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UltraTech first quarter profit falls 5.5%

21 July 2015, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement's first quarter standalone net profit fell 5.5 per cent YoY to INR591 crore. The Aditya Birla Group firm had posted net profit of INR628 crore in the year-ago period. Cement and clinker sales during the quarter ended 30 June 2015 climbed six per cent to 12.14Mt from 11.7Mt a year earlier. Energy costs improved by seven per cent but the reduction in fuel prices was partly offset by an increase in rail freight expenses. Input prices remained stable except for the rise i...

UltraTech Cement non-executive director resigns

06 July 2015, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that Adesh Gupta, non-executive director has resigned from the Board of the Company with effect from 30 June 2015.

Jaiprakash gets shareholder go-ahead to sell to units to UltraTech

19 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Jaiprakash Associates Ltd has received shareholder approval to sell two cement units in Madhya Pradesh to UltraTech Cement Ltd, the company said in a notice to the stock exchanges. In December, Jaiprakash Associates signed a deal with UltraTech Cement to sell its cement units in the central Indian state for INR54bn. The board of directors of UltraTech Cement and the Competition Commission of India have also approved the deal.

UltraTech full-year net profit down 6% YoY

27 April 2015, Published under Cement News

India’s largest cement manufacturer UltraTech Cement reported a six per cent drop in its net profit for the year ended 31 March 2015 to INR20.15bn versus INR21.44bn in the previous year. Net sales were 13 per cent at INR22,656 crore against INR20,078 crore in the previous year. The Aditya Birla group firm noted that although there was some relief from softening coal prices, the cost of limestone and other input materials continued to remain high, putting pressure on margins. “The company...

Jaiprakash Associates to seek shareholders' approval for divestments to UltraTech

24 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Jaiprakash Associates Ltd will next month seek approval from its shareholders and creditors for the proposed sale of its cement units to UltraTech Cement. "Pursuant to an order dated March 25, 2015...the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad has directed meetings of the equity shareholders and creditors of Jaiprakash Associates to be convened on May 16...for considering the scheme of arrangement between Jaiprakash Associates and Ultratech Cement Ltd," Jaiprakash Associates said in a...

Century Textiles to reportedly spin off cement unit

22 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Century Textiles, owned by Birla patriarch Basant Kumar Birla, will spin off its cement business and merge it in an all-share deal with UltraTech Cement, owned by grandson Kumar Mangalam Birla, two people with direct knowledge of the plan have told the Economic Times of India. "Both companies are in the final stages of a plan to merge the cement businesses," one of the two persons said. "The enterprise value of Century's cement business has been put at INR10,500 crore, and an announcement c...

Mumbai Port Trust allots land for cement handling terminal

13 April 2015, Published under Cement News

The Mumbai Port Trust has allocated allotted 25,000m2 of land at Petroleum Godown to UltraTech Cement for 30 years, to build a fully-automated cement handling terminal. The terminal will be used to ship in cement in from other states and distributed to users across the city, according to trust chairman and managing director Ravi Parmar. The facility will be equipped with portable unloaders, 30,000t silos, bagging facilities and other ancillary facilities and is estimated to cost about US$16...

India: Aditya Cement starts third line, builds grinding unit

16 March 2015, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that the company has commissioned its clinker plant of 2Mta at Aditya Cement Works, Shambhupura, Rajasthan. The 6000tpd kiln takes Aditya Cement's clinker capacity up to 7.18Mta and cement capacity to 5Mta. Meanwhile, the greenfield Jhajjar grinding unit at Haryana, northern India, is under construction and is expected to be commissioned in FY16. AC III will service the new 1.6Mta grinding station and the balance of clinker...

UltraTech quarterly revenue rises 15% YoY

26 January 2015, Published under Cement News

India's largest cement producer, UltraTech Cement, reported a 15 per cent YoY increase in net sales for the quarter ended 31 December 2014 to INR54.9bn. Earnings before interest depreciation and tax for the three months was up 14.5 per cent to reach INR9.9bn, but profit after tax (PAT) dipped 1.6 per cent to INR3.64bn, compared to the same period of last year. For the first nine months of the current fiscal, revenues jumped 16 per cent and PAT rose seven per cent. Combined domestic ce...

India: UltraTech outlines upcoming greenfield expansion

16 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Following its planned takeover of two cement plants owned by the Jaypee group, UltraTech has outlined its next phase of greenfield expansion. India’s largest cement producer is planning to set up two  greenfield grinding units in Bihar and West Bengal, according to managing director OP Puranmalka. In addition, the company plans to build a bulk terminal in Maharashtra to enhance transport and logistics, and increase capacity at its existing plant in Rajasthan. While the capacity expansion w...