Dalmia Bharat reports mixed half-year as merger with Odisha Cement completes

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India: Dalmia Bharat’s sales rose but its earnings and profit fell in the half-year to the end of September 2018. Its income increased by 10% year-on-year to US$625m from US$570m and its sales volumes grew by 13% to 8.6Mt from 7.6Mt. However, earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) decreased by 8% to US$126m from US$138m and its profit after tax dropped by over a third to US$7.7m from US$12m.

The cement producer said it had reduced its logistic costs despite an increase in diesel prices. It also reported that its alternative fuels co-processing rate was 5.5% in the second quarter of its 2019 financial year with the company focused on raising this. The board of director also announced that the amalgamation with Odisha Cement had been completed.

Last modified on 07 November 2018

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