Best Fourth Quarter and Full Year Operating Performance in a Decade

Acquisition of Columbus Recycling Assets Completed

Schnitzer Board Declares Quarterly Dividend

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) today reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended August 31, 2021.

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2021 Highlights

  • Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.43 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, compared to $0.14 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $5.66 in fiscal 2021, compared to a loss of $(0.15) per share in fiscal 2020.
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 of $1.81, excluding, among other items, charges of $0.34 per share related to legacy environmental matters. Comparatively, adjusted diluted earnings per share were $0.23 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $6.13 in fiscal 2021, compared to $0.43 in fiscal 2020.
  • Net income of $44 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, compared to $5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. Net income of $170 million in fiscal 2021, compared to a net loss of $(2) million in fiscal 2020.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $80 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, compared to $28 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. Adjusted EBITDA of $289 million in fiscal 2021, compared to $85 million in fiscal 2020.

The Company’s performance during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 benefited from strong global market conditions for recycled metals, with average selling prices reaching multi-year highs and sales volumes for its ferrous and nonferrous products increasing year over year. Average selling prices for finished steel products also continued to increase during the quarter to their highest level in more than a decade, benefiting from the continued strength in West Coast demand. The Company began ramping up production at its steel mill ahead of schedule in mid-August following substantial completion of the replacement and repair of property and equipment lost and damaged due to a fire in May 2021. Finished steel sales volumes decreased significantly year over year as a result of the production outage.

For the full fiscal year, the Company’s improved performance was primarily driven by higher average selling prices for ferrous, nonferrous and finished steel products, benefits of operating leverage from significantly higher ferrous and nonferrous volumes year over year and execution of productivity improvements and commercial initiatives supported by the implementation of the One Schnitzer operating platform.

Tamara Lundgren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated, “Our fourth quarter and fiscal 2021 results reflect our best operating performance in a decade. I am proud of what our team accomplished during a year in which we faced challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, logistics constraints and labor shortages. We stayed focused on our sustainability framework of People, Planet and Profit, delivering strong financial performance, strengthening our core operations through productivity initiatives, progressing strategic investments in advanced metal recovery technologies and increasing our sales volumes. Our efforts led to strong operating cash flow, which enabled us to reduce our debt to the lowest level since 2005, while continuing to return capital to shareholders and invest in our strategic initiatives to deliver growth.”

Ms. Lundgren continued, “We recently completed the acquisition of eight metals recycling facilities from Columbus Recycling, a leading provider of ferrous and nonferrous recycled metal products and services in the southeastern U.S. Combined with our existing facilities, this acquisition increases Schnitzer’s footprint to 22 operating facilities in the Southeast, a region that is expected to see a significant increase in electric arc furnace steelmaking capacity in the coming years. This brings our total number of operating facilities to 102 across North America. We also continued to advance the implementation of our advanced metal recovery technology, including the ramp-up of production at new systems in California and Georgia during the quarter. Extracting more nonferrous metals from our shredding activities is a significant value-added process and is directly aligned with global decarbonization and demand trends,” she added.

Summary Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($ in millions, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter

 

 

 

Year

 

 

 

4Q21

 

 

3Q21

 

 

4Q20

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Revenues

 

$

846

 

 

$

821

 

 

$

465

 

 

 

$

2,759

 

 

$

1,712

 

Gross margin (total revenues less cost of goods sold)

 

$

126

 

 

$

142

 

 

$

62

 

 

 

$

453

 

 

$

209

 

Gross margin (%)

 

 

14.9

%

 

 

17.4

%

 

 

13.4

%

 

 

 

16.4

%

 

 

12.2

%

Selling, general and administrative expense

 

$

77

 

 

$

62

 

 

$

49

 

 

 

$

242

 

 

$

188

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

44

 

 

$

65

 

 

$

5

 

 

 

$

170

 

 

$

(2

)

Net income (loss) per ferrous ton

 

$

38

 

 

$

54

 

 

$

4

 

 

 

$

39

 

 

$

(1

)

Diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported

 

$

1.43

 

 

$

2.16

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

 

$

5.66

 

 

$

(0.15

)

Adjusted(1)

 

$

1.81

 

 

$

2.20

 

 

$

0.23

 

 

 

$

6.13

 

 

$

0.43

 

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

 

$

80

 

 

$

97

 

 

$

28

 

 

 

$

289

 

 

$

85

 

Adjusted EBITDA per ferrous ton(1)

 

$

69

 

 

$

80

 

 

$

27

 

 

 

$

66

 

 

$

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferrous sales volumes (LT, in thousands)

 

 

1,163

 

 

 

1,215

 

 

 

1,063

 

 

 

 

4,408

 

 

 

3,954

 

Avg. net ferrous sales prices ($/LT)(2)

 

$

449

 

 

$

400

 

 

$

236

 

 

 

$

381

 

 

$

237

 

Nonferrous sales volumes (pounds, in millions)(3)

 

 

164

 

 

 

156

 

 

 

159

 

 

 

 

593

 

 

 

551

 

Avg. nonferrous sales prices ($/pound)(2)(3)

 

$

1.01

 

 

$

0.97

 

 

$

0.56

 

 

 

$

0.88

 

 

$

0.55

 

Finished steel average net sales price ($/ST)(2)

 

$

920

 

 

$

802

 

 

$

618

 

 

 

$

737

 

 

$

630

 

Finished steel sales volumes (ST, in thousands)

 

 

65

 

 

 

153

 

 

 

139

 

 

 

 

488

 

 

 

505

 

Rolling mill utilization (%)

 

 

28

%

 

 

98

%

 

 

96

%

 

 

 

78

%

 

 

86

%

LT = Long Ton, which is equivalent to 2,240 pounds ST = Short Ton, which is equivalent to 2,000 pounds

(1)

See Non-GAAP Financial Measures for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP.

(2)

Price information is shown after netting the cost of freight incurred to deliver the product to the customer.

(3)

Nonferrous sales volumes and average nonferrous prices excludes platinum group metals (PGMs) in catalytic converters.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Review and Analysis

The Company delivered its best fiscal fourth quarter operating performance since fiscal 2011. Net income per ferrous ton was $38 and adjusted EBITDA per ferrous ton was $69 in the fourth quarter, a strong year over year increase from $4 and $27, respectively. The benefits from increased average selling prices for ferrous and nonferrous recycled metals, as well as higher sales volumes for ferrous and nonferrous products year over year, were the primary drivers of the expansion in operating margins. The Company’s improved performance compared to the prior year quarter also reflected benefits from the execution of commercial initiatives and productivity improvements, notwithstanding the adverse impact of the fire to the steel mill contribution. In the fourth quarter, the Company recognized initial insurance recoveries of $10 million primarily related to the repair and replacement of property and equipment lost and damaged in the fire. Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expense increased primarily due to legacy environmental-related expenses of $13 million not associated with ongoing operations and higher employee-related expenses mainly associated with incentive compensation related to higher Company performance. Fourth quarter results also included benefits from average inventory accounting of approximately $4 per ferrous ton compared to benefits of $2 in the fourth quarter of the prior year.

Compared to the fourth quarter of the prior year, ferrous and nonferrous sales volumes were up 9% and 3%, respectively, even though ferrous sales volumes were adversely impacted by the delayed arrival of one ship and nonferrous sales volumes were constrained by tight container availability. Global demand for recycled metals remained strong with average ferrous and nonferrous net selling prices up 90% and 80% year over year, respectively. Finished steel sales volumes were down 53% and rolling mill utilization in the quarter was 28% due to the impact of the fire at the mill. Average net selling prices for finished steel products were up 49% year over year amid strong non-residential construction demand.

Operating cash flow in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $139 million, as cash flows associated with increased profitability were enhanced by strong working capital management, including benefits from selling down inventory at the mill during the temporary production outage.

