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01 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Camargo Correa subsidiary InterCement, formerly trading as Cimpor, has agreed to sell its Portuguese and Cape Verde assets to the Turkish group Oyak. Having previously considered selling a 49 per cent interest in all of its African and European activities, InterCement has now decided to sell the Portuguese and Cape Verde assets in their entirely. These consist of three integrated cement plants with a combined cement capacity of 9.1Mta, two grinding plants, 40 concrete batching plants ...

InterCement sells Portugal operations in further deleveraging

29 October 2018, Published under Cement News

To help reduce its indebtness, InterCement is leaving the European market. Controlled by Mover Participações (current holding company of the Camargo Corrêa group), the company agreed on Friday to sell its cement and concrete operations in Portugal and Cape Verde to Turkish group Oyak, according to Valor International. While the price of the divestment was undisclosed, the deal is believed to have cost a little over US$800m, according to industry analysts. The divestment will see the owner...

Chairman of Semapa dies

23 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Portuguese billionaire Pedro Queiroz Pereira, whose holding company Semapa controls paper and pulp producer The Navigator Company and cement maker Secil, died on Saturday aged 69, an official spokesman said. Queiroz Pereira was chairman of Semapa and The Navigator Company. Both of these publicly traded companies have separate chief executive officers. His family holds 71 per cent of Semapa. He is survived by his daughters Filipa, Mafalda and Lua. The former race car driver was Portugal’s f...

Setubal project to attract cement businesses with panamax berths

31 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Blue Atlantic of Portugal is aiming to offer one of the most efficient cargo transport routes in out out of Europe with plans for an 800m quay able to berth two Panamax vessels in Setubal, 40km (25 miles) south of Lisbon. The 96ha Blue Atlantic Industrial & Logistics Park, in the Port of Setubal, will become a maritime export hub facing the Atlantic Ocean with several specialised terminals operated by private enterprises that could include cement operations. "The sea is regarded as a nation...

Portugal's cement exporters face fresh challenges

15 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Portugal’s cement sector has had little choice but to export cement since the euro crisis, but now it faces a new threat of needing to compete with other countries that have begun increasing cement and clinker exports. Six years ago it was a simple decision for Portugal's leading cement markesrs. With the construction industry paralysed and supported by a weak euro, they ploughed their efforts into selling abroad and their exports soared from close to nothing to more than 60 per cent of p...

Cimpor's 1H volumes down 2.7 per cent

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cimpor reported that first-half 2017 EBITDA growth in Argentina, Paraguay and South Africa, and to a lesser extent Portugal, mitigated adverse operating environments in the company’s other group regions. Sales of EUR921m (US$1.096bn) rose 2.6 per cent YoY. An average price adjustment of 10 per cent offset lower volumes.  EBITDA of EUR166m was 2.6 per cent lower compared to 1H16 on the back of non-recurring costs. Excluding these items, EBITDA remained stable. Cement and clinker volumes...

Cimpor EBITDA recovers by 5%

25 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cimpor’s first quarter turnover eased by 0.3 per cent to EUR452.9m, while the EBITDA recovered by five per cent to EUR84.1m. The trading profit (EBIT) improved by 3.1 per cent to EUR36.7m. The net financial charge came down by 18.1 per cent to EUR62.1m to give a pre-tax loss of EUR25.4m, compared with EUR40.3m a year earlier. At the net attributable level there was a loss of EUR34.4m, compared with a loss of EUR40.7m a year earlier. The net debt was 10.7 per cent higher at EUR3,3509m and...

Cimpor books larger loss in 2016

21 March 2017, Published under Cement News

With declining volumes in Cimpor's three most important markets. In Brazil, Argentina and Portugal, the turnover fell by 26.1 per cent in 2016 to EUR1842.8m and EBITDA came off by 32.9 per cent to EUR352.6m. After a EUR584m impairment charge against the goodwill carried in Brazil, the total depreciation and amortisation charge was more than trebled to EUR781.5m, giving a trading loss of EUR428.9m compared with a profit of EUR313.3m in the previous year. After a net financial charge 8.7 pe...

Portugal: Cimpor to resume cement exports from Loulé

13 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cimpor's Loulé plant is due to resume exports via the Algarve port of Faro, Portugal. The Algarve port of Faro, which has seen no cargo movement whatsoever since June 2016 when Cimpor, the port’s only customer, stopped production at its local Loulé plant. The Loulé plant is due to resume activity in February, reports The Portugal news Online.

Cimpor takes massive provisions in Brazil

02 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Cimpor's first-half turnover dropped by 31.1 per cent to EUR897.3m, while EBITDA declined by 39.1 per cent to EUR170.1m. The amortisation and provision charge jumped from EUR100.6m to EUR527.9m as a result of a EUR433m good-will impairment charge relating to Brazil. This led to the trading result falling from a profit of EUR178.6m to a EUR357.7m loss and after a 9.2 per cent increase in the net financial charge to EUR182.2m there was a pretax loss of EUR539.9m against a profit of EUR11.8m. A...