Schnitzer Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Positive Segment Operating Performance and Strong Operating Cash Flow

PORTLAND, Ore.--()--Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended November 30, 2015. Both operating divisions, Auto and Metals Recycling (AMR) and Steel Manufacturing Business (SMB), generated positive operating income in the first quarter due to contributions from cost reduction and productivity initiatives which offset the margin compression caused by the sharp decline in market selling prices and volumes during the quarter. The Company generated quarterly operating cash flow of $41 million, reduced net debt to its lowest level in the last five years, and returned capital to shareholders through its quarterly dividend and share repurchases.

The Company reported an adjusted loss per share from continuing operations of $0.13 for the first quarter which included an estimated adverse impact from average inventory accounting of approximately $7 million, or $0.20 per share. This compares to first quarter fiscal 2015 adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.11 which included an estimated adverse impact from average inventory accounting of approximately $9 million, or $0.23 per share. Adjusted earnings per share in both periods excludes restructuring expense and, for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, also excluded a $0.16 adverse impact from reselling or modifying the terms of certain previously contracted bulk ferrous shipments. The Company reported a loss per share from continuing operations of $0.19 for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 which compares to a $0.06 loss per share from continuing operations in the prior year period.

The Company continued to deliver on its previously announced $60 million in annual cost reduction and productivity initiatives and identified further actions and synergies to increase this target by approximately 10%. The Company achieved $16 million of benefits from these initiatives in the first quarter.

"Despite severe market headwinds, we delivered positive operating income in both our operating divisions through continued focus on delivering savings from our cost reduction and productivity initiatives as well as from reductions in our variable costs. We also continued to generate strong working capital and to return capital to our shareholders through our dividend and share repurchases," said Tamara Lundgren, President and Chief Executive Officer. "While market conditions remained challenging, reflecting significant adverse impacts from a high level of steel imports, overproduction of iron ore, the strong U.S. dollar, low global growth and customer de-stocking in the face of falling prices, our first quarter results reflect our ability to maintain positive metal spreads in a declining market, our focus on managing our costs and working capital efficiency, and the flexibility of our platform to quickly meet changing demand dynamics in the domestic and export markets,” added Lundgren.

                 
Summary Results
($ in millions, except per share amounts)
Quarter
1Q16 1Q15 Change 4Q15 Change
Revenues $ 321 $ 554 (42 )% $ 457 (30 )%
Operating Income (Loss) $ (4 ) $ 1 NM $ 9 NM
Restructuring charges and other exit-related costs 2 1 225 % 1 85 %
Resale or modification of previously contracted shipments       6   (100 )%   %
Adjusted Operating Income (Loss)(1)(3) $ (2 ) $ 7 NM $ 10 NM
Net Income (Loss) attributable to SSI $ (5 ) $ (2 ) 114 % $ 11 NM
Net Income (Loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ (5 ) $ (2 ) 220 % $ 12 NM
Adjusted Net Income (Loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI(2) $ (4 ) $ 3 NM $ 9 NM
Net Income (Loss) per share attributable to SSI $ (0.20 ) $ (0.09 ) 113 % $ 0.39 NM
Net Income (Loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ (0.19 ) $ (0.06 ) 217 % $ 0.42 NM
Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to SSI(2) $ (0.13 ) $ 0.11 NM $ 0.31 NM
 
(1) Adjusted operating income excludes the impact of restructuring, other exit-related costs, and, in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, the resale or modification of certain previously contracted ferrous bulk shipments. See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.
(2) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.
(3) May not foot due to rounding.
NM = not meaningful
 

Auto and Metals Recycling

AMR segment results and operating statistics reflect integrated auto and metals recycling operations for all periods presented.

