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PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works: MMK Group financial results for Q4 and 12M 2020

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PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK)
02-Feb-2021 / 07:56 CET/CEST
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MMK Group IFRS FINANCIAL RESULTS for q4 and 12M 2020

 

2 february 2021

Magnitogorsk, Russia

PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works ("MMK", or the "Group") (MICEX-RTS: MAGN; LSE: MMK), one of the world's largest steel producers, is pleased to announce its financial results for Q4 and 12M 2020.

 

 

 

MMK GROUP FINANCIAL RESULTS

Q4 2020

USD mln

 

Q4 2020

Q3 2020

%

12M 2020

12M 2019

%

Revenue

1,852

1,565

18.3%

6,395

7,566

- 15.5%

EBITDA

474

350

35.4%

1,492

1,797

- 17.0%

EBITDA margin, %

25.6%

22.4%

3.2 p.p.

23.3%

23.8%

- 0.5 p.p.

Profit for the period

313

102

206.9%

604

856

- 29.4%

Free cash flow1

125

335

- 62.9%

557

883

- 36.9%

Net debt

- 88

- 34

-

- 88

- 235

-

Net debt/EBITDA

- 0.06x

- 0.03x

-

- 0.06x

- 0.13x

-

Net working capital

745

672

10.9%

745

953

- 21.8%

L3M Net working capital/revenue

10.1%

10.7%

- 0.6 p.p.

10.1%

13.8%

- 3.7 p.p.

1 - Free cash flow is calculated as net cash from operating activities plus interest received and proceeds from disposal of PPE and intangible assets, net of purchase of PPE and intangible assets (CAPEX).

KEY FINANCIAL INDICATORS

FOR Q4 2020

VS Q3 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY FINANCIAL INDICATORS

FOR 12M 2020

VS 12M 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENT BY MMK'S CEO

CEO

PAVEL SHILYAEV

 

«

Dear shareholders and colleagues,

In 2020, the Russian and global economies were hit by the one-two punch of the COVID-19 pandemic and falling oil prices, with the biggest blow to the Russian economy coming in the second quarter. Nevertheless, as early as in June, when lockdown restrictions were partially lifted and support measures were increased, the trends in GDP and real household income started to reverse. Despite the new wave of the pandemic in the second half of the year, the Russian economy embarked on a path to recovery, which had a positive impact on our fourth quarter performance.

The launch of a large-scale vaccination programme throughout the country in Q1 2021 has provided the necessary impetus to further stabilise the epidemiological situation. The COVID-19 response centre that I am heading up continues to operate across MMK. Protecting the health of the Group's workers and employees while ensuring the continuity of all business processes remains our top priority.

In the fourth quarter, the traditional impact of seasonal factors on demand for metal products in the Russian market was almost completely offset by predominantly milder weather, as well as the continuing tailwind from the pent-up demand built up during the second quarter. While in November and December our stocks of premium products traditionally increase, ready to be sold typically at the beginning of the following year, the reporting quarter saw a trend reversal due to the continuing recovery in demand from the automotive industry and a strong pipeline of orders from the construction industry. Sales volumes and sales mix in the fourth quarter were also given a serious boost after Hot-Rolling Mill 2500 ramped up to its design capacity. As a result, domestic sales in the fourth quarter (Russia and CIS) amounted to 76%, while the share of premium products in total sales was 44%. In absolute terms, our sales of premium products stayed flat quarter-on-quarter, aligned with our strategic priorities.

In the fourth quarter, we continued realization of the project on a new coke-oven battery construction. In accordance with the project schedule, a number of winter-specific preparatory operations were completed during the quarter. We expect total CAPEX to reach about USD 1 bn in 2021, with the construction period for some parts of the facility postponing from 2020.

 

Financial stability remains a key focus for the Company. MMK's debt leverage remains among the industry's lowest at -0.06x Net Debt/EBITDA as of the end of the fourth quarter. The Group's high level of available liquidity (USD 2.6 bn) provides it with a strong cushion to successfully meet its strategic commitments.

 

 

MMK consistently generates sufficient cash flow and reiterates its commitment to our dividend policy. Reliable dividend payouts are a key element of our operations, aimed at creating more value for all shareholders of the Company. Considering the Q4 2020 results, coupled with our confidence in our financial outlook amid the further economic recovery both in Russia and globally, the Board of Directors can recommend that MMK shareholders approve a dividend of RUB 0.945 per ordinary share (114% of FCF) for Q4 2020, in line with the Company's strategic commitment to maximise TSR.

»

 

MMK GROUP'S PERFORMANCE

ACROSS CORE SEGMENTS

STEEL SEGMENT RUSSIA

 

USD mln

 

Q4 2020

Q3 2020

%

12M 2020

12M 2019

%

Revenue

1,734

1,456

19.1%

5,972

7,226

- 17.4%

EBITDA

447

336

33.0%

1,440

1,744

- 17.4%

EBITDA margin, %

25.8%

23.1%

2.7 p.p.

24.1%

24.1%

0.0 p.p.

Cash cost of slab, USD/t

285

263

8.4%

269

305

- 11.8%

 

+ 19.1% Q-o-Q

REVENUE

 

 
 

+ 33.0% Q-o-Q

EBITDA

 

 

+ 8.4% Q-o-Q

SLAB CASH COST
 

The Russian steel segment's revenue for Q4 2020 totalled USD 1,734 mln, up 19.1% q-o-q driven by sales growth due to strong global demand for steel amid a more favourable pricing environment in key sales markets. The y-o-y decline in revenue by 17.4% to USD 5,972 mln was driven by a significant downturn in market conditions as a result of the pandemic's spread in Russia and globally.

