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Cemex Philippines sees net sales fall 10%

05 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc announced that net sales decreased by 10 per cent during the 1Q20, versus the 1Q19, amounting to PHP5.6bn (US$110.7m). Domestic cement volumes decreased by four per cent versus 1Q19. An eight per cent increase in volumes during the first two months of the year was offset by the effects of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon and other quarantine measures around the country during the second half of March 2020. CHP’s domestic cement prices fell by six pe...

Qalaa Holdings records revenues of EGP14.9bn in FY2019

05 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Qalaa Holdings of Egypt has reported total revenues of EGP14.9bn (US$945m), for its consolidated financial results for the year ended 31 December 2019, up 11 per cent YoY. Qalaa's EBITDA remained steady at EGP1.3bn in FY19 and increased by 17 per cent YoY in the 4Q19 to EGP325m. Flat full-year EBITDA was largely the result of a 60 per cent YoY decline in ASEC Holding’s EBITDA in FY19. The cement segment's performance was affected by an underperforming cement market in Egypt, and social an...

Cem'In'Eu prepares start-up of Rhône Ciments

05 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cem'In'Eu is starting up Rhône Ciments, its second cement plant in Portes-lès-Valence, Drôme region, France. "Moving to Portes-lès-Valence allows us to be in the middle of a Lyon-Marseille-Montpellier triangle but also to be connected to the Alpine valleys. We are thus at the heart of the large southeast market," explains Vincent Lefebvre, Cem’In’Eu  president and founder. The company imports clinker from a 5Mta integrated cement works in eastern Turkey to supply its factory, which has i...

Holcim Philippines sees 29% fall in net profit

04 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has reported a 28.7 per cent fall in its net profit to PHP501.54m (US$9.93m) for the first quarter of 2020, compared to PHP703.86m in the year-ago period. Net sales also declined 10 per cent to PHP7.27bn due to lower prices and volumes, especially in March. "Like the rest of the country, our company was significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the government's efforts to address it," said John Stull, Holcim Philippines President and CEO. The company had ...

Holcim Philippines funds local hospitals in COVID-19 fight

04 May 2020, Published under Cement News

To contribute to the Philippine's fight against COVID-19,  Holcim Philippines Inc is donating part of its corporate citizenship budget for funds towards medical supplies for hospitals assigned to treat coronavirus patients and relief items to its affected communities. The company has allocated a substantial share of the budget for corporate citizenship programme Holcim Helps to buy protective equipment such as surgical masks, respirators and face shields to be donated to the Lung Center of ...

PPC announces operational update for April

04 May 2020, Published under Cement News

PPC has released an update for its African operations during April. PPC Barnet in the DRC has been able to continue to operate and is expected to produce similar volumes compared to the same period last year. Cimerwa and PPC Zimbabwe have also partially resumed operations in Rwanda and Zimbabwe, respectively, in the second half of April. Cement sales volumes in these countries are expected to be around 15-20 per cent of the volumes sold in April 2019. Overall sales volumes in South Africa ...

LafargeHolcim's net sales fall to CHF5.293bn in 1Q20

01 May 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announced its 1Q20 results with net sales reaching CHF5.293bn (US$5.4bn), down 11.2 per cent from CHF5959m in the 1Q19. Recurring EBIT totalled CHF262m in the 1Q20, represening a decline of 14.1 per cent from CHF305m in the 1Q19. Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO, said: "The company had a strong start to the year as 1Q20 performance remained well ahead of last year’s results until Mid-March, when the impact of COVID-19 spread beyond China into all business regions. Nevertheless ...

Cemex sees consolidated net sales rise by 2% in 1Q20

01 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced a like-for-like consolidated net sales increase of two per cent during the 1Q20 to US$3.1bn compared to the 1Q19. Operating EBITDA rose by one per cent to US$534m in the 1Q20. The company reported higher prices for products in local currency terms in most regions, as well as higher volumes for three core products in the USA and Asia, Middle East and Africa regions, and higher volumes in Mexico. This was partially offset by lower volumes in Europe and South, Central America ...

Breedon Group prepares to progressively reopen facilities

01 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc plans to progressively reopen some operations in a number of regions in Great Britain and in the Republic of Ireland, where customer demand supports it and where the company can open safely. Breedon Group Plc closed the majority of its sites on 26 March 2020 with more than 80 per cent of its staff furloughed in the UK or on temporary lay-off in the Republic of Ireland on full-pay. The reopening includes an anticipated return to clinker production at the company’s two cem...

Cemex Latam Holdings sees an 11% decline in 1Q20 net sales

01 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latam Holdings (CLH) announced consolidated net sales of US$214m in 1Q20, a decline of 11 per cent compared to 1Q19. Operating EBITDA reached US$46m in the period, down 12 per cent YoY. Consolidated prices of grey cement and aggregates rose by three per cent and 11 per cent, respectively in 1Q20. Consolidated volumes of grey cement, ready-mix and aggregates declined by 11, 25 and 33 per cent, respectively in 1Q20 compared to 1Q19. Total debt declined by eight per cent YoY, reaching US...