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Carthage Cement posts 16% drop in 1H revenues

24 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisia-based Carthage Cement has seen its revenues fall 16 per cent to TND102m (US$37m) in the 1H20 due to the stoppage of its operations between 28 March and 28 April 2020. Exports by the company dropped 92 per cent from TND12.4m in the 1H19 to TND1m in the first six months of 2020. However, exports to Italy restarted in June. Domestic sales slipped by one per cent YoY despite the stop in activity for more than a month. However, the company reduced its debt to TND440.7m by the end of J...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh reports 6% increase in PAT

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh has seen its profit after tax advance 6.2 per cent to BDT843m (US$9.94m) in the first half of 2020, against BDT794m last year. The company has noted the remarkable nature of the results, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the second quarter the cement producer saw revenue drop 41.3 per cent from BDT4.498bn in 2Q19 to BDT2.641bn in the 2Q20. Operating profit fell 62.9 per cent to BDT268.2m in the 2Q20 from BDT722.3m while profit after tax saw a 26.5...

Qatar National Cement reports 32% fall in profit

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Qatar National Cement has reported a 31.8 per cent YoY decline in net profit to QAR68.3m (US$18.76m) for the first half of 2020, compared to QAR100.1m in the year-ago period. The company also saw revenue fall 23 per cent YoY to QAR290.6m from QAR377.3m.

Summit Materials announces 2Q results and new CEO

22 July 2020, Published under Cement News

US-based Summit Materials saw a 24.5 per cent rise in operating income for the second quarter of 2020 to US$100.1m from US$80.4m in the year-ago period. Adjusted EBITDA also advanced 14.1 per cent YoY to US$160.2m from US$140.5m. Cement sales volumes declined 6.3 per cent YoY in the 2Q20, while prices were up 1.2 per cent. "Despite economic uncertainty, Summit experienced resilient demand and favourable weather conditions, particularly in Utah and Kansas, which led to record 2Q net reven...

Twiga sees 33% rise in net profit for 1H20

22 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Tanzania Portland Cement (Twiga) has reported a 33 per cent YoY increase in net profit to TZS34.94bn (US$15.05m) in the first half of 2020, against TZS26.19bn in the 1H19. "Despite strong competition in the cement manufacturing industry and uncertainties brought about by COVID-19, [we] delivered a strong operational result compared to [last year]," said Hakan Gurdal, chairman. The company also saw a 13 per cent rise in revenue to TZS181.45bn. "[We are] well positioned to meet this growin...

ACC reports 40% fall in net profit

21 July 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC (LafargeHolcim) has reported a 40 per cent YoY decline in consolidated net profit to INR2.71bn (US$36.2m) in the first quarter of FY20-21, compared to INR4.55bn in the year-ago period. Total sales also fell 38 per cent YoY to INR25.2bn from INR40.59bn in the 1QFY19-20. Standalone revenue was down 37.3 per cent YoY in the June 2020 quarter, decreasing to INR26bn from INR41.49bn last year. The company’s cement business saw revenue slip 33 per cent YoY to INR25.5bn, while sales ...

Orient Cement evaluates COVID-19 impact on operations

20 July 2020, Published under Cement News

India's Orient Cement Ltd estimates that it lost around 225,000t of cement sales towards the end of the FY19-20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which may have an impact of up to INR300m (US$4m) on its EBITDA. However, the company also noted that it doesn't anticipate any challenges in meeting its financial obligations going forwards.  

European building materials sector shows resilience

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the downturn in activity for the French construction materials sector in April, the following month saw the beginnings of a sequential recovery and even more impressive results were noted in June, according to a CIC Market Solutions (France) report. The country’s ready-mix sector saw activity return from -62 per cent YoY in April to +14-20 per cent in June, while distribution activity recovered to +12-14 per cent in the same month. The positive boost for the sector has stimulate...

Eagle Cement Corp aims to complete Bulacan expansion in 2020

16 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Philippine-based Eagle Cement Corp is now looking to complete its 2Mta Bulacan plant expansion before the year ends, following delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic. "This plant was supposed to have been turned over and commissioned this second quarter of this year. But because of the pandemic, management is committing to deliver this plant by end quarter of this year," said John Paul Ang, Eagle Cement president and CEO. The company’s CFO, Monica Ang, also noted that the company has r...

Oman Cement sees 9% decline in 1H20 profit

16 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement Co has reported an 8.7 per cent decline in net profit after tax to OMR2.1m (US$5.46m) for the first half of 2020, compared to OMR2.3m in the 1H19. However, the company’s total revenue edged up 1.1 per cent to OMR26.4m from OMR26.1m.