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Cemex sales decline by 10% in 2Q20

28 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex reported significant disruption from COVID-19 in 2Q20. Sales declined by 10 per cent YoY and EBITDA fell by six per cent to US$554m. These decreases were attributed to lockdown measures. The decline in quarterly consolidated net sales was due to lower volumes for the company's three core products in almost all regions. The USA was the one exception with cement volumes growing six per cent. Net operating earnings before other expenses decreased 17 per cent to US$279m on a like-for-li...

Cemex launches Vertua® low-carbon concrete

24 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has launched Vertua® a low-carbon concrete range of products designed to offset residual CO 2 and provide a CarbonNeutral® concrete product. Vertuar achieves a 70 per cent reduction in embodied carbon emissions, claims Cemex. The range offers concrete solutions for foundations, floors and walls of buildings. "Vertua® is part of our ambition to deliver net-zero CO 2 concrete globally to all of our customers by 2050. It is also part of our effort to accomplish a 35 per cnet reduction...

Cemex Ventures to recycle plastic to produce concrete and aggregates via Arqlite

01 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures is investing in US-based Arqlite SPC, a start-up that produces light recycled aggregates from plastic waste. The product benefits from a low CO 2 footprint and a greater durability for drainage, precast and lightweight concrete systems for non-structural use. Arqlite SPC began its research and development process in Argentina in 2016. It has developed an innovative technology that allows most of the plastic waste to be recycled instead of disposal at a landfill or polluting...

Cemex cancels El Musel project due to COVID-19

30 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex is cancelling its terminal project that would see the company import 150,000tpa of cement via the Ingeniero Olano dock in El Musel, Gijón, Spain. In February 2019 Cemex applied for a concession at the Olano quay to unload cement to build two storage silos and a bagging plant, representing an investment of approximately EUR5m. Forecasts at the time expected 50,000t of cement to be imported in the first year to 150,000t from the sixth year. The concession was granted after 10 months. ...

Cemex's climate strategy still on track

26 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it will be continuing to move ahead with its climate action strategy, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In February the company announced it had set a target for a 35 per cent reduction of its net specific CO 2 emissions per tonne of cement compared with its 1990 baseline. "Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, and we believe that we can continue to address it as a fundamental component of our efforts to recover from the COVI...

Elementia appoints new CEO

24 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s Elementia has appointed Jaime Rocha Font as its new CEO, with effect from 2 September 2020. Mr Rocha Font will take over the position from Fernando Ruiz Jacques, who has held the role since February 2015. Mr Rocha Font is the current head of Elementia’s cement division and thereby serves as the CEO of Cementos Fortaleza. Alongside this, he has been the president of the country’s National Cement Chamber since 2019. "I appreciate the work and dedication that Fernando Ruiz carrie...

Cemex announces plans for US$1bn bond issue

03 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced plans to issue US$1bn worth of bonds, with a 7.375 per cent coupon and a maturity date of June 2027. The issue is expected to be used to support ongoing business activities, including debt repayment. The bonds will be issued with an option to repurchase them four years prior to maturing and the offering period will close on 5 June.  Elsewhere, Mexico's energy regulator approved new rates that electricity providers must pay the national power utility for transmission...

Cemex amends consolidated financial leverage limits

26 May 2020, Published under Cement News

As part of a strategy to respond to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Cemex has amended its main banking contract to modify the limits of its consolidated financial leverage. Its leverage limit will increase to 6.75x by June 2020 and to 7.00x from September 2020 to March 2021, before decreasing again at a later date. "At the end of the first quarter of 2020, Cemex reported a consolidated financial leverage ratio of 4.40x," said the company.

Cemex announces organisational changes

22 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has made several immediate appointment changes and changes at senior positions in the company. Jose Antonio Gonzalez, Cemex's current executive vice president of finance and administration, has been appointed executive vice president of strategic planning and business development.  Maher Al-Haffar, current vice president of investor relations, corporate communications and public affairs, has been appointed executive vice president of finance and administration. Maurice Boehner, cur...

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...