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Schnitzer Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Auto and Metals Recycling Delivers Best First Quarter Performance Since Fiscal 2012

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2017-- Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCHN) today reported a loss per share from continuing operations of $0.05 for the fiscal 2017 first quarter ended November 30, 2016 and an adjusted loss per share from continuing operations of $0.03. Reported and adjusted first quarter results include an adverse impact on operating costs in the Steel Manufacturing Business (SMB) of approximately $2.5 million, or $0.09 per share, resulting from outages related to a major equipment upgrade and maintenance downtime. In comparison, the Company had a loss per share from continuing operations of $0.19 in the prior year first quarter and an adjusted loss per share from continuing operations of $0.13. For a reconciliation of the adjusted results to U.S. GAAP, please see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures provided after the financial statements in this document.

Auto and Metals Recycling (AMR) delivered its best first quarter performance since fiscal 2012 primarily due to higher benefits achieved from the successful execution of cost reduction and productivity initiatives and improved market conditions. In the Steel Manufacturing Business (SMB), continued pressure from low-priced imports on finished steel selling prices and volumes, combined with the higher operating costs associated with a major equipment upgrade and maintenance downtime, adversely impacted results as compared to the prior year and the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.

The Company currently expects AMR’s operating income for the second quarter to increase sequentially and year-over-year driven by the continued improvements in market conditions for recycled metals. AMR’s second quarter performance is expected to reflect higher ferrous average selling prices and sales volumes and an anticipated favorable impact from average inventory accounting, as well as continued benefits from previously announced cost reduction and productivity initiatives. The Company currently anticipates SMB’s second quarter performance to be slightly improved from the first quarter due to higher selling prices, with the elimination of the expenses associated with the equipment upgrade expected to be offset by higher raw material costs and higher inventory costs associated with low production volumes resulting from the downtime.

“In the first quarter, AMR delivered a substantial increase in operating income compared to the prior year quarter, largely due to the increased contributions from the successful implementation of our cost savings and productivity initiatives. In the second quarter, our expectations for improved performance are underpinned by the stronger market environment that we are experiencing as well as continued progress on our strategic initiatives to reduce costs, deliver internally-generated synergies and drive further productivity initiatives,” commented Tamara Lundgren, President and Chief Executive Officer.

                   
Summary Results
($ in millions, except per share amounts)
Quarter
1Q17 1Q16 Change 4Q16 Change
Revenues $ 334 $ 321 4 % $ 391 (14 )%
Operating income (loss) $ 1 $ (4 ) NM $ 18 (97 )%
Other asset impairment charges NM 2 (82 )%
Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities 2 (90 )% (1 ) NM
Recoveries related to the resale or modification of previously contracted shipments         NM   (1 ) (75 )%
Adjusted operating income (loss)(1)(2) $ 1 $ (2 ) NM $ 19 (94 )%
Net income (loss) attributable to SSI $ (1 ) $ (5 ) (75 )% $ 16 NM
Net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ (1 ) $ (5 ) (76 )% $ 16 NM
Adjusted net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI(1) $ (1 ) $ (4 ) (76 )% $ 17 NM
Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI $ (0.05 ) $ (0.20 ) (75 )% $ 0.58 NM
Net income (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ (0.05 ) $ (0.19 ) (76 )% $ 0.59 NM
Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI(1) $ (0.03 ) $ (0.13 ) (74 )% $ 0.60 NM
(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
1Q17     1Q16     Change     4Q16     Change
Total revenues $ 305 $ 273 12 % $ 343 (11 )%
Ferrous revenues $ 184 $ 163 12 % $ 211 (13 )%
Ferrous volumes 834 805 4 % 914 (9 )%
Avg. net ferrous sales prices ($/LT)(1) $ 196 $ 179 9 % $ 209 (6 )%
Nonferrous revenues(2) $ 91 $ 78 17 % $ 103 (11 )%
Nonferrous volumes(3) 136 111 22 % 153 (11 )%
Avg. net nonferrous sales prices ($/lb)(1)(3) $ 0.58 $ 0.63 (8 )% $ 0.59 (2 )%
Cars purchased for retail (000s) 94 77 22 % 92 2 %
Operating income(4) $ 12 $ 2 510 % $ 20 (38 )%
Operating income per Fe ton $ 15 $ 3 489 % $ 22 (32 )%
Adjusted operating income(4)(5) $ 12 $ 2 503 % $ 20 (37 )%
Adjusted operating income per Fe ton $ 15 $ 3 482 % $ 21 (31 )%
(1) Sales prices are shown net of freight.
(2) An adjustment of certain intrasegment items was made between nonferrous revenue and retail and other revenue for the quarter ended November 30, 2015 to conform with the presentation for the quarter ended November 30, 2016. 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 (loss) 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.
 

