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Malaysia: CMSB 1H16 cement profits down 24%

01 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMSB) has announced its earnings figures for the first half of 2016, including those of its cement division. This recorded a pretax profit of MYR41.7m (US$10.2m) on revenues of MYR275m. Both figures were down on those from the same period in 2015, with profits falling by 24 per cent and revenues 6.6 per cent lower. Profits fell faster than revenues due to CMSB’s increased reliance on imported clinker following plant shutdowns and the falling value of the ringgit...

Egypt: Sinai Cement returns to profit

30 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Sinai Cement has announced that it earned a net profit of EGP15.4m (US$1.7m) for the first half of 2016, reversing the EGP28.7m losses that it recorded in the same period last year, Mubasher reports. Performance was even more encouraging when considering the second quarter alone. In the period April to June 2016, Sinai’s profits were EGP52.6m as compared to a loss of EGP17.6m in 2015. 

Egypt: South Valley profits up 33%

24 August 2016, Published under Cement News

South Valley Cement announced a net profit increase of 33 per cent for the 1Q16. A net profit of EGP42.85m (US$4.82m) was registered in the quarter compared to EGP32.35m for the same quarter in the previous year. Revenues for the company reached EGP254.82m (US$28.7m) in 1Q16, a YoY increase of 14.3 per cent compared to EGP223m for 1Q15.

China: Anhui Conch profits down 29% for 1H2016

23 August 2016, Published under Cement News

In its trading statement for the first six months of 2016, Anhui Conch has reported that its net revenues fell one per cent YoY to CNY24bn (US$3.6bn), while profits slipped further, falling by 28.8 per cent to CNY3.4bn (US$506m). The company noted that while Chinese demand for cement continued to grow in the first half of 2016, intense competition and overcapacity had had a negative effect on profits. However, a 13.7 per cent fall in costs - driven by lower prices for raw material, power,...

Dalmia quarterly results

18 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended 30 June 2016. Dalmia performed well in the period, achieved through a focus on branding, customer centricity and cost optimisation. The company reported that it achieved an EBITDA margin of 29 per cent and its sales volume increased 22 per cent YoY. It also worked towards expanding its sustainable footprint, with non-fossil fuel usage reaching 83 per cent. Operational efficiency was also aided by op...

Cementos Argos 2Q16 US results remain strong

17 August 2016, Published under Cement News

For the second quarter Cementos Argos' cement volumes decreased by 1.9 per cent, totalling 3.5Mt, as a result of a challenging market environment in Colombia. These results were compensated by the US regional division, where Cementos Argos grew 16.3 per cent. In the ready-mix segment the company sold 3Mm 3 , up 1.1 per cent from the previous year. Cementos Argos registered double-digit growth in revenues, EBITDA and net income, driven by the US, Caribbean and Central America operations an...

India: Shree Cement profits hit US$76m in 1QFY16-17

15 August 2016, Published under Cement News

In its trading results for the first quarter of FY2016-17, Shree Cement has seen its profits improve to INR5.1bn (US$76m). This represents an increase of 388 per cent on the same period last year. Cement sector revenues rose by 51 per cent to INR22.9bn (US$342m). Declining power and fuel costs helped Shree’s bottom line. These fell by 21 per cent to INR3.3bn (US$49m). The company has also announced plans to expand its Aurangabad grinding unit from its current capacity of 3.6Mta to 5.6M...

India: Birla Corporation sees Q1 cement profits rise 441%

11 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Birla Corporation has released its quarterly financial results for the three months to the end of June 2016. During this period, Birla’s profits from its cement operations rose by 441 per cent compared to those from a year earlier, standing at INR1.1bn (US$16.3m). Cement revenues were also up, albeit not as spectacularly. In 1QFY16-17 total revenues were INR8.3bn (US$125m), an increase of 17 per cent YoY. Cement volumes were also higher, with 2.17Mt dispatched as compared to the 1.96Mt...

India: Prism Cement returns to profit for 1QFY16-17

10 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Prism Cement has announced its trading figures for the first quarter of the 2016-17 financial year, CNBC’s MoneyControl reports. In the three months to June the firm made a net profit of INR156.5m (US$2.3m) as compared to a loss of INR149m (US$2.2m) in the same period last year. Overall revenue was down by 0.6 per cent at INR14bn (US$211m), but expenses declined more rapidly, falling by 2.9 per cent to INR13.5bn (US$202m). Looking to the future, the company said: "While the near term d...

China: Asia Cement reports 1H16 loss

09 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement (China) has released trading figures for the half of 2016, which reveal that the company made a loss of CNY64.6m (US$9.7m) for the period, ET Net reports. In the same six months in 2015, the company had made a profit of CNY9.85m (US$1.5m). The loss comes on the back of revenues that were down seven per cent YoY to CNY2.8bn (US$420m). The fall in profitability was attributed to lower prices and increased costs in servicing US dollar-denominated debts.