Capital expenditures were $42 million in the quarter, including investments in maintaining the business, environmental projects and advanced metal recovery technologies. Total debt at the end of the quarter was $75 million and debt, net of cash, was $47 million (for a reconciliation of adjusted results and debt, net of cash, to U.S. GAAP, see the table provided in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section). The Company has a revolving credit facility of $700 million and CAD$15 million that matures in 2023.

The Company’s effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was an expense of 13%, lower sequentially due to certain discrete tax items recognized in the period.

During the fourth quarter, the Company returned capital to shareholders through its 110th consecutive quarterly dividend.

Completion of Acquisition of Columbus Recycling Assets

On October 1, 2021, the Company successfully closed its previously announced acquisition of eight metals recycling facilities across several states in the Southeast, including Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky, from Columbus Recycling, a leading provider of ferrous and nonferrous metal recycling products and services. In the twelve months through the end of August 2021, Columbus delivered annual sales volumes of approximately 300,000 ferrous tons and 40 million nonferrous pounds. Combined with Schnitzer’s existing facilities in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, the acquired operations offer additional recycling products, services and logistics solutions to customers and suppliers across the Southeast.

Declaration of Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.1875 per common share, payable November 22, 2021 to shareholders of record on November 8, 2021. Schnitzer has paid a dividend every quarter since going public in November 1993.

Analysts’ Conference Call: Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2021 Results

A conference call and slide presentation to discuss results will be held today, October 21, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern and will be hosted by Tamara L. Lundgren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Richard Peach, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. The call and the slide presentation will be webcast and accessible on the Company’s website under Company > Investors > Event Calendar at www.schnitzersteel.com/company/investors/event-calendar.

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

About Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled metal products in North America with operating facilities located in 25 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 50 stores which sell serviceable used auto parts from salvaged vehicles and receive approximately 5 million annual retail visits. The Company’s steel manufacturing operations produce finished steel products, including rebar, wire rod and other specialty products. The Company began operations in 1906 in Portland, Oregon.

SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

($ in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Quarter

 

 

Year

 

 

 

4Q21

 

 

3Q21

 

 

4Q20

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Revenues

 

$

845,615

 

 

$

820,718

 

 

$

464,594

 

 

$

2,758,551

 

 

$

1,712,343

 

Cost of goods sold

 

 

719,941

 

 

 

678,297

 

 

 

402,228

 

 

 

2,305,357

 

 

 

1,503,725

 

Selling, general and administrative expense

 

 

76,528

 

 

 

61,887

 

 

 

49,132

 

 

 

242,463

 

 

 

187,876

 

(Income) from joint ventures

 

 

(1,875

)

 

 

(950

)

 

 

(136

)

 

 

(4,006

)

 

 

(834

)

Asset impairment charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,408

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,729

 

Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities

 

 

26

 

 

 

104

 

 

 

1,183

 

 

 

1,008

 

 

 

8,993

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

50,995

 

 

 

81,380

 

 

 

10,779

 

 

 

213,729

 

 

 

6,854

 

Interest expense

 

 

(898

)

 

 

(1,383

)

 

 

(3,270

)

 

 

(5,285

)

 

 

(8,669

)

Other income (loss), net

 

 

66

 

 

 

(114

)

 

 

(142

)

 

 

(455

)

 

 

(124

)

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

50,163

 

 

 

79,883

 

 

 

7,367

 

 

 

207,989

 

 

 

(1,939

)

Income tax expense

 

 

(6,346

)

 

 

(14,401

)

 

 

(2,734

)

 

 

(37,935

)

 

 

(166

)

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 

 

43,817

 

 

 

65,482

 

 

 

4,633

 

 

 

170,054

 

 

 

(2,105

)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

(21

)

 

 

(46

)

 

 

(55

)

 

 

(79

)

 

 

(95

)

Net income (loss)

 

 

43,796

 

 

 

65,436

 

 

 

4,578

 

 

 

169,975

 

 

 

(2,200

)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(1,011

)

 

 

(1,801

)

 

 

(616

)

 

 

(4,863

)

 

 

(1,945

)

Net income (loss) attributable to SSI shareholders

 