Volumes: Ferrous sales volumes in the first quarter were 4% higher versus the prior year quarter, primarily due to stronger export demand. Compared to the fourth quarter, volumes in the first quarter were 9% lower, reflecting reduced seasonal sales activity. Nonferrous sales volumes increased 22% versus the prior year first quarter, but declined 11% sequentially. Export customers accounted for 65% of total ferrous sales volumes. Ferrous and nonferrous products were exported to 17 countries with Turkey, India and South Korea the top export destinations for ferrous shipments.

Pricing: Ferrous scrap prices were lower in the first half of the quarter compared to August levels before strengthening toward the end of October, driving both export and domestic prices higher for shipments in December. Average ferrous prices for shipments during the quarter declined 6% from fourth quarter levels, reflecting lower demand in the first half of the quarter, but were 9% higher compared to the prior year quarter when ferrous prices reached near-decade lows. Nonferrous prices decreased 8% from the prior year quarter and 2% sequentially.

Margins: Operating income of $15 per ferrous ton in the first quarter increased five-fold compared to the prior year quarter due to a combination of continued execution on cost saving and productivity initiatives, which contributed approximately $5 million in operating income benefits, and strengthening market conditions which led to a reduced adverse impact from average inventory accounting. Compared to the fourth quarter, the lower price and volume environment compressed margins which resulted in lower operating income. Operating results for the first quarter included an estimated $2 million, or $2 per ton, adverse impact from average inventory accounting which compares to an estimated $7 million, or $8 per ton, adverse impact in the prior year quarter and an estimated $3 million, or $3 per ton, adverse impact in the fourth quarter.

Steel Manufacturing Business

Summary of Steel Manufacturing Business Results
($ in millions, except selling prices; volume 000s of short tons)
 
    Quarter
1Q17     1Q16     Change     4Q16     Change
Revenues $ 53 $ 72 (27 )% $ 69 (23 )%
Operating income (loss)(2) $ (3 ) $ 3 NM $ 1 NM
Adjusted operating income (loss)(1)(2) $ (3 ) $ 3 NM $ 3 NM
Avg. net sales prices ($/ST) $ 492 $ 554 (11 )% $ 528 (7 )%
Finished steel sales volumes 101 123 (18 )% 123 (18 )%
Rolling mill utilization(3) 65 % 68 % 71 %
(1) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.
(2) Segment operating income (loss) does not include the impact of restructuring charges and other exit-related activities.
(3) Rolling mill utilization for the first quarter of 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 quarter.
NM = Not Meaningful

Sales Volumes: Finished steel sales volumes in the first quarter decreased 18% sequentially and year-over-year, reflecting import competition and seasonally reduced demand from customer de-stocking.

Pricing: Average net sales prices for finished steel products declined 11% from the prior year quarter and 7% sequentially, primarily reflecting the adverse impact of lower-priced imports on market prices.

Margins: During the quarter, SMB completed a major equipment upgrade to its rolling mill which, together with maintenance outages, increased operating costs by approximately $2.5 million. As a result, SMB reported an operating loss of $3 million, which also reflected the continued adverse impact of finished steel imports on average selling prices and volumes.

Corporate Items

Corporate selling, general and administrative expense in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 of $9 million approximated the prior year first quarter and was higher sequentially primarily due to a fiscal 2016 fourth quarter benefit of $6 million from an insurance reimbursement of legal and other defense costs incurred in previous years.

In recent years, the Company implemented $160 million of cost reduction and productivity initiatives to more closely align its business with market conditions. These initiatives included $30 million of cost savings and productivity measures announced in the second quarter of fiscal 2016, of which $13 million was delivered in the second half of fiscal 2016. In the first quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company achieved approximately $7 million in consolidated incremental benefits compared to the prior year quarter and expects to achieve substantially all of the remaining $10 million of annual cost savings by the end of fiscal 2017.

In the first quarter, the Company generated operating cash flow of $6 million. Total debt at the end of the first quarter was $188 million and debt, net of cash was $180 million (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP). The Company returned capital to shareholders through its 91st consecutive quarterly dividend.

The Company’s effective tax rate was a benefit of 9% in the first 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.

