Schnitzer Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Significant Growth in Earnings Per Share

Auto and Metals Recycling Delivers Strongest Third Quarter Performance Since Fiscal 2012

Best First Nine Months Earnings Per Share Since Fiscal 2012

PORTLAND, Ore.--()--Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCHN) today reported results for its third quarter ended May 31, 2017. The Company reported earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.60 and adjusted earnings per share of $0.56. These results reflect a significant increase compared to second quarter earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.40 and adjusted earnings per share of $0.37, and the prior year third quarter earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.41 and adjusted earnings per share of $0.46. For a reconciliation of the adjusted results to U.S. GAAP, see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures provided after the financial statements in this document.

Auto and Metals Recycling (AMR) operating income of $30 million increased by 13% compared to the second quarter and represents the best third quarter performance since fiscal 2012. Operating income per ferrous ton of $31 reflects operating leverage benefits driven by higher sales volumes, increased supply flows, seasonality, sustained benefits from our cost savings and productivity initiatives, and no material impact from average inventory accounting. The second quarter of fiscal 2017 included a favorable impact from average inventory accounting of $4 million, or $5 per ton, and the prior year third quarter also included a favorable impact of $3 million, or $3 per ton. For the first nine months of fiscal 2017 compared to the prior year first nine months, ferrous and nonferrous sales volumes increased 11% and 18%, respectively.

In the Steel Manufacturing Business (SMB), operating performance was slightly above break-even for the third quarter, an improvement of $2 million sequentially and slightly below prior year operating income of $1 million. Finished steel sales volumes increased 33% sequentially, reflecting seasonally higher construction activity.

Since the end of the third quarter, we integrated our SMB segment with AMR's Oregon metals recycling operations, forming a new division, Cascade Steel and Scrap (CSS). This change in organizational structure is intended to enhance our flexibility, improve customer service, generate internal synergies, and enable us to more effectively adjust to market changes across our recycling and steel production operations. We expect to report the results of CSS operations as a single reportable segment beginning in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

"Our third quarter results benefited from our continued focus on profitable growth. In both our Auto and Metals Recycling and our Steel Manufacturing Businesses, higher volumes and operating leverage from our multi-year productivity initiatives drove increased operating income," commented Tamara Lundgren, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Through the first nine months of this year, we have achieved our best earnings performance since fiscal 2012."

"Our balance sheet continued to strengthen as we generated strong operating cash flow, driven primarily by higher profitability and also by lower working capital as compared to the second quarter. This enabled us to reduce debt while continuing to invest in our operations and to return capital to our shareholders," said Lundgren.

         
Summary Results
($ in millions, except per share amounts)
Quarter
3Q17 3Q16 Change 2Q17 Change
Revenues $ 477 $ 352 36% $ 382 25%
 
Operating income $ 19 $ 15 29% $ 14 35%
Other asset impairment charges (recoveries), net (1 ) NM NM
Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities 1 NM NM
Recoveries related to the resale or modification of previously contracted shipments     NM   NM
Adjusted operating income(1)(2) $ 18 $ 15 18% $ 13 36%
 
Net income attributable to SSI $ 17 $ 11 51% $ 11 50%
 
Income from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ 17 $ 11 50% $ 11 50%
 
Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to SSI(1) $ 16 $ 13 24% $ 10 52%
 
Net income per share attributable to SSI $ 0.60 $ 0.40 49% $ 0.40 51%
 
Income per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ 0.60 $ 0.41 48% $ 0.40 51%
 
Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI(1) $ 0.56 $ 0.46 22% $ 0.37 53%
(1) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.
(2) May not foot due to rounding.
NM = Not Meaningful
 

Auto and Metals Recycling

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
3Q17   3Q16   Change   2Q17   Change
Total revenues $ 430 $ 307 40% $ 349 23%
 
Ferrous revenues $ 272 $ 195 40% $ 230 18%
Ferrous volumes 951 832 14% 852 12%
Avg. net ferrous sales prices ($/LT)(1) $ 259 $ 215 20% $ 248 4%
 
Nonferrous revenues(2) $ 122 $ 80 53% $ 92 33%
Nonferrous volumes(3) 162 122 32% 123 32%
Avg. net nonferrous sales prices ($/lb)(1)(3) $ 0.66 $ 0.59 12% $ 0.65 2%
 
