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Southern Province Cement reports 48% surge in net profit

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Southern Province Cement Co reported a 48.4 per cent surge in net profit to SAR135m (US$36m) in the 2Q20, against SAR91m in the second quarter of 2019. Sales also advanced 22.8 per cent YoY to SAR339m from SAR276m.

Qassim Cement sees 21% rise in net profit

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Qassim Cement saw a net profit of SAR85.5m (US$22.8m) in the second quarter of 2020, up 21.3 per cent YoY compared to SAR70.5m in the year-ago period. Sales also increased 8.3 per cent YoY to SAR167.4m from SAR154.5m.

City Cement reports 12% increase in net profit

07 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s City Cement saw a 12.2 per cent rise in net profit to SAR36.2m (US$9.65m) in the second quarter of 2020, compared with SAR32.25m in the corresponding period of last year.  The higher profits have been attributed to a growth in sales and other revenues, alongside a decline in costs. The company also reported a 44.8 per cent increase in net profit after zakat to SAR106.66m for the 1H20, against SAR73.67m in the first half of 2019.

Yamama Cement Co reports 2% slip in 2Q revenues

28 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Yamama Cement Co reported a 2.2 per cent slip in 2Q revenues to SAR161.7m (US$43.1m) in the 2Q20 when compared with SAR165.3m in the 2Q19. The company’s net profits declined 10 per cent YoY in 2Q20 to SAR47.6m from SAR53.2m in the 2Q19. Increasing general and administrative expenses as well as lower other revenues were key factors in the profit fall.

Najran Cement posts 1H results

28 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia-based Najran Cement reported sales of SAR121.5m (US$32.4m) in the second quarter of 2020. The company’s gross profit reached SAR50.3m while its operational profit stood at SAR40.4m. Net profit after zakat and tax was SAR33m. For the first half of 2020 the company posted sales of SAR277.8m and a gross profit of SAR106.8m. Operational profit reached SAR86.5m while net profit after zakat and tax reached SAR73.1m.

Arabian Cement sees 80% fall in 2Q net profit

27 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Co reported a net profit of SAR7.6 (US$2) m in the 2Q20, down 79.6 per cent YoY. In the 2Q19 net profit reached SAR37.3m. Revenue declined by 15.2 per cent YoY to SAR139.6m in the 2Q20 from SAR164.6m in the equivalent period of the previous year. The company attributes the fall in net profits to a decrease in sales values and volumes at its subsidiary in Jordan, which was affected by closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Arabian Cement’s sales, general, admini...

MENA outlook: Egypt and Saudi Arabia market prospects

24 July 2020, Published under Cement News

This week, Cemtech hosted its latest live webinar which considered global market trends and provided an update on the dynamic Egyptian and Saudi Arabian markets in particular. Egyptian market update Solomon Baumgartner, CEO of Lafarge Egypt, delivered an overview of the Egyptian cement sector which is facing both the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other structural issues, such as its considerable overcapacity. Mr Baumgartner noted that January, February and even March were strong ...

Yanbu Cement appoints new chairman

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Yanbu Cement Co has appointed Fahd Bin Soliman Al Rajhi as chairman of the board, reports Reuters.  Mr Al Rajhi served since 2017 as deputy chairman of the Saudi-based cement producer and is also vice chairman of Sahara International Petrochemical Co.

Southern Province Cement names new CEO

13 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Southern Province Cement has named Aqeel Futis Kadasa as its new CEO, effective from 12 July 2020. The appointment follows the resignation of Safar Mohammad Dhufayer on 11 July. Mr Kadasa began working for Yamama Cement and then the Saudi Electricity Company before joining Southern Province in 1997, where he later became deputy CEO for industrial services.

Najran Cement Co fully repays loan for WHR project

02 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Najran Cement Co has fully repaid the remaining amount of a SAR45m (US$12m) existing loan, which was used to finance the company's waste heat recovery project. The credit facility was originally supposed to be repaid in three instalments due on 31 December 2020, 31 March 2021, and 30 June 2021, according to a bourse filing. Following this transaction, the company now has a SAR355m loan that will be paid in instalments over five years.