Titan results gather momentum in first three quarters of 2016
Titan’s turnover has risen by 9.2% year-on-year to Euro1.12bn for the first nine months of 2016 from Euro1.03bn in the same period of 2015. Its earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose by 24.2% to Euro205m from Euro165m. It attributed the result to growth in the US market and improvements in Egypt.
In the US the cement producer’s turnover rose by 17.7% to Euro584m and in Greece it grew by 4.9% to Euro188m despite negative currency effects. This was due partly to increased production and sales volumes and partly to the decline in production costs following the gradual conversion of its plants to solid fuels.
In addition, the group concluded its deal to buy a 50% stake in Cimento Apodi in Brazil in September 2016. Cimento Apodi owns a cement plant in Quixeré that has operated since 2015 and a grinding cement plant in Pecém near Fortaleza, that has been in operation since 2011. It has a production capacity of over 2Mt/yr.
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