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Schnitzer Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results


Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) today reported results for its first quarter of fiscal 2020 ended November 30, 2019.

The Company reported a loss per share from continuing operations of $0.26 and an adjusted loss per share of $0.17, both of which include the following items within the Auto and Metals Recycling (AMR) segment:

These results reflect a sequential decrease from fourth quarter fiscal 2019 reported and adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.41 and $0.42, respectively. Comparatively, prior year first quarter reported and adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.57 and $0.59, respectively.

Volumes and margins in both operating divisions were impacted by the sharp decline in ferrous selling prices during the first two months of the quarter. Ferrous selling prices reached multi-year lows in October, and supply flows tightened considerably. The rise in ferrous selling prices in November led to an easing in supply flows but contributed to margin compression against sales contracted earlier in the quarter.

AMR reported an operating loss in the first quarter of $2 million, or $3 per ferrous ton, and an adjusted operating loss of $1 million, or $1 per ferrous ton. The sharp decline in average selling prices outpaced the reduction in purchase costs for raw materials and adversely impacted operating results by compressing metal spreads and generating an approximately $4 million, or $5 per ferrous ton, adverse impact from average inventory accounting. The tighter supply flows resulted in a year-over-year decrease in ferrous and nonferrous sales volumes by 10% and 14%, respectively. AMR's operating results also included an adverse impact of $2 per ferrous ton from the environmental-related charge noted above.

CSS achieved operating income in the first quarter of $4 million, in an environment of declining prices for finished steel and ferrous and nonferrous scrap. Operating results were adversely impacted by margin compression due to the decrease in average net selling prices for finished steel products, particularly wire rod, outpacing the decrease in the purchase cost of steel-making raw materials. Lower sales volumes amid customer destocking and a reduced contribution from recycling operations in the declining scrap price environment, also adversely impacted CSS's operating results, partially offset by benefits from productivity initiatives.

"During the first quarter, the scrap markets were challenged by weaker export and domestic markets and a continued structural shift in demand for certain nonferrous products. Our plans to offset these cyclical and structural challenges are well underway and include an increase in our targeted productivity improvements; a significant investment in advanced metal recovery technologies; and a continued drive to increase our total ferrous shipment volumes," commented Tamara Lundgren, President and Chief Executive Officer. "These strategic initiatives can improve our through-the-cycle margins and cash flow, providing us with additional opportunities to grow and to return more capital to our shareholders."

Summary Results

 

($ in millions, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter

 

 

 

1Q20

 

4Q19

 

1Q19

Revenues

 

$

406

 

 

$

548

 

 

$

564

 

Operating (loss) income

 

$

(8

)

 

$

18

 

 

$

23

 

Charges for legacy environmental matters, net(1)

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

?

 

Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Asset impairment charges

 

 

2

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Adjusted operating (loss) income(2)(3)

 

$

(4

)

 

$

18

 

 

$

23

 

Net (loss) income attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

(7

)

 

$

12

 

 

$

16

 

Net (loss) income from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

(7

)

 

$

12

 

 

$

16

 

Adjusted net (loss) income from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders(2)

 

$

(5

)

 

$

12

 

 

$

17

 

Diluted (loss) earnings per share attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

(0.25

)

 

$

0.41

 

 

$

0.57

 

Diluted (loss) earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

(0.26

)

 

$

0.41

 

 

$

0.57

 

Adjusted diluted (loss) earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders(2)

 

$

(0.17

)

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

0.59

 

(1)

Legal and environmental charges for legacy environmental matters, net of recoveries. The prior year periods have been recast for comparability. Legacy environmental matters include charges (net of recoveries) related to the Portland Harbor Superfund site and to other legacy environmental loss contingencies. See Note 5 - Commitments and Contingencies, ?Portland Harbor' and ?Other Legacy Environmental Loss Contingencies' in the Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in Part I, Item 1 of the Company's 10-Q filed on January 8, 2020.

(2)

See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.

(3)

May not foot due to rounding.

