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Birla Corporation hit by escalating fuel costs

08 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp Ltd has reported a 25.2 per cent increase in revenue to INR22,180.6m (US$278.8m) in the first quarter of FY22-23, despite tepid cement demand. However, profitability was hit by rising power, fuel and freight costs, along with the costs incurred with the optimisation of the newly-commissioned Mukutban plant in eastern Maharashtra. Commercial production at the plant began on 30 April 2022 with capacity at the unit expected to reach 3.9Mta, taking the company's total production cap...

Northern Region Cement reports 9% drop in 1H net profit

08 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Northern Region Cement Co posted net profits after zakat and tax of SAR48.09m (US$12.8m) in the first half of 2022, down 9.1 per cent from SAR52.9m in the 1H21. Revenues declined by 13.2 per cent in the 1H22 to SAR266.68m when compared with SAR307.19m in the 1H21. In the second quarter of 2022, Northern Region Cement Co reported net profits after zakat and tax worth SAR24.74m, up 17.6 per cent YoY from SAR21.04m in the 2Q21. Revenues decreased by 8.2 per cent YoY to SAR133.42m from S...

Caribbean Cement reports drop in 2Q profit

05 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Jamaica-based Caribbean Cement posted operating profit of US$28.2m in the 1H22, representing a two per cent drop YoY from US$28.8m. Net profit also slipped by two per cent YoY to US$19.7m, despite a 10 per cent increase YoY in sales to US$85.5m in the 2Q22. The drop in earnings was attributed to increased operational expenses during a downturn in the global economy.

Ramco Cements 1Q net profit falls 34%

03 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Indian cement producer The Ramco Cements saw its revenue from operations expand by 44 per cent to INR17.72bn (US$225.5bn). The company reported a stand-alone net profit of INR1.127bn in the 1Q22, down 34 per cent YoY as input and raw material costs spiked. “EBIDTA for Q1 this fiscal is INR308 crore [INR3.08bn] against INR370 crore [INR3.7bn] during Q1 last year with de-growth of 17 per cent, mainly due to sharp increase in fuel price and weak cement prices. The industry could not pass on...

Star Cement 1Q net profit drops 24%

03 August 2022, Published under Cement News

India-based Star Cement has seen its net profit decline by 23.7 per cent YoY to INR413.2m (US$5.23m) in the first quarter of FY22-23 (ended 30 June 2022) when compared with a net profit of INR541.8m in the year-ago period. Net revenue increased by 28.7 per cent to INR6.393bn in the 1QFY22-23 from INR5.044bn in the 1QFY21-22. Operating expenses were up by 32.7 per cent YoY to INR5.721bn in the 1QFY22-23. Other income advanced y 32 per cent YoY to INR83.4m. Operating profit edged up by 5...

Najran Cement sees drop in quarterly profit

02 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Najran Cement Co of Saudi Arabia reported a net profit after zakat and tax of SAR13.3m (US$3.5m) in the second quarter of 2022, down 59.3 per cent when compared with SAR32.7m in the 2Q21. Sales in the 2Q22 declined to SAR108.1m from SAR131.6m in the 2Q21. The drop in profit was attributed to increasing production costs as well as selling and distribution expenses.

Northern Cement sees 21% increase in 2Q profit

02 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Jordan-based Northern Cement Co reported a 21.4 per cent rise in profit to JOD1.7m (US$2.39m) in the 2Q222 from JOD1.4m in the 2Q21. Sales in the 2Q22 were down 3.3 per cent to JOD8.9m from JOD9.2m in the 2Q21.

Orient Cement profit hit by fuel costs

01 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Orient Cement has recorded unaudited revenue from operations of INR7139.3m (US$90.1m) in the quarter ended 30 June 2022. This compares to INR6909m in the same period a year earlier. Total expenses over the same period, however, advanced from INR5558.7m to INR6560.5m, mainly driven by soaring power and fuel costs which advanced from INR1320.8m to INR2286.8m. As a result, net profit for the quarter ended 30 June 2022 came in at INR3741.7m, down from the INR8945.8m seen in the same peri...

HeidelbergCement’s Group revenue rises 11% in 1H22

29 July 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Group's revenue rose significantly by 11.3 per cent to EUR9950m (1H21: EUR8938m) in comparison with the first half of the previous year. Excluding consolidation and exchange rate effects, the increase amounted to 11.6 per cent. This is primarily due to successful price adjustments in all business lines, says HeidelbergCement.   "The first half of 2022 was characterised by the strong increase in energy and raw material prices. In this persistently difficult market envi...

Cementos Molins reports on 35% rise in revenue in 1H22

28 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins has reported revenue of EUR608m in the first half of 2022, up 35 per cent on the same period a year earlier, driven by higher activity in South America and acquisitions in 2021. On a like-for-like basis of currencies and consolidation scope, revenue advanced by 12 per cent. EBITDA in the 1H22 reached EUR132m, marking a six per cent advance on the 1H21, mainly due to the improvement of business outside Europe, the contribution from acquisitions, and the positive exchange ra...