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New Mexican cement player to enter the market

17 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Privately-held Mexican conglomerate Elementia, part-owned by billionaire Carlos Slim plans to list shares on the local exchange and is launching a cement company on the Mexican market, Reuters reports. Elementia plans an initial public offering in the medium term, and it is opening a cement company that aims to supply three per cent of the local market by next year, CEO Eduardo Musalem said on Tuesday. Elementia is backing the new cement maker that aims to begin operating a plant in Decemb...

Cemex's nine-month EBITDA rises 9%

16 October 2012, Published under Cement News

In the first nine months of the year, Cemex’ turnover decreased  2.1 per cent to US$11,273.8m but the EBITDA did improve nine per cent to US$2003.2m. The company's gearing is coming down but is still at very high levels. For the nine months to September 2012, the trading profit rose by 37.8 per cent to US$1921.8m and the net interest charge increased by 3.7 per cent to US$1044.8m. After taking losses on financial instruments and other non-trading items into account, the pre-tax loss, whic...

Cemex interested in investing in INC

15 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Industria Nacional de Cemento, has reported that Mexican cement giant Cemex has expressed an interest in investing in the Paraguayan state-owned producer. According to INC’s head, Carlos Krüssel, Cemex would transfer its technology to and possibly invest in INC. Mr Krüssel just completed a visit to a Cemex plant in Mexico to learn about Cemex’s plants and their experience in the provision of services and other products such as precast concrete. INC plans to expand its range of services a...

Cemex sees 9% increase in 3Q12 operating EBITDA

05 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex said on Thursday it expects to report a nine per cent rise in operating cash flow in the third quarter of 2012, compared with the year-earlier period, although sales in dollar terms are expected to be down about two per cent. This is Cemex’s first results guidance in more than three years. The Mexican cement major said that adjusted for currency swings, sales in the third quarter were probably up three per cent from a year earlier, and EBITDA was likely 13 per cent higher. The res...

Cemex completes refinancing deal, Mexico

18 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex said on Monday it has completed its plan to refinance US$7.2bn of debt and push back maturities by up to four years. Last week, the company and nearly all of its creditors finally settled on a new agreement that includes a debt swap, a US$1bn prepayment in March 2013, some asset sales, and revised financial covenants. Participating creditors will now receive about US$6.16bn in a combination of new loans and new dollar private placement notes, plus US$500m of new, high-yield notes ...

Cemex clears refinancing deal, considers asset sales

11 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex will extend maturities of bank loans by three years after its restructuring offer won acceptance from creditors holding 92.6 per cent of the debt. The offer had to be accepted by 91 per cent of creditors to go through after the threshold was lowered from an initial 95 per cent, and the transaction is expected to become effective in the following weeks, the company said in a statement. Cemex plans to sell US$500 of new 9.5 per cent senior notes due in 2018 as part of the exchange. ...

Mexico: Cemex shares climb on asset sale plan

24 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex SA shares outperformed the broader Mexican equity market Wednesday, rising as much as seven per cent after the Mexican cement maker said it plans to sell a minority stake in its Latin American assets through a listing on Colombia's stock exchange. The sale, aimed at reducing Cemex's debt, will not include assets in its homebase. Cemex's shares trading in Mexico City were recently up 4.8 per cent.

Cemex bolstered by improving US sales

30 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex has reported an improved profit line for the first-half of 2012, as sales from its US division move into long-awaited positive territory signalling that the debt-laden producer could be heading in the right direction despite declines in its two biggest markets of Mexico and Europe.   The company's first half turnover declined by 2.1 per cent to US$7373.1m but EBITDA improved 9.4 per cent to US$1273.2m and the trading profit rose 40.7 per cent to US$611.9m. Meanwhile, in the second-qua...

Cemex creditors agree to US$421m new notes swap

25 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex said on Tuesday that creditors had so far agreed to swap debt holdings for US$421m of new high-yield notes as part of its plan to refinance its debt burden. Reuters reports that the exchange offer, for up to US$500m of new 9.5 per cent notes due in 2018, is part of a plan Cemex aims to conclude in the third quarter of this year to gain breathing room ahead of the maturing of US$7.25bn in debt in 2014. The offer, which was launched early this month, ends on 20 August. The US$421m figu...

US operations boost Cemex’s second quarter results

23 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex has reported its highest quarterly EBITDA since the third quarter of 2009 as a pick-up in US operations helps to offset declines in Europe and Mexico. Net sales reached US$3.9bn during the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 1% on a like-to-like basis for the ongoing operations and adjusting for currency fluctuations, versus 1Q11. Operating EBITDA increased by 11% during the quarter to US$702m versus the same period in 2011. On a like-to-like basis, operating EBITDA increased by ...