Auto and Metals Recycling

Summary of Auto and Metals Recycling Results

($ in millions, except selling prices and data per ton)

 

 

Quarter

 

 

1Q20

 

4Q19

 

Change

 

1Q19

 

Change

Total revenues

 

$

313

 

 

$

433

 

 

 

(28

)%

 

$

436

 

 

 

(28

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferrous revenues

 

$

192

 

 

$

287

 

 

 

(33

)%

 

$

299

 

 

 

(36

)%

Ferrous volumes (LT, in thousands)

 

 

830

 

 

 

1,024

 

 

 

(19

)%

 

 

919

 

 

 

(10

)%

Avg. net ferrous sales prices ($/LT)(1)

 

$

221

 

 

$

270

 

 

 

(18

)%

 

$

306

 

 

 

(28

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nonferrous revenues

 

$

90

 

 

$

114

 

 

 

(21

)%

 

$

104

 

 

 

(14

)%

Nonferrous volumes (pounds, in millions)(2)

 

 

132

 

 

 

160

 

 

 

(18

)%

 

 

153

 

 

 

(14

)%

Avg. net nonferrous sales prices ($/pound)(1)(2)

 

$

0.54

 

 

$

0.56

 

 

 

(4

)%

 

$

0.59

 

 

 

(8

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cars purchased (in thousands)

 

 

83

 

 

 

101

 

 

 

(18

)%

 

 

94

 

 

 

(12

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating (loss) income

 

$

(2

)

 

$

22

 

 

NM

 

 

$

23

 

 

NM

 

Operating (loss) income ($/LT)

 

$

(3

)

 

$

22

 

 

NM

 

 

$

25

 

 

NM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating (loss) income(3)

 

$

(1

)

 

$

22

 

 

NM

 

 

$

23

 

 

NM

 

Adjusted operating (loss) income ($/LT)

 

$

(1

)

 

$

22

 

 

NM

 

 

$

25

 

 

NM

 

NM = Not Meaningful
LT = Long Ton, which is equivalent to 2,240 pounds

(1)

Price information is shown after netting the cost of freight incurred to deliver the product to the customer.

(2)

Excludes platinum group metals (PGMs) in catalytic converters.

(3)

See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.

Volumes: Ferrous sales volumes in the first quarter decreased 19% sequentially, as supply flows were disrupted by the sharp decline in market prices, and decreased 10% compared to the prior year first quarter. Nonferrous sales volumes in the first quarter were 18% lower sequentially, due primarily to lower production volumes, and were 14% lower compared to the prior year first quarter.

Export customers accounted for 70% of total ferrous sales volumes for the quarter. Ferrous and nonferrous products were shipped to 20 countries in the first quarter, with Bangladesh, Turkey and South Korea representing the top export destinations for ferrous shipments.

Pricing: Average ferrous net selling prices decreased $49 per ton, or 18%, sequentially and decreased $85 per ton, or 28%, compared to the prior year first quarter. Average nonferrous net selling prices decreased 4% sequentially and decreased 8% compared to the prior year first quarter.

Margins: Operating loss was $2 million, or $3 per ferrous ton, in the first quarter, and adjusted operating loss was $1 million, or $1 per ferrous ton. AMR's sequential and year-over-year declines in operating income primarily reflect a compression of metal spreads, as the decreases in net selling prices for ferrous and nonferrous scrap outpaced the reduction in purchase costs for raw materials, and lower sales volumes, partially offset by the benefits of productivity initiatives. Operating results include an adverse impact from average inventory accounting of approximately $4 million compared to an adverse impact of $1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 and a neutral impact in the first quarter of fiscal 2019. First quarter operating results also included an adverse impact of $2 per ferrous ton from a charge related to resolution of an environmental matter.

Cascade Steel and Scrap

Summary of Cascade Steel and Scrap Results

($ in millions, except selling prices)

 

 

Quarter

 

 

1Q20

 

4Q19

 

Change

 

1Q19

 

Change

Steel revenues

 

$

77

 

 

$

96

 

 

 

(19

)%

 

$

101

 

 

 

(24

)%

Recycling revenues

 

 

17

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

(20

)%

 

 

29

 

 

 

(42

)%

Total segment revenues

 

$

94

 

 

$

117

 

 

 

(20

)%

 

$

130

 

 

 

(28

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

$

4

 

 

$

6

 

 

 

(31

)%

 

$

12

 

 

 

(64

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finished steel average net sales price ($/ST)(1)

 

$

643

 

 

$

675

 

 

 

(5

)%

 

$

747

 

 

 

(14

)%

Finished steel sales volumes (ST, in thousands)

 

 

114

 

 

 

134

 

 

 

(15

)%

 

 

119

 

 

 

(5

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolling mill utilization

 

 

85

%

 

 

90

%

 

 

(6

)%

 

 

87

%

 

 

(2

)%

ST = Short Ton, which is equivalent to 2,000 pounds

(1)

Price information is shown after netting the cost of freight incurred to deliver the product to the customer.

