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Star Cement reports 10% rise in revenue

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Star Cement has reported a 9.8 per cent YoY rise in revenue to INR6.03bn (US$82.53m) for the quarter ending 31 March 2021, compared to INR5.49bn in the year-ago period. Net profit remained largely consistent at INR853m from INR858.3m. The company also reported a 6.7 per cent YoY fall in revenue to INR17.2bn for the FY20-21. Net profit declined 34.5 per cent to INR1.87bn from INR2.86bn. Star Cement also commenced production at a new 2Mta grinding unit in Siliguri, West Bengal, in J...

MI Cement Factory moves forward with expansion plans

08 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s MI Cement Factory has reopened its investment plan worth BDT7.70bn (US$91.74m), which will see it set up its sixth production line at its factory in Munshiganj. The new production line will add 8280tpd to its existing capacity of 11000tpd. The company has postponed the project in October last year, but has reversed the decision following the industry’s recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.

Burnpur Cement posts net loss in the March quarter

03 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Burnpur Cement has seen an INR158.7m (US$2.17m) standalone net loss in the January-March quarter of 2021, compared to INR1.25bn in the year-ago period. However, net revenue surged 142 per cent YoY to INR432m from INR178.5m in the 4Q19-20. Operating expenses increased 138.7 per cent YoY to INR421.8m from INR176.7m.

Anjani Portland to acquire controlling stake in Bhavya Cements

27 May 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Anjani Portland Cement has entered into a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of a controlling stake in Bhavya Cements, at a price of INR51.53/share (US$0.7/share). The objective of the deal is to improve the market presence of the company through the addition of a new brand, according to Anjani Portland. Bhavya currently operates around 1.4Mta of cement capacity and has annual revenues in the region of INR3bn.

Anjani Portland Cement posts 111% rise in profit

26 May 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Anjani Portland Cement has reported a largely stable total income in the full-year period ending 31 March 2021, reaching INR4.14bn (US$56.9m) from INR4.13bn in the FY19-20. However, net profit surged 110.6 per cent YoY to INR849.8m from INR403.5m in the previous fiscal.

Shree Cement records 22% revenue increase

26 May 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Shree Cement has posted a 22.2 per cent YoY increase in standalone revenue from operations to INR39.31bn (US$540.6m) in the quarter ending 31 March 2021, against INR32.18bn in the year-ago period. Net profit advanced 30.5 per cent YoY to INR7.68bn from INR5.88bn. In the full-year period, revenue from operations climbed 5.7 per cent to INR125.88bn from INR119bn in the FY19-20. Net profit surged 40.8 per cent YoY to INR23.12bn.

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.

Ramco Cements posts 47% rise in net profit

25 May 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Ramco Cements has reported a 47 per cent rise in net profit to INR2.14bn (US$29.4m) in the final quarter of the FY20-21, compared to INR1.46bn in the year-ago period. Net revenue advanced 17 per cent YoY to INR16.40bn from INR14bn in the 4QFY19-20, while EBITDA increased 58 per cent from INR2.91bn to INR4.59bn. Ramco’s cement sales were also up to 3.21Mt from 2.93Mt. However, in the full-year period, cement sales declined 11 per cent YoY to 9.98Mt from 11.2Mt. Revenue decreased 1...

JK Lakshmi Cement reports 37% rise in net profit

21 May 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s JK Lakshmi Cement has reported a 37 per cent YoY rise in standalone net profit to INR1.38bn (US$18.99m) for the quarter ending 31 March 2021, compared with INR1.01bn in the year-ago period. Revenue from operations also advanced 24.6 per cent YoY to INR13.22bn, while the EBITDA margin climbed to 20.3 per cent from 19 per cent in the 4QFY19-20. "Despite a hike in the prices of inputs like petcoke, diesel, fly ash and gypsum, JKLC has improved its profitability on account of substantia...

Indian demand set to decline 20% in June quarter

19 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Indian cement demand in the April-June 2021 quarter is expected to drop by 20 per cent as a result of localised restrictions related to COVID-19 cases in the country, according to Fitch Ratings. Cement demand from rural housing is expected to decrease by a larger extent as it is more dependent on individual customers. Consumption from other segments, such as urban housing, infrastructure and commercial construction, is likely to be less affected. The input costs for petcoke, imported c...