Taiheiyo returns to profit in first half


Updated 2012-11-15

The major Japanese cement producer Taiheiyo Cement has released its financial results for the first half of the current fiscal year, which began on 1 April 2012. For the six months to 30 September 2012, the company took a revenue of US$4.43bn up from US$4.35bn in the same period of 2011. However, Taiheiyo went from a making a loss of US$42.3m in the six months to 30 September 2011 to a profit of US$6.7m. It did not provide an operating result for the 2011 period.

Looking forwards, the company has forecast revenues of US$9.2bn for the year ending 31 March 2012, with an operating profit of US$500.4m, a pretax profit of US$381.6m and a net profit of US$125.1m.


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