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Titan's US business continues to advance

29 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Titan's first-half turnover improved by 7.6 per cent to EUR723.8m and EBITDA was ahead by 13.5 per cent to EUR119.5m. Following an increase in the depreciation charge of a modest 6.7 per cent, the trading profit improved by 21.4 per cent to EUR59m. After a net financial charge 6.2 per cent higher at EUR34.7m and other items, notably foreign exchange, the pretax profit dropped from EUR30.9m to EUR7.4m. At the net attributable level, the profit declined from EUR24.4m to EUR9.2m. Capital inves...

Greece: Heracles Cement plant modernisation

07 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Heracles Cement, a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, announced the completion of its first phase of an investment plan to modernise its Volos plant. The project, costing approximately EUR5m (US$5.5m), aims to boost the plant's export activity and competitiveness in the domestic market. In 2016, Heracles Group has modernised the plant's electrical installations, as part of its strategic priorities to ensure employees' Health and Safety, improve functionality and achieve sustainable dev...

The Mediterranean and beyond

25 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Mediterranean has always played a vital role in the world economy and international trade. In recent years its bordering countries have been affected by turmoil caused by various factors: the economic crisis, a fall in oil prices, increasing migration and Islamisation, political instability and wars. This uncertainty has affected construction investment and regional cement demand. For Mediterranean cement producers this has meant a need to find new markets and look beyond the usual horiz...

Titan's US profits more than double

11 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Titan's turnover rose by 20.7 per cent in 2015 to EUR1397.8m and EBITDA improved by 19.2 per cent to EUR216.4m. Following an 24.4 per cent increase in the depreciation and impairment charge to EUR130.7m. boosted by a EUR11.6m impairment charge in the USA, the trading profit declined by 3.2 per cent to EUR108.9m. The net financial charge was 1.7 per cent higher at EUR66.8m while the foreign exchange gain was 43.9 per cent lower at EUR17.4m in the previous year. The pr-tax profit was 10 per...

Lafarge begins public offer for Heracles shares, Greece

12 November 2015, Published under Cement News

The Greek Capital Market Commission has approved a Lafarge Cementos SAU information bulletin over a public offer to the shareholders of Heracles Cement SA, submitted on 30 July 2015. The public offer envisages the acquisition of all common nominal voting shares of Heracles at a price of 1.23 euros per share incash. The public offer period began yesterday and ends on 11 December 2015. Following completion of the public offer process, Lafarge will call for a general shareholders' meeting in ...

Titan performs strongly in the USA

06 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Titan's turnover improved by 18.9 per cent to EUR1029.5m in the first nine months of 2015 and EBITDA was up by 12.6 per cent to EUR165.2m, though in the third quarter EBITDA was ahead by just 3.8 per cent, reflecting the weakness in Greece. The trading profit for the nine months was 17.9 per cent higher at EUR80.5m and, after a 14.6 per cent increase in net financial charges and a positive contribution from associates of EUR3.8m as well as a reduced foreign exchange gain, the pre-tax prof...

Titan postpones dividend payment

01 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Greece's Titan Cement Co said yesterday that it would postpone its 2014 dividend payment, due on 1 July 2015 because of the bank holiday announced by the Greek government on Sunday. "Here will be a new announcement regarding the new date and the method of payment," of the dividend, the company said.

Titan Egypt's profits decline, but Greece and the USA recover

06 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Titan's turnover improved by 2.7 per cent in 2014 to EUR1158.4m but the EBITDA emerged 2.6 per cent lower at EUR181.6m. Following an 8.5 per cent reduction in the depreciation charge, the trading profit advanced by 7.0 per cent to EUR76.6m. The net financial charge increased by 6.2 per cent to EUR65.7m and there was a EUR31.1m foreign exchange gain compared with a loss of EUR18.4m in the previous year. There was a pre-tax profit of EUR46.8m compared with a EUR9.4m loss the year before. At...

Titan suffers in Egypt, but improves elsewhere

14 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Titan’s turnover improved by 3.3 per cent to EUR879.7m in the first nine months of 2013, but EBITDA edged ahead by just 0.1 per cent to EUR146.7m. In the third quarter the EBITDA did decline by one per cent. The trading profit for the nine months was 0.7 per cent lower at EUR57.9m and, after a 6.9 per cent reduction in net financial charges and a positive contribution from associates of EUR3.6m, there was a pre-tax profit of EUR47.4m profit compared with a EUR1.1m loss. There was a net at...


03 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's 89 per cent-owned subsidiary Heracles General Cement Company has announced a 9.3 per cent increase in turnover to EUR123.4m for the first six months of 2014 and EBITDA loss was reduced from EUR118.5m to EUR4.1m. The net loss after tax declined from EUR108.8m to EUR17.5m. Heracles' cement volumes increased by 11.7 per cent during the period as domestic deliveries showed a strong recovery from very low levels.