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Taiheiyo sees 7% drop in 1H net profits

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement reported a 1.7 per cent decline in group revenues to JPY431.39bn (US$3.95bn) in the first half of FY19-20 (ended 30 September 2019) from JPY438.7bn in 1HFY18-19. The company’s operating profit decreased 18 per cent to JPY22.46bn YoY while pretax profit fell 17.1 per cent to JPY22.47bn over the period when compared with April-September 2018. Net profits edged down by 6.6 per cent to JPY16.2bn in the 1HFY19-20 from JPY17.34bn in the year-ago period.

The India Cements Ltd may put capex plans on hold

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

The India Cements Ltd said it may need to put its capital expenditure plans on the backburner if the current economic slowdown persists, reports The Times of India. "We may hold back capital expenditure," said N Srinivasan, The India Cements Ltd’s vice chairman and MD. "I want to expand. I want to go there (Madhya Pradesh). But, I want to be sure before I go there," he added. The southern Indian-based cement producer’s plans include a greenfield cement plant in Madhya Pradesh and a grindi...

Chia Hsin Cement reports 1% fall in revenues in Oct

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiwan-based Chia Hsin Cement Corp posted a revenue of TWD176.789m (US$5.8m) in October 2019, slipped 0.9 per cent when compared with TWD178.401m reported for October 2018. In the first 10 months of 2019, revenues fell six per cent to TWD1.573bn from TWD1.674bn in January-October 2018.

Kuwait Portland Cement 3Q profit down 75%

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Kuwait Portland Cement Co reported a 75 per cent decline in net profit in the third quarter of 2019. The company achieved profits of KWD605,600 (US$2m) in the 3Q19, compared with KWD2.42m (US$7.98m) in the 3Q18, Mubasher reports. In the first nine months of 2019 there was a 21 per cent drop in profit to KWD6.18m, from KWD7.82m in the previous-year period.

Eagle Cement Corp records 35% increase in net profit

11 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based Eagle Cement Corp has recorded a 35 per cent YoY increase in net profit to PHP4.7bn (US$92.3m) for the first nine months of 2019, on the back of higher sales volumes and prices. Net sales in the 9M19 advanced 25 per cent YoY to PHP15.3bn, supported by a 19 per cent increase in sales volumes. “Eagle is poised to deliver double-digit growth towards the remainder of the year, as local demand for cement is expected to remain high in line with the anticipated pickup in const...

Republic Cement to increase capacity by up to 25%

11 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based Republic Cement has announced plans to expand capacity by up to 25 per cent next year on the back of increased demand for cement products. "Our capacity is hovering around 7.5Mta. We will increase it by close to 25 per cent by next year," said Nabil Francis, president, Republic Cement. The president of the company added that the plans were a reaction to the government’s call to reduce dependence on imports. "The local industry needs to continue to invest and to modernis...

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...