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FLSmidth raises sales in first half of 2023 – Cement industry news from Global Cement – Global Cement

Denmark: FLSmidth’s sales were US$1.82bn during the first half of 2023, up by 28% year-on-year from US$1.43bn in the first half of 2022. Its earnings before interest, taxation and amortisation (EBITA) fell by 7%, to US$83.1m from US$89.3m. The supplier recorded a new order intake worth US$1.64m, down by 14% from US$1.9m. New cement orders fell by 33% amid reduced demand, especially for FLSmidth’s product offering. In line with its de-risking strategy, FLSmidth continued to accept only those product orders that also supported its service business. The company maintained its guidance of cement sales of US$879m and an EBITA margin of 5.5 – 6.5% for the full-year 2023.
CEO Mikko Keto said “We have maintained the strong momentum on our key transformation efforts during the second quarter of 2023. While we have continued to progress on our MissionZero agenda, our safety performance has been unsatisfactory and mitigating actions have been taken.” Keto continued “While our cement business remains on target for the full year, its short-to-mid-term market outlook has deteriorated. Consequently, continued organisational rightsizing is required to preserve profitability. Going into the second half of the year we remain positive, with a continued strong focus on executing our core transformation efforts.”
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