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Macedonia: Cementarnica Usje Skopje net profit increases 12% YoY

28 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Macedonia’s sole cement producer, Cementarnica Usje Skopje, reported that non-consolidated net profit rose 12 per cent to MKD1.48bn (EUR24m) in 2013. Revenue fell by five per cent YoY to MKD3.9bn while operating costs decreased to 14 per cent to MKD2.6bn, the company said in its non-consolidated financial statement to the Macedonia Stock Exchange. The company is 94.8 per cent owned by Greece-based Titan Cement. Its 0.9Mta plant is located at Usje, near the country’s capital Skopje and a...

Titan long-term ratings lifted

10 December 2013, Published under Cement News

The long-term ratings on Greece-based cement producer Titan Cement have been lifted by ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) to 'BB' from 'BB-'.  At the same time, it affirmed the 'B' short-term rating on Titan Cement. S&P has removed all the abovementioned ratings from CreditWatch, where Titan was placed with positive implications on 26 November, 2013. The outlook is stable. Titan Cement's stand-alone credit profile is 'bb', based upon S&P’s assessment of the group's business  risk ...

Wildlife Habitat Council recognises Roanoke Cement for corporate conservation efforts, USA

28 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Employees at Titan America, LLC's Roanoke Cement Company received international recognition for their contributions to conservation education at the Wildlife Habitat Council's (WHC) 25th Annual Symposium, Celebrating Corporate Conservation last week in Baltimore, MD. "Titan America is being recognised as an industry leader in corporate conservation," says Margaret O'Gorman, Wildlife Habitat Council president. "It is a model for how we at the Wildlife Habitat Council connect corporations an...

Titan helped by stronger US performance

14 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Titan's turnover increased by 4.9 per cent to EUR888.3m in the first nine months of 2013, but the EBITDA declined by 5.5 per cent to EUR153.6m. However, the third quarter did see a 21.9 per cent improvement in the EBITDA. There was no credit from the sale of emission rights compared with a EUR24m gain at this stage last year in respect of Greece and Bulgaria. The trading profit for the nine months was 6.7 per cent lower at EUR65.2m and, after a 55.1 per cent jump in net financial charges,...

Titan looks to boost energy supplies in Egypt

23 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Company has begun discussions with Egypt’s Ministries of Petroleum to boost its energy supplies. In an interview with Egypt Daily News, Titan Cement Company executive VP, Medhat Stephanos, said some Egyptian cement factories have had to scale back production and distribution by an average of 24 per cent due to low and intermittent supplies of natural gas. However, the company has opened dialogue with the Ministries of Petroleum to explore new options: “We have already su...

Titan recovers in the USA

15 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Titan's first-quarter turnover showed a 7.8 per cent improvement to €243m while the EBITDA fell by 29.4 per cent, in line with the 29.3 per cent reduction seen this time last year, to €24.3m. The pre-tax loss rose by 33.5 per cent to €23.5m and the net attributable loss rose by 39.7 per cent to €27.1m. Net debt at the end of March, however, declined by 20.1 per cent to €630m, giving a gearing level of 41.6 per cent, compared with 48.6 per cent a year earlier. Group cement shipments ro...

Titan's profits decline, except in the USA

05 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement of Greece reported a 3.6 per cent recovery in turnover for 2012 to €1130.7m, following the 19.2 per cent drop in the previous year. EBITDA, however, continued its double-digit decline and fell by 19.8 per cent to €195.8m. While consumption in its home market of Greece has fallen to less than a quarter of the 2006 peak level, Titan has witnessed a reversal in fortunes in its US operations. In spite of a swing from a €11.9m loss on foreign exchange to a €1.5m profit, there was ...

Titan raises EUR200m in bond issue

04 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Greece-based cement producer Titan Cement Co on Thursday successfully concluded a EUR200m bond issue. The new four-year corporate bond (arranged by Eurobank Ergasias SA, Alpha Bank AS and Credit Suisse) matures in January 2017 and has an 8.75 per cent coupon. Part of the proceeds will be used to repay a previous bond maturing later this year, Eurobank said in a statement, adding that the issue was 2.9 times oversubscribed, with considerable interest from large private banking clients a...

Titan successfully concludes issuance of new EUR200m notes

19 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Greece-based cement producer Titan has successfully concluded the issuance of new €200m guaranteed notes, due in January 2017. Demand from international and domestic institutional and private investors ensured that the €100m minimum issue, as executed through the exchange of existing and issuance of new notes via the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, was oversubscribed 2.9 times. The new notes bear a coupon of 8.75 per cent, the minimum rate set in the offering. The successful conclusion of th...

The US recovery is the one bright spot for Titan

30 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Titan’s first half turnover declined by 1.6 per cent to €547.9m and the EBITDA fell by 21.3 per cent to €112.1m, as the cement producer is caught amid a continued downturn it its domestic market of Greece and US operations prove to be its only bright spot. Titan’s trading profit fell 39.5 per cent to €50.5m, but the net financial charge dropped by 54.9 per cent to €20.5m, reducing the fall in the pre-tax profit to 21.8 per cent to €29.5m. The net attributable profit emerged 65.3 per cent l...