         
Summary of Auto and Metals Recycling Results
($ in millions, except selling prices and data per ton; Fe volumes 000s long tons; NFe volumes Ms lbs)
Quarter
1Q16 1Q15 Change 4Q15 Change
Total Revenues $ 273 $ 514 (47 )% $ 403 (32 )%
Ferrous Revenues $ 163 $ 348 (53 )% $ 235 (31 )%
Ferrous Volumes 805 984 (18 )% 929 (13 )%
Avg. Net Ferrous Sales Prices ($/LT)(1) $ 179 $ 323 (45 )% $ 231 (23 )%
Nonferrous Revenues $ 81 $ 128 (37 )% $ 140 (42 )%
Nonferrous Volumes 111 143 (22 )% 176 (37 )%
Avg. Net Nonferrous Sales Prices ($/lb)(1) $ 0.63 $ 0.81 (22 )% $ 0.71 (11 )%
Cars Purchased for Retail (000s) 77 92 (16 )% 88 (13 )%
Operating Income(2) $ 2 $ 5 (57 )% $ 16 (87 )%
Operating Income per Fe ton $ 3 $ 5 (47 )% $ 17 (85 )%
Adjusted Operating Income(3) $ 2 $ 10 (80 )% $ 16 (87 )%
Adjusted Operating Income per Fe ton $ 3 $ 10 (76 )% $ 17 (85 )%
 
(1) Sales prices are shown net of freight.
(2) Operating income does not include the impact of restructuring charges and other exit-related costs.

(3) Adjusted operating income in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 excludes the impact of the resale or modification of certain previously contracted ferrous bulk shipments. See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.

 

Volumes: Ferrous sales volumes in the first quarter declined 13% from the fourth quarter primarily due to weaker domestic demand and the falling price environment. Nonferrous sales volumes decreased 37% sequentially, reflecting weaker global market demand, the stronger U.S. dollar, lower production, and the timing of shipments. Cars purchased by our auto stores decreased 13% from the fourth quarter due to tighter supply flows driven by the sharp drop in commodity prices.

Export customers accounted for 64% of total ferrous sales volumes in the first quarter. Our ferrous and nonferrous products were exported to 12 countries, with Turkey, India and South Korea the top export destinations for ferrous shipments.

Pricing: Market prices for ferrous shipments declined steadily during the quarter, falling by as much as $65 per ton, or 30% from the end of August through November. Based on shipments, our average ferrous net sales prices decreased $52 per ton, or 23%, during the first quarter from fourth quarter levels. Weaker demand for ferrous metals in the domestic market resulted primarily from lower domestic steel mill utilization rates and increased competition from steel imports. In the export markets, stronger demand from Turkey and India partially offset softer demand in other regions. Average nonferrous sales prices in the first quarter declined 11%.

Margins: Adjusted operating income of $3 per ferrous ton in the first quarter decreased from the fourth quarter due to significantly lower ferrous and nonferrous prices and volumes. Operating income includes benefits of approximately $14 million achieved from cost reductions and productivity initiatives which significantly offset margin compression created by the materially lower price environment. These benefits were offset by an estimated $7 million, or $8 per ton adverse impact from average inventory accounting. The prior year first quarter included an estimated $9 million, or $9 per ton adverse impact from average inventory accounting.

Steel Manufacturing Business

 
Summary of Steel Manufacturing Business Results
($ in millions, except selling prices; volume 000s of short tons)
  Quarter
1Q16   1Q15   Change   4Q15   Change
Revenues $ 72 $ 95 (24 )% $ 92 (22 )%
Operating Income $ 3 $ 6 (56 )% $ 6 (54 )%
Avg. Net Sales Prices ($/ST) $ 554 $ 688 (19 )% $ 600 (8 )%
Finished Goods Sales Volumes 123 126 (2 )% 145 (15 )%
Rolling Mill Utilization 68 % 72 % 74 %
 

Sales Volumes: Finished steel sales volumes were similar to the sales volumes in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, but were 15% lower sequentially due to seasonally slower demand and the impact of increased competition from imported steel products. Lower rolling mill utilization reflected the softer sales environment.

Pricing: Average net sales prices for finished steel products decreased 19% from the prior year first quarter and 8% from fourth quarter levels, reflecting continued pressure on finished steel selling prices from lower scrap input costs and imported steel products which, together, more than offset improving demand from West Coast construction markets.