Analysts’ Conference Call: First Quarter of Fiscal 2017

A conference call and slide presentation to discuss results will be held today, January 5, 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

November 30,
2016

August 31,
2016

November 30,
2015

 
REVENUES:
 
Auto and Metals Recycling:
Ferrous revenues $ 183,754 $ 210,954 $ 163,413
Nonferrous revenues(2) 90,936 102,545 77,590
Retail and other revenues(2)   30,248     29,905     31,962  
Total Auto and Metals Recycling revenues 304,938 343,404 272,965
Steel Manufacturing Business 52,596 68,689 71,901
Intercompany sales eliminations   (23,373 )   (21,429 )   (23,668 )
Total revenues $ 334,161 $ 390,664 $ 321,198
 
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS):
 
AMR operating income(3) $ 12,419 $ 20,071 $ 2,036
SMB operating income (loss)(3) $ (3,081 )

$

936 $ 2,754
Consolidated operating income (loss) $ 587 $ 18,376 $ (4,028 )
 
Adjusted AMR operating income(1)(3) $ 12,280 $ 19,516 $ 2,036
Adjusted SMB operating income (loss)(1)(3)   (2,680 )   3,160     2,754  
Adjusted segment operating income(1)(3) 9,600 22,676 4,790
Corporate expense (8,982 ) (4,360 ) (8,299 )
Intercompany eliminations   432     753     1,406  
Adjusted operating income (loss)(1) 1,050 19,069 (2,103 )
Other asset impairment charges (401 ) (2,224 )
Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities (201 ) 976 (1,925 )
Recoveries related to the resale or modification of previously contracted shipments   139     555      
Total operating income (loss) $ 587   $ 18,376   $ (4,028 )
(1) See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.
(2) An adjustment of certain intrasegment items was made between nonferrous revenue and retail and other revenue for the quarter ended November 30, 2015 to conform with the presentation for the quarter ended November 30, 2016. 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.
 

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

November 30,
2016

   

August 31,
2016

   

November 30,
2015

Revenues $ 334,161   $ 390,664   $ 321,198  
Cost of goods sold 295,892 336,726 284,854
Selling, general and administrative 37,492 35,194 38,418
(Income) loss from joint ventures (412 ) (880 ) 29
Other asset impairment charges 401 2,224
Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities   201     (976 )   1,925  
Operating income (loss) 587 18,376 (4,028 )
Interest expense (1,741 ) (2,110 ) (1,859 )
Other income, net   437     462     407  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes (717 ) 16,728 (5,480 )
Income tax benefit   62     75     578  
Income (loss) from continuing operations (655 ) 16,803 (4,902 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   (53 )   (143 )   (65 )
Net income (loss) (708 ) 16,660 (4,967 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (618 )   (528 )   (329 )
Net income (loss) attributable to SSI $ (1,326 ) $ 16,132   $ (5,296 )
Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI:
Basic:
Net income (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ (0.05 ) $ 0.60 $ (0.19 )
Net loss per share from discontinued operations attributable to SSI       (0.01 )    
Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI(1) $ (0.05 ) $ 0.59   $ (0.20 )
Diluted:
Net income (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI $ (0.05 ) $ 0.59 $ (0.19 )
Net loss per share from discontinued operations attributable to SSI       (0.01 )    
Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI(1) $ (0.05 ) $ 0.58   $ (0.20 )
 
Weighted average number of common shares:
Basic 27,372 27,333 27,121
Diluted 27,372 27,623 27,121
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.1875 $ 0.1875 $ 0.1875
(1) May not foot due to rounding.
 

 
SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.
SELECTED OPERATING STATISTICS
(Unaudited)
 
