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Cemex reports positive net income for the first time in six years

05 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced yesterday that, on a like-to-like basis for the ongoing operations and adjusting for currency fluctuations, consolidated net sales increased by two per cent during 4Q15 to US$3.4bn, and increased five per cent for the full year 2015 to US$14.1bn versus the comparable periods in 2014. Operating EBITDA on a like-to-like basis increased by seven per cent during 4Q15 to US$663m, and by nine per cent for the full year to US$2.6bn versus 2014. Cemex said the increase in consolidat...

Cemex contributes to main trade route between Mexico and the USA

15 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that Cemex Mexico contributed to the restoration of the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway, the main export-import route between Mexico and the US. Located in northeast Mexico, the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway connects Mexico with the state of Texas in the United States. With 52 per cent of Mexico’s imports and exports moving along this highway, it is one of the main trade routes across the Mexican and US border. With more than 15,000 truckloads flowing across this highway ...

Fitch upgrades Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua's ratings to 'BB'; outlook Stable

13 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) local and foreign currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) to 'BB' from 'BB-'. Fitch also upgraded GCC's US$260m senior notes due 2020 to 'BB' from 'BB-'. The rating outlook is Stable. The ratings upgrade reflects the strengthening of US residential construction across several of the company's markets as well as a favourable economic environment in northern Mexico that should support cement demand in the state of Chihuahua. Robust...

Mexico: Cruz Azul opens second Palmar de Bravo line

14 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Cooperative la Cruz Azul recently opened a second production line at its Palmar de Bravo cement works, operated by its subsidiary CYCNA de Oriente. "CYCNA Orient today reaches 100 per cent of its design capacity. Previously this plant produced 1.2Mta of cement, but with the second line an additional 1.5Mta can be manufactured, giving a total of 2.7Mta, “said Guillermo Alvarez Cuevas, CEO of Cooperativa La Cruz Azul.

Cemex planning another price rise in Mexico

09 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex plans to increase prices for bulk cement in Mexico starting January 2016, according to local media. Reforma reported that a letter was sent by Cemex to its customers in November to inform them of the pending hike. JP Morgan has noted that Cemex had raised prices by 21 per cent over FY-2015 which resulted in a decline in the company’s market share as peers had raised prices to a much lower extent. In the research house's view, this is likely to result in continued volume improvement ...

Cemex: senior level organisational changes

02 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced today changes to its senior level organisation, effective 1 January 2016. All of the executives named below are current executive committee members: Juan Romero Torres has been ratified as President of Cemex Mexico. Ignacio Madridejos Fernández has been appointed President of Cemex USA. Jaime Gerardo Elizondo Chapa has been appointed President of Cemex Europe. This new region will now integrate all the company's operations in Europe including Spain and Croatia. ...

XXIV Cemex Building Award winners announced

11 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced the winners of the XXIV Edition of the Cemex Building Award at an awards ceremony held in the Colegio Vizcainas, a nonprofit educational institution in Mexico City. This year’s Cemex Building Award received 637 entries in the Domestic Edition and 36 entries in the International Edition. The participants’ buildings were constructed in Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the Uni...

Cemex says strong dollar may delay higher debt rating

10 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Mexican cement major Cemex said on Thursday that the strength of the US dollar could postpone the ability of the company to win back an investment grade debt rating, according to a report by Reuters. Cemex, burdened with a heavy debt load from its 2007 acquisition of Australia's Rinker, has been focusing on reducing debt in a bid to regain an investment-grade rating by 2018. "The question now is what to expect with respect to the strength of the dollar. If it stays like this, then getting ...

Cementos Chihuahua 3Q15 sales rise 23% YoY

28 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s Cementos Chihuahua posted sales of MXN3.983bn (US$241.4m), up 23 per cent YoY, in the third quarter of 2015. The rise in turnover has been attributed to higher volumes and prices in Mexico and the USA. Sales in the US expanded by 24 per cent on the back of a three per cent advance in cement volumes in Minnesota, Texas and Colorado as the building and infrastructure sectors generated extra demand. This helped offset an 11 per cent fall in concrete sales. In Mexico, sales saw a ...

Cemex’s data centre recognised for energy efficiency

14 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced today that its Data Center, located in Monterrey, Mexico, was awarded the Certified Energy Efficient Datacenter (CEEDA) Gold Certification – the highest recognition for energy efficiency strategy in the datacenter industry. Cemex is the first CEEDA Enterprise Gold Certified company in the Americas and only the fifth to merit this recognition in the world. The Cemex Data Center, located in Monterrey, Mexico Cemex earned this honour after a four-month assessment pr...