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Buzzi Unicem net profit down on declines in Central Europe, Italy

01 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem said on Thursday it posted an attributable net loss of EUR28.5m in 2012 compared with a profit of EUR27m in 2011, due to declines in Central Europe and a major slowdown of building activity in its domestic market of Italy. Improvements were, however, seen in the United States, Russia and Mexico. On a turnover that edged ahead by 0.9 per cent to EUR2813.4m, Buzzi Unicem's EBITDA improved by 4.8 per cent to EUR455.1m and the trading profit (EBIT) was ahead by 3.3 per cent to EU...

Cementir boosts white cement volumes in China and Malaysia

08 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding increased turnover in 2012 by 6.4 per cent to €976.2m and the EBITDA was ahead by 11.2 per cent to €138.1m as the margin improved from 13.3 per cent to 14.1 per cent. Depreciation and impairment provisions were 2.2 per cent higher at €89.9m, giving a trading profit advance of 33.2 per cent to €48.2m. After a net financial charge 3.5 per cent lower at €21.8m, the pre-tax profit rose by 83.4 per cent to €28.6m. After a 20.7 per cent reduction in the tax charge and an 11.3 p...

Italcementi incurs substantial trading losses in Italy and Spain

06 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Italcementi has reported a 2012 trading loss compared to a profit in 2011 as the Italian cement major incurs substantial losses in its domestic market and Spain. Italian prices, however, see important improvements. Turnover for the year declined by 3.8 per cent in 2012 to €4480.1m but underlying EBITDA was down by 9.8 per cent to €632.4m. After an impairment charges that jumped from €134.3m to €309.4m, last year's trading profit of €138.9m was turned into a €150.9m loss. Net financial ...

Italcementi launches five-year bond, Italy

25 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Italcementi, the fifth-largest cement producer in the world, has launched a five-year bond of EUR350m at an issue price of EUR99.477 and a coupon of 6.125 per cent, according to reports in La Stampa. At the closure of the placement, orders exceeded EUR 2.5bn. Credit rating agency Moody's has rated the Italcementi bond Ba2 with a "negative" outlook. For 2013, Moody's expects Italcementi to face challenging market conditions in its key markets Egypt and France and, to a lesser extent, in Mor...

Italcementi: European decline largely offset by Asian improvement

07 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Italcementi's group cement shipments in 2012 saw a decline of 6.6 per cent to 45.9Mt with cement volumes being down in Europe and in the Middle East, but improving elsewhere. Group turnover declined by 3.8 per cent last year to €4480.1m, or by 4.9 per cent on a comparable basis and the turnover from cement and clinker was off by three per cent to €2903.5m. In concrete and aggregates, turnover fell by 7.8 per cent to €1280.3m as shipments of aggregates fell by 10.8 per cent to 34Mt and re...

Cementir improves profits in spite of lower volumes   

01 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding saw turnover advance by 4.6 per cent to €976.2m, helped by better prices, and the EBITDA improved by 11.1 per cent to €138.0m. Net debt at the end of 2012 was 4.2 per cent higher at €373m. The number of employees increased by 3.3 per cent to 3307. Group shipments of grey and white cement declined by six per cent to 9.85Mt, reflecting lower volumes in Italy and in Egypt and a decline in exports from Turkey. This was in part offset by higher volumes in the Far East. Aggre...

Euro area construction output down 0.4 per cent in November

18 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Construction output in the 17-nation euro area decreased 0.4 per cent in November according to first estimates released by Eurostat. In Germany, Europe’s largest economy, November construction advanced one per cent from a month earlier, while Spain gained 1.2 per cent, according to today’s report. However, these gains were offset by falls in France and Italy, where output dropped 0.5 per cent and 3.4 per cent, respectively. In the 27-nation EU, construction fell 0.9 per cent from October...

Italcementi announces restructuring plan, Italy

13 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Italy’s leading cement producer Italcementi has approved a 2013-14 reorganisation of its domestic operations to cut annual costs by EUR40m (US$52.2m). The plan, named “Project 2015” forsees a temporary redundancy scheme for up to 665 employees. At present the company employs 2500 staff of whom two-thirds are involved in its productions sites and the rest work at the company's headquarters in Bergamo.

Italcementi awards Rezzato cement upgrade to KHD

13 November 2012, Published under Cement News

The Italcementi Group recently awarded KHD a contract to upgrade and redevelop its Brescia Rezzato plant in Italy. The upgraded plant, situated the in environmentally sensitive Lake Garda region, will have to adhere to very strict emissions, noise and other environmental requirements, while simultaneously ensuring highest levels of availability and low investment costs. Scope of supply Italcementi has chosen KHD’s Clean Technology to meet this challenge, which includes: • KHD COMFLEX® ...

Buzzi Unicem's turnover edges ahead and profit advances

09 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's turnover for the first nine months was up by 1.7 per cent to €2,146.3m and the EBITDA increased by 11.7 per cent to €368.7m. The trading profit rose by 29.6 per cent to €198.9m and net financial charges increased by 25.1 per cent to €85.3m. After an 89.3 per cent higher contribution from associates, the pre-tax profit rose by 33.5 per cent to €116.8m. With charges for tax and for minorities increasing more slowly than the pre-tax profit, the net attributable profit jumped by ...