Volumes: Finished steel sales volumes in the first quarter were 15% lower sequentially primarily due to seasonality and 5% lower compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2019. Recycling revenues were 20% lower sequentially primarily due to the lower scrap price environment.

Pricing: Average net selling prices for finished steel products decreased 5% sequentially and 14% from the first quarter of fiscal 2019 driven primarily by the decline in costs of steel-making raw materials, including scrap and other consumables, and the impact on demand of extended customer destocking.

Margins: Operating income for the first quarter was $4 million, a decrease of $2 million sequentially due primarily to finished steel margin compression resulting from lower average net selling prices for finished steel products, particularly wire rod, outpacing the decline in steel-making raw materials costs, as well as decreased sales volumes due to seasonality and customer destocking, and a lower contribution from recycling operations, partially offset by the benefits from productivity initiatives. Operating income declined by $8 million year-over-year primarily as a result of the adverse impact of lower average selling prices for finished steel products and higher beginning inventory costs in a declining selling price environment, partially offset by benefits from productivity initiatives.

Corporate Items

In the first quarter of fiscal 2020, consolidated financial performance included Corporate expense of $9 million, compared to $11 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 and $12 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

The Company's effective tax rate for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was a benefit of 27.8%.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company generated operating cash flow of $11 million. Total debt at the end of the first quarter was $128 million and debt, net of cash, was $119 million (for a reconciliation of adjusted results and debt, net of cash, to U.S. GAAP, see the table provided in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section). Capital expenditures were $24 million in the first quarter including investments for advanced metal recovery technologies and other growth projects.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company returned capital to shareholders through its 103rd consecutive quarterly dividend.

In December 2019, the Company released its fiscal 2019 Sustainability Report, "Recycling Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow." As part of the execution of its long-term sustainability strategy, the Company established its first set of multi-year sustainability goals on emissions, electricity use and other key areas. The report is available at http://sustainability.schnitzersteel.com.

Analysts' Conference Call: First Quarter of Fiscal 2020

A conference call and slide presentation to discuss results will be held today, January 8, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern hosted by Tamara Lundgren, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Richard Peach, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Corporate Operations. The call and the slides will be webcast and accessible on the Company's website under Company > Investors > Event Calendar at www.schnitzersteel.com/events.

Summary financial data is provided in the following pages. The slides and related materials will be available prior to the call on the above website.

About Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled metal products in North America with operating facilities located in 23 states, Puerto Rico and Western Canada. Schnitzer has seven deep water export facilities located on both the East and West Coasts and in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The Company's integrated operating platform also includes 51 stores which sell serviceable used auto parts from salvaged vehicles and receive approximately 5 million annual retail visits. The Company's steel manufacturing operations produce finished steel products, including rebar, wire rod and other specialty products. The Company began operations in 1906 in Portland, Oregon.

SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

($ in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

 

November 30,

2019

 

 

August 31,

2019

 

 

November 30,

2018

 

REVENUES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto and Metals Recycling:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferrous revenues

 

$

192,472

 

 

$

286,518

 

 

$

298,812

 

Nonferrous revenues

 

 

89,812

 

 

 

113,911

 

 

 

104,181

 

Retail and other revenues

 

 

30,473

 

 

 

33,048

 

 

 

33,419

 

Total Auto and Metals Recycling revenues

 

 

312,757

 

 

 

433,477

 

 

 

436,412

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cascade Steel and Scrap:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steel revenues(1)

 

 

77,325

 

 

 

95,968

 

 

 

101,337

 

Recycling revenues

 

 

16,941

 

 

 

21,233

 

 

 

29,049

 

Total Cascade Steel and Scrap revenues

 

 

94,266

 

 

 

117,201

 

 

 

130,386

 

Intercompany sales eliminations

 

 

(1,439

)

 

 

(2,878

)

 

 

(2,778

)

Total revenues

 

$

405,584

 

 

$

547,800

 

 

$

564,020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING (LOSS) INCOME:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMR operating (loss) income

 

$

(2,432

)

 

$

22,044

 

 

$

23,017

 

CSS operating income

 

$

4,237

 

 

$

6,149

 

 

$

11,918

 

Consolidated operating (loss) income

 

$

(7,910

)

