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Pioneer Cement considers green and brownfield expansions

24 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Pioneer Cement Ltd (PIOC) of Pakistan is continuously assessing new avenues and business ventures, including green and brownfield expansions in the country, according to the company’s FY21-22 Annual Report. The introduction of the 10,000tpd Line III at PIOC's integrated cement works in  Khushab district, Punjab province, has increased total capacity at the plant to  17,300tpd. In addition, a  12MW waste heat recovery (WHR) facility and a 24MW coal power unit have been in operation ...

Kohat Cement presses ahead with Punjab project

23 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement Company (KOHC), based in northern Pakistan, has started developing the infrastructure for a greenfield production line in Khushab, Punjab province, the company said during a corporate briefing on its latest set of financial results. According to KOHC, land for the project has been acquired, while work on the development of infrastructure (such as utility connections, roads, etc) is in progress. The new line is expected to cost approximately PKR35bn (US$165m), comprising a 40 ...

APCMA elects new executive committee

23 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Muhammad Ali Tabba, chief executive of Lucky Cement , has been appointed chairman of the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) for the 12 months ending September 2023. Senior vice chairman of the APCMA over the same period has been named as Kohat Cement ’s Aizaz Mansoor Sheikh, while Attock Cement ’s Babar Bashir Nawaz has been elected vice chairman. Also elected were eight executive committee members, including: Sayeed Tariq Saigol ( Maple Leaf Cement ) Azam Fa...

Star Cement net profit falls QoQ

16 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Star Cement has posted revenue from operations of INR5958m (US$73.6m) in the quarter ended 30 September 2022. This compares to INR6587m in the previous quarter and INR4102m in the quarter ended 30 September 2021. Net profit attributable to shareholders of the company came in at INR235.5m in the September 2022 quarter, down from INR413m in the previous quarter but up from INR229m in the year-ago period. Basic earnings per share came in at INR0.58 in the quarter ended 30 September 2022, m...

Sanghi Industries sees profit decline YoY in the September 2022 quarter

16 November 2022, Published under Cement News

India’s Sanghi Industries Ltd has posted revenue from operations of INR2298m (US$28.3m) in the quarter ended 30 September 2022, down from INR3391m in the previous quarter but up from INR2113m in the same period a year earlier. Profit over the same period has fallen from a gain of INR44.5m in the September 2021 quarter to a loss of INR328m in the quarter ended June 2022 and a further loss of INR443m in the quarter ended 30 September 2022. Basic earnings per share over the same timeframe dro...

Grasim Industries announces 2% fall in net profit

16 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Grasim Industries, which has a 57 per cent stake in UltraTech Cement Ltd , has reported standalone net profit of INR9643m (US$118.8m) in the quarter ended 30 September 2022, down 1.5 per cent YoY.  Revenue from operations over the same period advanced almost 37 per cent to INR67,450m, while EBITDA expanded 19.4 per cent to INR9566m. Margins, however, contracted by 206 basis points to 14.18 per cent, according to The Economic Times, driven by a sharp hike in input costs and other expenses...

Tokyo Cement posts 34% rise in revenue

16 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka-based Tokyo Cement saw turnover advance 34 per cent YoY to LKR30,317m (US$82.5m) in the six months ended 30 September 2022. However the group reported an exchange loss of LKR3674m over the same period, giving a total exchange loss of LKR8733m over the calendar year so far, putting significant pressure on the group’s cashflows. Throughout the six-month period the group deployed aggressive cost management policies and efficiency improvements that proactively reduced operational ...

Burnpur Cement reports further losses

14 November 2022, Published under Cement News

India-based Burnpur Cement Ltd has reported total revenue of INR330.3m (US$4.09m) in the quarter ended 30 September 2022. This compares to INR312.9m in the previous quarter and INR337.4m in the quarter ended 30 September 2021. A loss from continuing operations of INR202.5m was seen in the September 2022 quarter, versus a loss of INR179.2 in the previous quarter and a loss of INR183.9m in the comparable quarter a year earlier, reports Dow Jones Newswires. The loss is being attributed to fi...

Deccan Cements sees profits fall 72%

14 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Deccan Cements Ltd has seen its total revenue decline from INR1927.3m (US$23.8m) in the quarter ended 30 September 2021 to INR1822m in the same period this year. Over the same timeframe, the company has seen its profits tumble from INR233.3m to INR65.6m, a drop of 71.9 per cent YoY. Profit in the quarter ended 30 June 2022, stood at INR206.7m. Basic earnings per share have declined from INR16.66 in the September 2021 quarter, to INR14.76 in the quarter ended 30 June 2022, to INR4.69 in the...

Mangalam Cement sees power and fuel costs jump 144% YoY

11 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Mangalam Cement Ltd , part of the BK Birla Group , has posted total revenue of INR4083m (US$50.54m) in the quarter ended 30 September 2022. This compares to INR5181m in the previous quarter and INR3839m in the same period a year earlier, according to Dow Jones Newswires. The company has reported a loss of INR271m in the September 2022 quarter, versus a profit of INR280m in the June 2022 quarter and a profit of INR110 in the September quarter in the previous year. Basic earnings per shar...