$

42,785

 

 

$

63,635

 

 

$

3,962

 

 

$

165,112

 

 

$

(4,145

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share attributable to SSI shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) per share from continuing operations

 

$

1.52

 

 

$

2.27

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

$

5.90

 

 

$

(0.15

)

Net income (loss) per share

 

$

1.52

 

 

$

2.27

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

$

5.90

 

 

$

(0.15

)

Diluted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) per share from continuing operations

 

$

1.43

 

 

$

2.16

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

$

5.66

 

 

$

(0.15

)

Net income (loss) per share

 

$

1.43

 

 

$

2.15

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

$

5.66

 

 

$

(0.15

)

Weighted average number of common shares:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

28,087

 

 

 

28,047

 

 

 

27,729

 

 

 

27,982

 

 

 

27,672

 

Diluted

 

 

29,882

 

 

 

29,543

 

 

 

28,295

 

 

 

29,193

 

 

 

27,672

 

Dividends declared per common share

 

$

0.1875

 

 

 

0.1875

 

 

$

0.1875

 

 

$

0.7500

 

 

 

0.7500

 

SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

SELECTED OPERATING STATISTICS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YTD

 

 

 

1Q21

 

 

2Q21

 

 

3Q21

 

 

4Q21

 

 

2021

 

Total ferrous volumes (LT, in thousands)(1)

 

 

1,053

 

 

 

977

 

 

 

1,215

 

 

 

1,163

 

 

 

4,408

 

Total nonferrous volumes (pounds, in thousands)(1)(2)

 

 

138,236

 

 

 

135,899

 

 

 

155,657

 

 

 

163,586

 

 

 

593,378

 

Ferrous selling prices ($/LT)(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

$

242

 

 

$

349

 

 

$

395

 

 

$

453

 

 

$

364

 

Foreign

 

$

276

 

 

$

399

 

 

$

401

 

 

$

446

 

 

$

385

 

Average

 

$

269

 

 

$

387

 

 

$

400

 

 

$

449

 

 

$

381

 

Ferrous sales volume (LT, in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

 

388

 

 

 

391

 

 

 

412

 

 

 

309

 

 

 

1,500

 

Foreign

 

 

665

 

 

 

586

 

 

 

803

 

 

 

854

 

 

 

2,908

 

Total

 

 

1,053

 

 

 

977

 

 

 

1,215

 

 

 

1,163

 

 

 

4,408

 

Nonferrous average price ($/pound)(2)(3)

 

$

0.64

 

 

$

0.83

 

 

$

0.97

 

 

$

1.01

 

 

$

0.88

 

Nonferrous sales volume (pounds, in thousands)(2)

 

 

138,236

 

 

 

135,899

 

 

 

155,657

 

 

 

163,586

 

 

 

593,378

 

Cars purchased (in thousands)(4)

 

 

78

 

 

 

80

 

 

 

91

 

 

 

89

 

 

 

338

 

Auto stores at period end

 

 

50

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

50

 

Finished steel average sales price ($/ST)(3)

 

$

621

 

 

$

690

 

 

$

802

 

 

$

920

 

 

$

737

 

Sales volume (ST, in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebar

 

 

94

 

 

 

103

 

 

 

106

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

353

 

Coiled products

 

 

39

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

47

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

132

 

Merchant bar and other

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

Finished steel products sold

 

 

134

 

 

 

136

 

 

 

153

 

 

 

65

 

 

 

488

 

Rolling mill utilization(5)

 

 

97

%

 

 

88

%

 

 

98

%

 

 

28

%

 

 

78

%

(1)

Ferrous and nonferrous volumes sold externally and delivered to our steel mill for finished steel production.

(2)

Excludes platinum group metals (“PGMs”) in catalytic converters.

(3)

Price information is shown after netting the cost of freight incurred to deliver the product to the customer.

(4)

Cars purchased by auto parts stores only.

(5)

Rolling mill utilization is based on effective annual production capacity under current conditions of 580 thousand tons of finished steel products.

SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

SELECTED OPERATING STATISTICS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiscal Year

 

 

 

1Q20

 

 

2Q20

 

 

3Q20

 

 

4Q20

 

 

2020(1)

 

Total ferrous volumes (LT, in thousands)(2)

 

 

976

 

 

 

988

 

 

 

927

 

 

 

1,063

 

 

 

3,954

 

Total nonferrous volumes (pounds, in thousands)(2)(3)

 

 

144,176

 

 

 

124,342

 

 

 

122,913

 

 

 

159,135

 

 

 

550,566

 

Ferrous selling prices ($/LT)(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

$

196

 

 

$

244

 

 

$

222

 

 

$

214

 

 

$

220

 

Foreign

 

$

229

 

 

$

258

 

 

$

236

 

 

$

242

 

 

$

241

 

Average

 

$

222

 

 

$

255

 

 

$

233

 

 

$

236

 

 

$

237

 

Ferrous sales volume (LT, in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

 

363

 

 

 

379

 

 

 

312

 

 

 

375

 

 

 

1,429

 

Foreign

 

 

613

 

 

 

609

 

 

 

616

 

 

 

688

 

 

 

2,525

 

Total(5)

 

 

976

 

 

 

988

 

 

 

927

 

 

 

1,063

 

 

 

3,954

 

Nonferrous average price ($/pound)(3)(4)

 

$

0.54

 

 

$

0.55

 

 

$

0.54

 

 

$

0.56

 

 

$

0.55

 

Nonferrous sales volume (pounds, in thousands)(3)

 

 

144,176

 

 

 

124,342

 

 

 

122,913

 

 

 

159,135

 

 

 

550,566

 

Cars purchased (in thousands)(6)

 

 

83

 

 

 

85

 

 

 

74

 

 

 

74

 

 

 

316

 

Auto stores at period end

 

 

51

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

49

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

50

 

Finished steel average sales price ($/ST)(4)

 

$

643

 

 

$

627

 

 

$

633

 

 

$

618

 

 

$

630

 

Sales volume (ST, in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebar

 

 

83

 

 

 

86

 

 

 

85

 

 

 

105

 

 

 

358

 

Coiled products

 

 

29

 

 

 

42

 

 

 

39

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

144

 

Merchant bar and other

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

Finished steel products sold(5)

 

 

114

 

 

 

129

 

 

 

124

 

 

 

139

 

 

 

505

 

Rolling mill utilization(7)

 

 

85

%

 

 

72

%

 

 

91

%

 

 

96

%

 

 

86

%

LT = Long Ton, which is equivalent to 2,240 pounds ST = Short Ton, which is equivalent to 2,000 pounds

(1)

The sum of quarterly amounts may not agree to full year equivalent due to rounding.

(2)

Ferrous and nonferrous volumes sold externally and delivered to our steel mill for finished steel production.

(3)

Excludes platinum group metals (“PGMs”) in catalytic converters.

(4)

Price information is shown after netting the cost of freight incurred to deliver the product to the customer.

(5)

May not foot due to rounding.

(6)

Cars purchased by auto parts stores only.

(7)

Rolling mill utilization is based on effective annual production capacity under current conditions of 580 thousand tons of finished steel products.

SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

($ in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

August 31, 2021

 

 

August 31, 2020

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

27,818

 

 

$

17,887

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

214,098

 

 

 

139,147

 

Inventories

 

 

256,427

 

 

 

157,269

 

Other current assets

 

 

44,771

 

 

 

48,328

 

Total current assets

 

 

543,114

 

 

 

362,631

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

 

562,674

 

 

 

487,004

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

131,221

 

 

 

140,584

 

Goodwill and other assets

 

 

257,354

 

 

 

239,708

 

Total assets

 

$

1,494,363

 

 

$

1,229,927

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term borrowings

 

$

3,654

 

 

$

2,184

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

21,417

 

 

 

19,760

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

327,779

 

 

 

201,720

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

352,850

 

 

 

223,664

 