 

$

17,681

 

 

$

22,689

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted AMR operating (loss) income(2)

 

$

(852

)

 

$

22,044

 

 

$

23,080

 

Adjusted CSS operating income(2)

 

 

4,237

 

 

 

6,149

 

 

 

11,918

 

Adjusted segment operating income(2)

 

 

3,385

 

 

 

28,193

 

 

 

34,998

 

Adjusted corporate expense(2)

 

 

(8,017

)

 

 

(10,435

)

 

 

(11,734

)

Intercompany eliminations

 

 

174

 

 

 

224

 

 

 

161

 

Adjusted operating (loss) income(2)

 

 

(4,458

)

 

 

17,982

 

 

 

23,425

 

Charges for legacy environmental matters, net(3)

 

 

(1,293

)

 

 

(749

)

 

 

(471

)

Asset impairment charges

 

 

(1,692

)

 

 

?

 

 

 

(63

)

Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities

 

 

(467

)

 

 

448

 

 

 

(202

)

Total operating (loss) income

 

$

(7,910

)

 

$

17,681

 

 

$

22,689

 

(1)

Steel revenues include primarily sales of finished steel products, semi-finished goods (billets) and manufacturing scrap.

(2)

See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.

(3)

Legal and environmental charges for legacy environmental matters, net of recoveries. The prior year periods have been recast for comparability. Legacy environmental matters include charges (net of recoveries) related to the Portland Harbor Superfund site and to other legacy environmental loss contingencies. See Note 5 - Commitments and Contingencies, ?Portland Harbor' and ?Other Legacy Environmental Loss Contingencies' in the Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in Part I, Item 1 of the Company's 10-Q filed on January 8, 2020

SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

($ in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

 

November 30,

2019

 

 

August 31,

2019

 

 

November 30,

2018

 

Revenues

 

$

405,584

 

 

$

547,800

 

 

$

564,020

 

Cost of goods sold

 

 

364,760

 

 

 

479,117

 

 

 

490,132

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

46,774

 

 

 

51,922

 

 

 

51,419

 

(Income) from joint ventures

 

 

(199

)

 

 

(472

)

 

 

(485

)

Asset impairment charges

 

 

1,692

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

63

 

Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities

 

 

467

 

 

 

(448

)

 

 

202

 

Operating (loss) income

 

 

(7,910

)

 

 

17,681

 

 

 

22,689

 

Interest expense

 

 

(1,423

)

 

 

(1,999

)

 

 

(1,906

)

Other income, net

 

 

206

 

 

 

268

 

 

 

23

 

(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

(9,127

)

 

 

15,950

 

 

 

20,806

 

Income tax benefit (expense)

 

 

2,534

 

 

 

(3,937

)

 

 

(4,116

)

(Loss) income from continuing operations

 

 

(6,593

)

 

 

12,013

 

 

 

16,690

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

28

 

 

 

(46

)

 

 

(72

)

Net (loss) income

 

 

(6,565

)

 

 

11,967

 

 

 

16,618

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(430

)

 

 

(392

)

 

 

(430

)

Net (loss) income attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

(6,995

)

 

$

11,575

 

 

$

16,188

 

Basic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) income per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

(0.26

)

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

0.59

 

Income (loss) per share from discontinued operations

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Net (loss) income per share attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

(0.25

)

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

0.59

 

Diluted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) income per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

(0.26

)

 

$

0.41

 

 

$

0.57

 

Income (loss) per share from discontinued operations

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Net (loss) income per share attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

(0.25

)

 

$

0.41

 

 

$

0.57

 

Weighted average number of common shares:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

27,515

 

 

 

27,462

 

 

 

27,505

 

Diluted

 

 

27,515

 

 

 

28,337

 

 

 

28,364

 

Dividends declared per common share

 

$

0.1875

 

 

$

0.1875

 

 

$

0.1875

 

SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

SELECTED OPERATING STATISTICS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1Q20

 

SSI Total Volumes(1)

 

 

 

 

Total ferrous volumes (LT, in thousands)

 

 

976

 

Total nonferrous volumes (pounds, in thousands)

 

 

144,176

 

Auto and Metals Recycling

 

 

 

 

Ferrous selling prices ($/LT)(2)

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

$

195

 

Export

 

$

229

 

Average

 

$

221

 

Ferrous sales volume (LT, in thousands)

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

 

247

 

Export

 

 

583

 

Total

 

 

