Ambuja Cements (BOM:500425)

The Economic Times  Mar 19  Comment 
'Ambuja Cements is a 'SELL' call with a target of Rs 242 and a stop loss of Rs 257'
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 18  Comment 
The stock of Ambuja Cements fell 2 per cent breaching its key immediate support level of ₹258 on Wednesday. Investors with a short-term horizon can sell the stock at current levels. Though the sto...
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 17  Comment 
Ambuja Cements on Tuesday said that mining operations at the Gare-Palma Sector—IV/8 coal block in Chhattisgarh will commence in 2018. The company won the block through auctions. In a filing...
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 8  Comment 
Ambuja Cements and Jaypee Cement emerged winners in the ongoing coal block auctions for the ready-to-produce blocks on Sunday.Ambuja Cements won the Gare Palma IV/8 block in Chhattisgarh...
The Hindu Business Line  Feb 18  Comment 
Ambuja Cements, a Holcim group company, has reported four per cent increase in the December quarter net profit at ₹329 crore (₹316 crore) due to better realisation and tax write back of ₹44 cro...
The Economic Times  Feb 18  Comment 
Analysts are of view that volume growth of 3-4 per cent YoY will aid revenues while higher freight and energy costs are likely to impact margins.
The Hindu Business Line  Feb 16  Comment 
Ambuja Cements and bearings maker SKF India will announce their quarterly financial numbers on Wednesday. Ambuja Cements’ revenues and net profits have declined sequentially in the September quart...
The Economic Times  Feb 3  Comment 
'Ambuja Cements Ltd is a ‘BUY’ call with a target of Rs 262 and a stop loss of Rs 248.'
The Economic Times  Feb 2  Comment 
'Ambuja Cements Ltd is a 'SELL' call with a target of Rs 240 and a stop loss of Rs 250.'


Ambuja Cements Limited is the largest cement company in India (by market capitalization).

Business Overview

Ambuja Cements Limited was earlier known as Gujarat Ambuja Cements Limited (GACL). The company was set up in 1986. In this short span Ambuja Cements has achieved massive growth and presently, the total cement capacity of the company is 18.5 million tonnes. The company has three subsidiaries, viz, Ambuja Cement Rajasthan Limited (ACRL), Ambuja Cement Eastern Limited (ACEL) and Ambuja Cement India Limited (ACIL). Ambuja also has a strategic investment in ACC through its subsidiary (ACIL).

Ambuja cement is the first company to introduce the concept of bulk cement movement by sea in India. This resulted in speedier transportation and brought many coastal markets within easy reach. Ambuja Cements has a port terminal at Muldwarka, Gujarat. It is an all weather port that handles ships with 40,000 DWT. The port has a fleet of seven ships with a capacity of 20500 DWT to ferry bulk cement to the packaging units. The company has bulk cement terminals at Surat, Panvel, and Galle. The Surat terminal has a storage capacity of 15,000 tonnes and Panvel terminal has a storage capacity of 17,500 tonnes. Both the terminals have bulk cement unloading facility. The port at Galle, 120 km from Colombo, Sri Lanka, handles million tonnes of cement annually.

The company is expanding its clinker capacity by 4.5 million tonnes, cement capacity by 6 million tonnes and power generation capacity by 178 MW at different locations with total investment of Rs.3350 crore. On completion of all these projects, the cement capacity of the company shall go up from 16 million tonnes to 22 million tonnes.

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