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Seacem sells entire stake in Lafarge Republic, Philippines

02 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Southeast Asia Cement Holdings Inc (Seacem) has sold its entire stake in listed affiliate Lafarge Republic Inc worth PHP11.32bn (US$227.9m). The stake has been sold as part of the company's bid to raise cash and improve the firm's financial position amid the likely entry of a new investor, Seacem said in a disclosure.

Lafarge to reopen revamped Danao plant, Philippines

21 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Republic is to reopen its facility in Dano, Cebu, in the Philippines as part of the company’s drive to raise output due to increasing domestic sales. “The revamped plant in Danao City is one of several capacity expansion projects being undertaken by LRI to respond to the growing demand for building materials and the order backlog of construction projects of the leading construction companies.” Lafarge Republic said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange. The plant wil...

Seacem sells 4.3 per cent in Lafarge Republic, Philippines

08 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Southeast Asia Cement Holdings, Inc (Seacem) has sold around four per cent of its stake in affiliate Lafarge Republic, Inc.  "Seacem has... sold 50 million of its shares of stock of Lafarge Republic, or 4.3 per cent  of Seacem's total Lafarge Republic shares, to the public consisting mostly of institutional investors," Seacem said in a disclosure yesterday.

Holcim Philippines sees surge in full-year net profit

28 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has reported an 80 per cent YoY rise in net profit as it gains from improvements in operating and process efficiencies as well as a strong rebound in local demand. Net profit for the 12 months to the end of December 2012 climbed to PHP3.63bn from PHP2.03bn the year before. Revenues also rose 25.62 per cent from PHP21.62bn to PHP27.16bn. The company’s chief executive officer Eduardo Sahagun said that 2012 was one of the domestic industry’s best years, as overall growt...

The Philippines: Southeast Asia Cement reports eightfold profit growth in 2012

12 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Southeast Asia Cement Holdings Inc (Seacem) grew its profits by more than eightfold last year, the company said. "The board of directors approved the separate audited financial statements of the corporation for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2012, showing a profit for the year of PHP3753m (US$92.2m) for the parent company," Seacem said. Last year's profits are a big jump from the PHP449m earned in 2011, the company said in an e-mail yesterday when sought for details. Seacem became a ...

Philippines: strong cement sales expected in 2013

08 January 2013, Published under Cement News

The Philippine cement sector is looking forward to higher sales this year as private sector projects and increased government spending on infrastructure are expected to continue driving drive demand. “2013 is going to be a strong year for sales,” Ernesto Ordoñez, president of the Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines told the Philippine Star. Mr Ordoñez said that higher sales would be supported by the government’s plan to spend more for infrastructure projects. “Th...

Holcim sells stake in power generation subsidiary, Philippines

04 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp (TA Oil) has acquired the stake of partner Holcim Philippines Inc in a power plant in Bulacan province. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, TA Oil said that it "signed a share purchase agreement for the purchase by Trans-Asia of Holcim's 50 per cent stake in Trans-Asia Power Generation Corporation." The deal gives Trans-Asia full ownership of the power firm. Prior to the conclusion of this transaction, Holcim was in a joint ventu...

Holcim: October ‘12

09 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim is planning a considerable investment in modernising its Volsk works in Russia, which is currently using a wet process production system. Work is expected to start during the second quarter of 2013 and completion is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016. An official announcement about the exact plans is expected fairly shortly. Holcim Hungary is to close its Labatlan works next year. Closure had previously been deferred until 2016, with a new works to be commissioned by then. The...

Cemex: October ‘12

09 November 2012, Published under Cement News

During the first nine months of the year, Cemex' turnover came off by 2.1% to US$11,273.8m, but the EBITDA did improve by 9.0% to US$2,003.2m. The trading profit rose by 37.8% to US$1,921.8m and the net interest charge increased by 3.7% to US$1,044.8m. After taking losses on financial instruments and other non-trading items into account, the pre-tax loss, which had jumped by 113.2% a year earlier, fell by 74.7% to US$174.3m. The net attributable loss dropped by 64.8% to US$419.7m. The net d...

Lafarge: October ‘12

09 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge hopes to increase the cement capacity at Lafarge Republic Cement in the Philippines by 1Mt by the early part of 2013 thanks to investments at its Danao grinding centre on Cebu and also at the Norzagaray grinding centre in Bulacan province on Luzon.