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Vicat advances in India and Kazakhstan

06 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Vicat's turnover increased by 1.2 per cent in 2012 to €2292.2m, which becomes an underlying decline of 0.2 per cent on a like-for-like basis. Turnover in cement was ahead by 1.6 per cent to €1155.7m, while aggregates and concrete sales were ahead by one per cent to €826.1m. Other activities saw turnover edge ahead by 0.2 per cent to €310.5m. Cement accounted for 52.3 per cent of turnover, very marginally higher than the 52.1 per cent in the previous year. The concrete and aggregate...

Vicat eyes further growth in India

17 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Following the announcement yesterday by Vicat that its new joint-venture project Sagar has started commercial production, local press have speculated that the France-based major is scouting for further growth opportunities in India. Citing a company official, the Economic Times of India reported that Vicat is looking for more organic and inorganic growth in the country. The company already has a controlling stake in Bharathi Cement and has a joint venture with Sagar Cements. The Vicat Sa...

Vicat Sagar joint venture plant begins production, India

20 December 2012, Published under Cement News

The first line at the greenfield Vicat Sagar plant, a joint venture between France-based Vicat and Sagar Cements, has started production. Located in the north of Karnataka, the plant has a nominal cement capacity of 2.8Mta and has a captive power plant and immediate access to rail transport. To benefit from substantial operational synergies between the companies controlled by Vicat in India, the plant’s production will be marketed under the “Bharathi” brand, backed up by its strong reputa...

Asia and US improvements boost Vicat nine month results

06 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Vicat's turnover for the first nine months of the year edged ahead by 0.2 per cent to EUR1731m, but this represents an underlying decline of one per cent. Asian and US improvements made up for French and African volume declines.  The gearing level increased to 47.6 per cent at the end of September compared with 43.4 per cent a year earlier and  40.6 per cent two years ago, with the expansion in Asia being the principal reason for the increase in debt levels. Turnover in cement was 0.7 per...

Vicat first-half 2012 turnover eases

08 August 2012, Published under Cement News

France-based Vicat's first half performance improved strongly in Asia but results have mainly deteriorated elsewhere. Turnover for the six months to June 2012 eased by 1.5 per cent to €1128.8m, which represents a 2.4 per cent reduction on a comparative basis. EBITDA declined by 20.8 per cent to €200.6m as the margin narrowed from 22.1 per cent to 17.8 per cent. The trading profit fell by 36.6 per cent to €104.5m. After a net interest charge 1.4 per cent higher at €19m, the pre-tax profit ca...

Vicat

06 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Vicat's first-quarter turnover declined by 5.4%, having seen a very strong first quarter in 2011. The cement turnover was off by 4.4% to €255m, with cement shipments declining by 5.6% to 3.79Mt. Turnover in concrete and aggregates declined by 9.8% to €162m as aggregates shipments were down by 14.8% to 4.29Mt and ready-mixed concrete deliveries fell by 16.6% to 1.48Mm³. Other products and services registered a 2.7% increase in turnover to €68m. The lower volumes reflected less favourable weat...

Vicat

03 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Vicat's first quarter turnover declined by 5.4% after a very strong first quarter in the previous year. The cement turnover was off by 4.4% to €255m, with cement shipments declining by 5.6% to 3.79Mt. Turnover in concrete and aggregates declined by 9.8% to €162m as aggregates shipments were down by 14.8% to 4.29Mt and ready-mixed concrete deliveries fell by 16.6% to 1.48Mm³. Other products and services registered a 2.7% increase in turnover to €68m. The lower volumes reflected less favoura...

Vicat improves turnover, but profits decline

13 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Turnover improved by 25.5% in 2011 to €2265.5m, but the profitability declined, mainly because of Egypt and to a lesser extent the United States, and the EBITDA came off by 2.6% to €490.9m, while the trading profit declined by 8.1% to €309.5m. Primarily as a result of the expansion in Asia, the a net interest charge jumped by 60.5% to €43.9m and with a lower contribution from associates, the pre-tax profit came down by 16.0% to €259.5m and the net attributable fell by 19.3% to €163.6m.  ...

Vicat sees generally favourable environments

06 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Vicat’s turnover increased by 12.5% last year to €2265.5m, which represents an underlying improvement of 9.6%. The turnover in cement improved by 10.1% to €1137.6m and aggregates and concrete sales rose by 14.2% to €818.0m. Other activities increased turnover by 17.4% to €309.9m. Cement accounted for 52.1% of turnover, slightly lower than the 53.0% seen in 2010, but exactly the same as in 2009. Group cement deliveries advanced by 11.5% to 18.04Mt, helped by a full year’s consolidation of Bh...