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Lafarge

03 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's 89 per cent-owned subsidiary Heracles General Cement Company has announced a 9.3 per cent increase in turnover to EUR123.4m for the first six months of 2014 and EBITDA loss was reduced from EUR118.5m to EUR4.1m. The net loss after tax declined from EUR108.8m to EUR17.5m. Heracles' cement volumes increased by 11.7 per cent during the period as domestic deliveries showed a strong recovery from very low levels.

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

03 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Disappointing growth in investment in China, particularly in real estate development, has resulted in a significant slowdown in cement demand in the first half of 2014. As a result, cement prices also took a tumble in the second quarter. For China National Building Materials (CNBM), the first six months of this year have seen only marginal growth in demand with sales volumes of cement and clinker increasing from 124Mt in 1H13 to 133Mt in 1H14. Revenue over the same period rose from CNY50....

PT Indocement

03 September 2014, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement has reported a three per cent increase in domestic sales volumes to 8.97Mt in 1H14, compared to the same period in 2013. Export sales volumes of cement came in seven per cent higher at 36,000t while clinker exports tumbled from 44,000t in 1H13 to just 7000t in the first half of this year. Over the period net revenue increased by 6.5 per cent to IDR9498.56bn while EBITDA fell by 5.8 per cent to IDR3202.19bn. The company has announced plans to invest US$150m in two new greenfi...

Anhui Conch Cement Co

03 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch has posted a 22 per cent YoY increase in revenue to US$4.68bn in 1H14. Net profit was also up by an impressive 90 per cent to US$945m, on the back of increased sales volumes and prices. Over the same period, the company saw aggregate net sales volumes of cement and clinker rise by 9.85 per cent YoY to 114Mt. In the first half of 2014 Anhui Conch has continued its expansion by acquiring four cement projects, commencing work on three clinker production lines and as many as 10 gri...

UltraTech Cement

03 September 2014, Published under Cement News

In the first quarter of this financial year, UltraTech Cement has recorded a 14 per cent rise in net sales to INR5649 crore. During the period the company sold 11.7Mt of grey cement and clinker as the capacity utilisation rate improved to 84 per cent, compared to 76 per cent in the same period last year. Looking ahead the company is forecasting a 25 per cent increase in turnover in this financial year to INR25,000 crore as the country enjoys growing cement demand on the back of a boost in ho...

Nigeria: Ashaka trebles profit in 1H14

11 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Nigerian Lafarge subsidiary Ashaka Cement has reported a 1H14 profit after tax of NGN3.51bn (US$21.5m), a 201 per cent increase than its 1H13 figure of NGN1.15bn. Pretax profits at the company surged 166 per cent YoY from NGN1.65bn to NGN4.39bn in 1H14. The stellar rise in profit figures has been attributed partly to Ashaka's switch to coal from the Maiganga Coal Mine in Gombe State, a significantly cheaper alternative in its power generation. This resulted in a reduction of production co...

Lafarge

06 August 2014, Published under Cement News

The proposed merger with Holcim is likely to result in the sale of Lafarge's operations in Romania, Germany, the Mannersdorf works in Austria, the wholly-owned operations on Réunion and the interest in the Lafarge Tarmac joint venture, though one of its cement works might be taken back into full ownership. The future of the assets in The Philippines and Brazil have yet to be agreed with the relevant competition authorities. Lafarge has agreed the sale its 76.9 per cent holding in Lafarge P...

Cemex

06 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex' first-half turnover improved by 5.7 per cent to US$7.737bn and EBITDA edged ahead by 1.5 per cent to US$1.27bn, while the trading profit improved by 4.5 per cent to US$721.5m. Net interest payments rose by 15.1 per cent to US$841.4m and, after other charges, there was a pretax profit of US$49.2m compared with a US$118.9m loss. At the net attributable level, the loss fell by 49.1 per cent to US$220.3m. Equity shareholders' funds at the end of June declined by 2.6 per cent to US$10.4...

Italcementi

06 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Italcementi's first-half turnover declined by six per cent to EUR2.048bn, but running EBITDA did improve by 2.2 per cent to EUR304.8m. Helped by a 6.2 per cent reduction in the amortisation and depreciation charge, the trading profit improved by 27.7 per cent to EUR99.8m. A 66.5 per cent jump in financing costs, largely related to interest rate derivatives and derivatives on CO 2 hedging, led to a net financial charge of EUR75.1m. After contribution from associates and impairment char...

Molins more than doubles first-half profit

30 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins recorded a profit of EUR17.9m in the first half of 2014, effectively more than doubling its 1H13 figure, on the back of its international business, said the company. The cement company increased its overseas profit by 2.9 per cent to EUR31.6m, but its Spanish subsidiaries recorded a EUR13.6m loss, 39 per cent below the 1H13 level. In the first six months of 2014, consolidated turnover fell 6.7 per cent to EUR248m. In Spain, revenues increased 10.7 per cent due to improved...