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Lafarge Africa sees net profit rise 157% in 1Q20

20 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa has reported a 9.8 per cent increase in net sales to NGN63.97bn (US$178.93m) in its unaudited results for the first quarter of 2020, compared to NGN58.02bn in the year-ago period. Net profit surged 156.5 per cent YoY to NGN8.07bn from NGN3.15bn in the 1Q19. "I am proud of the plan Lafarge Africa has implemented to protect the health of our people while supporting our partners and communities. The first quarter results confirm that our turn around initiatives are effective a...

Taiheiyo Cement reports 4% fall in net sales for FY19-20

20 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan’s Taiheiyo Cement has seen a 3.5 per cent YoY fall in net sales to JPY884.35bn (US$8.21bn) in the FY19-20 ending 31 March 2020, compared to JPY916.07bn in the previous year. Operating income was also down 7.6 per cent YoY to JPY61bn in the FY19-20, while net income declined 9.9 per cent to JPY39.15bn from JPY43.45bn.

Taiwan Cement expects stronger 2H20

20 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp gave a positive outlook for its core businesses this quarter as the cement market appears to have emerged from the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic in China. Chinese construction started to resume in March and appeared to have mostly returned to normality last month, bolstering the company’s selling prices and output in the current quarter to levels similar to the same period last year, said Taiwan Cement President, John Li. The second quarter might turn out stronger t...

Saurashtra Cement 1Q20 net profit rises to INR66.2m

19 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Saurashtra Cement reported a net profit of INR66.2m (US$0.87m) in the quarter ended March 2020 as against a net loss of INR55m in the year-ago quarter ended March 2019. Sales rose 10.2 per cent to INR1.76bn in the quarter ended March 2020 from INR160.61bn in the previous year's equivalent quarter. For the full year ended March 2020, net profit reported was IBR565.1m against net loss of INR492m  during the previous year ended March 2019. Sales declined 2.2 per cent YoY to INR6.08bn in FY19-...

Udaipur Cement Works records 207% surge in EBITDA

19 May 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Udaipur Cement Works has reported an 18.4 per cent increase in total income to INR6.85bn (US$90.2m) for the financial year ending 31 March 2020, compared with INR5.79bn in the FY18-19. EBITDA surged 206.7 per cent YoY to INR1.26bn from INR410.9m. The company’s net profit also reached INR155.2m from an INR407.3m net loss in the previous fiscal year.

Ciments de Bizerte sees turnover rise in 1Q20

18 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s Ciments de Bizerte has seen an 18.7 per cent rise in local turnover to TND22.9m (US$7.92m) in the first three months of 2020, against TND19.3m in the 1Q19. The turnover from exports also increased as dispatches to Libya resumed during the first quarter, according to the African Manager. However, the company suspended production and sales when the general lockdown was announced. Therefore, the overall turnover until 23 March reached TND24.9m. Elsewhere, clinker production gr...

Tabuk Cement sees rising profit in 1Q

18 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi-based Tabuk Cement posted a rise in net profit after zakat and tax to SAR28.91m (US$7.7m) in the 1Q20, from SAR3.63m a year ago. Sales in the 1Q20 advanced by 42.9 per cent to SAR75.42m from SAR52.77m in the 1Q19 with volumes rising. Finance, and selling and marketing costs fell while the company saw gains from adjusting cash flows for a financial liability, according to Reuters.

Beni Suef Cement sees 101% surge in net profit

18 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Misr Beni Suef Cement has reported a 101 per cent YoY increase in net profit to EGP59.37m (US$3.77m) in the first quarter of 2020, compared to EGP29.53m in the corresponding period of last year. However, sales declined 7.1 per cent YoY to EGP404.96m from EGP435.97m.

Southern Province Cement 1Q profit up

18 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi cement producer Southern Province Cement Co reported a net profit after zakat and tax of SAR183m (US$48.8m) for the first quarter of 2020, up 52.5 per cent from SAR120m in the 1Q19. First-quarter 2020 sales increased 33.6 per cent to SAR457m from SAR342m in the year-ago period. Local sales volumes were up 27.5 per cent YoY and export sales advanced 48.6 per cent YoY in the 1Q20. Financial costs fell by 31.1 per cent YoY.

Titan successfully navigates pandemic in first quarter

15 May 2020, Published under Cement News

This week Titan Group released its 1Q2020 business results which saw the group's revenues rise by 6.1 per cent to EUR384.8m , compared to 1Q19. ICR looks a little closer now at how the group's operations have been performing.
 Dimitris Papalexopoulos, chairman of the group, said: "The Group successfully navigated the first phase of the [COVID-19] crisis. Since the first emergence of the pandemic which appeared in our countries of operation in early to mid-March, our first focus has been to...