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Bestway reports 31% drop in FY19-20 turnover

16 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan-based Bestway Cement reported a gross turnover of PKR63.7bn (US$383.4m) in the financial year ended 30 June 2020, down 19 per cent YoY when compared with PKR79bn in FY18-19. Net turnover fell 31 per cent from PKR53.6bn to PKR37.1bn. Gross profit for the year decline from PKR16bn in FY18-19 to PKR1.1bn in FY19-20. Profit after tax dwindled to PKR0.5bn from PKR10.1bn in the previous financial year. The declining results have been attributed by a significant drop in prices, a substan...

Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd posts PKR3.6m loss

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd (MLCF) has reported a loss of PRK3.559m (US$226.3m) for the year ended 30 June 2020. Brokerage Arif Habib Ltd in a report said, “Topline of the company witnessed a dip of 21 percent YoY to PKR6bn in 4QFY20 as its dispatches tumbled 20 per cent YoY to 1.02Mt tagged with lower retention prices in the region.” In FY20 revenue reached PKR29.11bn, up 12 per cent YoY as lower retention prices offset the impact of a 41 per cent YoY hike in sales to 5.163M...

Cement stocks have outperformed in PSX lately

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

An analyst at Intermarket Securities Ltd has reported that cement stocks listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) have recently outperformed and the present bull-run in cement stocks – up 82 per cent since March 2020 – has been driven by many factors. That includes good pick-up in local demand led by the private sector, anticipated commencement of Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme and the recent announcement of Karachi Package by the government, and lower input costs amid a decline in internat...

Chief Minister urges quicker clearance of NOCs for Punjab cement factories

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar, chaired a meeting yesterday at the Punjab Assembly about easing the process of setting up new cement factories in the Pakistani province. The complicated and lengthy process of establishing cement factories has slowed the pace of adding new capacity in the region. The local government wants to boost investment and new job opportunities. Sardar Usman Buzdar linked the issuance of no object certificates (NOC) for establishing a cement factory wit...

Fauji Cement announces new director

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Fauji Cement Company Ltd has announced the appointment of Imran Moid as a director of the company, with effect from 7 September 2020. Mr Moid will take the place left by the departure of Rehan Laiq. The announcement follows news of the company’s results earlier this week.

Fauji Cement posts FY2020 loss of PKR59m

08 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Co Ltd declared a loss of PKR59m (US$0.355m) for the year ended 30 June 2020. The company earned PKR2.824bn in the year ended 30 June 2019. “FCCL’s topline witnessed a decline of 27 per cent YoY to PKR3.75bn during 4QFY20 led by weaker retention prices as well as an 11 per cent dip in dispatches to 705,000t (local off-take dwindled by five per cent YoY to 700,000t),” reported Arif Habib Ltd in its analysis. In FY20 the topline suffered a decline of 17 per cent YoY as lower re...

Cement dispatches in Pakistan improve in August but fall MoM

07 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry recorded a growth of five per cent YoY in total dispatches from 3.351Mt to 3.52Mt in August 2019.  However, a reverse trend of 27.2 per cent was noted, when compared with the figure 4.838Mt in July 2020. According to the breakdown released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), the local dispatches of cement in August 2020 increased by 4.8 per cent to 2.794Mt from 2.665Mt in August 2019 while exports registered an increase of 5.8 per cent, risin...

DG Khan award electrification contract to Schneider Electric

01 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan-based DG Khan Cement Co Ltd, has chosen Schneider Electric to provide a comprehensive electrification solution for the 10,000tpd Balochistan plant. The facility will use a range of smart hard- and software and services that will fully power the site as well as optimise power usage to make the works more energy efficient and sustainable. Schneider's EcoStruxure equipment is internet-of-things enabled, allowing the operations team a full view of energy usage across the factory. Ar...

Lucky Cement profits fall to PKR3.34bn in FY20

26 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd has announced dismal financial results for FY19-20 (July 2019-June 2020). The company earned an after-tax profit of PKR3.34bn (US$19.8m) as compared to PKR10.49bn, reported during the same period in the previous financial year. The company attributed the drop in the profitability for the last three years mainly to increased capacities coming online locally, which has put downward pressure on margins, while input costs have continued to increase. However, as the local deman...

Pakistan cement industry earns good export revenue during July

24 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) has released cement export data for July 2020 (FY20-21). During this period, the industry earned good export revenue as the both value and quantity of cement exports increased on a MoM basis, but shows a mixed trend when compared with the YoY basis. Pakistan's total exports (all commodities) increased by 25.1 per cent during July 2020 to US$2bn against US$1.59bn in June 2020, the PBS data revealed. Pakistan's cement industry earned US$22.92m of...