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Thailand: Siam Cement may raise sales target, core businesses strong

27 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Thailand's top industrial conglomerate, Siam Cement Plc, is considering raising its 2013 sales growth target due to a strong first-half performance in its core cement businesses, petrochemicals and paper, its chief executive said. Both domestic and foreign markets have shown higher-than-expected growth so far this year, Kan Trakulhoon told reporters on the sidelines of a seminar. The company was also in talks to acquire a paper packaging plant in Indonesia and planned to conclude details a...

Siam Cement first quarter net profit rises 47% YoY, Thailand

24 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement reported a 47 per cent is first quarter net profit, mainly due to advances in its cement and petrochemical business. The Thai conglomerate posted a net profit of THB8.8bn (US$805m) for the three months to the end of March 2013, up from THB5.97bn from a year earlier. Its cement and building materials business posted strong domestic demand thanks to a lively construction sector. Steady growth witnessed over the 2011-12 period in the Thai cement market is expected to continue ...

Positive earnings outlook for Siam Cement, Thailand

23 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Plc (SCC) of Thailand is expected to post good earnings growth thanks in part to domestic demand for cement and building products remaining strong. According to analysts at KGI Securities, SCC is likely to report a 1Q13 net profit of THB7.5bn, up 25.9 per cent YoY and 8.7 per cent QoQ thanks to a solid performance from the cement unit and clear signs of upturns for the chemical and paper units, which should help increase 1Q13 EBITDA margin to 11.4 per cent from 9.6 per cent in...

Siam Cement profits recover in 4Q12

30 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement (SCC) said its profits more than doubled in the 4Q12 after sales rebounded from flooding a year earlier and dividend income increased. Net income was THB6.91bn (US$231.7m), or THB5.8 a share, compared with THB3.20bn, or THB2.66, in the same period a year earlier, the company said in a statement. Siam Cement’s profit slumped in the 4Q11 as Thailand’s worst floods in almost 70 years shuttered factories and halted construction projects. Full-year earnings fell 14 per cent in 2012 ...

Nomura initiates Siam Cement coverage with a 'buy'

04 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Nomura initiated coverage of  Siam Cement Pcl, Thailand's biggest industrial conglomerate  with a 'buy' rating, citing strong cement business on the back of infrastructure spending and improving petrochemical cycle. The broker set a price target of THB530, according to reports by Reuters. "The company's cement business has had strong performance in 2012 driven by government's massive infrastructure spending ... However, SCC underperformed Siam City Cement despite SCC's superior earnings ...

Indonesia’s October cement sales up 10.7%

20 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Indonesia rose 10.7% YoY in October with the highest growth in the Moluccas and on Papua. October sales in the areas stood at 87,316t, representing a 68.5% hike on the previous year, according to data from PT Semen Gresik Tbk. Consumption increased 0.1% to 5.17Mt in October MoM with the highest demand on Java. Growth was supported by buoyant domestic demand and increasing investment. Thailand’s top industrial group, Siam Cement plc, announced plans to spend THB11bn (US$358...

Siam Cement sells bonds, Thailand

15 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement PCL, Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate by sales, Monday said it has sold a THB6.5bn (US$211.6m) seven-year bond to institutional investors. Upon issuance, Siam Cement will have THB126.5bn in outstanding bonds, the company said in a filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand. The seven-year bond will have a coupon of 4.40 per cent, the company said in a separate filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission. (Source: Dow Jones Global Equities News)

Siam Cement partial tender offer for Siam Global

05 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement PCLsaid it will launch a tender offer to purchase around a third of building materials distributor Siam Global House PCL from 5 October to 9 November, according to a filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand Thursday. Siam Cement, Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate by sales, announced in late August a plan to acquire up to 33.40 per cent in Siam Global House through its wholly owned unit, SCG Distribution, for about THB10bn ($326.2 million). The investment includes the...

Siam Cement posts 43% drop in quarterly profit, Thailand

25 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Thai conglomerate Siam Cement posted a 43 per cent fall in quarterly profit due to weak demand and a drop in the value of its petrochemical inventories. During the April-June period, net profit of THB4.28bn (US$135m), down from THB7.49bn a year earlier. The company’s earnings are expected to improve in the second half when demand should improve on the back of rebuilding work as the country's economy recovers from severe floods last year that shut factories at carmakers and disk-drive manu...

Siam considers Asean acquisitions

11 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement PCL is considering acquisitions in the Association of Southeast Asia Nations, with a focus on Vietnam and Indonesia, Chief Executive Kan Trakulhoon said Friday. Between the two countries in focus, Siam Cement is paying more attention to Indonesia given its large population and lower dependence on the export sector, Mr. Kan told reporters. He also said the euro zone's economic crisis won't have a direct impact on the company since it barely sells any products there, but it d...