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Sumitomo Osaka sees 3% fall in net profit

07 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Japan’s Sumitomo Osaka Cement has announced a 2.5 per cent YoY fall in net profit to JPY2.1bn (US$19.7m) for the quarter ending 30 June. Sales were down by 2.1 per cent to JPY58.9bn while pretax profit decreased 10.6 per cent to JPY3bn. However, operating profit saw a 3.5 per cent increase to JPY2.8bn. The company has forecast a 53.9 per cent rise in net profit to JPY12bn for the full fiscal year ending March 2020. Sales are expected to advance 2.5 per cent to JPY257.4bn and pretax profit ...

Sumitomo Osaka records a revenue increase in 9M17

12 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Sumitomo Osaka has released its results for the nine-month period ended 31 December 2017. Revenue advanced to JPY181bn (US$166.5bn) from JPY171.1bn seen in the year-ago period. However, operating profit fell from JPY16.4bn to JPY13.7bn, with net profit marking a similar decline to JPY10.63 from JPY12.89bn. In its forecast for the year ending March 2018, the company predicts a total revenue of JPY249bn. Operating profit is expected to finish at 20.5bn, with net profit at JPY14.6bn.

Japanese producers to increase shipping capabilities

30 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Three major Japanese cement producers plan to increase their shipping capacity for the distribution of cement throughout the country to meet current and expected increases in demand. According to a recent Nikkei report, Sumitomo Oskaka Cement will spend JPY6.8bn on a new 8000t ship in February, followed by two 2000t ships and a 5500t ship after April 2015. Despite decommissioning three older vessels, its total fleet will expand to 20 ships with a combined capacity of 93,000t compared to t...

Japanese producers see strong first quarter

06 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Two of Japan’s leading cement producers are expected to post higher first-quarter profit supported by cement demand for earthquake rebuilding efforts. The country’s largest cement producer, Taiheiyo Cement, is seen posting roughly JPY5bn (US$50.8m) in pretax profit for the April-June quarter, compared with a year-earlier loss of JPY4.2bn, marking the company’s first pretax rise in six years. The Nikkei reports that sales likely increased by 10 per cent YoY to about JPY190bn as shipments to...

Sumitomo Osaka Cement to increase use of biomass, Japan

08 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Japan’s third largest cement producer by volume Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co plans to reduce its reliance on coal by using increased amounts of biomass, Senior Corporate Executive Officer Masafumi Nakao has said.  “As an industry that consumes a lot of power, we need to take measures to promote energy conservation,” Mr Masafumi Nakao told Bloomberg. “Wood chips are now in the spotlight as a fuel source.” Using more biomass is one way Japanese companies are seeking to reduce GHG emissions afte...

Morgan Stanley raises Japanese cement sector rating

08 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Morgan Stanley MUFJ Securities has set the Japanese cement sector’s rating to “attractive” – the highest ranking on its three-tier scale. According to a Nikkei report, analysts at the brokerage wrote that profits at cement firms will rise in line with their on-going efforts to cut costs. Higher prices, an increasing balanced supply and demand ratio and rising demand related to earthquake reconstruction efforts will also support the industry. The house also said that investors have unde...