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Arabian Cement reports 17% drop in 1Q profit

16 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Co posted a net profit after zakat and tax of SAR49.2m (US$13.1m) in the 1Q23, down 17.4 per YoY from SAR41.9m. It was 40.2 per cent higher QoQ when compared with SAR35.1m in the 4Q22. The company’s sales declined 7.4 per cent YoY to SAR240.1m in the 1Q23 when compared with SAR259.3m in the equivalent period of the previous year, according to Mubasher.

Hail Cement returns to profit in 1Q23

15 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabian cement producer Hail Cement Co saw revenue decline by 9.9 per cent YoY to SAR61.85m (US$16.5m) in January-March 2023 from SAR68.61m. The company posted a profit of SAR18.51m in the 1Q23, an improved results when compared with net losses after zakat and tax of SAR-6.89m in the year-ago period. The company attributed the increased profitability to a reduction in costs of sales and zakat expenses. The net profit after zakat and tax in the 1Q23 fell by 17.1 per cent QoQ to SA...

Saudi cement companies fined for price manipulation

14 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Competition (GAC) has fined 14 cement companies a total of SAR140m (US$37.33m) for price manipulation activities. Each company has been found guilty of trying to manipulate Saudi’s cement market with price increases, resulting in a SAR10m fine each. According to the Saudi Gazette, the GAC received numerous complaints that several cement producers were collaborating to raise cement prices and share the local market between themselves. After collecti...

Southern Province Cement makes progress on new 10,000tpd line

29 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Saudi-based Southern Province Cement Company (SPCC) has reportedly completed its study into the construction of a new 10,000tpd production line at its Jazan plant, and work was now underway to draft and review the EPC contract. According to Zawya, the new line will replace the existing line at the plant, with the cement producer saying in December 2022 that it hoped to sign the contract for the new line in the opening quarter of 2023. SPCC currently runs three plants in Bisha , Ja...

Tabuk Cement reports 30% YoY increase in revenue in 2022

24 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk Cement Co has reported revenue of SAR297.55m (US$79.35m) in 2022, up 30.2 per cent from the SAR228.53m seen in 2021. Over the same period, net profit after zakat and tax advanced 18 per cent from SAR17.76m to SAR20.97m. Meanwhile, earnings per share rose from SAR0.20 to SAR0.23, reports Zawya. In the first nine months of 2022, revenue was up 20.6 per cent YoY at SAR210.11m, while net profit fell 80.71 per cent YoY to SAR3.36m. 

Umm Al Qura sees net profit plunge 72% YoY in 2022

23 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia-based Umm Al Qura Cement Company has reported revenue of SAR221.21m (US$58.99m) in 2022, down 20.66 per cent from the SAR278.83m seen in the previous year. Net profit after zakat and tax over the same period fell 71.77 per cent to SAR22.98m, reports Zawya. Earnings per share in 2022 came in at SAR0.42, compared to SAR1.48 in 2021. In the first nine months of 2022, the company saw revenue contract by 15.13 per cent YoY to SAR179.29m, while net profit after zakat and tax was do...

Saudi Arabia cement exports advance 46% in February

22 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Saudi Arabia edged up one per cent to 4.215Mt in February 2023 from 4.155Mt in February 2022, according to Yamama Cement . Export sales, which accounted for four per cent of total sales, advance 46 per cent YoY to 119,000t from 174,000t in February 2021. January-February 2023 In the year to date domestic sales declined 10 per cent YoY to 8.118Mt from 8.994Mt in January-February 2022. Export sales surged 113 per cent to 389,000t in the 2M23 from 183,000t in the 2M22. Sa...

Eastern Province Cement FY profit sees 26% drop

21 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Full-year sales of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province Cement advanced 3.4 per cent to SAR784m (US$209.1m) in 2022 to SAR758m in the year-ago period. Net profit after zakat and tax was down 25.9 per cent to SAR143m in 2022 from SAR193m a year ago as financing, precast sales, general and administrative, and general and selling expenses, and other expenses all increased. Meanwhile, Eastern Province Cement has invited bids from specialist companies for the establishment of a new clinker prod...

Northern Region Cement posts 5% increase in 2022 net profit

21 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Revenues of Northern Region Cement Co in Saudi Arabia increased by 10 per cent to SAR617.95m in 2022 from SAR561.91m in 2021. Net profits after zakat and tax advanced 5.4 per cent YoY to SAR112.45m from SAR106.67m in 2021. Earnings per share increased to SAR0.62 on 31 December 2022, up from SAR0.59m in the previous year. Appointments The company also announced Sulaiman Salim Al Harbi and Faisal Hamad Al Sugar as the new chairman and vice-chairman of the board, respectively for the ...

City Cement reports drop in net profit in 2022

21 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Sales of Saudi-Arabia-based City Cement saw a 13.1 per cent fall to SAR431.4m (US$115m) in 2022 from SAR496.7m in 2021, reports Reuters. Net profit after zakat and tax was down 28.3 per cent YoY to SAR115m from SAR160.3m in 2021. City Cement operates a 5.28Mta integrated cement plant at Marat , northwest of Riyadh in central Saudi Arabia.