LafargeHolcim posts 56pc growth in 2019

Rajesh Surana, Chief Executive Officer of LafargeHolcim Bangladesh (LHBL) said “2019 was a challenging year for the cement industry. The impact of increase in raw material costs and additional taxes was significant. Despite this Lafargeholcimimpact, LafargeHolcim demonstrated astrong performance trend. Our focus on improving operational efficiencies, driving commercial innovation and cost optimisation continues to be effective.  We are determined to build on this thrust and further increase value to our stakeholders”.

Particulars Full Year 2019 Full Year 2018 Growth (%)
Net Sales mBDT 17,840 16,632 7%
EBITDA mBDT 4,338 3,791 14%
Profit Before Tax mBDT 2,681 1,883 42%
Profit After Tax mBDT 1,737 1,115 56%
Earnings Per Share BDT 1.50 0.96 56%

 Financial Performance:

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh (LHBL) posted a significant improvement in financial results in 2019. Consolidated Sales Revenues for the year rose to BDT 17,840 million, up by BDT 1,208 million compared to 2018.

The Company’s initiative on cost optimizationhelped it to achieve a growth of Profit before Tax (PBT) by 42% over last year.

Profit after Tax (PAT) increased by 56% to reach BDT 1,737 million. As a result, earnings per share for 2019 improved to 1.50 Taka compared to 0.96 Taka of the previous year.

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh now owns four cement plants including country’s only operational integrated cement plant in Chhatak.