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Cemex reports record first quarter EBITDA, with Net Income growth of 13%

Estadio Banorte - Borregos, Monterrey, Mexico

Posted on April 29, 2024

Cemex reported record first quarter results today, with a 5% increase in EBITDA. Three of four regions, markets accounting for 90% of consolidated EBITDA, experienced a combined growth rate of 15%. EBITDA margin expanded by half a percentage point, driven by favorable price-cost dynamics. These strong results were further bolstered by growth investments and Urbanization Solutions, contributing to over 50% of incremental EBITDA in the quarter.

“Our first quarter in 2024 continued to build on an exceptional 2023,” said Fernando A. González, CEO of Cemex. “EBITDA represents a first quarter record for the company, despite fewer working days and difficult weather conditions in many markets. Our pricing strategy effectively outpaced input cost inflation, while our growth investments and Urbanization Solutions business were instrumental in driving EBITDA growth in the quarter”.

Cemex’s Consolidated 2024 First Quarter Financial and Operational Highlights

  • Net Sales increased 3% to US$4,138 million.
  • EBITDA increased 5% to US$772 million.
  •  EBITDA margin increased 0.5pp to 18.7%.
  • Free Cash Flow after Maintenance Capital Expenditures was negative US$212 million, a year-over-year decline of US$157 million.
  •  Growth investments account for 10% of total EBITDA and 26% of incremental EBITDA.
  • 15% increase in EBITDA from Urbanization Solutions.
  •  Controlling interest net income increased 13%, due primarily to better operational results and lower taxes.

Geographical Markets 2024 First Quarter Highlights

  • Sales in Mexico increased 20%, to US$1,314 million, while EBITDA grew 22% to US$420 million. EBITDA Margin expanded 0.5pp to 31.9%.
  • Sales in the United States declined 2% to US$1,234 million. EBITDA increased 3% to US$237 million, and EBITDA Margin reached 19.2%, a 0.9pp expansion.
  • In the Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia region, Sales were down 9%, to US$1,115 million. EBITDA was US$88 million, 41% lower, while EBITDA Margin decreased 4.2pp to 7.8%.
  •  Cemex’s operations in South, Central America, and the Caribbean region reported Sales of US$422 million, an increase of 3%, while EBITDA rose 22% to US$103 million. EBITDA Margin increased 3.8pp, to 24.3%.

Note: All percentage variations related to Sales, Net Sales, EBITDA and Controlling interest net income are compared to the same period of last year. All references to EBITDA mean Operating EBITDA.

About Cemex 

Cemex is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. Cemex is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. Cemex is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain and is pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the help of new technologies. Cemex offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on providing a superior customer experience enabled by digital technologies. For more information, please visit:


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