Cars purchased for retail (000s) 108 79 37% 96 13%
 
Operating income(4) $ 30 $ 27 11% $ 26 13%
Operating income per Fe ton $ 31 $ 32

(3)%

$ 31 1%
 
Adjusted operating income(4)(5) $ 29 $ 27 7% $ 26 10%
Adjusted operating income per Fe ton $ 30 $ 32 (6)% $ 30 (1)%
(1) Sales prices are shown net of freight.
(2) An adjustment of certain intrasegment items was made between nonferrous revenues and retail and other revenues for the quarter ended May 31, 2016 to conform with the presentation for the quarter ended May 31, 2017 and February 28, 2017. The adjustment had no impact on previously reported total revenues or earnings.
(3) Average sales price and volume information excludes platinum group metals (“PGMs”) in catalytic converters.
(4) Segment operating income does not include the impact of restructuring charges and other exit-related activities.
(5) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.
NM = Not Meaningful
 

Volumes: Ferrous sales volumes in the third quarter increased 12% sequentially and 14% compared to the prior year third quarter, reflecting improved market conditions and benefits from global sales diversification activities. Nonferrous sales volumes were 32% higher sequentially and compared to the prior year third quarter, due to improved supply flows, benefits from higher production, and increased car purchase volumes from our retail stores of 13% sequentially and 37% compared to the prior year quarter. Export customers accounted for 58% of total ferrous sales volumes. Ferrous and nonferrous products were exported to 16 countries with India, Bangladesh, and Turkey the top export destinations for ferrous shipments.

Pricing: Average ferrous net selling prices increased 4% sequentially and 20% compared to the prior year third quarter. Nonferrous prices increased 2% sequentially and 12% compared to the prior year quarter, reflecting higher commodity prices.

Margins: Operating income of $30 million, or operating income per ferrous ton of $31, reflected the benefits of higher volumes. Operating income increased 13% sequentially and 11% compared to the prior year quarter, driven by higher ferrous and nonferrous sales volumes, increased supply flows, seasonally improved retail auto parts sales and sustained benefits from our cost savings and productivity initiatives. Third quarter operating results did not include a material impact from average inventory accounting, which compares to a favorable impact in both the second quarter and the prior year third quarter. Adjusted operating income excludes a gain of $1 million from an asset sale. For a reconciliation of the adjusted results to U.S. GAAP, see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures provided after the financial statements in this document.

Steel Manufacturing Business

Summary of Steel Manufacturing Business Results  
($ in millions, except selling prices; volume 000s of short tons)
  Quarter
3Q17   3Q16   Change   2Q17 Change
Revenues $ 82 $ 71 16% $ 58 41%
 
Operating income (loss) $ $ 1 (67)% $ (2 ) 124%
 
Avg. net sales prices ($/ST) $ 545 $ 501 9% $ 517 5%
Finished steel sales volumes 141 133 6% 106 33%
 
Rolling mill utilization(1) 85 % 53 % 89 %
(1) Rolling mill utilization for fiscal 2017 is based on effective annual production capacity under current conditions of 580 thousand tons of finished steel products, reflecting a decrease in the effective finished steel production capacity resulting from the decommissioning of the older rolling mill during the first quarter of fiscal 2017.
   

Sales Volumes: Finished steel sales volumes in the third quarter increased 33% sequentially due to seasonally higher construction activity and 6% from the prior year third quarter.

Pricing: Average net sales prices for finished steel products increased 5% sequentially and 9% from the prior year quarter, primarily reflecting the impact of higher raw material prices.

Margins: Operating performance for the third quarter was slightly above break-even, an improvement of $2 million sequentially, reflecting seasonally higher shipped volumes. Third quarter results were slightly below prior year operating income of $1 million as benefits from higher sales volumes were offset by continued pressure from low-priced imports which limited increases in selling prices and compressed operating margins.

Corporate Items

In the third quarter, the Company substantially completed the execution of its targeted $30 million of annual cost savings and productivity measures announced in April 2016. Completion of this phase of savings represents the full execution of our multi-year cost reduction and productivity initiatives of $160 million which began at the end of fiscal 2012.

In the third quarter, the Company generated positive operating cash flow of $45 million reflecting improved profitability and benefits from lower working capital. Total debt at the end of the third quarter was $184 million and debt, net of cash was $169 million. The Company returned capital to shareholders through its 93rd consecutive quarterly dividend.

The Company's effective tax rate was an expense of 0.9% in the third quarter which was lower than the federal statutory rate primarily due to the Company’s full valuation allowance positions partially offset by increases in deferred tax liabilities. The effective tax rate from continuing operations for fiscal 2017 is expected to be approximately 3%, subject to financial performance for the remainder of the year.

