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Cemex third quarter loss expected to narrow

21 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex is expected to post a narrower third quarter loss for the July-September period of 2013 led by a pick-up by US sales, the company’s biggest market. According to a Reuters' survey of six analysts, the Mexican cement major is expected to report a loss of US$22m compared with a loss of US$203m a year earlier. An increase in US sales is expected to offset weak performances in Europe and Mexico, the news agency said. Analysts expect third-quarter results to show that Cemex sold more cemen...

Fitch rates Cemex outlook Stable

07 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Fitch Ratings has assigned 'BB-/RR3' ratings to Cemex's proposed floating rate senior secured notes due in 2018 and senior secured notes due in 2021. The 2018 and 2021 notes will be guaranteed by Cemex Mexico, Cemex Concretos, Empresas Tolteca de Mexico, Cemex Espana, New Sunward Holding BV, Cemex Asia BV, Cemex Corp, Cemex Egyptian Investments BV, Cemex Egyptian Investments II BV, Cemex France Gestion, Cemex Research Group AG; Cemex Shipping BV and Cemex UK. The rating outlook for Cemex ...

Cemex announces pricing of senior notes

25 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Leading Mexican cement major Cemex priced US$1.4bn in senior notes Wednesday. The debt sale comes after the Mexican government's issuance Monday of US$3.9bn in 10-year global bonds, of which around US$2.5bn were used to extend the average maturity of the government's foreign debt. Cemex said it priced US$1bn in notes due 2021 with fixed annual interest of 7.25 per cent, and US$400m in notes due 2018 that will pay a floating rate of 4.75 percentage points above three-month Libor. The compan...

US to drive gains in Cemex EBITDA – report

23 September 2013, Published under Cement News

The US construction sector is expected to be the main driver behind an annual 12.6 per cent rise in Cemex’s EBITDA over the next five years, a report by Banco Monex has stated. Cemex is expected to achieve an annual growth rate in sales and EBITDA of 6.7 per cent and 12.6 per cent respectively over the next five years, driven by a recuperation of the US construction sector, the report said. In the first half of this year, Cemex’s United States, turnover advanced by a further 8.4 per cent t...

S&P revises GCC’s outlook to stable, Mexico

12 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Standard & Poor's has affirmed its B-rating for Mexico-based producer Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) and has revised the outlook from positive to stable. The rating reflects GCC's "aggressive financial risk profile and weak business risk profile" and is constrained by the company's geographic concentration, limited scale and less than adequate liquidity. The company's operations were affected by a longer than expected winter in the US during 1H13 that "limited construction activiti...

Cemex launches new cement product in Mexico

09 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex in Mexico has introduced a new product to the market, EXTRA cement, the result of almost three years of research and development. EXTRA cement is especially designed at the molecular level to reduce cracking due to plastic contraction by up to 80 per cent during the curing periods for concrete and mortars. It also creates a more manageable mix with better integration and cohesion, according to a statement released by Cemex. The curing process begins during the first few hours af...

Cemex announces pricing of US$1bn senior secured notes

06 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced today the pricing of US$1bn of senior secured notes denominated in US dollars. Cemex intends to use the approximately US$995m of net proceeds from the offering to purchase a portion of the 9.50 per cent Senior Secured Notes due 2016 issued by Cemex Finance LLC, and the remainder, if any, for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of other indebtedness. Cemex currently expects to purchase a portion of the 2016...

Cementos Molins 1H profit falls 58%

01 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins closed the first half-year with a profit of EUR8.3m, 58 per cent down on 1H12. The decline has been attributed to the poor performance of the Spanish subsidiaries, which recorded a EUR22.4m loss. The company’s overseas divisions returned a profit of EUR30.7m. The group's total turnover decreased by 8.6 per cent from the 1H12 and reached EUR416m. In Spain, the turnover decreased by 14 per cent. Abroad sales fell seven per cent due to lower contributions from Mexico and Ce...

Fitch upgrades Cemex to B+

01 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Fitch upgraded its foreign and local issuer default rating of Cemex to B+ from B, the ratings agency said in a report. The upgrade is based on Cemex's improved capital structure and "the gradual improvement in the US cement market and an improving outlook for the growth in the company's EBITDA and cash flow," Fitch said. Fitch's action also takes into account the "improved confidence of the capital markets," as a result of Cemex's debt refinancing and the IPO of its Latin America subsid...

Cemex expects best volume growth from USA

26 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex reported a slight decline in turnover for the first half of 2013, with EBITDA also down marginally but the trading profit improved by double digits. While volumes were down in the first six months, the group sees full year sales edging ahead with the USA expected to show the best advance. Cemex' first half turnover eased by 0.7 per cent to US$7322.1m and  EBITDA came off by 1.7 per cent to US$1251.2m, but the trading profit improved 13.8 per cent to US$690.2m. Net interest payment...