830

 

Nonferrous average price ($/pound)(2)(3)

 

$

0.54

 

Nonferrous sales volume (pounds, in thousands)(3)

 

 

131,501

 

Cars purchased (in thousands)(4)

 

 

83

 

Auto stores at period end

 

 

51

 

Cascade Steel and Scrap

 

 

 

 

Finished steel average sales price ($/ST)(2)

 

$

643

 

Sales volume (ST, in thousands)

 

 

 

 

Rebar

 

 

83

 

Coiled products

 

 

29

 

Merchant bar and other

 

 

1

 

Finished steel products sold(5)

 

 

114

 

Rolling mill utilization(6)

 

 

85

%

Tons for recycled ferrous metal are LT (Long Ton, which is equivalent to 2,240 pounds) and for finished steel products are ST (Short Ton, which is equivalent to 2,000 pounds).

(1)

Ferrous and nonferrous volumes sold externally by AMR and CSS and delivered to our steel mill for finished steel production.

(2)

Price information is shown after netting the cost of freight incurred to deliver the product to the customer.

(3)

Excludes PGM metals in catalytic converters.

(4)

Cars purchased by auto parts stores only.

(5)

May not foot due to rounding.

(6)

Rolling mill utilization is based on effective annual production capacity under current conditions of 580 thousand tons of finished steel products.

SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

SELECTED OPERATING STATISTICS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiscal Year

 

 

1Q19

 

2Q19

 

3Q19

 

4Q19

 

2019

SSI Total Volumes(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total ferrous volumes (LT, in thousands)(2)

 

 

1,080

 

 

 

992

 

 

 

1,079

 

 

 

1,168

 

 

 

4,319

 

Total nonferrous volumes (pounds, in thousands)

 

 

166,977

 

 

 

154,571

 

 

 

169,912

 

 

 

175,874

 

 

 

667,334

 

Auto and Metals Recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferrous selling prices ($/LT)(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

$

290

 

 

$

286

 

 

$

268

 

 

$

232

 

 

$

272

 

Export

 

$

314

 

 

$

288

 

 

$

303

 

 

$

281

 

 

$

295

 

Average

 

$

306

 

 

$

287

 

 

$

293

 

 

$

270

 

 

$

289

 

Ferrous sales volume (LT, in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

 

340

 

 

 

343

 

 

 

311

 

 

 

271

 

 

 

1,265

 

Export

 

 

579

 

 

 

515

 

 

 

627

 

 

 

754

 

 

 

2,475

 

Total

 

 

919

 

 

 

858

 

 

 

938

 

 

 

1,024

 

 

 

3,739

 

Nonferrous average price ($/pound)(3)(4)

 

$

0.59

 

 

$

0.58

 

 

$

0.62

 

 

$

0.56

 

 

$

0.59

 

Nonferrous sales volume (pounds, in thousands)(4)

 

 

152,869

 

 

 

141,307

 

 

 

153,936

 

 

 

160,182

 

 

 

608,294

 

Cars purchased (in thousands)(5)

 

 

94

 

 

 

89

 

 

 

102

 

 

 

101

 

 

 

386

 

Auto stores at period end

 

 

51

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

51

 

Cascade Steel and Scrap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finished steel average sales price ($/ST)(3)

 

$

747

 

 

$

737

 

 

$

703

 

 

$

675

 

 

$

713

 

Sales volume (ST, in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebar

 

 

81

 

 

 

59

 

 

 

91

 

 

 

100

 

 

 

331

 

Coiled products(6)

 

 

37

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

39

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

143

 

Merchant bar and other

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

Finished steel products sold(6)(7)

 

 

119

 

 

 

94

 

 

 

130

 

 

 

134

 

 

 

478

 

Rolling mill utilization(8)

 

 

87

%

 

 

76

%

 

 

98

%

 

 

90

%

 

 

88

%

Tons for recycled ferrous metal are LT (Long Ton, which is equivalent to 2,240 pounds) and for finished steel products are ST (Short Ton, which is equivalent to 2,000 pounds).

(1)

Ferrous and nonferrous volumes sold externally by AMR and CSS and delivered to our steel mill for finished steel production.

(2)

Subsequent to the earnings release for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, total ferrous volumes for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 were revised to include an additional 35 thousand LT.

(3)

Price information is shown after netting the cost of freight incurred to deliver the product to the customer.

(4)

Excludes PGM metals in catalytic converters.

