positive results show GCC’s adaptability, resiliency and...

GCC reports a 7% decline in net sales

30 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) reported a 6.8 per cent YoY decline in consolidated net sales to US$281.1m for the third quarter of 2020, compared with US$301.7m in the 3Q19. The fall was primarily due to decreased cement volumes in the US, concrete volumes in Mexico and the depreciation of the Mexican peso, according to its earnings report. However, it was partially offset by higher cement volumes in Mexico and a favourable price environment in both markets. Consolidated net sa...

GCC signs wind power agreement with Black Hills Energy

11 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos Chihuahua (GCC) has signed a power purchasing agreement (PPA) with Black Hills Energy to supply GCC’s Rapid City cement plant with half of its power requirements in the next 15 years. By choosing low-cost renewable energy resources to power our business, we’re able to advance our business goals and sustainability objectives while also supporting the expansion of affordable, renewable energy development in the region,” said Ron Henley, GCC’s US division president. “Clean ener...

GCC sees 11% rise in consolidated net sales for 1Q20

30 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s Grupo de Cemento de Chihuahua (GCC) has announced an 11 per cent increase in consolidated net sales to US$181.4m for the first quarter of 2020. EBITDA also advanced 18.4 per cent YoY to US$45.3m from US$38.3m, with the EBITDA margin rising to 25 per cent from 23.4 per cent. "Both our divisions delivered strong results in the first quarter of the year, as the economic impacts of the pandemic weren't fully realised until late in the quarter. All of our operations are running at a st...

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...