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Positive results from Cementos Argos

World Cement,

Cementos Argos has released its results for the first quarter and first half of 2013, revealing positive performances in its principle operating regions – the USA, Colombia and the Caribbean.


Total EBITDA for the second quarter of the year increased by 32% y/y, while consolidated income for the period grew by 14% y/y. In April – June 2013, Cementos Argos sold 2.8 million t of cement, up 1.8% y/y, and 2.4 million m3 of concrete, an increase of 9.3% y/y.

In the US, an improvement in cement and concrete prices in addition to growing commercial demand helped EBITDA to rise by 65% y/y to US$5.6 million. Revenue reached US$190 million, up 9% y/y. In Colombia, EBITDA also increased, growing by 18% y/y, while revenue rose by 12% y/y. A dynamic market in the Caribbean helped revenue to increase by more than 50% y/y to US$30 million, with revenue up 18% y/y to US$122 million during the period.


In the first half of the year, total EBITDA increased by 25% y/y, spurred by cost improvements and growth in the industrial sector. Compared to 1H12, consolidated income rose by 9% to COP2.3 billion.

Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham.

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