Analysts' Conference Call: Third Quarter of Fiscal 2017

A conference call and slide presentation to discuss results will be held today, June 26, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. EDT 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 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 For the Nine Months Ended

May 31,
2017

February 28,
2017

May 31,
2016

May 31,
2017

May 31,
2016

 
REVENUES:
 
Auto and Metals Recycling:
Ferrous revenues $ 272,099 $ 230,177 $ 194,961 $ 686,030 $ 498,500
Nonferrous revenues(2) 121,938 91,512 79,823 304,386 237,480
Retail and other revenues(2) 36,010   27,680   32,067   93,938   93,648  
Total Auto and Metals Recycling revenues 430,047 349,369 306,851 1,084,354 829,628
 
Steel Manufacturing Business 81,964 58,291 70,924 192,851 201,217
Intercompany sales eliminations (34,923 ) (25,576 ) (26,171 ) (83,872 ) (68,965 )
Total revenues $ 477,088 $ 382,084 $ 351,604 $ 1,193,333 $ 961,880
 
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS):
 
AMR operating income(3) $ 29,801 $ 26,359 $ 26,870 $ 68,579 $ 2,555
SMB operating income (loss)(3) $ 411 $ (1,746 ) $ 1,246 $ (4,416 ) $ 2,799
Consolidated operating income (loss) $ 19,147 $ 14,171 $ 14,886 $ 33,905 $ (26,217 )
 
Adjusted AMR operating income(1)(3) $ 28,586 $ 25,942 $ 26,731 $ 66,808 $ 29,640
Adjusted SMB operating income (loss)(1)(3) 411   (1,746 ) 1,246   (4,015 ) 2,799  
Adjusted segment operating income(1)(3) 28,997 24,196 27,977 62,793 32,439
Corporate expense(4) (11,272 ) (10,430 ) (10,669 ) (30,684 ) (25,283 )
Intercompany eliminations 300   (506 ) (2,019 ) 226   1,549  
Adjusted operating income(1) 18,025 13,260 15,289 32,335 8,705
Goodwill impairment charge (8,845 )
Other asset impairment charges (recoveries), net 1,044 643 (18,458 )
Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities (93 ) 494 (542 ) 200 (7,758 )
Recoveries related to the resale or modification of previously contracted shipments 171   417   139   727   139  
Total operating income (loss) $ 19,147   $ 14,171   $ 14,886   $ 33,905   $ (26,217 )
(1) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.
(2) An adjustment of certain intrasegment items was made between nonferrous revenues and retail and other revenues for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2016 to conform to the presentation for the periods in fiscal 2017. The adjustment had no impact on previously reported total revenues or earnings.
(3) Segment operating income (loss) does not include the impact of restructuring charges and other exit-related activities.
(4) Excludes a $79 thousand impairment charge related to Corporate for the nine months ended May 31, 2016, which is also excluded from adjusted operating income (loss) for those periods.
 

 
SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
       
For the Three Months Ended For the Nine Months Ended

May 31,
2017

 

February 28,
2017

 

May 31,
2016

May 31,
2017

May 31,
2016

Revenues $ 477,088   $ 382,084   $ 351,604   $ 1,193,333   $ 961,880  
Cost of goods sold 411,109 326,804 294,738 1,033,805 839,262
Selling, general and administrative 48,451 43,823 41,696 129,766 113,713
(Income) loss from joint ventures (668 ) (2,220 ) (258 ) (3,300 ) 61
Goodwill impairment charge 8,845
Other asset impairment charges (recoveries), net (1,044 ) (643 ) 18,458
Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities 93   (494 ) 542   (200 ) 7,758  
Operating income (loss) 19,147 14,171 14,886 33,905 (26,217 )
Interest expense (2,131 ) (2,097 ) (2,905 ) (5,969 ) (6,779 )
Other income (loss), net 524   357   (81 ) 1,318   763  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes 17,540 12,431 11,900 29,254 (32,233 )
Income tax expense (161 ) (637 ) (95 ) (736 ) (810 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations 17,379 11,794 11,805 28,518 (33,043 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax (127 ) (95 ) (116 ) (275 ) (1,206 )
Net income (loss) 17,252 11,699 11,689 28,243 (34,249 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (687 ) (662 ) (689 ) (1,967 ) (1,294 )
Net income (loss) attributable to SSI $ 16,565   $ 11,037   $ 11,000   $ 26,276   $ (35,543 )
 
Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI:
Basic:
Income (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ 0.60 $ 0.40 $ 0.41 $ 0.97 $ (1.26 )
Loss per share from discontinued operations attributable to SSI       (0.01 ) (0.04 )
Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI(1) $ 0.60   $ 0.40   $ 0.40   $ 0.96   $ (1.31 )
Diluted:
Income (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ 0.60 $ 0.40 $ 0.41 $ 0.96 $ (1.26 )
Loss per share from discontinued operations attributable to SSI       (0.01 ) (0.04 )
Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI(1) $ 0.60   $ 0.40   $ 0.40   $ 0.95   $ (1.31 )
 
Weighted average number of common shares:
Basic 27,601 27,524 27,261 27,499 27,195
Diluted 27,703 27,864 27,327 27,692 27,195
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.1875 $ 0.1875 $ 0.1875 $ 0.5625 $ 0.5625
 
(1) May not foot due to rounding.
 

SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.
SELECTED OPERATING STATISTICS
(Unaudited)
        YTD             Fiscal
1Q17   2Q17   3Q17   2017 1Q16   2Q16   3Q16   4Q16   2016
Auto and Metals Recycling
Ferrous selling prices ($/LT)(1)
Domestic $ 184 $ 241 $ 265 $ 234 $ 180 $ 161 $ 210 $ 216 $ 193
Export $ 202     $ 252     $ 254     $ 236   $ 179     $ 174     $ 218     $ 205     $ 195  
Average $ 196 $ 248 $ 259 $ 235 $ 179 $ 169 $ 215 $ 209 $ 194
 
Ferrous sales volume (LT)
Domestic 287,942 310,320 400,290 998,552 290,170 282,200 322,315 329,911 1,224,596
Export 545,947     541,716     550,940     1,638,603   515,109     454,924     509,686     584,373     2,064,092  
Total 833,889 852,036 951,230 2,637,155 805,279 737,124 832,001 914,284 3,288,688
 
Nonferrous average price ($/LB)(1)(2) $ 0.58 $ 0.65 $ 0.66 $ 0.63 $ 0.63 $ 0.59 $ 0.59 $ 0.59 $ 0.59
 
Nonferrous sales volume (000s LB)(2) 136,057 122,554 161,832 420,443 111,077 123,675 122,244 153,287 510,283
 
Car purchase volume (000s)(4) 94 96 108 298 77 70 79 92 319
Auto stores at end of quarter 52 52 53 53 55 55 53 52 52
 
Steel Manufacturing Business
Average sales prices ($/ST)(1)(3) $ 492 $ 517 $ 545 $ 521 $ 554 $ 504 $ 501 $ 528 $ 522
 
Sales volume (ST)(3)
Rebar 73,903 69,136 84,166 227,205 85,899 71,935 84,193 88,591 330,618
Coiled products 23,934 34,371 54,629 112,934 32,482 33,742 42,168 29,891 138,283
Merchant bar and other 3,038     2,482     2,427     7,947   4,757     3,974     6,490     4,080     19,301  
Total 100,875 105,989 141,222 348,086 123,138 109,651 132,851 122,562 488,202
 
Rolling mill utilization(5) 65 % 89 % 85 % 80 % 68 % 61 % 53 % 71 % 63 %
(1) Price information is shown after netting the cost of freight incurred to deliver the product to the customer.
(2) Excludes PGM metals in catalytic converters.
(3) Excludes billet sales.
(4) Cars purchased by auto stores only.
(5) Rolling mill utilization for fiscal 2017 is based on effective annual production capacity under current conditions of 580 thousand tons of finished steel products, reflecting a decrease in the effective finished steel production capacity resulting from the decommissioning of the older rolling mill during the first quarter of fiscal 2017.
 

 
SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
  May 31, 2017     August 31, 2016

Assets

Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 15,209 $ 26,819
Accounts receivable, net 127,457 113,952
Inventories 165,832 132,972
Other current assets 25,771   26,063
Total current assets 334,269 299,806
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 382,825 392,820
 
Goodwill and other assets 204,131 198,803
   
Total assets $ 921,225   $ 891,429
 

Liabilities and Equity

Current liabilities:
Short-term borrowings $ 641 $ 8,374
Other current liabilities 144,345   125,280
Total current liabilities 144,986 133,654
 
