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Cementarnica Usje sees 21% net profit rise

11 November 2019, Published under Cement News

North Macedonia-based Cementarnica Usje reported a 21 per cent YoY consolidated net profit rise to MKD939.8m (US$16.8m) in the January-September 2019 period. The Titan-owned company’s operating revenue increased seven per cent to MKD3.58bn in the first nine months of the year. Domestic sales rose by five per cent YoY to MKD2.26bn while export sales increased by 10 per cent YoY to MKD1.20bn. Operating expenses were up two per cent to MKD2.54bn as expenses for materials rose three per cent...

Taiwanese producers record mixed results in October

11 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Hsing Ta Cement has recorded a 12.5 per cent YoY fall in revenue for October 2019, decreasing to TWD638.73m (US$21m) from TWD729.87m. However, revenue in the January-October period increased 15 per cent YoY to TWD6.26bn. Elsewhere in the country, Asia Cement Corp saw an 8.4 per cent YoY dip in October revenue to TWD7.02bn from TWD7.66bn. Revenue in the 10M19 was up 6.8 per cent to TWD73.23bn. Universal Cement Corp noted a 10.1 per cent improvement in revenue for October 2019, wh...

HeidelbergCement records 7% rise in group revenue for the 9M19

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has reported a seven per cent increase in group revenue to EUR14.3bn for the first nine months of 2019, compared with EUR13.4bn in the year-ago period. Excluding consolidation and exchange rate effects, revenue advanced by four per cent YoY. Results from current operations before depreciation and amortisation rose by 17 per cent YoY to EUR2.6bn from EUR2.3bn in the 9M18. The company attributed the results to growth in sales volumes and successful price increases, which mor...

Loma Negra records 2% fall in revenue for the 9M19

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina's Loma Negra has recorded a 2.3 per cent fall in net revenue to ARS26.74bn (US$448m) in the first nine months of 2019, compared with ARS27.36bn in the year-ago period. However, the net profit surged 176.8 per cent to ARS2.6bn from ARS944m. Adjusted EBITDA in the 9M19 climbed nine per cent YoY to ARS7.45bn from ARS6.8bn, while the margin increased to 27.8 per cent from 25 per cent in the 9M18. Argentine sales volumes of cement, masonry and lime in the 9M19 decreased 10.4 per cen...

Buzzi Unicem sees improved cement volume and stable in concrete

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's turnover for the first nine months of 2019 was up by 13.4 per cent to EUR2423.6m, but ignoring exchange rate movements the increase would have been 9.9 per cent. Net debt at the end of September was EUR13.3m lower than a year earlier at EUR710.1m. Capital investment in the period was 19.2 per cent higher at EUR260.8m.  Cement deliveries were 5.7 per cent higher at 22.13Mt, while ready-mixed concrete deliveries advanced by just 0.4 per cent to 9.1Mm³. The Italian turnover wa...

Arkan sees increase in net profit for the 9M19

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Arkan Building Materials Co has recorded a net profit of AED36.13m (US$9.8m) for the first nine months of 2019, compared to AED10.2m in the corresponding period last year. However, group revenue declined 6.1 per cent YoY to AED675.50m from AED719.71m, on the back of increased competition and pressure on prices. "Achieving optimum efficiency across our business remains our utmost priority as we continue to navigate through this challenging business cycle," said Jamal Salem Al Dhah...

PT Semen Indonesia receives 9M19 profit decline

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement producer PT Semen Indonesia received a profit decline in 9M19 on the back of surging finance costs. Although Semen Indonesia earned IDR1.3trn (US$92.85m) in net profit from January to September, the profit was a 38 per cent down from 9M18 due to increasing finance costs, which jumped 235.33 per cent YoY. According to the company's financial report released on 31 October, revenue increased 31 per cent YoY to INR28.12trn in the nine-month period thanks to additional contributions from ...

Hilal Cement Co reports loss in 3Q19

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Kuwait’s Hilal Cement Co has reported a loss of KWD52,300 (US$172,700) in the third quarter of 2019, according to a company bourse statement. However, in the first nine months of 2019 the company’s profit advanced 57.5 per cent YoY to KWD801,410 from KWD508,860.

Titan Cement Group's turnover rises by 9% in 3Q19

07 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group's 3Q19 results saw consolidated turnover rise by 8.7 per cent compared to 3Q18, EBITDA rose by 15.4 per cent and net profit increased by 25.7 per cent. In the 9M19 consolidated turnover rose by 9.7 per cent to EUR1208.5m and EBITDA grew by 5.8 per cent to EUR208.4m. However, net profit declined by 9.9 per cent in 9M19 to EUR45.3m, because of depreciation charges, partly due to IFRS adoption and the consolidation of Turkey in full in 2019. Regional results In ...

Star Cement sees 16% rise in net profit

07 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India-based Star Cement reported a standalone net profit of INR550.8m (US$7.8m) for the quarter ended 30 September 2019, up 16.2 per cent YoY from INR474m in the year-ago period. The company’s net revenues increased by seven per cent to INR3.735bn in the July-September quarter whencompared with INR3.49bn in July-September 2018. Operating expenses were up 9.5 per cent YoY to INR3.105bn from INR2.934bn in the equivalent quarter of the previous year while other income surged from INR2.7m to...