Margins: SMB's positive operating income of $3 million decreased sequentially due to the declining selling price environment and the lower sales volumes. Compared to the prior year, operating income was lower due to the adverse impact of the decline in selling prices for finished steel.

Corporate Items

In connection with the cost reduction initiatives, the Company incurred restructuring charges and other exit-related costs of $2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016.

During the first quarter, the Company repurchased 203 thousand shares of Class A common stock. Since July, total repurchases of 271 thousand shares represent 1% of the Company's Class A common stock. Net debt of $185 million at the end of the first quarter was $21 million lower than at the end of fiscal 2015. (See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.)

The Company's effective tax rate was a benefit of 10.5% in the first quarter which was lower than the federal statutory rate primarily due to projected changes in the Company’s full valuation allowance positions, partially offset by increases in deferred tax liabilities.

Analysts' Conference Call: First Quarter of Fiscal 2016

A conference call and slide presentation to discuss results will be held today, January 7, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. EST hosted by Tamara Lundgren, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Richard Peach, Chief Financial Officer. The call and the slides will be webcast and accessible on the Company's website at www.schnitzersteel.com.

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

     
SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
For the Three Months Ended
November 30, August 31, November 30,
2015   2015     2014  
 
REVENUES:
Auto and Metals Recycling:
Ferrous sales $ 163,413 $ 235,415 $ 348,370
Nonferrous sales 80,896 139,993 128,385
Other sales   28,656     27,875     36,933  
Total AMR Sales 272,965 403,283 513,688
Steel Manufacturing Business 71,901 91,754 95,218
Intercompany sales and eliminations   (23,668 )   (38,020 )   (55,282 )
Total Revenues $ 321,198 $ 457,017 $ 553,624
 
 
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS):
Adjusted Auto and Metals Recycling(1) $ 2,036 $ 15,619 $ 10,311
Steel Manufacturing Business   2,754     6,029     6,207  
Adjusted segment operating income(2) 4,790 21,648 16,518
Corporate expense (8,299 ) (10,279 ) (8,994 )
Intercompany eliminations   1,406     (1,609 )   (565 )
Adjusted operating income (loss)   (2,103 )   9,760     6,959  
Goodwill impairment charge
Other asset impairment charges
Restructuring charges and other exit-related costs (1,925 ) (1,043 ) (593 )
Resale or modification of previously contracted shipments          

(5,581

)

Total operating income (loss) $ (4,028 ) $ 8,717    

785

 
 
(1) Adjusted operating income excludes the impact of goodwill and other asset impairments, and the resale or modification of certain previously contracted ferrous bulk shipments. See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.
(2) Segment operating income does not include the impact of restructuring charges and other exit-related costs.
 

     
SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
For the Three Months Ended
November 30, August 31, November 30,
  2015     2015     2014  
Revenues $ 321,198   $ 457,017   $ 553,624  
Cost of goods sold 284,854 403,702 508,015
Selling, general and administrative 38,418 43,896 44,731
(Income) loss from joint ventures 29 (341 ) (500 )
Restructuring charges and other exit-related costs   1,925     1,043     593  
Operating income (loss) (4,028 ) 8,717 785
Interest expense (1,859 ) (2,147 ) (2,374 )
Other income, net   407     1,246     932  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes (5,480 ) 7,816 (657 )
Income tax benefit (expense)   578     4,444     (106 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations (4,902 ) 12,260 (763 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   (65 )   (913 )   (838 )
Net income (loss) (4,967 ) 11,347 (1,601 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (329 )   (615 )   (871 )
Net income (loss) attributable to SSI $ (5,296 ) $ 10,732   $ (2,472 )
Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI:
Basic:
Income (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ (0.19 ) $ 0.43 $ (0.06 )
Loss per share from discontinued operations attributable to SSI       (0.03 )   (0.03 )
Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI $ (0.20 ) $ 0.40   $ (0.09 )
Diluted:
Income (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ (0.19 ) $ 0.42 $ (0.06 )
Loss per share from discontinued operations attributable to SSI       (0.03 )   (0.03 )
Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI $ (0.20 ) $ 0.39   $ (0.09 )
Weighted average number of common shares:
Basic 27,121 27,032 26,944
Diluted 27,121 27,439 26,944
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.1875 $ 0.1875 $ 0.1875
 

