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Berenberg Bank lifts Italcementi to EUR7.10

02 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Following the announcement of the 2014 figures of Italcementi, Berenberg Bank has increased its price target for the stock of Italcementi to EUR 7.10 from EUR 6.30 per share, but has downgraded its recommendation on the cement maker to "hold" from previously "buy". The earnings estimates are reduced by 46.6, 22.5 and 7.6 per cent to EUR0.05, EUR0.29 and EUR 0.60 per share for 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively Abstracted from an original article in Boersen-Zeitung.

Buzzi Unicem returns to a net profit

30 March 2015, Published under Cement News

On a turnover just 0.1 per cent lower at EUR2506.4m, Buzzi Unicem's underlying EBITDA did increase by 7.1 per cent to EUR404.8m in 2014, while at the headline level there was a 4.8 per cent advance to EUR422.7m. Following a 23 per cent reduction in impairment charges, depreciation and amortisation, the trading profit (EBIT) more than doubled from EUR86.5m to EUR178.7m. After a net interest charge 52.1 per cent lower at EUR53.1m, the pre-tax profit jumped from just EUR16.0m to EUR175.6m. A...

Buzzi offer to purchase SACCI SpA accepted

27 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem announced today that further to its proposed purchase of a 99.5 per cent interest in the share capital of SACCI SpA, controlling shareholders have accepted the binding offer. Last week Buzzi announced that it had Buzzi Unicem is offering €120m for the stake in SACCI and the simultaneous relief of all outstanding liabilities from a previous debt restructuring agreement. Buzzi highlighted that execution of the contract is still subject to the endorsement of the banks and credit...

Buzzi Unicem proposes to acquire SACCI

19 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem is offering EUR120m for a 99.5 per cent stake in SACCI and the simultaneous relief of all outstanding liabilities from a previous debt restructuring agreement.  The proposal is seen as a further step in the consolidation of the fragmented Italian cement industry, where Buzzi Unicem is the second largest producer behind Italcementi.  SACCI presently operates four cement plants, representing a current combined cement capacity of some 2Mta and 31 ready-mixed concrete batching pl...

Cementir performs well in Denmark

11 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding's turnover in 2014 declined by 4.1 per cent to EUR948m, but EBITDA improved by 13.4 per cent to EUR192.4m. The trading profit advanced by 35.7 per cent to EUR104.1m and the pretax profit rose by 57.5 per cent to EUR99.5m.  Net attributable profit recorded a 78.5 per cent advance to EUR71.6m. Net debt at the end of 2014 was 14.3 per cent lower at EUR278.3m, giving a modest gearing level of 26.7 per cent as shareholders’ funds increased by 9.3 per cent.  Capital investme...

Italcementi improves margins

06 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Italcementi's 2014 turnover declined by a further 1.8 per cent to EUR4155.6m but the underlying EBITDA did improve by 3.2 per cent to EUR649.1m. The depreciation charge declined by 3.1 per cent to EUR408.3m and impairment charges dropped by a further 70.9 per cent to EUR9.2m and the trading profit advanced by a further 42.3 per cent to EUR226.7m. Net financial charges rose by 14.3 per cent to EUR136.5m while the contribution from associates rose by 57.1 per cent to EUR11.7m to give a pre-...

Cementir shareholders approve capital hike

24 February 2015, Published under Cement News

The shareholders of Cementir Holding SpA announced on Monday that the company's Board of Directors will be able to raise the company's capital by up to EUR300m within five years, according to a statement released yesterday. The Italian cement major said in January it would ask its shareholders to approve an increase of up to EUR300m, including share premium, in one or more tranches. Via the rights issue, Cementir aims to increase its resources and financial flexibility in implementing i...

Buzzi Unicem sees improvements in the USA and Czech Republic

11 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's turnover eased by 0.1 per cent last year to €2506m, but ignoring the exchange rate effect there would have been a 3.4 per cent improvement. Net debt at the end of December was 3.1 per cent below the level seen a year earlier at €1063m. Group cement deliveries in 2014 increased by 1.8 per cent to 25.1Mt and ready-mixed concrete deliveries improved by 1.4 per cent to 12Mm³. Domestic reduction in line with overall market Buzzi Unicem's Italian turnover declined by a furt...

Italcementi saw weaker French and Italian volumes in 2014

09 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Italcementi's turnover declined by 1.8 per cent in 2014 to EUR4155.6m, or by 0.7 per cent on a comparable basis. Group cement shipments edged ahead by 0.6 per cent to 43.4Mt and the turnover from cement and clinker was ahead by 1.0 per cent to EUR2742.9m, with cement volumes improving everywhere but in Europe.  The concrete and aggregates turnover declined by 6.9 per cent to EUR1162.5m as shipments of aggregates declined by 5.6 per cent to 30.8m tonnes and ready-mixed concrete deliveries ...

Cementir increases profit and reduces debt

06 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding's turnover in 2014 declined by 4.1 per cent to EUR948m, but at constant currencies there would have been a 5.3 per cent increase. The EBITDA, however, improved by 13.4 per cent to EUR192.4m, in spite of negative exchange rate movements though it was boosted by non-recurring credits of around EUR12m. As a result, the margin improved from 17.2 per cent to 20.3 per cent, or to 19 per cent excluding non-recurring items. The trading profit again showed a more marked advance, ri...