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Ambuja Cements Ltd posts 89% leap in 4Q17 profits

21 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements Ltd (LafargeHolcim Group) has reported an 89 per cent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher cement sales volume. Stand-alone profit rose to INR3.38bn (US$52.2m) in the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2017, from INR1.79bn a year earlier. Cement sales volume rose to 5.87Mt in the quarter, from 5Mt in the 4Q16. Net quarterly sales advanced 19 per cent YoY to INR26.12bn.  

Pakistan exports fall 16% in 1HFY18

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The volume of cement exports from Pakistan fell by 16.04 per cent YoY in the first half of the current financial year (July-Dec 2017). Data released by the Federal Bureau of Statistics shows that Pakistan exported 2.35Mt of cement in the period, compared to 2.80Mt of the 1HFY17. The value of the cement exports decreased by 18.57 per cent, to US$118.5m from US$145.6m of the year-ago period. In December 2017 the country exported 293,522t of cement, a MoM decrease of 19.24 per cent from 363,4...

Vicat reports 4% growth in consolidated 9M17 sales

07 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Vicat’s 9M17 sales reached EUR1.92bn (USD2.22bn) versus EUR1.87bn a year earlier, reflecting a 4 per cent rise at constant scope and exchange rates. On a reported basis, the group’s sales rose 2.9 per cent compared with the same period of 2016. These results were supported by a 4 per cent pick-up in sales at constant scope across all Vicat’s regions, except for West Africa. The negative currency effect was -4 per cent, predominantly a result of the depreciation in the Egyptian pound and Tu...

Eagle Materials Inc 2Q fiscal 2017 cement volumes rise

26 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Eagle Materials Inc reported that in its financial results for the 2Q fiscal 2017, ended 30 September 2017, cement volumes were up 12 per cent, including the Fairborn business, while the Texas Lehigh cement joint venture volumes were down six per cent. The company also benefitted from cement prices being up seven per cent overall.   Second-quarter EBITDA increased five per cent, reflecting the financial results of the recently-acquired cement plant in Fairborn, Ohio, and related assets (the...

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...

Maple Leaf FY17 net profit dips

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan-based Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd (MLCF) reported a net profit of PKR4.77bn in FY17, a decline of two per cent on a YoY basis. Revenue was up by two per cent YoY to PKR24.0bn for FY17. Finance costs of the company declined by 27 per cent YoY to PKR318m during FY17.  Along with the results the company also announced a final cash dividend of PKR1.75/share taking cumulative DPS to PKR3.75/share (compared to a DPS of PKR4.0 in FY16).  

Attock Cement reports flat 4Q earnings, full-year rise

13 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement producer Attock Cement posted flat net earnings in 4QFY17 of PKR796m (US$7.5m) against the same period of last year, the company said in a note to the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The result took full-year earnings in fiscal 2016-17 to PKR3.303bn, up five per cent YoY versus PKR2.89bn in the previous fiscal. Revenue in FY17 rose by six per cent YoY to PKR14.7bn thanks to a rise in cement dispatches to 2.08Mt. However, margins remained stagnant at 40 per cent as coal pri...

Lafarge Malaysia Bhd reports 2Q loss

30 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia Bhd posted a net loss of MYR44.09m (US$10.3m) in its second quarter of 2017, compared to a net profit of MYR18.36m in the corresponding period amid weaker domestic demand in its cement segment  higher competition. Revenue dropped 19 per cent YoY to MYR531.77m from MYR658.8m, according to its Bursa Malaysia filing. “The situation was further exacerbated by the greater operating costs from higher fuel and electricity cost. This quarter’s loss was partially mitigated by a ...

Bamburi posts decline in half-year profit

29 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement posted a 36 per cent decline in its half-year net profit to KES1.8bn (US$17.4m) compared to a KES2.8bn recorded in the first six months of 2016. Turnover stood at KES17.5bn which is KES1.6bn behind prior year while operating profit reduced from KES4.1bn to KES2.7bn. Management attributed the decline to a difficult business environment in Kenya characterised by a contracting market, low private sector investment resulting in a slump in construction activity, especially in ...

CMS reports rise in 2Q net profit

29 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cahya Mata Sarawak Bhd's (CMS) net profit jumped to MYR64.73m (US$15.2m) in the second quarter ended June this year from MYR7.9m in the same period a year ago. The increase is mainly attributed to lower handling costs, cheaper imported clinker bricks and lower clinker production costs brought about by the stable production and lower coal prices in the cement, construction and road maintenance, construction materials and trading divisions as well as improved sales in the property developme...