Southern Province Cement profit drops in Q2, H1

The cement provider's net profit dropped 31% to $36.8mln during H1-18


Riyadh – Mubasher:Southern Province Cement Company (SPCC) on Wednesday reported a 62.11% year-on-year decrease in net profits for the second quarter of 2018, registering SAR 36 million, compared to SAR 95 million.

The cement provider's net profit dropped 31% to SAR 138 million during the first six months of 2018, compared to SAR 200 million during H1-17, according to a statement to the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).

Quarter-on-quarter, profits plunged 64.71% in Q2-18, from SAR 102 million.

SPCC attributed the second-quarter profit decrease to a lower demand for cement.

Sales retreated 26.75% to SAR 178 million during the period between April and June, from SAR 243 million in the corresponding period a year ago.

The stock decreased 2.06% to finish Wednesday at SAR 38.10.

Source: Mubasher

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