Denmark: The board of Danish cement plant producer FLSmidth has released financial results for the three months to 31 December 2011, which show that earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased by 57% to Euro133m compared to Euro89.1m in the final quarter of 2010. The company recorded a revenue of Euro979m, up by 32% year-on-year from Euro742m. Its order intake also increased by 32% to Euro787m for the quarter compared to Euro595m.
For the whole of 2011 the group's revenue increased by 9% to Euro2.95bn and its EBITDA increased by 11% to Euro356m. Its net profit was up by 12% to Euro193m compared to Euro180m in 2010.
FLSmidth said that its cement sector remained solid despite a difficult market. In 2012 the company expects a consolidated revenue of Euro3.2-3.5bn exclusive of acquisitions. In the cement sector it expects a slight increase in revenue over 2011's Euro592m.