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Fitch Ratings expects Taiwan Cement to maintain credit profile after earthquake

12 April 2024, Published under Cement News

The BBB-/Stable credit profile of Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) is unlikely to be affected by the equipment damage and operational disruption caused by the 3 April 2024 earthquake in eastern Taiwan, according to Fitch Ratings. Repairment costs and lost revenue in relation to the earthquake should not damage TCC's financial profile, as the amounts are immaterial relative to TCC's EBITDA of TWD20bn (US$619.7m) and TWD126bn of cash on hand as of end-2023. The company's preliminary assessment esti...

China starts public consultation on emissions accounting and verification guidelines

09 April 2024, Published under Cement News

China is carrying out a public consultation on drafting guidelines regarding emissions accounting and verification for the country’s cement sector until 15 April 2024. This would lay the foundation for the sector’s inclusion in the national compliance carbon market, according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. The consultation document only provides instructions for companies how to calculate and report their emissions and for provincial governments to carry out verifications. It ...

CNBM reports 10% YoY revenue drop

04 April 2024, Published under Cement News

CNBM has reported revenue of CNY210.2bn (US$29.1bn) in 2023, down 10.1 per cent on the previous year. This was primarily attributed to a fall in the group’s basic building materials segment, which was partially offset by an increase in revenue in its engineering technical services segment and an uptick in its new materials segment. Profit attributable to equity holders of the company contracted 52.5 per cent over the same period to CNY3.86bn, while EBITDA declined 14.3 per cent to CNY33.8b...

Southeast Cement sees 2% YoY revenue increase

29 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Taiwan-based Southeast Cement has reported revenue of TWD2.27bn (US$70.88m), up two per cent on the previous year. Net income in 2023 came in at TWD149.5m, on a par with 2022, while the profit margin declined from 8.3 per cent in 2022 to 6.6 per cent the following year, reportedly driven by increased expenses. Basic earnings per share from continuing operations in 2023 stood at TWD0.26, unchanged from 2022.  In the fourth quarter of 2023, ended 31 December, the company recorded total r...

Anhui Conch sees profit decline in 2023

21 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch Cement has reported turnover of CNY140,999m (US$19,588m) in 2023. This compares to CNY132,021m in the previous year. Gross profit declined from CNY27,190m in 2022 to CNY22,364m in 2023, while profit before tax contracted from CNY20,232m to CNY13,869m over the same period. According to the company, profit for the year came in at CNY11,018m in 2023, down from CNY16,357m in 2022. 

West China Cement Ltd announces a 65% drop in net profit

20 March 2024, Published under Cement News

West China Cement Ltd has reported a 65.3 per cent decrease in its net income from CNY1214.8m (US$168.7m) in 2022 to CNY421.3m in 2023. This came as sales revenue rose slightly by 6.3 per cent rise in sales revenue, from CNY8489.1m to CNY9,020.9m, over the period. As a result, the company’s earnings per ordinary share fell to CNY0.077, down 65.6 per cent from CNY0.224 the year before.  Following West China Cement’s poor financial performance, the company has vowed to implement cost c...

Chia Hsin Cement Corp sees sales advance YoY

13 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Taiwan-based Chia Hsin Cement Corp has reported sales of TWD2911.6m (US$92.7m) for the full year 2023, marking an increase from TWD2253.7m in the previous year. Net income in 2023 came in at TWD81.1m, compared to a net loss of TWD180.8m in the year-ago period. Basic earnings per share from continuing operations stood at TWD0.12 in 2023m, up from a basic loss per share of TWD0.27 in 2022. 

Disappointing trend continues in Japan

08 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Japan cement sales shrank 5.5 per cent YoY in the first month of 2024, marking a continuing trend. Sales were 2.389Mt in January, down from 2.527Mt a year earlier, according to the Japan Cement Association (JCA). Since the mid-2010s sales have been in steady decline and contracted a further 5.6 per cent in 2023 to 35.377Mt from 37.488 in 2022. Lacklustre public sector and civil engineering works, which account for 47 per cent of construction activity, are dragging on demand. The resumption o...

Arabian Cement to penalise CNBM on Rabigh project

26 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Co has confirmed that it will impose a delay damage penalty of five per cent on CNBM International Engineering Co for the Saudi cement producer’s new mills at its Rabigh plant. According to Zawya, the cement manufacturer first awarded the SAR362m (US$96.5m) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to CNBM in April 2015. Although the new cement mills are now completed, the project has been delayed due to discussions between CNBM and Sinoma Overseas Devel...

SungShin Cement swings into the black in 2023

21 February 2024, Published under Cement News

South Korea-based SungShin Cement reported a preliminary and unaudited revenue of KRW1.113trn (US$832,886) in 2023, up from KRW1.03trn in 2022. The company’s operating profit surged from KRW1.83bn in 2022 to KRW77.73bn in 2023 while net profit reached KRW65.75bn in 2023, a significant turnaround when compared with a loss of KRW26.47bn in 2022. SungShin operates the 11.3Mta Danyang integrated plant in Danyang-gun and the 0.5Mta Bugang grinding unit in Cheongwon-gun.