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Titan Egypt's profits decline, but Greece and the USA recover

06 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Titan's turnover improved by 2.7 per cent in 2014 to EUR1158.4m but the EBITDA emerged 2.6 per cent lower at EUR181.6m. Following an 8.5 per cent reduction in the depreciation charge, the trading profit advanced by 7.0 per cent to EUR76.6m. The net financial charge increased by 6.2 per cent to EUR65.7m and there was a EUR31.1m foreign exchange gain compared with a loss of EUR18.4m in the previous year. There was a pre-tax profit of EUR46.8m compared with a EUR9.4m loss the year before. At...

Egypt: Supreme Administrative Court suspends privatisation appeal

20 January 2015, Published under Cement News

The Supreme Administrative Court has decided to halt proceedings looking into the appeal against the privatisation of Egypt-based Beni Suef Cement Company. The court has ordered that workers are reinstated to the company but has temporarily suspended looking into the privatisation appeal.  The suspension is pending another court decision in a case questioning the constitutionality of a law issued last year, which bans third parties from challenging sales or investment contracts signed betw...

Titan to issue EUR300m Eurobond

01 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Titan Global Finance plc, a subsidiary of Titan Cement SA, on Monday announced plans to sell a five-year Eurobond issue worth EUR300m. Greece-based Titan said in a statement that the new capital will be used to refinance existing debt. The new bonds will be traded in the Luxumbourg Stock Exchange. Titan has appointed Alpha Bank, Eurobank Ergasias, HSBC Bank plc, JP Morgan Securities plc, NGB Securities and Societe Generale as joint book runners. S&P affirms ratings Standard & Poor’s (...

Titan recovers in southern Europe and Florida

16 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Titan's first quarter turnover improved seven per cent to EUR251.8m, under the new accounting rules that ignore the turnover of joint ventures, and the EBITDA staged a 30.9 per cent recovery to EUR30.5m. The pre-tax loss was reduced by 58.7 per cent to EUR9.7m while the net attributable loss declined by 59.4 per cent to EUR11m.  Net debt at the end of March, however, was down by 9.2 per cent to EUR541m, giving a gearing level of 38.5 per cent, compared with 41.6 per cent a year...

Cementarnica Usje 1H net profit declines, Macedonia

30 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Macedonia’s sole cement producer Cementarnica Usje AD Skopje reported consolidated net profit in the first half of the year fell to MKD616.4m (EUR10m) from MKD741.3m a year ago. Operating income fell 13 per cent YoY to MKD1.8bn in the first six months of the year while operating costs were down MKD1.23bn from MKD1.37bn the year before. The company, owned by Titan, has a 0.9Mta production plant located at Usje, near Macedonia’s capital Skopje and around 20km from the Kosovo border. Last...

Titan's European profitability suffers

02 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Titan's first-half turnover improved by 4.4 per cent to €571.9m but the EBITDA fell by 17.8 per cent to €92.2m as European profitability continues to suffer. The trading profit fell by 36.6 per cent to €32m, but the net financial charge, that had dropped by 54.9 per cent to €20.5m a year ago, more than doubled to €44m. As a result, there was a pre-tax loss of €12.4m compared with a profit of €29.5m and the net attributable loss amounted to €21.8m. Capital investment recovered by 5.7 p...

Goldman Sachs upgrades Titan, Greece

05 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Goldman Sachs has upgraded Titan Cement Co to neutral from sell, Dow Jones reports. While the investment bank remains cautious on Titan's end markets in the near term, it says consensus FY13/14 EBITDA expectations have decreased by 10 per cent year-to-date and there is no longer such a significant difference versus Goldman's estimates. Titan's turnover recovered by 3.6 per cent last year to EUR1130.7m, following the 19.2 per cent drop in the previous year.  The EBITDA, however, continued ...

Titan’s Greek profits fall by 60%

02 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Titan’s turnover declined by 19.2% last year to €1091.4m and the EBITDA fell by 23% to €242.7m. The net financial charge rose by 5.9% to €66.3m, and after €18.7m of impairment charges and €11.9m of foreign exchange losses, the pre-tax profit dropped by 71% to €37.7m. The pre-tax figure had, however been boosted by a €20.5m gain on the sale of emission rights in Greece and Bulgaria, compared with a €9.9m gain in the previous year.  The net attributable profit dropped by 89.3% at €11.0m. For t...