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Cemex reports 6% rise in net consolidated sales and EBITDA

27 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex reported a six per cent YoY rise ­– on a like-for-like basis for the ongoing operations and adjusting for currency fluctuations ­– in net consolidated sales for the second quarter of 2016. The company saw its operating EBITDA advance by six per cent during the quarter to US$771m when compared with 2Q15 although on a like-for-like basis the increase was 16 per cent. The corresponding EBITDA margin saw a 1.3 per cent rise YoY to 20.9 per cent. The company attributed the rise in con...

Mexico: Geocycle brand aims for a future without waste

21 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Geocycle is unifying its brand globally and in Mexico, the company operating under the name Ecoltec will now be known as Geocycle. It will continue to offer sustainable waste management solutions to reach its objective of “a future without waste”. For 23 years Ecoltec has offered world-class services for the responsible management of industrial waste as well as state and municipal government waste, such as proper disposal of used tyres which helps authorities reduce uncontrolled fires an...

IFC grants Cemex EUR106m "green" loan

13 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The International Finance Corp (IFC) has granted Cemex a loan of EUR106m to support the company’s sustainable development investment in emerging markets. After a thorough assessment of Cemex’s environmental, governance and social practices, the IFC will grant CEMEX funding for projects designed to enhance environmental performance that were completed in 2014 & 2015 as well as ongoing during 2016 which are part of the capital expenditure plan previously communicated by Cemex. Around 60...

Market analysts upgrade outlook for Cemex shares

17 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV was upgraded by analysts at Scotiabank from a "sector perform" rating to an "outperform" rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, The Fly reports. However, shares of Cemex SAB de CV traded down 2.12 per cent during trading on Thursday, hitting US$6.01. The stock had a trading volume of 1,815,899 shares. Cemex has a 52-week low of US$3.50 and a 52-week high of US$9.40. The company has a market capitalisation of US$63.41bn and a PE ratio of 375.62. The firm has a 50...

Mexico: Moctezuma appoint new general director

14 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Fabrizio Donega will be Corporación Moctezuma's new general director from 3 October 2016. Donega will replace Pedro Carranza Andresen, who is due to retire after 10 years working for the corporation.

Cemex develops fire-resistant and explosion-proof concrete

05 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex Mexico announced today that its developed a fire- and explosion-resistant concrete designed specifically at first to safeguard data processing centre, Proyecto Q, of the Santander Group, in Querataro, Mexico. Located only 20m away from a petrol station, the centre was vulnerable to the effects of potential thermal radiation (fire) and overpressure (explosion). The Santander Group turned to Cemex for the design and construction of a perimeter wall capable of withstanding both scenari...

Cemex to invest in seven energy projects

01 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has plans for seven energy projects in Mexico, including wind parks, according to its CEO, Fernando González Olivieri. The structure of the investment would run along similar debt-to-equity lines as used in the construction of the Ventika wind farm, promoted by Cemex and Fisterra Energy, a Blackstone subsidiary. Some 75 per cent of funds were contributed by NadBank, Banobras, Nafin, Bancomext and Santander. The balance was met by Fisterra, Cemex and other investors with Cemex investi...

Estanda improves productivity at Mexico mill

01 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Estanda has successfully completed the improvement of a raw cement mill for a cement plant in Mexico. The aim of the project commissioned to Estanda was to improve the productivity of the ball mill and to reduce the wearing of the steel parts due to the characteristics of the material to be ground: raw cement with very high abrasiveness. The solution applied by Estanda technicians consisted of the installation of a new transfer diaphragm with modified designs of the plates, manufactured in...

Higher cement volumes drive Elementia’s 4Q and full-year revenue growth

26 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Mexico-based Elementia reported consolidated revenues for 4Q15 rose by five per cent YoY to MXP4.02bn and by 11 per cent over the full year to MXP15.33bn, mainly due to higher volume sold by its cement division. In line with management expectations, revenues from the cement business for the full year totalled MXP2.37bn, a 36 per cent increase compared to MXP.175bn a year earlier. This was mainly due to price and volume increases of 13 and 20 per cent, respectively, when compared to the sam...

Mexico: cement prices rise 6.7% in 2015

25 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Mexico have risen 6.7 per cent in 2015, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). It is the highest price advance recorded since 2008. The increase has been attributed to the strength of the US dollar vs the Mexican peso. In 2015 Cemex, the largest cement producer in the country, hiked its prices by 10 per cent to protect its margins, a step which was quickly followed by other cement companies. In 2014 Cemex raised its prices by two per cent...