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Uganda Clays Posts Shs2.8bn Net Profit In Half Year Results

UCL Managing Director, Reuben Tumwebaze

 Uganda Clays Limited (UCL), the leading manufacturer of quality baked clay building products has today announced that the company posted impressive results for the half year 2021 with a net profit of Shs2.75 Bn.

UCL Managing Director, Reuben Tumwebaze said that the impressive performance is a turnaround from a loss position of Shs1.4 Billion that was incurred in 2020 in the same period. “The significant improvement in the performance of the entity is majorly attributed to improved efficiencies in production and an increase in sales volume of 34% to Shs17.5 Billion for the period compared to Shs13 Billion in the year 2020,” he said.

‘’Despite a challenging first half of the year, mainly from the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the economy and many businesses, Uganda Clays Limited (UCL) demonstrated resilience, producing positive results as highlighted by the first 6 months performance. We have also made significant strides towards a commitment to implementing a robust strategy in the current economic environment,’’ Mr. Tumwebaze added.

During this period, UCL gross profit increased by 190% to Shs7.4Billion from Shs2.5 Billion in 2020, majorly driven by efficiencies and continued cost management measures put in place resulting in controlled production costs.

Performance highlights

  • Total Revenue increased by 34% to Shs17.5 Billion for the period compared to Shs13 Billion in the year 2020, notably due to improved efficiencies in production and an increase in sales volume.
  • Overhead costs increased by 12% to Shs5.4 Billion from Shs4.8 Billion driven by increased funding of company operating expenditure initiatives for the period.
  • As a result, profit after tax for the period increased by 292% to Shs2.8 Billion from a loss position of Shs1.4 Billion in 2020.
  • Total Assets increased by 13% to Shs70.9 Billion, mainly attributable to deliberate investment in our two plants at Kajjansi and Kamonkoli.
Taddewo William Senyonyi
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William is a seasoned business and finance journalist. He is also an agripreneur and a coffee enthusiast.

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