Long-term debt, net of current maturities

 

 

71,299

 

 

 

102,235

 

Environmental liabilities, net of current portion

 

 

52,385

 

 

 

47,162

 

Operating lease liabilities, net of current maturities

 

 

113,165

 

 

 

125,001

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

64,885

 

 

 

51,429

 

Total liabilities

 

 

654,584

 

 

 

549,491

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. ("SSI") shareholders' equity

 

 

835,764

 

 

 

676,707

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

4,015

 

 

 

3,729

 

Total equity

 

 

839,779

 

 

 

680,436

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

1,494,363

 

 

$

1,229,927

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains performance based on adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA per ferrous ton which are non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules. As required by SEC rules, the Company has provided a reconciliation of these measures for each period discussed to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure. Management believes that providing these non-GAAP financial measures adds a meaningful presentation of our results from business operations excluding adjustments for legacy environmental matters (net of recoveries), business development costs not related to ongoing operations, including pre-acquisition expenses, restructuring charges and other exit-related activities, charges related to non-ordinary course legal settlements, asset impairment charges, and the income tax (benefit) expense allocated to 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. We believe that presenting debt, net of cash is useful to investors as a measure of our leverage, as cash and cash equivalents can be used, among other things, to repay indebtedness. 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.

Reconciliation of adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders

($ per share)

 

Quarter

 

 

 

Year

 

 

 

4Q21

 

 

3Q21

 

 

4Q20

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

As reported

 

$

1.43

 

 

$

2.16

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

 

$

5.66

 

 

$

(0.15

)

Charges (recoveries) for legacy environmental matters, net, per share(1)

 

 

0.43

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

0.47

 

 

 

0.15

 

Business development costs, per share

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.07

 

 

 

0.06

 

Restructuring charges and other exit-related activities,

per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

0.32

 

Charges related to legal settlements, per share(2)

 

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

Asset impairment charges, per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.21

 

Income tax (benefit) expense allocated to adjustments,

per share(3)

 

 

(0.10

)

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

 

(0.13

)

 

 

(0.16

)

Adjusted(4)

 

$

1.81

 

 

$

2.20

 

 

$

0.23

 

 

 

$

6.13

 

 

$

0.43

 

Reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA per ferrous ton

($ in millions)

 

Quarter

 

 

 

Year

 

 

 

4Q21

 

 

3Q21

 

 

4Q20

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

44

 

 

$

65

 

 

$

5

 

 

 

$

170

 

 

$

(2

)

Plus interest expense

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

9

 

Plus tax expense (benefit)

 

 

6

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

38

 

 

 

 

Plus depreciation and amortization

 

 

15

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

59

 

 

 

58

 

Plus (recoveries) charges for legacy environmental matters, net(1)

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

4

 

Plus business development costs

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

Plus restructuring charges and other exit-related activities

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

9

 

Plus charges related to legal settlements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus asset impairment charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

Adjusted EBITDA(4)

 

$

80

 

 

$

97

 

 

$

28

 

 

 

$

289

 

 

$

85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferrous sales volume (LT, in thousands)

 

 

1,163

 

 

 

1,215

 

 

 

1,063

 

 

 

 

4,408

 

 

 

3,954

 

Adjusted EBITDA per ferrous ton sold ($/LT)

 

$

69

 

 

$

80

 

 

$

27

 

 

 

$

66

 

 

$

22

 

LT = Long Ton, which is equivalent to 2,240 pounds

(1)

Legal and environmental (recoveries) charges for legacy environmental matters, net of recoveries. Legacy environmental matters include (recoveries) charges related to the Portland Harbor Superfund site and to other legacy environmental loss contingencies.

(2)

Charges related to legal settlements in the three months ended May 31,2021 relate to a claim with a utility provider for past charges.

(3)

Income tax allocated to the aggregate adjustments reconciling reported and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to SSI shareholders is determined based on a tax provision calculated with and without the adjustments.

(4)

May not foot due to rounding.

