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Lucky Cement is reaping the benefits of expansion

25 March 2024, Published under Cement News

According to AKD Research, Lucky Cement has demonstrated prowess in seizing opportunities, particularly through efficient coal inventory procurement, per management guidance. This strategy has resulted in the company achieving the highest gross margins among its peers, standing at 36.4 per cent in 1HFY23-24, with unconsolidated earnings doubling over the previous year. Similarly, consolidated earnings remained robust, driven by the growth in power subsidiary earnings (up 84 per cent YoY) a...

Margins squeezed for Indian cement producers

12 August 2022, Published under Cement News

India remains one the fastest-growing economies at 7.4 per cent GDP growth in 2022, according to the IMF. Cement demand has also risen and is forecast to rise by 7-8 per cent in the FY22-23 to around 388Mt, says ICRA Corporate Ratings. This would seem positive for investment in the Indian cement sector, but cement producers have been announcing tighter margins, and raw material and energy costs are expected to further impact margins going forward. Reporting on operating margins for ceme...