                     
SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.
SELECTED OPERATING STATISTICS
(Unaudited)
Fiscal
1Q16 1Q15     2Q15     3Q15     4Q15       2015  
Auto and Metals Recycling(1)
Ferrous Selling Prices ($/LT)(1)
Domestic $ 180 $ 330 $ 293 $ 235 $ 239 $ 275
Exports $ 179   $ 319       $ 286       $ 236       $ 225       $ 265  
Average $ 179 $ 323 $ 290 $ 235 $ 231 $ 269
Ferrous Sales Volume (LT)
Domestic 290,170 379,770 372,408 342,812 376,910 1,471,900
Export   515,109     604,683         415,765         663,456         552,573         2,236,477  
Total 805,279 984,453 788,173 1,006,268 929,483 3,708,377
Nonferrous Average Price ($/LB)(2)(3) $ 0.63 $ 0.81 $ 0.77 $ 0.71 $ 0.71 $ 0.75
Nonferrous Sales Volume (LB, 000s)(3) 111,077 142,661 123,672 143,073 176,029 585,435
Car Purchase Volume (000s)(4) 77 92 78 79 88 337
Auto Stores at End of Quarter 55 56 56 55 55 55
Steel Manufacturing Business
Sales Prices ($/ST)(2)(5)
Average $ 554 $ 688 $ 658 $ 618 $ 600 $ 639
Sales Volume (ST)(5)
Rebar 85,899 79,065 74,928 100,413 94,773 349,179
Coiled Products 32,482 40,361 49,403 35,477 45,176 170,417
Merchant Bar and Other   4,757     6,245         4,567         4,780         4,796         20,388  
Total 123,138 125,671 128,898 140,670 144,745 539,984
Rolling Mill Utilization 68 % 72 % 76 % 69 % 74 % 73 %
 
(1) Ferrous and nonferrous volume and price data has been recast to reflect the combined auto and metals recycling operations for all periods presented.
(2) Price information is shown after a reduction for the cost of freight incurred to deliver the product to the customer.
(3) Excludes PGM metals in catalytic converters.
(4) Cars purchased by auto stores only.
(5) Excludes billet sales.
 

     
SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
November 30, 2015 August 31, 2015

Assets

Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 18,925 $ 22,755
Accounts receivable, net 71,099 111,492
Inventories 152,866 156,532
Other current assets   27,428   31,586
Total current assets 270,318 322,365
Property, plant and equipment, net 419,489 427,554
Goodwill and other assets   210,883   212,380
Total assets $ 900,690 $ 962,299
 

Liabilities and Equity

Current liabilities:
Short-term borrowings $ 599 $ 584
Other current liabilities   100,409   119,862
Total current liabilities 101,008 120,446
Long-term debt 202,947 227,572
Other long-term liabilities 72,287 75,730
Equity:
Total Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. ("SSI") shareholders' equity 520,930 534,535
Noncontrolling interests   3,518   4,016
Total equity   524,448   538,551
Total liabilities and equity $ 900,690 $ 962,299
 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules such as adjusted consolidated operating income (loss), adjusted AMR operating income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI. As required by SEC rules, the Company has provided reconciliations of these measures to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures. Management believes that each of the foregoing adjusted non-GAAP financial measures provides a meaningful presentation of the Company's results from its core business operations excluding adjustments for a goodwill impairment charge, other asset impairment charges and restructuring and other exit-related costs that are not related to the Company's ongoing core business operations and improves the period-to-period comparability of the Company's results from its core business operations. In addition, to improve comparability of our operating performance between periods, these measures also exclude the impact on operating results in fiscal 2015 from the resale or modification of the terms during the first and second quarters of 2015 of certain previously contracted ferrous bulk shipments. Due to the sharp decline in selling prices that occurred during the first and second quarters of fiscal 2015, the revised prices associated with these shipments were significantly lower than the prices in the original sales contracts entered into between August and November 2014. 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.