(5)

Cars purchased by auto parts stores only.

(6)

The sum of quarterly amounts may not agree to full year equivalent due to rounding.

(7)

May not foot due to rounding.

(8)

Rolling mill utilization is based on effective annual production capacity under current conditions of 580 thousand tons of finished steel products.

SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

($ in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

November 30, 2019

 

August 31, 2019

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

9,624

 

 

$

12,377

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

115,012

 

 

 

145,617

 

Inventories

 

 

177,934

 

 

 

187,320

 

Other current assets

 

 

37,310

 

 

 

120,974

 

Total current assets

 

 

339,880

 

 

 

466,288

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

 

456,714

 

 

 

456,400

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

124,458

 

 

 

?

 

Goodwill and other assets

 

 

237,540

 

 

 

238,058

 

Total assets

 

$

1,158,592

 

 

$

1,160,746

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term borrowings

 

$

1,431

 

 

$

1,321

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

18,824

 

 

 

?

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

137,176

 

 

 

266,909

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

157,431

 

 

 

268,230

 

Long-term debt, net of current maturities

 

 

126,875

 

 

 

103,775

 

Operating lease liabilities, net of current maturities

 

 

107,801

 

 

 

?

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

81,449

 

 

 

87,445

 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. ("SSI") shareholders' equity

 

 

680,853

 

 

 

696,964

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

4,183

 

 

 

4,332

 

Total equity

 

 

685,036

 

 

 

701,296

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

1,158,592

 

 

$

1,160,746

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains expected performance based on adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders which is a non-GAAP financial measure as defined under SEC rules. As required by SEC rules, the Company has provided a reconciliation of this measure for each period discussed to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure. Management believes that presenting these non-GAAP financial measures adds a meaningful presentation of our results from business operations excluding adjustments for charges for legacy environmental matters, net of recoveries, asset impairment charges, restructuring charges and other exit-related activities, and the income tax expense (benefit) allocated to these adjustments, items which are not related to underlying business operational performance, and improves the period-to-period comparability of our results from business operations. Further, management believes that debt, net of cash is a useful measure for investors because, as cash and cash equivalents can be used, among other things, to repay indebtedness, netting this against total debt is a useful measure of our leverage. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures.

Reconciliation of adjusted consolidated operating (loss) income, adjusted AMR operating (loss) income and adjusted corporate expense

 

($ in millions)

 

Quarter

 

 

 

1Q20

 

 

4Q19

 

 

1Q19

 

Consolidated operating (loss) income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

 

$

(8

)

 

$

18

 

 

$

23

 

Charges for legacy environmental matters, net(1)

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

?

 

Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Asset impairment charges

 

 

2

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Adjusted(2)

 

$

(4

)

 

$

18

 

 

$

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMR operating (loss) income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

 

$

(2

)

 

$

22

 

 

$

23

 

Asset impairment charges

 

 

2

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Adjusted(2)

 

$

(1

)

 

$

22

 

 

$

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

 

$

9

 

 

$

11

 

 

$

12

 

Charges for legacy environmental matters, net(1)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

?

 

Asset impairment charges

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Adjusted

 

$

8

 

 

$

10

 

 

$

12

 

Reconciliation of adjusted net (loss) income from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders

 

($ in millions)

 

Quarter

 

 

 

1Q20

 

 

4Q19

 

 

1Q19

 

Net (loss) income from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

(7

)

 

$

12

 

 

$

16

 

Charges for legacy environmental matters, net(1)

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

?

 

Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Asset impairment charges

 

 

2

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Income tax (benefit) expense allocated to adjustments(3)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Adjusted net (loss) income from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders(2)

 

$

(5

)

 

$

12

 

 

$

17

 

Reconciliation of diluted (loss) earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders

 

($ per share)

 

 

 

Quarter

 

 

 

1Q20

 

 

4Q19

 

 

1Q19

 

Diluted (loss) earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

(0.26

)

 

$

0.41

 

 

$

0.57

 

Charges for legacy environmental matters, net(1)

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

0.02

 

Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

0.01

 

Asset impairment charges

 

 

0.06

 

 

 

?

 

 

 

?

 

Income tax (benefit) expense allocated to adjustments(3)

 

 

(0.04

)

 

 

?

