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Credit Suisse upgrades Taiheiyo Cement, Japan

06 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Credit Suisse has upgraded Japan’s leading cement producer Taiheiyo Cement to Outperform from Neutral and sees improved profits for the company in the next fiscal. The house sees a one-off but substantial shortfall versus guidance in the current fiscal year due to higher fixed costs and increases in cost outlays due to production-related issues. However, it expects the company to achieve profits in the fiscal ending March 2014 on a comparative profit rebound, relatively large benefits from...

Adelaide Brighton posts modest rise in net profit, Australia

22 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Australian building materials producer Adelaide Brighton has posted a 3.8 per cent rise in net profit as mining and resources projects in certain regions offset weakness in residential and commercial construction. In the 12 months to 31 December, the company recorded a net profit of AUD154.1m from AUD148.4m the year before, driven by mining and resource projects in South and Western Australia and the Northern Territory.  A weak residential market in Victoria hit cement sales while depr...

Sanghi Industries 2QFY13 sales up 26%

22 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Sanghi Industries reported a 26 per cent rise in turnover for the second quarter of the year ended 31 December to INR286.3 crore. According to reports in the Business Standard of India, Sanghi Cement's net profit rose to INR21.6 crore in the second quarter as against a net profit of INR3 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal. For the first half of the year, net profit stood at INR 39.8 crore against a net loss of INR 34.3 crore in the first half of the last year. Comme...

CMA calls for a reduction in excise duty, India

21 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Ahead of the government’s forthcoming Budget, the Cement Manufacturers Association of India has called for a reduction in the current excise duty on cement to bring it more in line with other core industries. It has also requested a revision to duties on imports of cement and on raw materials for cement production. The Economic Times of India published a statement by the CMA stating: “To encourage the cement industry and to bring it at par with other core infrastructure industries, the ex...

Lafarge's 2012 consolidated sales rise on higher prices, emerging markets

20 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge reported a 3.5 per cent rise in consolidated sales for 2012 driven by price increases across all product lines, higher cement volumes in Latin America and Asia and favourable foreign exchange effects. For this year it sees growth in cement demand with emerging markets continuing to lead the way. The group achieved cost savings of EUR410m in the year, delivering on its cost savings target as its savings plan is gathering pace generating EUR80m of EBITDA in 2012. EBITDA and curre...

India: JK Lakshmi hit by slower demand, higher costs

18 February 2013, Published under Cement News

JK Lakshmi has reported subdued performance for the third quarter of the current fiscal year due to high freight costs and flat growth in dispatches. Profits declined by 16 per cent to INR41 crore YoY in the quarter ending December 2012 and lower construction activity led to a 2.7 per cent increase in dispatches. Rising diesel and freight costs also negatively affected results and, due to lower demand, the company was unable to pass on costs to consumers. JK Lakshmi, which operates...

Paraguay’s INC records rise in 2H12 cement sales

17 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) posted a 56 per cent jump in second half 2012 sales compared to the first half of the year. The company sold 6,337,786 bags of cement in the second half of 2012 compared to 4,051,637 bags sold in the first six months. As a result, the company accumulated revenues of PYG262,823m (US$62.7m)  in the final semester of the year, a marked improvement on the first-half PYG166,131m. Full-year sales reached 10,389,423 bags, up 3.6 per cent from 1...

Siam City Cement to boost production, Thailand

11 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam City Cement (SCCC) has said it will resume operations of two clinker lines from next year on the back of increased local demand. The company is also looking to construct its first cement plant outside of Thailand. Two of SCCC's six kiln lines have been shut down since the economic crisis in 2008. With local consumption now showing sound levels of recovery, Mr Arto said one kiln will reopen next October, which will add 10 per cent (1.4Mta) of capacity. The other kiln is due...

India Cements net profit falls 30%

06 November 2012, Published under Cement News

India Cements Ltd on Monday said its second quarter net profit fell 30 per cent YoY to INR49.08 crore from INR69.71 crore from a year earlier. "Our profits were lower as we suffered from increased input costs due to power and fuel," N Srinivasan, vice chairman and MD of India Cements said. The company’s power and fuel costs were up 21 per cent during the quarter ending 30 September at INR328.48 crore.

Vietnam producer 3Q net profit falls

26 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Thai Binh Cement JSC reported a net profit of VND81m (US$3.9m) in the third quarter of 2012 compared to VND1bn a year ago due to a rise in input costs and lower demand, the company said. Revenue for the July-September 2012 period was VND23.6bn compared to VND24.2bn in the same quarter of last year. In the first nine months of this year, the company saw 65 per cent net profit drop to VND1.1bn from VND3.1bn over the same period of last year.