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JK Cement reports uptick in revenue

07 November 2023, Published under Cement News

JK Cement Ltd has posted total revenue of INR25,984m (US$312.3m) in the three months ended 30 September 2023. This compares to INR21,584m in the same period a year earlier. Profit after tax for the September 2023 quarter came in at INR1789m, up from INR1257m in the same quarter in 2022. Basic and diluted earnings per share over the same period advanced from INR16.15 to INR23.16. Meanwhile, total expenses expanded from INR19,912m to INR23,527m, driven by increases in the cost of materia...

SRM Group ventures into cement

06 November 2023, Published under Cement News

India’s SRM Group has entered the cement business with the launch of a new subsidiary, SRMPR Cement. The Chennai-based company invested INR2250m in a 420,000tpa cement capacity with three production facilities in Tamil Nadu and one in Andhra Pradesh. It wil start exporting Portland pozzolana cement from 15 November to countries including the Maldives, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. SRMPR Cement foresees the start of production of a wide range of cements, including ordinary Portland Cement and h...

JK Lakshmi Cement to invest INR2.25bn in Surat expansion

06 November 2023, Published under Cement News

JK Lakshmi Cement announced it will be spending INR2.25bn (US$27m) to expand its Surat plant in Gujarat, India. Cement capacity at the plant will be increased by 1.35Mta by setting up an additional grinding unit, the company said. The project is expected to be completed within two years and will see the doubling of existing capacity. It will be financed through a mix of term loans and internal accruals.

Kakatiya Cement returns to black in 2QFY23-24

06 November 2023, Published under Cement News

India-based Kakatiya Cement Sugar & Industries reported a standalone net profit of INR18m in the 2QFY23-24 when compared to a net loss of INR49.9m in the year-ago period. Operating income increased by 107.3 per cent to INR5.3m in the 2QFY23-24 from an operating loss of INR72.8m. Operating expenses during the 2Q fell by 9.2 per cent YoY to INR372m from INR409.7m in the previous year’s equivalent period. Net revenue increased by 12 per cent to INR377.3m when compared with INR336.9m in the ...

Ambuja Cement reports quadrupling 2Q profit

02 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements , part of Adani Cement Industries , saw profit quadruple in the 2QFY23-24 to INR6440m (US$77.4m) from INR1390m in the year-ago quarter. The company’s revenue advanced eight per cent YoY to INR39,700m in the 2QFY23-24 while cement and clinker sales volumes advance seven per cent to 7.6Mt. Ambuja Cements saw its expenses decline by two per cent YoY with fuel costs down by nearly a third. As a result, EBITDA improved by nearly 150 per cent to INR7740m and the EBITDA margin ...

Flying Cement Co reports 55% rise in 9M net profit

01 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Pakistan-based Flying Cement Co Ltd reported unaudited net sales of PKR1147m in the quarter ended 30 September 2023 (1QFY23-24), up 27.3 per cent when compared with the year-ago period when net sales reached 901m. The company’s gross profit increased by 77.4 per cent to PKR239.9m in the 1QFY23-24 from PKR135.2m in the 1QFY22-23. Operating profit advanced by 81.5 per cent to PKR212.4m from PKR117m over the same period. Net profit increased by 55.2 per cent to PKR88.8m in the 1QFY23-24 f...

Udaipur Cement reports revenue growth in September quarter

27 October 2023, Published under Cement News

India’s Udaipur Cement Works Ltd (UWCL) has reported total revenue of INR2695.2m (US$32.38m) in the quarter ended 30 September 2023, marking an increase from the INR2464.7m seen in the previous quarter and INR2205m recorded in the same quarter a year earlier. Net profit after tax for the September 2023 quarter came in at INR121.5m, compared to INR42.1m in the previous quarter and INR21.8m in the September 2022 quarter. Earnings per share increased from INR0.07 in the quarter ended 30 Se...

ACC Ltd reports YoY rise in revenue

27 October 2023, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC Ltd has reported total income of INR46,425.3m (US$557.7m) in the quarter ended 30 September 2023, down from INR52,793.5m in the previous quarter but up from INR40,561.6m in the same period a year earlier. Profit after tax came in at INR3842.9m in the September 2023 quarter, compared to a INR4639.3m profit in the previous quarter but a loss of INR910.9m in the September 2022 quarter. Total expenses in the quarter ended 30 September 2023 came in at INR41,269.5m, down from INR4...

Study reveals cost of decarbonising India's cement industry

16 October 2023, Published under Cement News

India’s steel and cement plants will require INR47trn (US$627bn) in additional capital expenditure (capex) to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, according to independent studies by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW). The studies also suggest that both industries will require additional operational expenditure (opex) of INR1trn each year to go net zero. The study also found that an 8-25 per cent reduction in steel emissions and 32 per cent reduction in cement emissions is p...

Adani reduces use of wholesalers

10 October 2023, Published under Cement News

In a bid to boost profitability, Ambuja Cements Ltd and ACC Ltd has reduced the number of distributors it uses in the Gujarat region of India from 12 to three. The move is part of a trial by the Adani Group to reduce its reliance on distributors or wholesalers, reports Live Mint. According to local sources, the cement producers plan to build stronger relationships with retailers, the last point of sales for cement. For large bulk projects, such as a flyover, sales will also now be h...