 

 

 

(0.01

)

Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

(0.17

)

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

0.59

 

(1)

Legal and environmental charges for legacy environmental matters, net of recoveries. The prior year periods have been recast for comparability. Legacy environmental matters include charges (net of recoveries) related to the Portland Harbor Superfund site and to other legacy environmental loss contingencies. See Note 5 - Commitments and Contingencies, ?Portland Harbor' and ?Other Legacy Environmental Loss Contingencies' in the Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in Part I, Item 1 of the Company's 10-Q filed on January 8, 2020.

(2)

May not foot due to rounding.

(3)

Income tax allocated to the aggregate adjustments reconciling reported and adjusted net (loss) income from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders and diluted (loss) earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders is determined based on a tax provision calculated with and without the adjustments.

Reconciliation of debt, net of cash

 

($ in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 30, 2019

 

 

August 31, 2019

 

 

November 30, 2018

 

Short-term borrowings

 

$

1,431

 

 

$

1,321

 

 

$

1,156

 

Long-term debt, net of current maturities

 

 

126,875

 

 

 

103,775

 

 

 

167,394

 

Total debt

 

 

128,306

 

 

 

105,096

 

 

 

168,550

 

Less: cash and cash equivalents

 

 

9,624

 

 

 

12,377

 

 

 

11,216

 

Total debt, net of cash

 

$

118,682

 

 

$

92,719

 

 

$

157,334

 

Forward Looking Statements

Statements and information included in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Except as noted herein or as the context may otherwise require, all references in this press release to "we," "our," "us," "the Company" and "SSI" refer to Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.

Forward-looking statements in this press release include statements regarding future events or our expectations, intentions, beliefs and strategies regarding the future, which may include statements regarding trends, cyclicality and changes in the markets we sell into; the Company's outlook, growth initiatives or expected results or objectives, including pricing, margins, sales volumes and profitability; strategic direction or goals; targets; changes to manufacturing and production processes; the cost of and the status of any agreements or actions related to our compliance with environmental and other laws; expected tax rates, deductions and credits; the impact of sanctions and tariffs, quotas and other trade actions and import restrictions; the realization of deferred tax assets; planned capital expenditures; liquidity positions; our ability to generate cash from continuing operations; the potential impact of adopting new accounting pronouncements; obligations under our retirement plans; benefits, savings or additional costs from business realignment, cost containment and productivity improvement programs; and the adequacy of accruals.

Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, and often contain words such as "outlook," "target," "aim," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "assumes," "estimates," "evaluates," "may," "will," "should," "could," "opinions," "forecasts," "projects," "plans," "future," "forward," "potential," "probable," and similar expressions. However, the absence of these words or similar expressions does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking.

We may make other forward-looking statements from time to time, including in reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases, presentations and on public conference calls. All forward-looking statements we make are based on information available to us at the time the statements are made, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law. Our business is subject to the effects of changes in domestic and global economic conditions and a number of other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Some of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in "Item 1A. Risk Factors" of Part I of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as supplemented by our subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Examples of these risks include: potential environmental cleanup costs related to the Portland Harbor Superfund site or other locations; the cyclicality and impact of general economic conditions; changing conditions in global markets including the impact of sanctions and tariffs, quotas and other trade actions and import restrictions; volatile supply and demand conditions affecting prices and volumes in the markets for both our products and raw materials we purchase; imbalances in supply and demand conditions in the global steel industry; the impact of goodwill impairment charges; the impact of long-lived asset and equity investment impairment charges; inability to achieve or sustain the benefits from productivity, cost savings and restructuring initiatives; inability to realize or delays in realizing expected benefits from investments in technology; inability to renew facility leases; difficulties associated with acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses; customer fulfillment of their contractual obligations; increases in the relative value of the U.S. dollar; the impact of foreign currency fluctuations; potential limitations on our ability to access capital resources and existing credit facilities; restrictions on our business and financial covenants under our bank credit agreement; the impact of consolidation in the steel industry; freight rates and the availability of transportation; the impact of equipment upgrades, equipment failures and facility damage on production; product liability claims; the impact of legal proceedings and legal compliance; the adverse impact of climate change; the impact of not realizing deferred tax assets; the impact of tax increases and changes in tax rules; the impact of one or more cybersecurity incidents; environmental compliance costs and potential environmental liabilities; inability to obtain or renew business licenses and permits; compliance with climate change and greenhouse gas emission laws and regulations; reliance on employees subject to collective bargaining agreements; and the impact of the underfunded status of multiemployer plans in which we participate.


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