Germany: Following a comprehensive review of its assets HeidelbergCement has announced a Euro3.4bn impairment to its company value compared to the figure from a precious valuation prior to the second quarter of 2020. The company gave the reasons for the impairment as: the demand impacts of the coronavirus pandemic; economic effects on operations in individual countries; notably in the UK post-Brexit; and an increase in the market risk premium used by the Institut für Wirtschaftsprüfer (German public auditing body) for valuation to 7% from 6%. The largest regional impairment was Euro2.7bn, in Western and Southern Europe. Euro2.3bn of the total impairment, “relates to the Hanson acquisition” by HeidelbergCement in 2007.
HeidelbergCement’s asset portfolio revalued
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