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Shares in India Cements fall due to CCI investigation

28 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Shares in India Cements fell by almost five per cent to INR208 (US$2.51) on 23 December 2022 after officials from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) visited the company's office in Chennai to conduct a search. According to India Cements, “Certain officials of Competition Commission of India visited our office in Chennai at around 11:30am and are conducting a search to find out if any irregularities concerning Competition Commission have occurred.”  “We clarify that we have not in...

JSW Cement announces 5Mta of new capacity

12 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Just hours after acquiring a 100 per cent stake in Springway Mining from India Cements , JSW Cement has announced plans to invest over INR32,000m (US$388.8m) in an integrated greenfield plant in Madhya Pradesh and a split grinding unit in Uttar Pradesh. According to The Hindu Business Line, the combined cement production capacity of the two units will be 5Mta. The plant in Madhya Pradesh will have a 2.5Mta clinker capacity, 2.5Mta grinding capacity, and a 15MW waste heat recovery syste...

India Cements in talks to sell Madhya Pradesh project

04 October 2022, Published under Cement News

India Cements is reportedly in talks with a number of companies over the sale of its project in Madhya Pradesh. India Cements had planned to set up a 3Mta integrated cement plant on the site but is now looking to sell the site to reduce its long-term debt, reports The Hindu. The project with its limestone mine is valued at around INR8000m (US$97.8m). Among the companies vying for the project are UltraTech Cement , JSW Cement , Birla Group and Adani Group . May 2022 saw India Ceme...

Cement demand getting back on track, says India Cements

30 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Despite the ongoing ressures from rising fuel, power and logistics costs, growing construction activity is expected to put cement demand in India back on track, according to Mr N Srinivasan, vice chairman and managing director of The India Cements Ltd . India is forecast to be the fastest-growing economy going forward with GDP predicted to improve by 7.2-7.4 per cent in 2022-23, reports the Financial Express Online.  India has seen a revival in its construction sector in 2021-22 due to p...

No stopping India's cement capacity rise

20 August 2021, Published under Cement News

India is the second-largest cement market in the world with an increasing population and high development needs. Consequently, the prospects for long-term cement demand growth are good. While many cement companies have delayed investment plans due to the ongoing pandemic, in India there is a surge of activity for CAPEX projects. The Cement Manufacturing Association (CMA) currently estimates that India has an installed cement capacity of 545Mta. A report by Crisil Ratings claims that as mu...

India Cements reports 35% increase in revenue

13 August 2021, Published under Cement News

India Cements has seen its standalone profit more than double to INR374m (US$5.034m) in the first quarter of FY21-22. Revenue from operations also advanced 35.1 per cent YoY to INR10.23bn from INR7.57bn in the year-ago period. Cement production climbed 40 per cent YoY to 1.88Mt, while overall sales including clinker increased 37 per cent. 

India Cements recovers in 4QFY21

25 May 2021, Published under Cement News

India Cements has reported a standalone net profit of INR716.3m (US$9.84m) in the final quarter of FY20-21, against a net loss of INR1.11bn in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. Net income advanced 24.9 per cent YoY to INR14.61bn from INR11.69bn. In the full-year period, the company’s EBITDA was up 35 per cent YoY to INR8.3bn from INR6.13bn in the FY19-20. Profit after tax also improved to INR2.22bn from a loss of INR360m.

India Cements returns to profit in 3Q

28 January 2021, Published under Cement News

India Cements has reported an INR693m (US$9.48m) net profit for the October-December 2020 period, compared to an INR94.3m net loss in the year-ago quarter. Revenue fell 4.8 per cent YoY to INR11.84bn from INR12.44bn. The top line of the company was largely impacted by the delayed effects of COVID-19, with most of the incremental demand for cement coming from the east, central and northern regions of India.

Damani family increases stake in India Cements

19 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Radhakishan Damani and Gopikishan Damani have increased their stake in India Cements during the October-December 2020 quarter. Radhakishan Damani increased his stake by 0.54 per cent, now holding an 11.34 per cent stake in the company against 10.8 per cent at the end of the July-September quarter. At the same time, his brother Gopikishan Damani now owns 8.46 per cent of the total paid-up capital in the company, up from 8.26 per cent in the 2QFY20-21. In addition, together the brothers ...

New cement association formed for south India

13 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement manufacturers in India have formed an association exclusively for southern India. The newly-formed South India Cement Manufacturers' Association (SICMA) is headed by N Srinivasan, vice-chairman and MD of India Cements, while Ravinder Reddy, director of Bharathi Cements, will be vice-president of the association. According to Mr Srinivasan, the formation of a south Indian body is required due to the size of the country and the efforts of various state governments to boost infrastruc...