HeidelbergCement AG said its first-quarter normalized net income was a loss of 13 euro cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of a loss of 32 cents per share.
The per-share loss decreased 25.4% year over year from 17 cents.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was a loss of €25.1 million, compared with a loss of €31.9 million in the prior-year period.
The normalized profit margin rose to negative 0.7% from negative 1.1% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue rose 33.6% on an annual basis to €3.79 billion from €2.83 billion, and total operating expenses grew 36.0% year over year to €3.71 billion from €2.73 billion.
Reported net income totaled a loss of €74.1 million, or a loss of 37 cents per share, compared with a loss of €62.2 million, or a loss of 33 cents per share, in the prior-year period.