    QTD                       Fiscal
1Q17 1Q16     2Q16     3Q16     4Q16     2016
Auto and Metals Recycling
Ferrous selling prices ($/LT)(1)
Domestic $ 184 $ 180 $ 161 $ 210 $ 216 $ 193
Export $ 202   $ 179       $ 174       $ 218       $ 205       $ 195  
Average $ 196 $ 179 $ 169 $ 215 $ 209 $ 194
Ferrous sales volume (LT)
Domestic 287,942 290,170 282,200 322,315 329,911 1,224,596
Export   545,947     515,109         454,924         509,686         584,373         2,064,092  
Total 833,889 805,279 737,124 832,001 914,284 3,288,688
Nonferrous average price ($/LB)(1)(2) $ 0.58 $ 0.63 $ 0.59 $ 0.59 $ 0.59 $ 0.59
Nonferrous sales volume (000s LB)(2) 136,057 111,077 123,675 122,244 153,287 510,283
Car purchase volume (000s)(4) 94 77 70 79 92 319
Auto stores at end of quarter 52 55 55 53 52 52
Steel Manufacturing Business
Average sales prices ($/ST)(1)(3) $ 492 $ 554 $ 504 $ 501 $ 528 $ 522
Sales volume (ST)(3)
Rebar 73,903 85,899 71,935 84,193 88,591 330,618
Coiled products 23,934 32,482 33,742 42,168 29,891 138,283
Merchant bar and other   3,038     4,757         3,974         6,490         4,080         19,301  
Total 100,875 123,138 109,651 132,851 122,562 488,202
Rolling mill utilization(5) 65 % 68 % 61 % 53 % 71 % 63 %
(1) Price information is shown after a reduction for 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 the first quarter of 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 quarter.
 

 
SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
    November 30, 2016     August 31, 2016

Assets

Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 8,100 $ 26,819
Accounts receivable, net 112,665 113,952
Inventories 148,094 132,972
Other current assets   25,419   26,063
Total current assets 294,278 299,806
Property, plant and equipment, net 385,750 392,820
Goodwill and other assets   198,866   198,803
Total assets $ 878,894 $ 891,429
 

Liabilities and Equity

Current liabilities:
Short-term borrowings $ 701 $ 8,374
Other current liabilities   125,209   125,280
Total current liabilities 125,910 133,654
Long-term debt 186,944 184,144
Other long-term liabilities 71,973 72,199
Equity:
Total Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. ("SSI") shareholders' equity 490,260 497,721
Noncontrolling interests   3,807   3,711
Total equity   494,067   501,432
Total liabilities and equity $ 878,894 $ 891,429
 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains performance based on adjusted net 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 other asset impairment charges, restructuring charges and other exit-related activities, recoveries related to the resale or modification of previously contracted shipments, and income tax expense (benefits) 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. These non-GAAP financial measures also excluded the impact on operating results in 2015 from 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 fiscal 2016, are reported within SG&A expense in the quarterly statements of operations and are also excluded from the 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
1Q17     1Q16     4Q16
Consolidated operating income (loss):
Operating income (loss) $ 1 $ (4 ) $ 18
Other asset impairment charges 2
Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities 2 (1 )
Recoveries related to the resale or modification of certain previously contracted shipments           (1 )
Adjusted operating income (loss)(1) $ 1   $ (2 ) $ 19  
 
AMR operating income:
Operating income $ 12 $ 2 $ 20
Recoveries related to the resale or modification of certain previously contracted shipments           (1 )
Adjusted AMR operating income(1) $ 12   $ 2   $ 20  
 
SMB operating income (loss):
Operating income (loss) $ (3 ) $ 3 $ 1
Other asset impairment charges           2  
Adjusted SMB operating income (loss)(1) $ (3 ) $ 3   $ 3  
(1) May not foot due to rounding.
 

 
Net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI
($ in millions)     Quarter
1Q17     1Q16     4Q16
Net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI $(1) $(5)   $16
Other asset impairment charges 2
Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities 2 (1)
Recoveries related to the resale or modification of certain previously contracted shipments (1)
Income tax expense (benefit) allocated to adjustments(2)  
Adjusted net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to SSI(1) $(1) $(4)   $17
(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 (loss) per share attributable to SSI
($ per share)     Quarter
1Q17     1Q16     4Q16
Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI $ (0.05 ) $ (0.20 ) $ 0.58
Less: Loss per share from discontinued operations attributable to SSI           (0.01 )
Net income (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI(1) (0.05 ) (0.19 ) 0.59
Other asset impairment charges, per share 0.01 0.08
Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities, per share 0.01 0.07 (0.04 )
Recoveries related to the resale or modification of previously contracted shipments, per share (0.01 ) (0.02 )
Income tax expense (benefit) allocated to adjustments, per share(2)       (0.01 )   (0.01 )
Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to SSI(1) $ (0.03 ) $ (0.13 ) $ 0.60  
(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, 2016 August 31, 2016
Short-term borrowings $ 701 $ 8,374
Long-term debt, net of current maturities   186,944   184,144
Total debt 187,645 192,518
Less: cash and cash equivalents   8,100   26,819
Total debt, net of cash $ 179,545 $ 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 and steel manufacturing. 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; the Company’s outlook or 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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