|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||36.25 x 3200|
|Day's range||32.74 - 33.18|
|52-week range||19.59 - 37.50|
|PE ratio (TTM)||7.41|
|Earnings date||21 Feb 2017 - 27 Feb 2017|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.10 (0.29%)|
|1y target est||43.05|
According to preliminary data released by the United States Census Bureau, the country imported 3.4 million metric tons of steel products in April. In comparison, US steel imports stood at ~3.0 million metric tons in April 2017. Notably, steel imports rose on a yearly and a sequential basis last month. US steel imports have risen on a monthly basis for the second consecutive month.
As noted previously, US steel prices have settled at higher levels after rising sharply in the first quarter. However, the rises in US steel producers’ first-quarter earnings weren’t commensurate with the sharp gains in spot steel prices. The disconnect isn’t difficult to explain. There’s a lag between steel companies booking their sales and the steel getting shipped to the buyer.
Does the US Steel Industry Look Healthy This Month? The Section 232 temporary exemptions that were extended by President Donald Trump on April 30 are set to expire by the end of this month. As quoted by CNBC, the statement on the exemptions said, “The Administration is also extending negotiations with Canada, Mexico, and the European Union for a final 30 days.” By stating the word “final,” the Trump administration seems to have put pressure on the exempted countries.
As noted previously, spot steel prices have risen sharply this year and are currently at their highest level since 2011. Steel companies including AK Steel (AKS), Nucor (NUE), and ArcelorMittal (MT) expect their second-quarter earnings to rise sequentially as higher steel prices flow into their spot sales. U.S. Steel (X) also expects its earnings to rise in the second quarter.
As noted previously, U.S. Steel (X) is trading flat for the year. To be sure, steel market conditions had set the stage for a smart rally in steel stocks. To put things in perspective, US steel prices are currently at their highest level since 2011.
The stock market traded mixed. News included a strong showing in a regional manufacturing, optimism on trade talks and a looming House vote on changes to the Dodd-Frank law.
The first-quarter earnings season for US steel investors is largely over. Steel companies, including U.S. Steel Corporation (X), AK Steel (AKS), and Nucor (NUE), have released their first-quarter earnings results. U.S. Steel saw a selling spree after its earnings release, as its 2018 guidance and outlook didn’t go over well with the market.
Steel production at Ukraine's largest steel mill, owned by ArcelorMittal, is returning to normal levels after the conclusion of a strike by workers in its railway division, the mill said on Monday. On Thursday, the Kryvyi Rih mill in central Ukraine said the protest linked in part to salary demands had disrupted steelmaking and rolling and paralysed the plant's operations. After a four-day strike, railway workers have resumed their shifts, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih said in a statement.
In this final part of the series, we’ll see how the markets are valuing Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) stock compared to its peers and the historical multiple.
KIEV (Reuters) - Steelmaking and rolling at Ukraine's largest steel mill, owned by ArcelorMittal (MT.AS), have been completely stopped due to a strike by workers in its railway division, the mill said ...
In this article, we’ll do a comparative analysis of steel companies’ 1Q18 free cash flows. You can define free cash flow as operating cash flow minus capital expenditure (or capex). It’s a measure of a business’s cash flow generation capacity.
Previously in this series, we compared steel companies’ 1Q18 shipments and ASPs (average selling price). In this article, we’ll take a look at their 1Q18 EBITDAs (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization).
16 May 2018 - The Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of shareholders of ArcelorMittal held today in Luxembourg approved the resolution on the EGM agenda by a strong majority. The sole proposal was to ...
Previously in this series, we did a comparative analysis of steel companies’ 1Q18 shipments. In this article, we’ll look at their ASPs (average selling price).
FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - Thyssenkrupp (TKAG.DE) cut the profit margin forecast for its capital goods business on Tuesday, the future heart of the German company after its planned retreat from steel. The set-back, which covers the group's elevators, car parts and plants units, is a blow for CEO Heinrich Hiesinger, who has been striving to sharpen the sprawling company's focus on technology and reduce its exposure to the volatile steel sector. Thyssenkrupp shares fell as much as 5.4 percent, with traders and analysts pointing to a 22 percent decline in new orders at the capital goods business in the second quarter.
Steel companies’ revenues are a function of average steel prices and shipments, so it’s pertinent for steel investors to follow quarterly production and shipment data.
During the 4Q17 earnings call, ArcelorMittal (MT) announced its plan to restore the annual dividend program that was suspended in 2015. The company has reinstated its annual dividend at $0.10 per share from this year. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal intends to pay dividends as a percentage of its free cash flows once its net debt falls below $6 billion. As of March 31, ArcelorMittal had a net debt of $11.1 billion. The company’s net debt rose almost $1 billion from the sequential quarter amid working capital buildup, a share buyback, and the forex impact in the quarter.
The US steel industry has seen considerable action in 1Q18. In March, President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on steel imports, acting on the results of the US Department of Commerce’s Section 232 investigation.
In this part, we’ll discuss some of the key takeaways from ArcelorMittal’s 1Q18 financial results. The company reported revenues of $19.2 billion in 1Q18—compared to $17.7 billion in 4Q17 and $16.0 billion in 1Q17. ArcelorMittal’s 1Q18 revenues were the highest since 3Q14. The company recorded multiyear highs on several other metrics during the quarter.
India’s new bankruptcy law is being bogged down by bitter court room disputes that include the likes of ArcelorMittal and the Tata Group -- jeopardizing the law’s promise of time-bound resolution in a country famous for its sluggish legal system. None of the 12 large debtor companies that the central bank forced into bankruptcy court in June have been sold yet. The National Company Law Tribunal or NCLT, in charge of the process, has extended a 270-day deadline enshrined in the law for Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd. and Essar Steel India Ltd. by excluding the days under litigation.