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India: UltraTech concludes Jaypee deal

05 July 2016, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has struck a deal to obtain the cement assets of Jaypee Group with a last-minute increase in acquisition price on Monday. UltraTech will purchase Jaypee Group’s cement operations, that have a total capacity of 17.2Mta spread across Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh, for INR161.9bn (US$2.4bn). In addition to existing cement operations, UltraTech will also acquire the 4Mta grinding unit that is currently being constructed in Utt...

India: Jaypee Group debts threaten cement unit sale

04 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Creditors of Indian conglomerate Jaypee Group have invoked debt restructuring provisions that allow them to convert loans into equity, turning them into the firm’s majority shareholders, reports the Economic Times. Jaypee Group is struggling under debts of INR582.5bn (US$8.7bn) and had agreed to sell its cement unit to UltraTech Cement to raise capital. Following the move by banks, UltraTech is understood to have written to the Gaur family – who founded and still run Jaypee – questioning ...

India: UltraTech commissions Pataliputra plant

06 June 2016, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has commissioned its 15th cement grinding unit at Pataliputra cement works, Maksudpur Pargana, dist. Patna, Bihar in 1Q16. The unit will cater to the markets of Eastern India. After commissioning of this unit, the company’s cement capacity stands at 69.3Mta, including the overseas operations. The completion of this project and others during the year ended March 2016 has seen the company adding 6.1Mta through greenfield expansions. Meanwhile, UltraTech Cement is plannin...

India: UltraTech’s profits rise to US$109m for 1Q16

29 April 2016, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement’s quarterly earnings statement for 1Q2016 show consolidated net profit growth of 10 per cent reaching INR7.23bn (US$109m) for the year to March, according to a report in Mint. Capacity utilisation was also higher in 1Q2016, rising by five per cent to 84 per cent. Volume sales rose by 15 per cent YoY, but revenues increased more slowly – by five per cent – due to declining prices. UltraTech’s EBITDA grew by just three per cent YoY despite improvements in cost efficiencies....

India: government approval for new UltraTech plants at Nawalgarh and Jaitaran

28 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The Jaipur government cleared the construction of a new 3.3Mta cement unit at Nawalgarh (Jhunjhnu) by UltraTech Cement Ltd. "Investment of worth INR3000 crore [INR30bn/US$451m] will be made and around 1000 people will get direct and indirect employment in this project. It will also set up new cement unit of 2.2Mta capacity and captive power plant at Jaitaran (Pali). The company will invest INR2100 crore and around 750 people to get direct and indirect employment," said the minister.

New projects push Indonesia towards overcapacity

27 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Indonesia's dynamic market has attracted both foreign and local cement companies to invest in new cement plants, intensifying competition for existing producers and tipping the industry towards oversupply. Four new entrants - including companies from Taiwan, India and two local firms - plan to build new factories in Indonesia with a combined capacity of 12.1Mta, according to a report in the Jakarta Globe. The total investment is estimated at between US$1.3bn and US$3bn over the next few ye...

UltraTech profits rise 10% in 1Q16, operational costs cut

26 April 2016, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement, India reported a 10 per cent YoY rise in consolidated profit after tax for the quarter ended March. The company reported a consolidated net profit of INR7230m (US$108.52m) against 6750m (US$98.63m) in the same period last year, due to a strong operational performance. Net sales in the same period rose 5 per cent to INR68.5bn, from INR65.17bn a year earlier. Total cement demand for the quarter, the company said, grew by 15 per cent.  "The operating costs reduced with oper...

India: Jaypee reduces northern cement supply

22 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Debt-laden Jaiprakash Associates Ltd has withdrawn itself from some of its cement markets in north India as part of streamlining its operations even as lenders continue to prod the firm to shed assets and pare debt, reports Mint. The company has drastically cut its cement supply to markets in the north, said two Delhi-based cement dealers. A spokesperson for the parent Jaypee Group confirmed that the company has chosen to withdraw from certain markets of Haryana and Delhi. "The com...

UltraTech is in a better position to control India's cement market

08 April 2016, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has undertaken series of acquisitions and organic expansions over the past year. This will help the country's largest cement manufacturer in enhancing market share, getting greater control on setting prices and achieving higher sales and volumes growth, claims the Economic Times-Bangalore. UltraTech's capacity has increased to 92.3Mta from 63.2Mta in FY15. This includes the recent acquisition of 22.4Mta of cement capacity from JP Associates including access to the 40 year...

India: cement prices to hold up thanks to merger deals

06 April 2016, Published under Cement News

India's stock researcher Livemint is forecasting that mergers like that between JP Associates Ltd and UltraTech Cement Ltd and also Birla Corp Ltd and Reliance Infrastructure Ltd will rationalise ownership to support cement prices. Meanwhile, with government projects gaining traction in areas like state metros, highways, low-cost housing and dedicated freight corridors, besides irrigation and water supply, demand and consequently cement dispatches are likely to improve from the fourth quar...