Long-term debt 183,802 184,144
 
Other long-term liabilities 74,879 72,199
 
Equity:
Total Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. ("SSI") shareholders' equity 513,057 497,721
Noncontrolling interests 4,501   3,711
Total equity 517,558   501,432
Total liabilities and equity $ 921,225   $ 891,429
 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains performance based on adjusted income (loss) and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI and adjusted consolidated, AMR and SMB operating income (loss), which are non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules. As required by SEC rules, the Company has provided reconciliations of these measures for each period discussed to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure. Management believes that presenting adjusted non-GAAP financial measures provides a meaningful presentation of our results from business operations excluding adjustments for a goodwill impairment charge, other asset impairment charges net of recoveries, restructuring charges and other exit-related activities, recoveries related to the resale or modification of previously contracted shipments, the non-cash write-off of debt issuance costs, and the income tax expense (benefit) associated with 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. Adjusted operating results in fiscal 2015 excluded the impact of the resale or modification of the terms, each at significantly lower prices due to sharp declines in selling prices, of certain previously-contracted bulk shipments for delivery during fiscal 2015. Recoveries resulting from settlements with the original contract parties, which began in the third quarter of fiscal 2016, are reported within SG&A expense in the quarterly statements of operations and are also excluded from these measures. 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.

     
($ in millions) Quarter YTD
3Q17     3Q16     2Q17 3Q17     3Q16
Consolidated operating income (loss):
Operating income (loss) $ 19 $ 15 $ 14 $ 34 $ (26 )
Goodwill impairment charge 9
Other asset impairment charges (recoveries), net (1 ) (1 ) 18
Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities 1 8
Recoveries related to the resale or modification of certain previously contracted shipments       (1 )  
Adjusted consolidated operating income(1) $ 18   $ 15   $ 13   $ 32   $ 9  
 
AMR operating income:
Operating income $ 30 $ 27 $ 26 $ 69 $ 3
Goodwill impairment charge 9
Other asset impairment charges (recoveries), net (1 ) (1 ) 18
Recoveries related to the resale or modification of certain previously contracted shipments       (1 )  
Adjusted AMR operating income $ 29   $ 27   $ 26   $ 67   $ 30  
 
SMB operating income (loss):
Operating income (loss) $ $ 1 $ (2 ) $ (4 ) $ 3
Other asset impairment charges          
Adjusted SMB operating income (loss) $   $ 1   $ (2 ) $ (4 ) $ 3  
 
(1) May not foot due to rounding.
 

 
Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI
($ in millions)   Quarter     YTD
3Q17     3Q16     2Q17 3Q17     3Q16
Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ 17 $ 11 $ 11 27 (34 )
Goodwill impairment charge 9
Other asset impairment charges (recoveries), net (1 ) (1 ) 18
Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities 1 8
Recoveries related to the resale or modification of certain previously contracted shipments (1 )
Non-cash write-off of debt issuance costs 1 1

Income tax expense (benefit) allocated to adjustments(1)

        1  

Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to SSI(2)

$ 16   $ 13   $ 10   $ 25     $ 2  

(1) Income tax allocated to the aggregate adjustments reconciling Reported and Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI is determined based on a tax provision calculated with and without the adjustments.

(2) May not foot due to rounding.

 
 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI
($ per share)   Quarter     YTD
3Q17     3Q16     2Q17 3Q17     3Q16
Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI $ 0.60 $ 0.40 $ 0.40 $ 0.95 $ (1.31 )
Less: Loss per share from discontinued operations attributable to SSI       (0.01 ) (0.04 )
Income (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI(1) 0.60 0.41 0.40 0.96 (1.26 )
Goodwill impairment charge, per share 0.33
Other asset impairment charges (recoveries), net, per share (0.04 ) (0.02 ) 0.68
Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities, per share 0.02 (0.02 ) (0.01 ) 0.29
Recoveries related to the resale or modification of previously contracted shipments, per share (0.01 ) (0.01 ) (0.01 ) (0.03 ) (0.01 )
Non-cash write-off of debt issuance costs 0.03 0.03
Income tax expense (benefit) allocated to adjustments, per share(2)   0.01       0.03  
Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to SSI(1) $ 0.56   $ 0.46   $ 0.37   $ 0.90   $ 0.08  
(1) May not foot due to rounding.
(2) Income tax allocated to the aggregate adjustments reconciling Reported and Adjusted 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)    
May 31, 2017 August 31, 2016
Short-term borrowings $ 641 $ 8,374
Long-term debt, net of current maturities 183,802 184,144
Total debt 184,443 192,518
Less: cash and cash equivalents 15,209 26,819
Total debt, net of cash $ 169,234 $ 165,699
 

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 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 auto parts stores with approximately 5 million annual retail visits. 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.

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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