The segment's EBITDA for Q4 2020 amounted to USD 447 mln, up 33.0% q-o-q, as a result of growing sales and sales margins. EBITDA declined by 17.4% y-o-y to USD 1,440 mln, reflecting the pandemic's negative impact on business activity and global steel prices.

The Group's Q4 2020 profitability saw a positive boost to the sum of USD 23 mln for the quarter from the operational efficiency and cost optimisation programmes under our updated strategic initiatives. The annual effect of the programmes amounted to USD 83 mln.

The slab cash cost in Q4 2020 amounted to USD 285 per tonne, up 8.4% q-o-q, driven mainly by growing iron ore and scrap prices and the higher share of pellets and scrap in the steelmaking charge. The slab cash cost declined 11.8% y-o-y to USD 269 per tonne, primarily reflecting the impact of the rouble depreciation and decline in prices for coal concentrate.

 

STEEL SEGMENT TURKEY

 

USD mln

 

Q4 2020

Q3 2020

%

12M 2020

12M 2019

%

Revenue

165

137

20.4%

518

520

- 0.4%

EBITDA

21

11

90.9%

34

- 12

-

EBITDA margin, %

12.7%

8.0%

4.7 p.p.

6.6%

- 2.3%

8.9 p.p.

 

+ 20.4% Q-o-Q

REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

The Turkish steel segment's revenue for Q4 2020 increased by 20.4% q-o-q to USD 165 mln, reflecting stronger demand from Turkish and European consumers amid a rise in global steel prices. Revenue for 12M 2020 totalled USD 518 mln, slightly down y-o-y.

The favourable environment in the market and the growing exports of galvanised steel almost doubled the segment's EBITDA to USD 21 mln in Q4 2020. Year-on-year, the Turkish steel segment's EBITDA grew to USD 34 mln due to sales growth as the strategy to diversify and boost sales margins was successfully implemented.

 

COAL MINING SEGMENT

 

USD mln

 

Q4 2020

Q3 2020

%

12M 2020

12M 2019

%

Revenue

46

36

27.8%

179

246

- 27.2%

EBITDA

7

0

-

13

68

- 80.1%

EBITDA margin, %

15.2%

0.0%

15.2 p.p.

7.3%

27.6%

- 20.3 p.p.

 

+ 27.8% Q-o-Q

REVENUE

 

 

 

The coal mining segment's revenue for Q4 2020 increased by 27.8% q-o-q to USD 46 mln as a result of growing sales and prices for coal concentrate amid favourable market conditions. Revenue for 12M 2020 decreased by 27.2% y-o-y to USD 179 mln following a significant correction in coal concentrate prices.

Supported by the favourable market environment, the segment's EBITDA in Q4 2020 rose to USD 7 mln. EBITDA for 12M 2020 decreased by 80.1% y-o-y to USD 13 mln, due to a significant correction in coal concentrate prices and the accrual of provisions.

 

CASH FLOW AND FINANCIAL POSITION

OF MMK GROUP

 

CAPEX AND CASH FLOW

 

 

 

 

DEBT BURDEN

 

 

 

  

DIVIDENDS

OF MMK GROUP

 

 

OUTLOOK

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE CALL

 

MMK Management will hold a conference call to discuss these financial results

 

 

 

 

Russia

UK

USA

 

Local access

+7 495 646 9190

+44 3303 369411

+1 323 794 2588

 

Toll free

8 10 800 2867 5011

0800 279 7204

888 394 8218

 

 

 

in Russian - 8965121

in English - 1397890

 

The call recording will be available for seven days on the following numbers:

Call recording ID:

in Russian - 8965121

in English - 1397890

 

 

Russia

UK

USA

 

Local access

8 10 800 2702 1012

+44 2076 600134

+1 719 457 0820

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT MMK

MMK is one of the world's largest steel producers and a leading Russian metals company. The Group's operations in Russia include a large steel-producing unit encompassing the entire production chain, from the preparation of iron ore to downstream processing of rolled steel. MMK turns out a broad range of steel products, with a predominant share of premium products. In 2020, MMK produced 11.6 mln tonnes of crude steel and sold 10.8 mln tonnes of commercial steel products.

ММК is an industry leader in terms of production costs and margins. Group revenue in 2020 totalled USD 6,395 mln, with an EBITDA of USD 1,492 mln. MMK boasts the industry's lowest debt burden. Net debt/EBITDA ratio was -0.06х at the end of 2020. The Group's investment-grade rating is confirmed by the leading global rating agencies Fitch, Moody's and S&P.

MMK's ordinary shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange, while its depositary receipts are traded on the London Stock Exchange. Free float amounts to 15.7%.

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INVESTOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
Veronika Kryachko
+7 915 380 6266 kryachko.vs@mmk.ru

 

ESG DEPARTMENT

Yaroslava Vrubel
+7 982 282 9682
vrubel.ys@mmk.ru

 

COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

Dmitry Kuchumov
+7 985 219 2874 kuchumov.do@mmk.ru

Oleg Egorov
+7 903 971 8837
egorov.oa@mmk.ru

 

KEY UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2021

Financial calendar

 

10 February

Citi virtual Russia Credit Investor Day

25 February

Video conference for retail investors, Smart-lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ISIN:

US5591892048

Category Code:

ACS

TIDM:

MMK

LEI Code:

253400XSJ4C01YMCXG44

Sequence No.:

92679

EQS News ID:

1165013


 

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