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Nw: Cement giants file income decline

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Nigeria’s cement companies contain reported a decline in income within the third quarter compared to the 2nd quarter of 2021. The trio of Dangote Cement, BUA Cement and Lafarge Cement reported a combined N469 billion within the third quarter, a 5.27% decrease when put next to the N495 billion reported within the old quarter.

On the opposite hand, twelve months-on-twelve months (YoY), fixed with the trio’s 9-month efficiency, they had been in a put to delay their income by 30.10% from N1.1 trillion generated within the 9 months of 2020 to at this time stand at N1.4 trillion.

Even though the building commerce began to increase from the COVID-19 pandemic within the third quarter of 2020 and went on to submit three consecutive quarters of right GDP boost charge, the 2nd-quarter GDP file published that the building commerce declined by 23.08% when put next to the first quarter of 2021. The Valid Estate commerce also replicated a identical building because it recorded its 2nd consecutive quarterly decline of 0.72% when put next to the first quarter of 2021.

All three cement companies posted impressive third-quarter performances when put next to the third quarter of 2020, with Dangote Cement main the pack, accounting for 70.80% of the total income generated. BUA and Lafarge accounted for 13.37% and 15.84% respectively.

Dangote Cement Plc generates N331.6 billion in Q3

Dangote Cement Plc, Nigeria and Africa’s largest indigenous cement manufacturer posted its largest income of the trio. QoQ, the cement huge’s income declined by 7.34%, from N357.9 billion generated within the 2nd quarter to N331.6 billion generated within the third quarter.

On the opposite hand, taking a gape at its 9 months efficiency, the cement manufacturer has generated ₦1.02 trillion, correct 1.16% below what it generated in its beefy-year 2020 file. In comparison to the 9 months of 2020, the firm elevated its income by 34.24%. It accounts for 71.57% of the total income generated by the trio this year.

The firm’s financials uncover a decline in cement sales, when put next to the 2nd quarter of 2021. In Q3, Dangote provided 6.89 MT of cement and clinker quantity which when put next to Q2, represents a decline of 11.22% as the firm provided 7.76 MT.

Diving deeper into their sales quantity, sales in both Nigeria and Pan-Africa declined. In comparison to Q2, the sales quantity in Nigeria declined by 13.83% from 4.96 MT to 4.38 MT in Q3 2021 whereas for Pan-Africa, sales quantity also declined by 5.4% from 2.85 MT recorded in Q2 to 2.70 MT recorded within the third quarter of 2021. This decline in quantity affected the firm’s income within the third quarter despite the marginal delay within the worth of cement within the quarter.

In line with Nigerian Worth, Dangote cement now goes for a retail mark of N3,900 per 50kg acquire. In April, Dangote cement turned into as soon as being provided for N3,800. This represents a 2.63% between the 2nd quarter and the third quarter.

Michel Puchercos, Group Chief Govt Officer, mentioned, “We’re chuffed to file a stable space of the outcomes for the first 9 months of the year. Group volumes for the 9 months had been up 15.4% compared to the first 9 months of 2020 and Group EBITDA turned into as soon as up 45.0%, at a 50.4% margin.

“Given the strong rebound in Q3 2020 following the impression of COVID-19 within the first half of of the year, volumes in Q3 2021 had been a puny bit decrease than Q3 2020, as anticipated, though worsened by heavier rains.

On the opposite hand, the final boost building continues, supported by our means to meet the strong market inquire all over all our worldwide locations of operation. The industrial efficiency and efficiency initiatives all around the Group enabled the offsetting of inflationary pressures on a pair of of our mark lines.”

Lafarge Plc’s QoQ income grew marginally by 0.86%

Of the trio, Lafarge turned into as soon as the solely one to develop its income when put next to the 2nd quarter of 2021. The firm, touted to be the 2nd-largest cement firm, generated a complete of N74.1 billion within the third quarter of the year. When compared to the N73.5 billion generated in Q2 2021, it represents a 0.86% delay.

Taking a gape at its 9 months efficiency, the firm grew its income by 21.86% from N180 billion generated within the first 9 months of 2020 to N220 million generated within the first 9 months of 2021. It accounts for 15.35% of the total 9 months income generated by the trio.

As reported by Nairametrics, in April Lafarge elevated its cement mark from N2,400 to N3,600, representing a 50% delay within the worth of cement. The firm mentioned that mark increment turned into as soon as main to offset a pair of of the inflationary pressures, despite the fresh mark cut worth initiatives the firm has taken equivalent to the spend of LNG fueled trucks. In line with Nigerian Worth, Lafarge’s Elephant Cement now goes for N3,750. This represents a 4.16% delay.

BUA generates N187 billion to this level in 2021

BUA Cement Plc generated the least of the three cement companies, producing solely approximately N62.6 billion within the third quarter of the year. When compared to its efficiency in Q2 2021, its income technology declined by 0.73%.

Taking a gape at its 9 months efficiency, the firm’s income accounted for solely 13.09% of the total income generated by the trio. Even though it accounted for the lowest of the three, the firm restful recorded an boost because it generated N187 billion within the 9 months of 2021, which represents a 19.39% delay when put next to the N156.5 billion generated within the first half of of 2020.

After the firm mentioned that they would no longer delay the worth of cement, it would seem love they did a U-flip on this resolution. In April, Nairametrics reported an announcement made on the BUA Cement’s official Twitter memoir which mentioned that the ‘timing just isn’t any longer true,’ for any delay within the worth of its cement. At the time, BUA cement turned into as soon as promoting for N3,250. In line with Nigerian Worth, BUA cement now goes for N3,750, a 15.38% delay.

The incomes presentation name disclosed that the income per ton recorded between the 2nd and third quarter of 2021 finds a 1.64% delay from N45,479.14/ton to N46,224/ton, also reflecting the delay within the worth of cement.

The CEO of BUA Cement Plc defined that the quarterly decline turned into as soon as no longer a outcomes of a decline in inquire however turned into as soon as a outcomes of annual upkeep on the plant life. Yusuf Binji mentioned, “The delay in income resulted from mark delay alongside with lifting bonus adjustments… The cement inquire has remained strong within the past twelve months and naturally you contain americaand downs. The puny decrease witnessed quarter on quarter is in most cases due to the shutdown for the annual upkeep, by which our manufacturing a puny bit dipped and it is no longer on memoir of the inquire turned into as soon as no longer there. We persevered to experience very very strong inquire even within the low season historically from July to September.”

Even though the trio collectively posted declines in income when put next to the old quarter, they restful retain a collective market capitalization of N7.73 trillion as of the shut of market on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

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