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Cementos Argos

02 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Panama’s continuing focus on infrastructure development is proving lucrative for leading cement producer Cementos Argos. The expansion of the Panama Canal now accounts for 30 per cent of revenue for Argos’ Panamanian subsidiary, which has been supplying materials to the project since 2009. The company is also providing cement for the construction of Central America’s first subway, the US$1800m Panama Metro. The first stage of construction, a 14km stretch of the metro system, is due for comp...

Cementos Argos continues to thrive on Panama Canal project

18 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has found the Panama Canal expansion project to be a lucrative venture. The Colombian cement and concrete producer has been  supplying materials for the construction of major infrastructure on the canal and connect schemes since 2009.   Argos’ Panamanian subsidiary earns 30 per cent of its revenues from the expansion at present with the canal offering sales of 700,000Mta of cement up to next year. In addition, the Colombian company is providing concrete to the Aeropuerto...

Cemex Latin America cement shipments edge ahead, grows stronger downstream

24 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latin American Holdings' turnover for the first nine months of the year advanced by eight per cent to US$1287.8m, while the EBITDA increased by 16.2 per cent to US$474.4m. The increase at the trading level was a little less at 14.1 per cent to US$405.4m. After a net interest charge of US$86.8m, the pre-tax profit amounted to US$309.1m. Net debt at the end of September stood at US$1345m, to give a gearing level of 94.7 per cent, with 88 per cent of the total gross debt being denomina...

CCCL reports 2Q13 net profit, Jamaica

08 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) has reported a second-quarter net profit as the Jamaica-based cement producer increased domestic market share and exports to Panama provide an extra boost to revenue. In the second quarter of 2013, cement exports declined but local sales reached 150,000t to push revenues for the three-month period above JMD3bn (US$29.6m). The company made a profit for the second quarter of JMD359m. However, CCCL general manager attributed to the improvement to the compa...

Cemex Latin American Holdings recovers in 2Q

25 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latin American Holdings' first-half turnover improved by 2.8 per cent to US$814m and the EBITDA rose by 12.2 per cent to US$306.4m. The increase at the trading level was a somewhat more modest 7.3 per cent to US$260.3m. After a net interest charge of US$58.8m, the pre-tax profit emerged at US$193.4m. Net debt at the end of June stood at US$1411m, giving a gearing level of 103.9 per cent. Cement shipments in the period was 1.7 per cent lower at 3.62Mt, while aggregates deliveries wer...

Cemex Latin American Holdings has a weaker first quarter

26 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latin American Holdings reported a 2.5 per cent decline in first quarter turnover to US$383.3m, but the EBITDA did improve by 8.1 per cent to US$140.7m. The increase at the trading level was a more modest 1.9 per cent to US$117.5m. After a net interest charge of US$29.4m, the pre-tax profit emerged at US$83.2m. Net debt at the end of March amounted to US$1514m, giving a gearing level of 119.9 per cent. Cement shipments in the quarter declined by 8.4 per cent to 1.69m, of w...

Cemex Lat'Am publishes 2012 results

07 February 2013, Published under Cement News

As a result of the flotation of a minority stake in the Central and South American operations of Cemex, Cemex Latin American Holdings' 2012 results have just been published for the first time, on the eve of the parent company's annual results announcement. The pro forma figures show a 25.4 per cent increase in turnover to US$1591.7m and an EBITDA advancing by 44.4 per cent to US$547.5m as the margin increased from 29.9 per cent to 34.4 per cent. The trading profit showed a 55.3 per cent a...

Cemex to supply cement for Central America’s first Metro system

25 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced today that it is supplying nearly 100,000t of cement for the construction of Line 1 of the Panama Metro, a stretch of approximately 14km that is intended to connect two key hubs of the metropolitan area of Panama City. With this project, Panama would become the first country in Central America with a Metro system. The Metro line will be both above and below ground and will require the construction of tunnels, trenches, and viaducts, as well as the railway. The Metro line wil...

Cements Argos: positive outlook after strong 2011 results

27 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos, Colombia's largest cement producer, achieved more than COP3.6bn (US$2bn) in consolidated revenues for FY2011, representing YoY growth of 21% in peso terms as it reported strong performances in its Colombian and Caribbean divisions. In the US, results were still affected by the challenging conditions although the company sees interesting recovery prospects ahead. According to latest figures from Cements Argos, EBITDA for the year increased by 26% in peso terms to COP682m (U...