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Taiwan Cement reports net profits of US$580.9m in 9M19

19 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement's net profit last quarter rose 10.17 per cent annually to NT$6.54bn (US$214.4m). Net profit in 9M19 increased by 11.14 per cent to NT$17.72bn (US$580.9m), a company record. Taiwan Cement put the strong results down to stable cement prices and a stronger contribution from the company’s coal-fired Ho-Ping power plant in Hualien on the back of falling coal prices. However, revenue declined 3.51 per cent to NT$87.56bn during the January-to-September period. TCC President, John Li...

Thatta’s WHR project to start in 2QFY19-20

18 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan-based Thatta Cement Co Ltd is currently implementing its waste heat recovery project that will generate 5MW of electricity for the company at its Sindh plant. Commercial operation is expected to start in the second quarter of the current financial year, says the company in its latest quarterly report. In the quarter ended 30 September 2019, overall sales of Thatta Cement fell by 43.3 per cent YoY due to a decrease in sales in the south. The cost of sales to sales ratio has incre...

Arabian Cement sees reduced profit in the 9M19

18 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Arabian Cement Co has reported an 85 per cent YoY fall in profit to EGP32.9m (US$2.04m) in the first nine months of 2019, compared to EGP214.8m in the year-ago period. The company’s standalone results declined to EGP32.58m in the 9M19, down from EGP215.1m in the corresponding period of 2018.

Beni Suef Cement records 6% dip in revenue

18 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Misr Beni Suef Cement has noted a 72 per cent YoY profit decline to EGP67.11m (US$4.16m) in the first nine months of 2019, against EGP237.8m in the 9M18. Revenues were also down 6.2 per cent YoY to EGP1.36bn from EGP1.45bn in the January-September 2018 period.

Sephaku Holdings reports net loss in 1HFY19-20

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s Sephaku Holdings has reported a loss of ZAR7.7m (US$521,582) for the six months ending 30 September 2019, compared with a ZAR26.5m net profit in the year-ago period. In particular, Sephaku Cement (Dangote Cement) announced a ZAR21.6m net loss against a ZAR44.9m profit in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. Sales revenue decreased 16.9 per cent YoY to ZAR996.9m from ZAR1.2bn, while its EBITDA fell 40.7 per cent to ZAR151.5m. "The operating landscape had result...

Sinai Cement sees net loss widen 30% YoY

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Sinai Cement has seen its net loss widen 30 per cent YoY to EGP331.22m (US$20.53m) during the first nine months of 2019, compared to EGP293.14m in the 9M18. The cost of sales also showed a modest 3.7 per cent increase to EGP699.931m from EGP675.11m. In the 1H19 the company’s consolidated loss widened to EGP187.23m from EGP155.74m in the corresponding period of 2018.

Misr Cement (Qena) records 67% net profit decline

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Misr Cement (Qena) has recorded a 67 per cent YoY net profit fall to EGP29.7m (US$1.84m) during the first nine months of 2019, compared to EGP89.42m in the year-ago period. However, sales increased 5.9 per cent YoY to EGP2.36bn from EGP2.22bn. In its standalone results, the company saw a 68.9 per cent YoY decline in net profit to EGP21.8m in the 9M19.

Cementir sales advance in most areas, but net profit falls

14 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementir's turnover for the first nine months of 2018 improved by 1.5 per cent to EUR906.12m and EBITDA advanced by 11.6 per cent to EUR181.84m. However, the trading profit eased by 2.8 per cent to EUR103.5m reflecting the application of IFRS 16. After a net financial charge profit of EUR19.8m compared with a EUR32.4m profit, the pretax profit fell by 39.7 per cent to EUR83.7m. Net debt at the end of September was EUR346.3m, slightly higher than the EUR339.6m reported a year earlier. The ...

Alexandria Portland Cement sees net losses narrow in 9M19

14 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Alexandria Portland Cement has seen its consolidated net losses narrow by 61 per cent YoY to EGP96.58m (US$5.98m) during the first nine months of 2019, compared with losses of EGP245.7m recorded in the year-ago period. However, sales decreased by 26 per cent YoY to EGP1.636bn from EGP2.21bn. The company’s standalone losses also improved from EGP162m to EGP72m in January-September 2019.

Varied results for PSX listed cement producers in 1QFY19-20

13 November 2019, Published under Cement News

The financial results of eight cement companies of Pakistan for the July-September 2019-20 period reveals that their profits shrank owing to weak sales, high financial charges and other unavoidable factors, with a few of them also sustaining losses.   Industry overview In the 1QFY19-20 Pakistan's cement industry posted a marginal growth of 2.6 per cent, amounting to 11.13Mt compared with 10.85Mt last year. Local dispatches remained more or less the same, rising to 9.12Mt from 9.06Mt in th...