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UltraTech quarterly profit hit by subdued demand

20 January 2014, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement, the leading cement producer in India, reported a 38.43 per cent decline in net profit for the last three months of 2013 as sluggish demand leads to a weaker pricing environment. Net profit during the October-December quarter fell to INR370 crore compared to INR601 crore in the same period of 2012.  Net sales in the three month period also declined marginally to INR4786 crores compared to INR4857 crore in the comparative quarter the year before. Domestic cement and cl...

UltraTech director elected as new CMA president

10 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Mr OP Puranmalka, Ultratech Cements whole-time director, has been elected as the new president of the Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA) of India for the 2013-14 term. Mr Puranmalka will replace MAMR Muthiah of Chettinad Cement, CMA said in a release today. JK Lakshmi Cement whole-time director, Shailendra Chouksey, has been elected as the Vice-President of the 51-year old industry body. Speaking at the CMA's 52nd AGM, Mr Puranmalka raised concerns over the lag in the industry,...

CCI approves UltraTech acquisition of Jaypee’s Gujarat assets

24 December 2013, Published under Cement News

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has given UltraTech Cement the green light to purchase Jaypee's cement facilities in Gujarat. The CCI order, released on Monday, said that the “proposed combination is not likely to have an appreciable adverse effect on competition in India". The deal, which was announced in September this year, will strengthen UltraTech's leading position in the Indian market and give it a foothold in the state of Gujarat. The acquisition comprises an integrated c...

UltraTech in talks for two plant projects

12 December 2013, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement is planning to invest the construction of two cement plants in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. The Industrial Development Department of Uttarakhand has reportedly signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India’s largest cement producer for a 3.5Mta plant in Tuni and a 2Mta plant in Someshwar. Chief minister of Uttarakhand, Vijay Bahguna, said: "The setting up of these two major plants in the field of cement manufacturing, in these two socially and economical...

UltraTech Cement appoints independent director

05 December 2013, Published under Cement News

India’s largest cement producer UltraTech Cement said its board of directors has appointed Arun Adhikari as additional director (Independent) to the board, effective 3 December 2013. Adhikari is an alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

UltraTech Cement's quarterly profit falls 52% YoY

21 October 2013, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement, India’s largest cement maker, posted a 52 per cent decline in net profit for the July-September quarter, mainly due to lower selling prices and subdued demand. The company reported a net profit of INR2.6bn (US$42m) for the quarter ended 30 September. Domestic cement and clinker sales stood at 9.1Mt. It noted that cement demand remained “sluggish due to a prolonged monsoon and a “low-take off from the infrastructure and housing sectors.” It further added that a sof...

UltraTech acquires Jaiprakash's Gujarat assets

12 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Jaiprakash Associates Ltd has confirmed it will sell its cement assets in Gujarat to UltraTech Cement Ltd for around INR38bn (US$598m) including debt. UltraTech, the country's largest cement maker by production capacity, will issue shares worth up to INR1.5bn to Jaiprakash and assume debts of about INR36.50bn, the companies said on Wednesday. Jaiprakash Associates has been trying to sell the plant for more than a year and was in talks with several potential buyers, including CRH. Product...

UltraTech poised for Jaiprakash's Gujarat units

27 August 2013, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement is said to be in advanced stages of discussions to acquire the Gujarat-based cement units of Jaiprakash Associates, local media have reported. Sources familiar with the deal told Business Standard of India that the cement units are to be sold at a valuation of US$130/t, lower than the US$160/t Jaiprakash had earlier been seeking. Jaiprakash's cement facilities in the state of Gujarat have a combined cement capacity of 4.8Mta and will help UltraTech Cement, India’s larges...

India: delayed asset sale could help Jaiprakash Associates

23 August 2013, Published under Cement News

To overturn its spiralling debts, Jaiprakash Associates (JA) has been actively seeking to sell off its 4.8Mta cement plant in Gujarat. The release of such assets is seen as a necessity to aid the company's profitability and its stock rating. The company's current net debt levels are estimated at INR602.8bn (US$9.33bn) and JA aims to reduce this amount by INR60bn-70bn (US$9.3bn-10.85bn) The company is said to be in talks with UltraTech Cement over the Gujarat factory but the delay in closin...

UltraTech first quarter hit by building slowdown

30 July 2013, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement, India's largest cement producer, posted a 13.5 per cent YoY decline in its first quarter (April-June 2013), due to slowdown in home building and infrastructure projects. The Aditya Birla group company reported standalone profit of INR6.73bn (US$112.3m) for the April-June quarter. Net sales also declined 2.2 per cent to INR49.58bn. Going forward, Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the group, said the business outlook remained challenging and the company has downwardly re...