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Philippines: Holcim Q1 revenues up 17.2%

31 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines have released trading figures for 1Q2016, revealing that revenues have increased 17.2 per cent YoY to PHP10.1bn (US$216m), reports InPR. The company attributed its good performance to higher private spending and to increased government infrastructure investment, of which PHP760bn (US$16.25bn) of funding has been allocated. Holcim Philippines quarterly results showed operating EBITDA rising by 5.3 per cent to PHP2.5bn (US$53m). Holcim Philippines President and Country...

India: JK Cement annual profits down 35.3%

31 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Times of India reports that JK Cement’s standalone net profit for 2015-16 was down 35.3 per cent on the previous year to INR1.015bn (US$15.1m). Quarterly profits for the period ending 31 March 2016 were up slightly YoY at INR705.6m (US$10.5m). Like most Indian producers, JK Cement’s performance appears to have suffered from negative pricing pressures. Revenues were up for both the year and the final quarter, implying higher volumes than for 2014-15, but despite this profits suffered. ...

India: Prism Cement 4QFY16 profits fall 95% YoY

25 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Prism Cement’s net profits for the quarter to 31 March 2016 fell to just INR30m (US$445,000), down 95.2 per cent YoY, reports India Infoline. Net revenues at the company rose by 4.1 per cent YoY to INR15.9bn (US$236m), while profit margins were estimated at 6.3 per cent. Indian producers have struggled over the past year as low prices have hit profits even as volume sales have risen.

India: Ramco 4Q16 results

20 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Ramco Cements has announced a more than two-fold increase in its net profit to INR2bn (US$30m) for the its fourth quarter ended 31 March 2016, compared to INR934m (US$13.8m) for the same quarter in the previous year. The company’s total income increased by 1.85 per cent to INR10.1bn (US$150.7m) compared to INR9.9bn (US$148m) for the quarter ended 21 March 2015. The company also reported a two-fold increase in net profit for the year ended 31 March 2016, at INR5.5bn (US$82.6m) compared to ...

Semen Indonesia to invest US$2.2bn over next five years

16 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia President Director, Rizkan Chandra, has announced that his company is to invest IDR30tn (US$2.2bn) over the next five years. The funding will be split between existing operations, entry into new markets and downstream acquisitions. According to reports on Deal Street Asia, Semen Indonesia is looking to acquire majority interests in ready-mix and precast businesses. The firm is also planning to expand further afield and is considering its options in four countries, includin...

Suez Cement hit by Egyptian pound devaluation

13 May 2016, Published under Cement News

In its quarterly earnings statement for 1Q2016, Suez Cement announced that it has seen cement volumes rise 15.6 per cent YoY. However, net profits for the quarter have fallen to just EGP2m (US$0.2m), down from EGP58m a year earlier. Suez’s revenues were 14.5 per cent higher at EGP1606m, but EBITDA was down 12.5 per cent at EGP140m. Cement demand was driven by both infrastructure projects, and small and mid-sized private sector initiatives. Better energy availability allowed the company...

Quarterly results disappoint as LafargeHolcim struggles to consolidate

13 May 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's results for the first quarter of 2016 have disappointed analysts as the company announced that EBITDA had fallen by 17 per cent on like-for-like terms compared to the same period in 2015. Despite volume sales of cement, aggregates and ready-mix all rising modestly, LafargeHolcim’s revenues were up just 0.1 per cent like-for-like. The firm cited "challenging" conditions in Nigeria, Brazil and India as the reason for slow growth. The market reacted negatively to the annou...

LafargeHolcim: cement volumes up 1.4% but revenues flat

12 May 2016, Published under Cement News

In its results for 1Q16, LafargeHolcim announced that cement volume sales rose by 1.4 per cent YoY with the Asia-Pacific region accounting for most of the improvement. Like-for-like revenues were almost unchanged on 1Q15, rising by just 0.1 per cent to stand at CHF6.062bn (US$6.244bn). In the earnings statement, LarfargeHolcim cited “challenging” conditions in Nigeria, Brazil and India as the reason for slow growth. The company also noted that the first quarter typically saw less activity...

Indonesia: Indocement hopes for strong consumption growth

11 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa President Director, Christian Kartawijaya, has predicted that cement consumption in Indonesia could grow by 3-5 per cent in 2016, having grown by 3.4 per cent in 2015. According to the Jakarta Post, Mr Kartawijaya highlighted government investment in infrastructure and falling interest rates as the key drivers of higher demand. The Indonesian government has allocated IDR313.5trn (US$23.51bn) to infrastructure projects in 2016, up eight per cent on the previo...

Pakistan: Bestway Cement pretax profits up 45%

09 May 2016, Published under Cement News

In an earnings statement released today, Bestway Cement announced that its pretax profits for 9MFY2016 were PKR12.64bn (US$121m), up 45 per cent on the same period last year. After tax, the firm’s profits were up 49 per cent, to PKR9.24bn (US$88m). According to a report in the Nation, Bestway’s turnover rose by over 49 per cent to PKR32.91bn (US$314m). The scale of the increase was attributed to Bestway’s acquisition of Pakcem and increasing domestic demand. This was offset to a degree...