         
Operating Income (Loss)
($ in millions) Quarter
1Q16 4Q15 1Q15
Consolidated Operating Income (Loss):
Operating Income (Loss) $ (4 ) $ 9 $ 1
Goodwill impairment charge
Other asset impairment charges
Restructuring charges and other exit-related costs 2 1 1
Resale or modification of previously contracted shipment         6
Adjusted Operating Income (Loss)(1) $ (2 ) $ 10 $ 7
AMR Operating Income (Loss):
Operating Income $ 2 $ 16 $ 5
Goodwill impairment charge
Other asset impairment charges
Resale or modification of previously contracted shipment         6
Adjusted Operating Income(1) $ 2   $ 16 $ 10
 
(1) May not foot due to rounding.
 

         
Net Income (Loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI
($ in millions) Quarter
1Q16 4Q15 1Q15
Net Income (Loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ (5 ) $ 12 $ (2 )
Goodwill impairment charge, net of tax(2) (3 )
Other asset impairment charges, net of tax(2) (1 )
Restructuring charges and other exit-related costs, net of tax(2) 2 1
Resale or modification of previously contracted shipment, net of tax(2)           4  
Adjusted Net Income (Loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI(1) $

(4

) $ 9   $

3

 
 
(1) May not foot due to rounding.
(2) Income tax allocated to adjustments reconciling Reported and Adjusted net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI is determined based on a tax provision calculated with and without the adjustments.
 
         
Diluted Earnings per share attributable to SSI
($ per share) Quarter
1Q16 4Q15 1Q15
Net Income (Loss) per share attributable to SSI $ (0.20 ) $ 0.39 $ (0.09 )
Less: Loss per share from discontinued operations attributable to SSI       (0.03 )   (0.03 )
Net Income (Loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI(1) (0.19 ) 0.42 (0.06 )
Goodwill impairment charge, net of tax, per share(2) (0.12 )
Other asset impairment charges, net of tax, per share(2) (0.04 )
Restructuring charges and other exit-related costs, net of tax, per share(2) 0.06 0.05 0.01
Resale or modification of previously contracted shipment, net of tax, per share(2)       (0.01 )   0.16  
Adjusted Diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to SSI(1) $ (0.13 ) $ 0.31   $ 0.11  
 
(1) May not foot due to rounding.
(2) Income tax allocated to adjustments reconciling Reported and Adjusted net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI is determined based on a tax provision calculated with and without the adjustments.
 
     
Debt, Net of Cash
($ in thousands)
November 30, 2015 August 31, 2015
Short-term borrowings $ 599 $ 584
Long-term debt, net of current maturities   202,947   227,572
Total debt 203,546 228,156
Less: cash and cash equivalents   18,925   22,755
Total debt, net of cash $ 184,621 $ 205,401
 

About Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled metal products in the United States with operating facilities located in 24 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 auto parts stores and steel manufacturing. With an effective annual production capacity of approximately 800,000 tons, the Company's steel manufacturing business produces finished steel products, including rebar, wire rod and other specialty products. The Company began operations in 1906 in Portland, Oregon.

Safe Harbor for 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 to “we,” “our,” “us” and “SSI” refer to the Company 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; expected results, including pricing, sales volumes and profitability; strategic direction; 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 realization of deferred tax assets; planned capital expenditures; liquidity positions; 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.

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Contacts

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
Investor Relations:
Alexandra Deignan, 646-278-9711
adeignan@schn.com
or
Company Info:
www.schnitzersteel.com
ir@schn.com

Contacts

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
Investor Relations:
Alexandra Deignan, 646-278-9711
adeignan@schn.com
or
Company Info:
www.schnitzersteel.com
ir@schn.com