Reconciliation of debt, net of cash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($ in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 31, 2021

 

 

May 31, 2021

 

 

August 31, 2020

 

Short-term borrowings

 

$

3,654

 

 

$

2,834

 

 

$

2,184

 

Long-term debt, net of current maturities

 

 

71,299

 

 

 

150,939

 

 

 

102,235

 

Total debt

 

 

74,953

 

 

 

153,773

 

 

 

104,419

 

Less: cash and cash equivalents

 

 

27,818

 

 

 

17,927

 

 

 

17,887

 

Total debt, net of cash

 

$

47,135

 

 

$

135,846

 

 

$

86,532

 

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 in this press release to “we,” “our,” “us,” “the Company” and “SSI” refer to Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. 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 the impact of pandemics, epidemics or other public health emergencies, such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) pandemic; the impact of equipment upgrades, equipment failures and facility damage on production, including timing of repairs and resumption of operations; the realization of insurance recoveries; the Company’s outlook, growth initiatives or expected results or objectives, including pricing, margins, sales volumes and profitability; completion of acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses; liquidity positions; our ability to generate cash from continuing operations; trends, cyclicality and changes in the markets we sell into; strategic direction or goals; targets; changes to manufacturing and production processes; the realization of deferred tax assets; planned capital expenditures; 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 impact of sanctions and tariffs, quotas and other trade actions and import restrictions; the potential impact of adopting new accounting pronouncements; the impact of labor shortages or increased labor costs; obligations under our retirement plans; benefits, savings or additional costs from business realignment, cost containment and productivity improvement programs; and the adequacy of accruals.

Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, and often contain words such as “outlook,” “target,” “aim,” “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “assumes,” “estimates,” “evaluates,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “opinions,” “forecasts,” “projects,” “plans,” “future,” “forward,” “potential,” “probable,” and similar expressions. However, the absence of these words or similar expressions does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking.

We may make other forward-looking statements from time to time, including in reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases, presentations and on public conference calls. All forward-looking statements we make are based on information available to us at the time the statements are made, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law. Our business is subject to the effects of changes in domestic and global economic conditions and a number of other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Some of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of Part I of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Examples of these risks include: the impact of pandemics, epidemics or other public health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic; the impact of equipment upgrades, equipment failures and facility damage on production; potential environmental cleanup costs related to the Portland Harbor Superfund site or other locations; the cyclicality and impact of general economic conditions; changing conditions in global markets including the impact of sanctions and tariffs, quotas and other trade actions and import restrictions; volatile supply and demand conditions affecting prices and volumes in the markets for raw materials and other inputs we purchase; significant decreases in recycled metal prices; imbalances in supply and demand conditions in the global steel industry; difficulties associated with acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses; supply chain disruptions; reliance on third party shipping companies, including with respect to freight rates and the availability of transportation; inability to obtain or renew business licenses and permits; the impact of goodwill impairment charges; the impact of long-lived asset and equity investment impairment charges; failure to realize or delays in realizing expected benefits from investments in processing and manufacturing technology improvements; inability to achieve or sustain the benefits from productivity, cost savings and restructuring initiatives; inability to renew facility leases; customer fulfillment of their contractual obligations; increases in the relative value of the U.S. dollar; the impact of foreign currency fluctuations; potential limitations on our ability to access capital resources and existing credit facilities; restrictions on our business and financial covenants under the agreement governing our bank credit facilities; the impact of consolidation in the steel industry; product liability claims; the impact of legal proceedings and legal compliance; the adverse impact of climate change; the impact of not realizing deferred tax assets; the impact of tax increases and changes in tax rules; the impact of one or more cybersecurity incidents; environmental compliance costs and potential environmental liabilities; compliance with climate change and greenhouse gas emission laws and regulations; the impact of labor shortages or increased labor costs; reliance on employees subject to collective bargaining agreements; and the impact of the underfunded status of multiemployer plans in which we participate.

Investor Relations: Michael Bennett (503) 323-2811 mcbennett@schn.com

Company Info: www.schnitzersteel.com ir@schn.com

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