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Saudi Arabia: cement firms come under pressure

09 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s cement activities continue to come under pressure as falling sales volume and profitability remain subdued. Companies’ operational performance was impacted due to lower than estimated average realised price on the back of stiff competition, especially in the central region in 2Q16, coupled with the impact of lower fuel subsidy, reports Al Rajhi Capital. Saudi Cement and Southern Province Cement were the top performers in 2Q16. Saudi Cement revenue was up 11 per cent YoY, whi...

Saudi Arabia: Northern Cement profits fall 24%

26 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Northern Region Cement Company reported a net profit of SAR48.66m (US$13m) in 2Q16, down 24 per cent from SAR64m (US$17m) compared to the same period last year. However, profits were up 13.4 per cent compared to 1Q16. This QoQ rise is due to increased clinker sales and the YoY decrease is attributed to increased production costs as a result of higher energy prices and falling sales. Northern Cement’s profits for the first half of the year reach SAR91.6m, a 20.4 per cent decline from SAR11...

Saudi Arabia: sales volumes fall 27%

25 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Total cement sales in Saudi Arabia declined 27 per cent YoY and 39.6 per cent MoM in June, to 4.1Mt. Cement production in June was 3.66Mt, down 25 per cent YoY and 34.6 per cent MoM. June’s fall in sales volume can be attributed to Ramadan, which fell solely in June this year, unlike last year when it was split across June and July. All cement producers reported a decline in sales during the month. Al Jouf, Saudi and City Cement experienced the lowest declines in sales, with figures falli...

Yanbu Cement Co signs contract for WHR plant

05 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Yanbu Cement Company (YCC), one of Saudi Arabia’s leading cement companies and a major player in the western region of the kingdom, has signed a contract for the establishment of a 34MW waste heat recovery (WHR) power plant at its cement plant located north of Yanbu town. Sinoma Energy Conservation Ltd of China will set up the WHR plant at a cost of US$61.8m. The agreement was signed in YCC's head office in Jeddah yesterday. Raouf Abuzinadah, managing director of Yanbu Cement Company,...

Yanbu Cement 4Q net earnings up 20.63%

12 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Saudi producer Yanbu Cement Co posted SAR193m (US$51.4m) net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014, rising 20.63 per cent from SAR160m in 4Q13 and 18.4 per cent from SAR163m in 3Q14. However, full-year net earnings fell 2.31 per cent YoY from SAR821m to SAR802m. Earnings per share (EPS) decreased from SAR5.21 to SAR 5.09. The cement producer attributed fourth quarter profit growth to higher sales and lower sale costs on improved operating efficiency. The full-year profit decl...

Saudi Arabia: strong annual 3Q gains for Yanbu despite weak start

17 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Yanbu Cement reported a 16.4 per cent rise in third-quarter net profit to SAR163m (US$43.4m), driven by lower cost of sales due to increased production and the government's subsidy on imported clinker. The result was well ahead of estimates by Al-Rahji Capital who forecast net profit of SAR131m for the three month period (consensus: SAR149m). Yanbu's robust performance came as a surprise to Al-Rahji analysts given that the cement producer's sales decided by eight per cent YoY in the first ...

Yanbu Cement full-year net profit rises 14.3%

07 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Yanbu Cement Co’s net profit rose 14.3 per cent YoY to SAR832m (US$219.4m) in 2013, the company announced in a bourse filing. Operating profit increased to SAR847m from SAR757m in 2012. The company attributed the rise to higher sales without giving exact figures. The Saudi-based producer reported earnings per share of SAR5.23, up from SAR4.57.

Saudi cement market records further volume expansion

30 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Saudi cement companies saw profits rise 8.2 per cent as cement demand in the kingdom continued to expand on the back of large projects, said Global Research in its June 2013 report. Cement demand in the 1Q13 stood at 15.5Mt compared to 14Mt in the same period last year. Saudi Cement and Southern Province Cement lead the sales volume rankings, resulting in market shares of 15.7 and 13 per cent, respectively. Cement output rose 16.3 per cent to 13.1Mt while clinker production increased 9...

Higher volumes and sales boost Yanbu first half, Saudi Arabia

15 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Yanbu Cement Co's first-half net profit rose by 44.7 per cent YoY to SAR521m (US$138.9m), thanks to higher production and sales volumes supported by the start of its kiln line No 5 last year. Earnings per share (EPS) stood at SAR 3.31, up from SAR 2.29 a year ago. For the second quarter of 2013, YCC registered a net profit of SAR274m, an increase from SAR216m a year earlier.

Yanbu Cement 1Q13 net profit surges on expansion, Saudi Arabia

09 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Yanbu Cement announced that, according to preliminary figures, its net profit for the first quarter of 2013 surged by 70 per cent YoY, on the back of increased capacity. Net profit for the three months to the end of March 2013 rose to SAR247m (US$65.9m) according to the preliminary data. Earnings per share stood at SAR1.57, up from SAR0.92. "The increase in the current quarter profit compare with the same quarter for the previous year due to increase in sales quantity due to start Line...