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Mill breakdown at Umm Al-Qura Cement

10 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Umm Al-Qura Cement reported a breakdown of its cement mill No 1 on 9 August, which led to a mill stoppage and a reduction in cement sold by 1161tpd, according to a bourse statement.  The Saudi Arabian manufacturer is currently repairing the component failure, which could take a year to complete, according to an expert report from the company. Consequently, Um Al-Qura Cement has increased the production capacity of its operational mill to partially cover the temporary shortage. The ce...

Qassim Cement initiates growth strategy

30 September 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Qassim Cement Co (QCC) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hail Cement Co (HCC) for the proposed acquisition of HCC. ICR explores the growth strategy of QCC and the potential for further mergers and acquisitions in the Saudi cement market. Saudi Arabia currently has one of the strongest economies in the world. The kingdom's GDP growth is expected to reach 7.5 per cent this year – the highest in a decade, according to credit rating agency S&P. Moreover, the country...

Qassim Cement signs MoU for proposed acquisition of Hail Cement

26 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Qassim Cement Co (QCC) signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hail Cement Co (HCC) to commence discussions for QCC to acquire all issued shares of HCC. In a statement to Tadawul, QCC said both parties will proceed with the due diligence in relation to the proposed transaction. If the deal completes based on the exchange ratio, the total consideration to be paid by QCC to HCC’s shareholders will be approximately 18.92m newly-issued shares in QCC. Based on QCC’s ...

August cement sales up 10% YoY in Saudi Arabia

13 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Saudi Arabia advanced by 10 per cent YoY in August 2022, according to a report by brokerage house Aljazira Capital. Sales last month reached 4.38Mt marking a 19.2 per cent improvement on the previous month.Cement exports grew by 34 per cent YoY in August to 788,000t, compared to 588,000t in August 2021. The highest sales increases were reported by Yamama Cement Co , which saw a YoY increase of 64 per cent, and Arabian Cement Co , which recorded a 29.5 per cent advance ov...

Riyadh Cement reports drop in 1H profit

07 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabian cement producer Riyadh Cement Co posted a 28.8 per cent decline in 1H22 sales to SAR285.6m (US$76.2m) from SAR401.4m in the 1H21. The company’s net profit after zakat and tax fell by 46.9 per cent to SAR85.1m in the 1H22 from SAR160.4m in the 1H21.

Riyadh Cement reports 47% profit fall in 1H22

06 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Saudi-based Riyadh Cement has reported a 47 per cent YoY decline in profit to SAR85m (US$22.67m) in the opening six months of 2022. Over the same period, the company saw its revenue contract by 35 per cent to SAR258m, reports Arab News. The fall is being blamed on lower cement sales. According to the company, which operates an integrated plant in Muzahmiyah , it plans to pay SAR0.75/share in cash dividends in the 1H22.

Al Jouf Cement sees profits tumble 92% in 1H22

29 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Al Jouf Cement Co has reported a 19.2 per cent YoY fall in revenue to SAR98.29m (US$26.2m) in the first half of 2022. Net profit after zakat and tax tumbled 92 per cent over the same period to SAR1.82m, compared to SAR25.7m in the 1H21. According to the company, the fall in profit was due to lower sales volumes along with reduced domestic selling prices.  The second quarter of 2022 saw a 7.9 per cent YoY decline in revenue to SAR49.48m. Net profit after zakat and tax fell...

Najran Cement appoints new chairman and vice chairman

23 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Saudi-Arabian cement producer Najran Cement Co has appointed Waleed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Mousa as chairman of the company’s board of directors. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Rajhi has been appointed as vice chairman of the board.

Umm Al-Qura Cement Co posts 55% fall in net profit in 1H22

22 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Saudi cement producer, Umm Al-Qura Cement Co has posted a 55 per cent fall in net profit during the 1H22 owing to lower cement sales, compared to the 1H21. Profits in the first half dropped from SAR49m (US$13m) in the same period last year to SR22m (US$5.9m), according to a bourse filing. The company attributed the decline in net profit to a decrease in sales value and an increase in selling, marketing, and administrative expenses. Its revenue declined 19 per cent to SAR125m durin...

Al Jouf Cement appoints new CEO

18 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia-based Al Jouf Cement has appointed Abdul Karim Al-Nuhair as CEO, effective from 21 August 2022. Mr Al-Nahair replaces Jamal bin Salem Al-Amer who resigned as CEO on 16 August 2022 but will continue as the company’s president ex-executive advisor, according to Arab News. Prior to joining Al Jouf Cement, Mr Al-Nuhair held a number of leadership roles in joint-stock companies.