Assignment on Overall Financial Analysis of a Manufacturing Company

Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd.

  Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd. (LSC) was incorporated on 11 November 1997 as a private limited company in Bangladesh under the Companies Act 1994 having its registered office in Dhaka. On 20 January 2003 Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd. was made into a public limited company.

The Company is listed in Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchange. Today, Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd. has more than 20,000 shareholders. In November 2000, the two Governments of India and Bangladesh signed a historic agreement through exchange of letters in order to support this unique cross border commercial venture and till date it is the only cross border industrial venture between the two countries. Since Bangladesh does not have any commercial deposit of limestone, the agreement provides for uninterrupted supply of limestone to the cement plant at Chhatak in Bangladesh by a 17 km long belt conveyor from the quarry located in the state of Meghalaya.

The company in Bangladesh, Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd. wholly owns a subsidiary company Lafarge Umiam Mining Private Ltd. (LUMPL) being registered in India, which operates its quarry at Nongtrai in Meghalaya. This commercial venture with an investment of USD 280 million, which is one of the largest foreign investments in Bangladesh, has been financed by Lafarge of France, world leader in building materials, Cementos Molins of Spain, leading Bangladeshi business houses together with International Finance Corporation (IFC – The World Bank Group), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), German Development Bank (DEG), European Investment Bank (EIB), and the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO).

Lafarge Group, with 176 years of experience, holds world’s top-ranking position in Cement, Aggregates, Concrete and Gypsum. It operates in 64 countries with around 68,000 employees. Lafarge is named as one of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World. Cementos Molins of Spain, with 75 years of experience, also operates in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, and Tunisia. Now, after three years of production operations, they are producing world class clinker and cement which is a demonstration of the sophisticated and state-of-the- art machineries and processes of our plant at Chhatak.